Wild Fox Blocks

The last of the Wild Fox First Saturday blocks are finished!  This session ran from August of last year through July of this year and all 24 blocks are done 🙂  These are the alternate blocks from May, June & July.

The sample quilt was put together using solid black sashing and white cornerstones but I want to do something different.  I’m wondering how they would look set on point with no sashing in between since the main blocks are pinwheel stars,  I’m  hoping the alternate blocks will give a chain effect.

DWM July 25, 2011

It’s Design Wall Monday and even though Judy has nothing on her design wall, click here and check everyone else’s links 🙂

Just a whole bunch of stuff on the ol’ design wall.   I’m supposed to be working on the SAHR project on the right for our quilt show in October.  I think there’s a couple more pieces I’ll applique and then I’ll do big stitch quilting with a shiny pearl cotton thread.  

I finished folding and stacking the shelf with my thrifted shirt fabrics.   Now I can easily see I have LOTS of blues….see the second and third stacks from the left.  Note to self, no more blue shirts.  Quite a few green ones as well.  I had been focusing on neutrals and brights in my most recent shopping forays sot those have built up nicely :).


Happy Quilting,  Cherie


It’s Still Hot, Hot, Hot

Temperature is currently 96 degrees with a heat index of 106!!  It’s like an oven outside so I think it’s best to stay in a climate controlled environment, like a sewing room, don’t you?

I was cruising the “Quilts for Sale” section on the AAQI website and check out these two Priority quilts!  Both are hand appliqued and hand quilted.

Appalachain Spring 6732

Help Me Find the Path 6717

One Tuesday night we all brought our ribbons to the guild meeting.  We had fun give-a-ways for the ribbons that won the “Queen of Hearts”, “Thread Head”, “Slap Yo’ Mama” and “Fower Power” awards.  Here’s the one I made.

I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out although I think the yellow ribbons should be showing all the way to the top.  Here’s a shot of the other ribbons.  Aren’t they fabulous?

Wow, those are NOT orange ribbons, they are red….talk about not true colors!!

I finished another tile block this week, my 5th one.

Happy Quilting!  Cherie


Hot July Monday

Hot, hot, hot!!  It was an excellent weekend to spend some time hanging out in the cool basement 🙂  I finished cleaning my sewing room.  There are a couple of more thing I want to do (get the mattresses out, refold some reclaimed fabric, etc.) but I declare the cleaning done.  For Design Wall Monday I forgot to take a straight on picture so here’s one cropped from a cleaning picture.   

Those 9 patches on the left side are made from 2.5 inch crumb blocks that I found while cleaning……I vaguely remember working on them 😉

Here is the conference table before:

And after:

There’s still a lot of stuff under the table, including 4 sewing machines and 4 boxes of stuff from the quilt guild quilt show but it doesn’t hurt anything.

The cutting table was cleaned up and then a few projects were strategically placed.

Cutting Table before:

And cutting table after:

The fabric shelves before – notice the stacks of fabric on the floor as well as several bags of reclaimed fabric:

Fabric shelves after – nothing on the floor in front of the shelves now 🙂 :

And last, before a recap of the chip racks, I have to say there’s a rumor running around my house that one of the chip racks may be recalled. Chip Racks  Before:

And chip racks after:

Happy Quilting, Cherie


Stash Report:

  • Fabric in:  0  yards  :)
  • Fabric out: 5 yards (donated to the quilt show:) )
  • YTD Fabric in: 135.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 48.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 87 yards accumulated Down from from 92…..I know it’s not from finishing projects but it’s still gone from my stash so it COUNTS!!!

Lily Bean on a…..Quilt :)


Lily Bean is chillin’ at an Italian beach on a quilt my mother, Lily’s great-grandmother, made quite a few years ago. 

Cute, no?  Lily’s mommy says she likes putting her hands in her mouth and thinks her toes might be next 😉  Check out this picture!  The flower is almost as big as cute miss Lily’s head, lol.

And now something sewing related…one of the boppy covers I made in action 🙂

Okay, enough of the pictures of darling little Lily Bean…….I finished up the June & July First Sat main blocks, woo hoo.  Only the three alternate blocks and I’ll have all the blocks done.

Happy quilting, Cherie