Halloween DWM

I had a great time at the Shipshewana Threads of Mine quilt retreat.  There were somewhere around 56 quilters but I’m not sure we were ever all in the room at the same time.

I sewed on Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll……I learned that squaring up my HST was well worth the effort because the block units are fitting together just about perfectly.  Here are 600 HST ready to be sewed together 5 at a time.

And sewn together with my leader/ender project sitting in front.

Then I started sewing the units into bigger units…..and here they are back at home waiting to be sewn up into completed blocks.

Like this one 🙂

I did a little stash enhancement shopping while there but I also de-stashed a bit too 😉

And that brings me to the design wall for this Halloween Monday:

Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll is going to be finished, completely finished by next year’s retreat because I’m going to show that I didn’t waste the whole retreat sewing and sewing for nothing (even though all I had to show for it was bigger block units than when I started, lol).  I may never do another Bonnie Hunter quilt again 😉

Stash Report:

  • Fabric in:  8.5  yard (Shipshewana purchases 🙂 )
  • Fabric out: 4.5 yards (Shared at Shipshewana)
  • YTD Fabric in: 158 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 86 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 72 yards accumulated – just wait until I get the RRCB top together, that will bring down the total!

Happy Quilting, Cherie

The Wall

Here’s my design wall with more new blocks.

I’m liking the look of the tile blocks together now that I have 6 finished.  The civil war BOW blocks are coming along too.  

If you recall Little Miss Lily Bean came for a visit and look, another quilt picture…….look hard off to the left in the background 😉

She is such an adorable baby, isn’t she?  Below are the recently finished BOW, numbers 34, 38 & 42.

I’ve made progress on my AAQI Priority quilt too.  The large heart is already appliqued down 🙂

I’m leaving for a quilting retreat in Shipshewana on Thursday and have my projects picked out and ready to pack.

I’m looking forward to some power sewing and quilt-y companionship, woo hoo. 

Happy Quilt, Cherie

Progress on AAQI

I finished the civil war block #35, Star of the West, from Barbara Brackman’s BOW.

I hadn’t yet started my AAQI quilt(s) despite asking for them from the quilt guild to show in conjunction with the Quintessential Quilt 2011 show.  I’ve had ideas running loose in my brain and I’ve finally gotten something going.  The larger piece will have applique and big stitch quilting.  The smaller piece is just the left over bits but I might add a piece I made a while ago from left over green bits….if I can find it 😉  Then I’ll add some applique.

Happy Quilting!

Happy Design Wall Monday :)

Check out Judy’s Design Wall Monday post  and see what cool projects are going on around the blogosphere.  Here’s my design wall:

Yep, exactly the same as last week.  Then why is it a happy DWM post, you ask?  Well, I did finish a couple of things like this blanket for Lily.


That’s Minky on the back which Lily’s mom (DD) loves.  DD picked out the cute owl fabric from the remnants at JoAnne’s and asked if it could be made into a blanket with the Minky I had.  Since Lily is soooooo cute, here’s a picture of her on a quilt, well the back side of one anyway.

I also finished crocheting the rag rug for our bathroom.

I like how cushy it feels underfoot 🙂

Lastly, it’s a happy DWM post because DD has need of flannel for projects she and her fellow AF wives work on back home at Aviano Air Base (Italy) and guess what I’ve gifted her?

Drum roll, please………………….

Stash Report:

  • Fabric in:  1  yard (oops, a Kona remnant jumped into my arms at JoAnne’s)
  • Fabric out: 32.5 yards (donated to DD 🙂 )
  • YTD Fabric in: 149.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 81.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 68 yards accumulated — woo hoo

Now I know you’re saying, is it really fair to count donated fabric and the answer is emphatically YES!!!!

Happy Quilting, Cherie

WOW AAQI Auction

All I can say is WOW!!  The Priority quilt by Linda Woodard, “Making Waves in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s“, set a new auction record for a Priority Quilt raising $805!!!!  Isn’t that wonderful?  Her quilt is absolutely amazing and I’m sure the winning bidder feels lucky to have won it.  The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative has received more than 8,500 Priority quilts since 2006. 

Our guild, Circle in the Square Quilters, has made a dozen Priority quilts which are on display at the University City Public Library in conjunction with the Quintessential Quilt 2011 show hanging in the library for the month of October.  We will be sending them to AAQI after the show closes.  Last time we donated quilts we raised $645 in total for our 11 quilts.  Here’s hoping we can be just as successful this time around 🙂