Doll Quilt

A co-worker gave me a soft pink gingham dust ruffle she was getting rid of (yes, people give me shirts and other items for quilting, he he he).  I put the gingham down next to my pile of recent thrifted shirts…..and it looked perfect with a sweet flowered shirt.  That was a sign, right?  So I made a doll quilt…..with a oops that I decided not to fix, gasp!  I quilted it with my walking foot in straight lines and then added some big stitch quilting with perle cotton.  I threw in some French knots, just for fun.

Happy quilting, Cherie

 

RSC July Red

I’ve continued working on the RSC broken dishes blocks using thrifted shirts.  I have been making two pair of these blocks almost every month since Dec 2014 (wow, 2014 really?!?!) and now have 164 blocks, including the two below for July’s RED color.  I am making a quilt 12 x 13 blocks so I am, sadly, done making these.  I only need 156 blocks, so I have eight extra blocks to edit out….maybe I’ll make two more for a 9 block baby quilt…..mmmmm.  Linking up with RSC…wow, it feels good!

I started a new RSC challenge block…….5×5 blocks from 2 1/2″ squares for the Positively Scrappy quilt by Becky Tillman Peterson found on (Edited to change the link to the main Quilted Twins site, then click the free patterns tabs.  This will avoid the sign me up pop up that won’t go away) this page.  It is shown in scrappy blues but I think it will be fun in RSC colors.  I won’t make it as large (it’s 100″ square!!).  I’m thinking 5 x 6 or 30 blocks will give me a nice throw 🙂

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Foxy Fassett Finish

During my blogging drought, I was quilting, really, I was..no seriously, despite there being no evidence, I was quilting. 

I finished the 2008/2009 (!!) season Quilted Fox first Saturday quilt, Foxy Fassetts.   A straight set, quilted on Sophie and gifted to our neighbor’s son & DIL for their summer 2017 wedding…but wasn’t gifted until 2018 (!!).  I like to let things age….I guess??

Bad photo but it shows the great backing fabric I found online for the backing 🙂

Happy Quilting, Cherie

 

A Wise Friend

……told me a blog post with one picture is better than no blog post at all 🙂  This was in response to her statement, “I know you aren’t blogging now” to which I replied that it takes so long to take/edit/upload/post photos.   So here’s a post with one photo….

Left to right, Jan of The Colorful Fabriholic, Julie of Me & My Quilts-Exploring the Possibilities aka Quilt Diva Julie, Me, and Kevin of Kevin the Quilter.  This was taken at Julie’s lecture and trunk show at the Thimble and Thread Quilt guild and don’t we look happy to be there, yeah baby!!  Julie brought 40, yes 40, quilts to show which is simply amazing.  I don’t think I’ve made 40 quilts, well my project list says I’ve made 86…wow, really!…quilts including mini’s, but I certainly don’t have that many around my house 😉  Thank you, Julie, your color saturated trunk show was inspiring, motivating, mood lifting, foot tapping happiness!!!  

Happy Quilting,

Cherie