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
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
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
……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!!!
First up is my personal favorite from the 2017 AQS Paducah quilt show. It’s Aqua Clara (Clear Water) by Lucia Souza from Sao Paulo, Brazil. I love the colors and composition. This is the quilt I would chose if I could wave a wand and pick just one to bring home with me 😉I love the detailed embroidery. Evidently the judges liked it too because it won the Best Wall Hand Workmanship award 🙂
I visited Julie Sefton’s Author’s Showcase quilt. Thanks for taking the picture, Jan!
And scoped out Julie’s Build-a-Barn book on the AQS rack.
Only one left!!
And then I did some purposeful shopping. I bought this green one for backing my Bonnie Hunter Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll quilt.
And these pieces for my current Bonnie Hunter Autumn Scrap Crystals quilt. The orange is more like the second picture.
And then I shopped for a little stash enhancement. Neutrals, brights and miscellaneous.
I was pretty good in the fabric department (30 yards total)…..Casper says, meh, but gives it two paws up for sit-ability.
I spent plenty of green papers, as Millie would say, for the Quilter’s Select metal rotary cutter from Alex Anderson with the mat (two actually) and ruler……..I’ll have to post a review after I’ve used them for a bit. I certainly hope they are worth the money 🙂 Alex says she likes them because she can rotary cut sitting down…..I’ll let you know about that too!
Thanks to my traveling companions, Jan & Carol, and to the weather for no rain…coming or going!!