Easy Peasy

My design wall has the first few Quilts of Valor blocks I’m making for Kevin the Quilter’s big, gigantic, QOV block drive 🙂  Only three so far and the tan ones blend into my design wall fabric but……

DWM 3-17-14……here’s what a whole bunch of them in different colors look like.  Picture from Kevin’s blog post.

QOV Blocks

Pretty cool, huh?  We have until June to send in blocks but I hope to have a big batch to send by the end of March.  Wonder if there’ll be any of these blocks on other design walls this Monday?  Check out Judy’s DWM post to find out.

Have a great week!!!


Today & tomorrow will be in the 70’s but Wednesday will only get to 39 with snow showers in the morning?!?!?!?  The red winged black birds have made their appearance and the robin population has grown exponentially so I really do think spring is coming.  Hey, that and turtles are making their appearance on my design wall.  Hop over to Judy’s DWM post for some more eye candy.

DWM 3-10-14 This is a sad picture but this is a baby quilt I’m making for our DD to give to her friend.  DD picked the colors and we had to have turtles since her friend is a turtle lover.  I see now that I have three of the monkey wrench blocks turned the wrong way round.  Good thing to notice before sewing them together 🙂 

When I snagged my newest featherweight, I also got this old quilt.  It’s well loved and you can hardly see the crown of thorns pattern but I LOVE the cheddar sashing.  For $6 it was a steal and will look lovely folded on a shelf. 

Crown of ThornsAs I’m preparing my stash report, I’m going to illustrate reason #127 for having a varied and abundant fabric stash.  Someone might put out a call for help finding just a little bit of a specific fabric to complete something.  Check out Jo’s call for help post here.  Now, not only did I recognize the fabric as a Jo Morton print, I knew I had some and a hexie sized piece is on it’s way to Jo 🙂

Jo for JoNow for a closer inspection of the recent stash acquisitions…..the red on the right isn’t true to the actual color but that’s a Jo Morton print too.   And check out the those first three on the left…..don’t they go together?

Sale Fabrics

But best of all is this large, graphic Christmas print.  I think it will be fabulous for a holiday quilt backing although they only had 5 1/4 yards to send me.   All of these were on sale except the Jo Morton 🙂

Xmas Quilt BackingI did use a bit of fabric for the hanging sleeve on the Vicksburg quilt so it can hang pretty in Paducah 😉

Vicksburg L~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Stash Report:

  •  Fabric in: 14.25 yards
  • Fabric out: 0.5 yards  
  • YTD Fabric in:  58.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 39 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 19.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie



First let me establish the fact that I’m not sure who’s to blame.  I think it’s Lynne’s fault for showing this adorable, irresistible flying pig fabric on her blog the other day.  Don’t you just love the pig going over the seat back?  And the one with the beanie on?  And they’re reading the New Pork Times, for goodness sake!

Flying PigsMaybe the root cause is Julie because she issued a “Flying Pig Quilt-along” challenge that Lynne accepted which in turn had Lynne acquiring pig fabrics.  But Julie says it’s all Nancy’s fault, so it’s either Lynn’s, Julie’s or Nancy’s fault. 

Any way I slice it, I’m sure it’s not MY fault I had to get some pig fabric.  And I certainly can’t be blamed for some on-sale, really cool fabric jumping into the shopping cart with it, now can I?  I mean Fabric Shack could be blamed for the sale fabric but I wouldn’t have even been looking if not for the flying pigs, right?

Fabric Package

Frigid Monday

It’s 4 degrees and feels like 12 below!!   Brrrrrrr……….it’s good bury-yourself-in-quilts weather.

The RSC challenge color of the month is teal/aqua and I have a couple string blocks on my design wall along with the main and alternate First Saturday blocks from March.  Yes, that’s correct, my First Sat blocks are complete and they’ve only been in my possession two days 🙂  Click over to Judy’s DWM post for more eye candy 😉

DWM 3-3-14The main First Sat block has a very pale green that’s hard to see.

FS Mar MainThe alternate block is more colorful.

FS Mar Alt~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Stash Report:

  •  Fabric in: 0 yards
  • Fabric out: 0 yards  
  • YTD Fabric in:  44.25 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 38.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 5.75 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie