Fun Things

It’s mine, it’s all mine 🙂  It is Kristin Shields‘ Iris Dreams I quilt….AAQI Priority quilt #11,083.  It arrived this weekend and it has a spot on the wall in my office at work.  

And speaking of AAQI, the auction ended yesterday and there were 6, yes 6, quilts that sold for more than my pick for the highest bid quilt.  One of them was Rosy Dawn which was my favorite but here’s the highest bid winner, Log Cabin Sampler by Audrey Arno selling for $195.  Audrey has made 371 Priority quilts for AAQI and raised over $23,000!!  Isn’t that amazing?

And look at the wonderful LS (little surprise) I received from a friend at work.  Aren’t these spools colorful?  I love them!

Design Wall and a Finish

I’m so happy to have this baby quilt finished.  It was delivered, along with a Bapron, to the new mom.  After sewing down the binding, I’ve decided the quilt job Sophie & I did is just fine.

Since it’s Design Wall Monday, be sure to click here to see what everyone else is posting on Judy’s DWM blog.  Here’s my design wall:

I finished three First Saturday blocks……these first two are the last blocks from “The Fox Visits Provence” series.

And this is the alternate block from the new series “The Fox Has Spots”.

I posted earlier that Barbara Brackman is doing another block-of-the-week (BOTW) in commemoration of women’s suffrage and the blocks are posted each Saturday on her Grandmother’s Choice blog.  Here is block #1.   I’ve elected to use mainly greens and the gold/cheddar of the American movement but will add purple and white to some blocks.

Another project nearing completion is a scrap club top from earlier this year.  I added borders and pieced a backing as I want to finish this lap quilt for someone facing chemo treatments.

Don’t know where those light spots came from but they are not on the fabric!

Now for the stash report which includes these shirt thrift-ed from the Goodwill Clearance Center!


Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  3.5 yard (fabric from Mumsy which has been washed and used in the backing above and the GW shrits)
  • Fabric out: 5 yards (borders and backing for scrap quilt)
  • YTD Fabric in: 114 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 57.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 56.5 yards – creeping closer to my no more than 25 yds in goal…… 

Happy Quilting, Cherie


Going to Houston

Well, I’m not going to Houston but two of my Priority quilts are going!  Amish Strings and Love Lifted Me are no longer on the AAQI Quilts for Sale” page…..they’ve been move to the “Hoarding for Houston” page.  I have to say I’m jealous, because I want to go the Houston quilt show…..maybe someday……If you are at Houston, be sure to stop by the AAQI booth and say hi to my quilts 🙂

Amish Strings #9650

Love Lifted Me #9651

Labor Day Monday

It’s Design Wall Monday so hop over to Judy’s post here to check out other DWM posts.   Here’s my wall…..lots of misc items!  

I finished the Baprons from last week.  The mother-to-be liked them and appreciated that they were hand made 🙂  The one on my design wall will go to the mother who is receiving this quilt…..just as soon as the binding gets sewn down.

I don’t think I showed a picture of this finished AAQI Priority Quilt, “King Me”.   I’m pleased with it but thought I’d like the binding fabric more than I do.


Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  1 yard (fabric from Mumsy which has been washed and added to the resource area 😉 )
  • Fabric out: 1.5 yards (Baby quilt binding and Baprons)
  • YTD Fabric in: 110.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 52.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 58 yards  

Happy Quilting, Cherie