Turkey Week DWM Post

It’s Design Wall Monday time and Judy’s DWM post has lots of links you can check out.  Here’s my wall……yep same as last week but only because there isn’t room to show all that I’ve done!


I’ve been busy this week and it’s not due to Thanksgiving preparation as we are going out of town 🙂  I completed sewing together all of the Prickly Pear and string blocks for Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll…..did you catch that…..all 30 Prickly Pear, all 20 string blocks and all setting string blocks are finished!! 

Not only that, but I’ve gotten all the pieced border units pieced and ready to iron.  After that, I’m ready to start sewing everything together, woo hoo!

This weekend I went to Scrap Club and Sarah completed her Exploding Star quilt.  Now the Exploding Star is one of Teajuana Mahone’s patterns and Sarah began her’s before the pattern was even available.  Sarah wanted her’s to be a true charm quilt (same shaped pieces, each piece from a different fabric) so she made the light/dark squares out of half square triangles so the entire quilt is completely made of triangles!!  After starting, the project languished for several years (6 maybe??) as Sarah didn’t have enough different light fabrics to keep going.  After telling this story a bunch of us brought in light squares for her to use and now it’s finished.  It was such fun looking to see if we could find any of the fabric we gave her.

Yesterday was rainy and cool and when you’ve set aside your doll sized work-in-process and it looks like this:

This is what happens:


Cats just love quilts, even small ones not hardly big enough for them 🙂

I also got the alternate First Saturday block for November finished.

And snagged a couple of nice shirts for re-purposing from the Goodwill. 


Lots of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving and quilting and quilting friends are high on the list.

Stash Report – No Change from previous (I haven’t washed and cut up those shirts yet, so they don’t count 😉 )

  • Fabric out: 0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in: 165 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 86 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 79 yards accumulated 

Happy Thanksgiving, Cherie