Catching Up On Grandmother’s Choice Blocks

First, did you see which AAQI invitational quilt received the highest bid?  Pat Holly’s “Fear of Empty Spaces” won with a final bid of $3,665!!!!!!!  Diane Guadynski’s “Joy Remembered” had a final bid of $3,135.  I didn’t make the call this month, but it’s all good because they raised $15,545 🙂


My design wall has some more Grandmother’s Choice BOTW blocks 🙂  Here’s Brick Pavement: March on Washington (#9) and New York: Susan B. Anthony Breaks the Law (#10).


And I’ve decided to try reverse applique for the background on Kansas Sunflower (#4) so I’ve got that all prepped. 


My design wall has all the completed Grandmother’s Choice blocks….I think they are looking good.

You can check out Judy’s DWM post to see what other fun things are happening around the quilt blogosphere.

I finished the binding on the scrap club lap quilt from last year so another project is FINISHED 🙂

I used my Veteran’s day 60% off coupon at JoAnn’s to buy a second length of “flannel” backed plastic for additional retreat design wall.  I’ll fold an inch or so over each edge so when I use painters tape it won’t pull off the “flannel” making it much easier to take down.  And look, a 1/2 yd remnant of Kona white jumped into my arms, too 😉


Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  1/2 yard (Kona cotton remnant)
  • Fabric out: 0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in: 147.25 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 79.25 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 68 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie






An Addition and a Replacement

I added a handle to the basket block (#13 Little Blue Basket) after my retreat companions voted unanimously for it.

For the Indiana Puzzle #33, I simply hand appliqued circles on two backgrounds, cut them in fourths, and made 2 new blocks.  Another extra for the backing…… 

May not be perfect but at least it’s the correct size so it’s better than the original one below.

AAQI Auction Action

I’ve been checking this month’s invitational quilt auction to see how my prediction for Diane Guadynski’s “Joy Remembered” to take top bidding honors.  Check it out!  It’s going for more than $2,000!!!  I think Libby Lehman’s “Lucid Moments III” is way under bid and maybe someone will get a bargain.

Dar left a comment about the number of Civil War blocks I’ve remade.  I counted them up and there are twelve!  Here are a few of them and I think they are destined for the backing as I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t like a table runner or anything else made with them.

More Roll, Roll Cotton Boll

It’s Design Wall Monday so be sure to click over to Judy’s DWM post.  I’ve got a couple of things on my wall, including the pieced borders for Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll.  I haven’t ironed them yet as I’m taking the time to “twirl the seams” which I’ll admit, I love doing even though it takes time.  I’ve also webbed on two more “columns” for the red/yellow scrap quilt which is why only only a few blocks remain 🙂

I made a replacement for the replacement civil war block #24.

Which replaces this:

That replaced the original block because the vintage background fabric is so thin:

Guess, I’m just not too excited about this block…. 😉


Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  8 yards (Hancock’s of Paducah had Kaffe Fassets on sale, what can I say?)
  • Fabric out: 0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in: 146.75 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 79.25 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 67.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie