Design Wall Post

Another late, late design wall Monday posting for me 😉  Be sure to check out Judy’s DWM post to see all the links.


I’ve gotten 27 of the 30 prickly pear blocks completed and about half of the string blocks under construction.  I can’t wait to get this top together……it will feel like such an accomplishment!

I also finished the applique on Barbara Brackman’s civil war block 40, Order Number Eleven.

I’ve been hand quilting a small project during my train commute and it’s getting a bit easier, but not much faster 🙁

Stash Report:

  • Fabric in:  6  yards (Backing for a First Saturday top and some fabric on sale, both purchased with a gift certificate from the thoughtful people who work for me.  I HAD to use it, right?)

  • Fabric out: 0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in: 165 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 86 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 79 yards accumulated 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

The Wall

Here’s my design wall with more new blocks.

I’m liking the look of the tile blocks together now that I have 6 finished.  The civil war BOW blocks are coming along too.  

If you recall Little Miss Lily Bean came for a visit and look, another quilt picture…….look hard off to the left in the background 😉

She is such an adorable baby, isn’t she?  Below are the recently finished BOW, numbers 34, 38 & 42.

I’ve made progress on my AAQI Priority quilt too.  The large heart is already appliqued down 🙂

I’m leaving for a quilting retreat in Shipshewana on Thursday and have my projects picked out and ready to pack.

I’m looking forward to some power sewing and quilt-y companionship, woo hoo. 

Happy Quilt, Cherie

Monday, Design Wall Time

I accomplished a few things so my wall has got it going on this week 🙂

I cut out five of the Civil War BOW and cut the freezer paper for one of the applique blocks.  I sewed three of them:

And I finished putting the First Saturday blocks for October together:

And my stitchy fingers managed to finish off another tile block on the train ride into work this morning 🙂  At the Goodwill Clearance center I snagged a kit, probably from the ’70’s, to make a patchwork tote bag out of 3″ squares.  The squares are why I bought it.   I used the brown calico with pink flowers from that kit in this block…..too fun 😉

And last, some of the 2 1/2″ crumb blocks that are piling up as leader/enders.  I really should focus on getting a proper leader/ender project ready although these crumb blocks are fun.

Stash Report — NO CHANGE:

  • Fabric in:  0  yards
  • Fabric out: 0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in: 148.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 49 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 99.5 yards accumulated  

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Aug 8 Design Wall

It’s Design Wall Monday.  Hop over to Judy’s DWM post to check out all the links 🙂

My design wall looks the same as last week so today I’m having design ironing board Monday 😉

These 2 1/2″ crumb blocks keep stacking up as I sew them leader/ender style while sewing on more civil war BOW blocks.

I’m working on the applique star on this one so forgive all the threads. 

I’ve also got another nursing cover in the works as well.  My daughter selected the fabrics and gave me some modifications to the tutorial which includes using “D” rings rather than Velcro for the straps.  Suits me just fine as I don’t enjoy sewing down Velcro.  She’s also asked that the length of boning be about 2/3 of the pattern length.

A went with a couple of fellow quilters (hi Darlene & Marilyn) to the Goodwill Clearance center last week.  In a surprisingly short amount of time I managed to gather up 18 pounds of goodies 🙂  One of which was a 3,000 piece puzzle!?!?!?!  I bought some more sheets for making rugs and these:

Marilyn spied the wonderful gold shirt.  One of us, and it obviously wasn’t me, only purchased one item.  Of course the one item was a silk shirt is a  lovely green color which could just very well be the start of a silk collection for quilting.  Delores Keaton entered the most fabulous silk quilt in our Quintessential 2009 quilt show (it was also in the AQS Paducah 2010 quilt show) so I can see the attraction 🙂  All in all we had a great time and we all found something we were happy to bring home.


Stash Report:

  • Fabric in:  1.5  yards (I’ve cut up one of the GW shirts)
  • Fabric out: 0.5 yards (Water Works SAHR top & back) 
  • YTD Fabric in: 137 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 49 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 88 yards accumulated  Now more than half way through the year and I’d better finish a few things FAST and, yes, I know I could stop buying GW shirts but it’s just way too much fun and I am still working on a broader variety of colors.

Happy Quilting, Cherie


Another Tile Block

In my work bag I have a small quilting bag with thread, scissors, needles and scraps.  When I’m not organized enough to have a prepped applique project with me, I use the scraps to make tile blocks.  I finished my third one on the way home on the Metrolink last night.  These are really quite fun and I have no rules other than I use the scraps in the bag.   I just felt like making a blue tile block 🙂