Deep Freeze Monday

Boy, oh boy, it’s cold outside!!  Good days for staying in the warm house and sewing, right?  When I was cutting the bias binding strips for the raffle quilt, I cut the remaining fabric to have a stash of binding ready to go for later 🙂  I got it sewed and ironed…….

400 Binding…..and then I starting checking out sashing possibilities for these RSC blocks on my design wall. Check out Judy’s DWM post here for all the wonderful things hanging out on design walls everywhere 🙂

DWM 2-13-15RSC SashingsI’m leaning towards the one second from the left but I haven’t finished frisking my stash yet so I might yet find something else.

Our guilds annual fabric swap meeting is tomorrow night so while I was digging in my stash, I culled out some fabrics that have hung out at my house for too long.  I’m counting it as stash out.  If I bring home any, I’ll count it in next week 😉


Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 2 yards (thrifted shirts)
  • Fabric out:  8.5 yards (more solids sent to DD)
  • YTD Fabric in:  12 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 21.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): (9.5) yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie


…….I cleaned up this……..

Desk After……..I got right to work on this……..

Dazzling in Red Binding………sewing ~380″ of binding on “Dazzling in Red” our guilds raffle quilt for the Quintessential Quilt 2015 show.  And made the hanging sleeve.  Next up, a little hand sewing and Miss Fisher Mysteries on Netflix 🙂  The best part?  The desk is still cleaned off!

Dazzling Sleeve


Beautiful Weekend

With a weekend of 70 degree weather here in St Louis, we got out and enjoyed it at the zoo after First Saturday at The Quilted Fox.  It was a beautiful day, perfect really.  So new on the design wall are the January First Sat blocks.  Be sure to stop by Judy’s DWM post for more good stuff.

DWM 2-9-15 FS Jan Alt FS Jan Main

Jan, at The Colorful Fabriholic, has the first 6 months blocks on her design wall….looking good 🙂

Our guild directs a quilt show every other year that hangs in the University City Public Library for a whole month.  It’s nice because it’s free and available to the public during library hours.  Anyway, to help support the quilt show expenses (including prize money) we make a raffle quilt.  Sandy finished quilting it and, wow, does it look good.  Here are some close ups 🙂

Dazzling in Red 1 Dazzling in Red 2I’ve prepared 400″ of binding so you’ll find me in a binding marathon this week 😉  The RSC blocks will have to wait until next week.


Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 3 yards (thrifted shirts)
  • Fabric out:  4.5 yards (more solids sent to DD)
  • YTD Fabric in:  10 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 13 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): (3) yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie