It’s DWM Time

I have a messy design wall.  I didn’t manage to make the Pinwheel Party block this week but I did finish my mini-9 patch, yea!!  I also finished block 6 of the Vicksburg FREE BOM.  Be sure to stop by and see what other quilters have on their design walls from Judy’s DWM post.

I’m loving the fabrics I bought for this mini 9-patch and can’t wait to hand quilt it. AND I get to count the yardage out on my next stash report!!  🙂

I’m not totally happy with the Vicksburg Hospitality block but can’t decide why because I like the “pineapple” fabric……maybe it’s the greenery fabric……could be it’s too dark.  I’m sure it will look better when I get all the blocks together, right?

Stash & Stuff

I haven’t posted anything about the Topsy Turvy Nine Patch (TTNP) since I discovered I couldn’t find more background strips.

TTNP blocks on the top left.

I thought I had enough fabric but since I pulled it from my stash I couldn’t be absolutely sure.  I either hid the strips from myself or I really didn’t have enough.  So I’ve been on the hunt for more of the fabric….it’s from the Olivia line and has “OLIVIA” in medium cream repeated over and over on a cream background.  I spent several weeks searching the internet finding all kinds of Olivia fabric but none of the cream colorway.  I finally reconciled myself to substituting another fabric.  I was sure I’d find a suitable one in Paducah and while there, stopped to visit Judy Laquidara. I mentioned my TTNP problem and she graciously offered to add a picture on her blog and ask if anyone had any of the OLIVIA fabric for me.  Something told me I’d better search the internet one more time before sending the picture to Judy… luck would have it, I found it at Be Sew Happy Quilt Shop.  I received my package yesterday!!!

I had to order a couple of other fabrics to justify the postage now didn’t I? Now I can get back to the TTNP 🙂

Speaking of Judy, she reviewed Quiltmaker’s Small Quilts magazine and since she liked it, I took a peak at it.  As you can see, I liked it too 😉  It has some really cute quilts.

I’ve spent a bit of time in waiting this week and the 6th Vicksburg FREE BOM is almost done because of it 🙂

Since I’ve added to my stash, here’s my stash report:

Stash Report

  • Added:  4.5      Cumulative Added:  97 yds
  • Used:  0         Cumulative Used:  15 yds
  • Net Out/(In):   (82 yds)  **SIGH**


After getting our rain barrel installed, I waited patiently for the predicted rain to come on Monday… rain.  There was a single LOUD clap of  thunder, but that was all.  It was supposed to rain on Tuesday……no rain.  No rain that is until very early Wednesday morning when it started raining cats & dogs!.   I’m happy to report my rain barrel is filled to the brim and the overflow hose does, indeed, work 🙂

On the AAQI front, my quilt sold for $60!!  Thank you, TexGal, for your winning bid!  Of the 12 quilts we sent in, four were included in the May auction.  Six of the quilts (#4967, #4966, #4964, #4962, #4960 & #4957) were placed in the “Quilts for Sale” area and three of them, (#4957, #4960 & #4957) have sold already!!!  That brings the total raised so far to $455 for Alzheimer’s research…..YEA Circle in the Square quilters!   Here are the pictures of the quilts still in the for sale section…you know….in case you need one for a gift 😉




Design Wall Monday

It’s DWM and here’s my design wall……and a design board 😉  Only two more pinwheel blocks to go, yippeee!   Check out Judy’s DWM post for more design wall fun.

Here’s the design board…..some of this has been sewn but nothing has been ironed so that’s why it’s lookin’ a little rough.

I wasn’t happy with the 9-patch mini I had on my wall a while back (picture below).  The last fabric I added to my stash, bought specifically for the 9-patches, has been cut and I’m loving it.  I also changed up the blocks, going with all black 9-patches which meant it had to be smaller.  So maybe this isn’t even the same project as this one I had on my wall.  No matter, the new one is great 🙂

Today is the last day to bid on the AAQI Priority Quilts so check back to see if one of them is calling to you 😉