Backing = Stash Out

I’ve taken some blocks down from my crowded design wall and put a couple of new ones up…..it’s still crowded!

DWM2 6-10-2013

I am caught up on the First Saturday blocks. 

FS May Alt

FS April Alt

July is the final month for “The Fox Has Spots” and “The Fox Visits the Greek Isles” series beings in August. 

I like the Saturday block series for three reasons, 1) I meet up with my quilting friends and we go for coffee afterwards, 2) pay $5 for the first main block and the rest can be free 🙂 and 3) Louise at the Quilted Fox always has different fabric and colors than what I would naturally gravitate to.  Sometimes we look at a block and think, huh?  but in the end the quilts always come together wonderfully.  I’ve used many of them for gifts…wait, I’ve used all of the ones I’ve completed for gifts, lol.

I got the backings ready for the Cherrywood Liberty and the Summer Cabins quilts.  I have the binding ready for Summer Cabins….miles of binding as this quilt is 91″ x 104″.

Liberty Backing

Summer Cabins

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Stash Report

  • Fabric in:  0 yards
  • Fabric out: 11 yards (Summer Cabin backing and binding, Liberty backing)
  • YTD Fabric in:  60 yards
  • YTD Fabric out:  15.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 44.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

 

My Friend is Published

My friend, Darlene, who missed our annual trek to Paducah for the AQS show due to illness, has been published in the June issue of AQS magazine!  Woo Hoo!!!! Three years ago one of Darlene’s quilts, Meet Me in St Louis, was accepted into the Paducah AQS show.  I was a proud friend, let me tell you.  Her quilt caught the eye of the AQS editors and the rest is history.  Check it out:

Darlene's Article

The magazine in on newsstands now…..of course I knew about this for a while and even checked in with Darlene’s editor while I was in Paducah to see if the plan to have it in the June issue was still a go.  They also included a nice bio.

Darlene's Bio

Nice shout out for our guild 🙂  Also from our guild in this issue is Suzanne Marshal’s wall hanging, Echoing Spring, winner of Best Wall Hand Workmanship…..weeeeeeeeeee!

I’ve gotten a couple more First Saturday blocks done and the last paper pieced tree before I start over doing them with scrappy lights for the background.  The first PP trees will be orphans 🙁

FS Jun Main

FS Jun Alt

PP Tree

DWM 6-3-13

There’s been some action, of the layering on top of kind, on my design wall so I can participate in Design Wall Monday 😉

DWM 6-3-13

The April & May First Saturday main blocks are done.  I have the April, May alternate blocks and the June main and alternate blocks cut out and ready to sew.

First Sat May Main Block

First Sat May Main Block

First Sat April Main Block

First Sat April Main Block

I pulled out two flimsies that need backings before being quilted.  I can’t wait to finish these two projects that have been marinating since 2005 and 2009.  

Summer Cabins

Summer Cabins

Liberty from McCall's Quilt Quilts May 2005 issue - Cherrywood Fabrics

Liberty from McCall’s Quilt Quilts May 2005 issue – Cherrywood Fabrics

I added a yard of Italy fabric to make something cute for DGD in Aviano, Italy…..appropriate don’t you think? 😉

    Italy Fabric

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Stash Report

  • Fabric in:  1 yard (Italy fabric)
  • Fabric out: 4.25 yards (red and yellow scrap club project)
  • YTD Fabric in:  60 yards
  • YTD Fabric out:  4.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 55.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie