Scrap Swap

Before my blog break, I signed up to participate in Bumble Bean’s 15 Minutes of Play scrap swap.  My swap partner is Emily and here are the fun scraps I received.  It’s actually not a good picture because I snapped it in the dark this morning.  I went through all the pieces and there’s not one I already have…..they are all different!

 Scrap Swap Scraps

We are to make a a block from made fabric using the scraps.  That’s on my agenda for this weekend!  Woo Hoo.

I had a birthday recently and my wonderful DH gave me an AAQI Priority quilt…..not only a Priority quilt but one he bid on and won in the February auction!  Here it is on my office wall along with a piece I bought from Laura Wasolowski and another Priority quilt by Ann Scott.  They make me smile every time I look up at them 🙂

AAQI Group

Monday Blocks

Here’s my design wall which is getting crowded with all the Grandmother’s Choice blocks 🙂

I finished up the alternate first Saturday block where I made yet another fabric substitution 😉 

My long arm Sophie & I bonded this weekend and I finished quilting our guild’s QOV string quilt.  I quilted pretty densely as I hope this quilt gets lots of use and therefore lots of washes.  I did loops and randomly placed stars….none of which show up well in the photo.

I’m happy that one of my recent Priority quilts has sold 🙂  I had a draft blog post I’d forgotten about that said these two quilts had been added to the Quilt for Sale page. 

Summer Traveling #12,978 is still available here

Beach Living # 12,979 has sold 🙂

I received two wonderful pieces of fabric from DD but I forgot to take pictures…….so here’s my stash report.

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Stash Report for 2013

  • Fabric in:  2.5 yard (gift from DD 🙂 )
  • Fabric out: 0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in:  19.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out:  0 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 19.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

AAQI Priority Quilt News

Ami Simms is ceasing AAQI activities as of 12/31/2013 and is asking for a big sprint to the finish.  Amazing that Ami will have raised over $1 million dollars.  You can read about it here.  The February Priority Quilt auction is currently underway and there are some terrific quilts, including 4 from Martha Wolfersberger, one of which is Twinklers

12,611 Twinklers

I have two Priority Quilts waiting assignment, #12,978 & 12,979.  These are commercial embroidered pieces from a shirt I snagged at Goodwill.  I hand quilted them and bound them with a flange. 

12,978 Summer Traveling

12,979 Beach Living