New Block of the Week

Barbara Brackman is starting another block-of-the-week (BOTW) TOMORROW.  It’s “To recall the fight for women’s rights” and the blocks will be released on Saturdays on the blog Grandmother’s Choice.   The main colors chosen by suffrage groups in England, Australia and America were purple, green, white or gold.   Barbara says, “America’s primary suffrage color was gold, often contrasted with black or dark violet. The shade is close to the yellow-orange we see in 19th-century quilts, the color the dyers called chrome orange and we call cheddar.”  Hmmmmm, I’ve been wanting to use cheddar in a quilt and this might be the perfect opportunity 🙂

Priority Quilt Auction Starts Saturday

The Priority quilts have been selected and the auction starts Saturday.  I neglected to post my pick for highest dollar quilt last month…….and it was just as well, I missed by a mile.  Don’t underestimate the power of animal quilts!  Here are my top picks for September’s auction:

My favorite: Rosy Dawn #10,261 by Sherry Whitford

Most Striking: On Top of My World #10,588 by Paula Dean

Lovely colors and pattern: Flower Star #10,696 by Audrey Arno

My Pick for Top Dollar: Christmas Garden Patch #10,678 by Martha Wolfersberger.

Ironing & AAQI

I just had to show a picture of the civil war star block after ironing.  I hand pieced this block because of all the Y seams and it went together nicely and looks so much better ironed! 



By chance have you seen the latest AAQI post?  It is absolutely amazing!  Check it out here but for an “at-a-glance” summary check out the pie chart below that shows how the more than $747,000 was raised.  Three quarters of it was raised by us donating and purchasing Priority quilts!!!!!!  I’m off to register three more Priority quilts for our guild….check out our Challenge page here.


It’s design wall Monday and I have Baprons on my wall 🙂 

I have a baby shower to attend and there’s a baby that arrived the end of July so I thought baby aprons, Baprons, would be great gifts.  Click here to see the pattern.  Here’s Miss Lily modeling the one I made for her. 

I love the moon and stars fabric I used for this one….both babies are boys.

And during my morning commute I finished a do-over civil war block from Barbara Brackman’s BOW.  It will look better once I iron it.  I’m so much happier with #2!

This is number #1.

I had a little resale therapy at the Goodwill Clearance Center…….

How about making an AAQI from this:

And some nice prints to add to my stash……..

That means a change in my stash report….but it’s a positive one because I donated some fabric to the Soroptimist Service Project which you can read about here.


Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  1.2 yards (GW shirts)
  • Fabric out: 8 yards (Donation)
  • YTD Fabric in: 109.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 51 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 58.5 yards  

Happy Quilting, Cherie