First Saturday

..….is this Saturday so it’s a good thing I got my block finished last night 😉

I also cut the remaining strip sets so the three patches multiplied!  I’m ready to start sewing the 9-patches now.

Company is coming so I will have to give up some weekend sewing time to house cleaning but I plan to get decide on and sew the borders for Lily’s quilt, if nothing else.

Cat Nap

It’s definitely not spring like weather in St Louis today.  My cat, Casper agrees, staying curled up on the warm bed this morning.  The quilt Casper is on was made by my mom.  We took a class together when she was visiting St Louis and now I have the quilt she made 🙂

I’ve continued making blue/green three patches and, as soon as I cross cut these sewn strip sets, I’ll have the required 414.   Then I’ll start sewing them into nine patches as I want to get the zigzag top together so I’ll be able to show it at the April scrap club meeting.  I’ve also continued leader/ender sewing the red/neutral half square triangles.  I don’t have a current count but it is more than 350 so I’m getting closer to 600 every day.

Woo Hoo, Design Wall Monday

Here’s my design wall for Monday, March 28th:

Be sure to click over to Judy’s DWM post to check out all the links 🙂

I caught up on Barbara Brackman’s Civil War BOW with the addition of these three blocks:

If anyone noticed I was MIA last week, it was because I was invited to a wonderful quilt retreat at Jeanne’s summer get-away home.

There were five of us all together and we had a great time.   I was particularly happy to be invited as I the other women know each other outside of quilting but they chose to include me 🙂  Here are some pictures.  My sewing space (retreat made possible by Bill, who bought the land and built the house, nice that I got to use his chair 🙂 )

Darlene & Jeanne

Me, Carol & Marilyn

Carol’s Tie Pillow Project

Marilyn’s chair pads

My project hanging from the balcony – the quilt for Lily

Thanks Jeanne, Carol, Marilyn & Darlene.  It was wonderful and relaxing.

I waited until the deadline was upon me to finally get to the “Bah, humbug” free pieced words for Tonya but they are in today’s mail, woo hoo!

Last, I finished cutting up the last of the thrifted shirts I bought a while back….some nice greens, a lovely pink and a bold strip 🙂

Stash Report:

  • Fabric in:  6 yards, thrifted shirts
  • Fabric out: 0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in: 27 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 16 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 11 yards accumulated

Another Design Wall

Same wall, same bits, different Monday.  You can click to Judy’s blog and see some other design walls that probably have new things on them!

This doesn’t mean I didn’t do any sewing/quilting things.  I finished sewing the purple strips and sub cut them into squares……

……for this project:

I ironed on transfers for the ribbons we’re making for  our guild’s Quintessential Quilt 2011 show which I didn’t get a picture of but trust me, they are done.

A couple more thrifted shirts got cut up:

And this went out in the mail:

I also enjoyed the sunshine on Saturday….it was lovely to be outside and look what is blooming already 🙂


Stash Report:

  • Fabric in:  6 yards (4 thrifted shirts)
  • Fabric out: 7 yards (IBOL package)
  • YTD Fabric in:  21 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 16 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 5 yards accumulated


March’s DWM

Here’s this weeks design wall picture.  Click over to Judy’s DWM post for links to other DWM posts.

Again, the only thing new is this week’s civil war BOW from Barbara Brackman, but hey, there is something new at least!

The three-patches have multiplied and they are pictured with, WHAT?!?!!?!?!?!, another project????  I’ve stopped keeping count of works-in-progress at the moment for the shame of having so many.

The blue/green three patches are for a Scrap Club project and will need to multiply faster over the next two weeks.  The purple strip sets are for a baby quilt for my soon to arrive granddaughter, Lily so they too better multiple fast!


Last, here’s my stash report update:

Aren’t these fabulous?  When I first started thrifting shirts for fabric, I selected muted colors, blues, browns, greens, reds and neutrals.  Now I’m on the hunt for bright, bold colors and these fit the bill.   They do my stash report no good but I love them 😉

Stash Report:

  • Fabric in:  3 yards (pink and orange thrifted shirts)
  • Fabric out: 0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in:  15 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 9 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 6 yards accumulated