Comments & AAQI

No, I’m not fishing for them but rather want to know if you are having any trouble leaving them on my blog.  For some reason folks were not able to leave comments…something about a bug in the software??  My web guru made a change and I’m wondering if it’s working.  Let me know at izoofan2 AT hotmail if you can not leave comments….that is if you want to leave comments….maybe you don’t…..which is fine…..not trying to twist anyone’s arm 😉

I’ve been checking out the new AAQI quilts for sale and really like this one by Carol Hamilton from Wentzville, MO, which is just the other side of St Louis from me 🙂

And it must be the change in seasons but this one has caught my eye as well :-O

Sugar Skull Reversed

Which is the reverse of this one 😉   Both of these are by Jude Edling of Blue Earth MN.   The town must have been named by a SciFi fan, don’t you think?


Monday Design Wall

I can’t believe there are still over 75 quilters that link their design wall Monday posts on Judy’s blog more than a year after Judy started the link up.  Check them all out here.  My design wall has a couple of new Grandmother’s Choice BOTW blocks.

The newest block, Union Square was a breeze to make.

Here are the blocks I’ve made so far.  You can see two of block #1 Grandmother’s Choice because I trimmed the first one, and oops, it turned out too small.  That’s one for the backing 😉

I can tell you block number 4 isn’t going to be a piece of cake, there are 28 Pieces in that Sunflower.  I’ll attempt to hand piece this one and will probably applique the circles…….and you can bet it will take me longer than a week to finish!

I quilted the lap quilt this weekend.  Sophie did pretty well although I’m still having a thread breakage problem. 

I’ve continued adding to my stash of reclaimed fabrics from the GW….not much of the green checked print as it was a small pair of shorts.


Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  1 yards (GW shirts)
  • Fabric out: 0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in: 116.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 58.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 58 yards, I just don’t know how I’ll meet my goal if I keep sneaking to the Goodwill Clearance Center…..

Happy Quilting, Cherie

More Gifts and a Funny Dog

I made more Baprons for a baby sprinkle (second baby in the family so it’s less than a shower).  The new baby’s grandparents are from Minnesota and the Bapron on the right is a Minnesota fabric I snagged in Paducah this year.  The only thing is I wish I’d fussy cut it so that Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox was front and center.

I finished hand piecing block two of the Grandmother’s Choice BOTW.  I’m really happy with my choice of cheddar and green fabrics.

I just had to post these pictures of a dog riding in a VW bug that we saw on our way home last night.  It’s not everyday you see such a well turned out puppy dog!!  Check out those goggles.

Have a great weekend!

Cool Monday

It’s been so lovely with fall like weather.  We’ve had rain several times and the brown grass has turned green again.  Good riddance to the dry, hot summer!

My design wall looks the same as last week:

I cut and sewed the binding for the scrap quilt I was hoping to get quilted this weekend.  I used this tutorial for continuous bias binding…..I found drawing all the lines tedious and am not sold it’s any faster than cutting the bias strips and sewing them together individually. 

I cut up some more of my Goodwill Clearance Center finds:

Block number two of the Grandmother’s Choice BOTW, Amethyst: Suffragettes lent itself to hand piecing.  I’ve gotten a couple of the pieces sewn together.


Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  1.5 yards (GW shrits)
  • Fabric out: 1 yards (scrap quilt binding)
  • YTD Fabric in: 115.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 58.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 57 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Andy Warhol Soup Cans

Have you seen these yet?  They are at Target and my DH had these sitting on the counter when I got home Tuesday night.  They are so fun!!  Can you believe it’s been 50 years since Andy Warhol painted his soup can pieces?

I was auditioning fabrics last night when Simontacchi decided to help…..I think he likes these 😉

But maybe he’s had enough of the picture taking and flashing!  lol

These fabrics are not meant to go together in the same project…..just in case you were questioning my choices, lol.