Design Wall and Other Stuff

Happy Monday 🙂  Judy’s Design Wall Monday post always provides loads of inspiration so be sure to check it out.  Here’s my wall, with two new civil war BOTW blocks and the May First Saturday block ready to go.

Barbara Brackman’s civil war block-of-the-week (BOTW) blocks #47 Dixie Tea & #52 Christmas Star.

May’s First Saturday block.

Check out the fun stuff I received for my birthday last week.  A flower margarita bouquet, an AAQI Priority quilt and a Lava Lamp.  Remember the Lava Lamp?  Too fun!!

Lastly, check out the cool thing we did this weekend.  Curling lessons!  FUN!!!

May Monday

We are having some wonderful weather here in St Louis.  Absolutely gorgeous.  This week, I have a few new blocks on my design wall, including including blocks for a new leader/ender project 😉  Be sure to check out Judy’s DWM post here.

I finished up the alternate First Saturday block.

I made “Grapes of Wrath“, block number 50 of Barbara Brackman’s civil war BOW from 2011.  Since I’ve decided to use the medallion setting and only need the original 53 blocks, I only have 5 more blocks to finish, yea!!!

Lastly, I’ve been sewing these 9 patches as my leader/enders with an eye to making some Hot Crossed 9-Patches inspired by the Block Lotto April 2012 block.  I’m using reclaimed shirt fabric but haven’t decided what fabric to use for the “cross” part.  I’ll be sewing the frame pieces leader/ender as well 🙂


Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  0 yards
  • Fabric out: 4.5 yards (gifted, and, yes, it counts!)
  • YTD Fabric in: 93.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 26 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 67.5 yards (down from last week, woo hoo!)

 Happy Quilting, Cherie


Close One :)

My prediction that this quilt would sell for the most in the May AAQI Priority quilt auction was so close!

It came in second to Martha Wolfersberger’s Spinners Two.

Martha’s quilts are amazing, so perfectly pieced, with so many pieces that, from the picture, you might not realize they are no larger than 9 x 12″!  Martha made the $1,000 Challenge pledge and has raised over $9,000 making Priority quilts.  Isn’t that AMAZING?!?!?!   I made the $1,000 pledge too and hope some day to be in Martha’s league.   Here’s “Flowers for Grandma”, my first AAQI Priority quilt, which sold for $60.


Happy Monday!  Here’s what’s on my design wall

All the free pieced letters are mug mats I made as office warming presents for the folks that work for me……we had to move from offices with windows to an interior office space with no windows.  You can imagine the complaints….so I thought these might help.  New to the wall is the alternate April First Saturday block.

And check out my reject letter.  Cute, huh?  Why is it a reject?  Because all the other letters have only one fabric for their backgrounds and I wasn’t sure if there was only one scrappy one, if someone feel they got the better/worse end of the stick 😉


Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  0 yards
  • Fabric out: 1 yards (8 mug mats)
  • YTD Fabric in: 93.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 21.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 72 yards (must remember the goal is no more than 25 net in :( )

 Happy Quilting, Cherie


New Post Feature

For many months now I’ve been guessing at which AAQI Priority quilt would sell for the most at the monthly AAQI quilt auction.  Then the light bulb went on, I could share my prediction and you can play along too!  May’s auction is going to be a hard one to call because AAQI’s 10,000th Priority quilt is being auctioned as well as quite a few others that I think could be winners.  Given that, I think I’ll go with Priority Quilt #9410. 🙂  Let me know which one you’re picking.