Valentine’s Design Wall Monday :)

Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂  My Design wall has more of the same and something new.  I finished another piece of the Vicksburg border applique and block 7 of Barbara Brackman’s civil war BOW.   What’s new are the two plaid squares in the middle.  Check out Kate’s post here to see where I’m headed with them.   Be sure to hop over to Judy’s DWM post.

Here’s block 7 for the civil war BOW.

These are the shirts I’m using for more blocks like the green/blue ones in the middle of my design wall.  I think this quilt will be fun and should go fast.

I’ve continued to cut and sew leader/ender sytle more half square triangles for step 5 of RRCB.  There are now over 200 (each stack is 20) …… less than 400 to go!

I got a couple of other things done this weekend including cutting block 5 of Moon Glow, my UFO 2011 Challenge for Feb.  I probably won’t get it together this month as I’m still working on Jan’s block 4.  I’m hand piecing these as doing them on the machine wasn’t working out very well.  I’m keeping at them and that’s more than I can say for 2003-2010!!  I pieced the binding for the animal quilt too.

Stash Report:

  • Fabric in:  .5 (a couple of Fox tails)
  • Fabric out: .5 (binding for animal quilt)
  • YTD Fabric in:  10
  • YTD Fabric out: 5.5
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 4.5 accumulated

It’s Monday ;)

Time for Design Wall Monday!  Be sure to stop by Judy’s DWM post to check out other design walls.  I have the 4 corners and one side segment for the Vicksburg border finished.  My Stay-at-Home-Robin  (SAHR) is still up (round 8 is to applique or embroider something on it), there are two blocks from Barbara Brackman’s Civil War BOW and I’ve added a second tile block on the right side.

Here’s a close up of the 6th civil war block, Richmond, in the works.  I followed the colors on the pattern but the flicker stream shows lot’s of variations.  I like some of them better than mine but I think I’ll leave mine the way it is.  I’m pleased the stripes on the brown are all going the same direction as are the cream ones….let’s just hope I get it sewed together that way 😉

I arranged to call about my problems with Sophie (thread broke every 12 inches) so  I loaded Sophie with a practice piece and changed to a new needle.  Before calling, I decided to try and get the tension adjusted since I’d gotten it all out of whack trying to fix the thread breakage problem.   Well, wouldn’t you know it?  She’s quilting along just fine now.  Dog gone it!!  I had recently changed the needle so I didn’t think it needed a new one when I was having my problems but that’s about the only difference between last week and this one.  Anyway, since I had the practice piece loaded, I did some practicing.

I can do feathers.  Not real organized or perfectly done but, hey, they look like feathers 🙂  This week I’m going to finish the animal baby quilt and get my January 2011 UFO challenge piece quilted.  Gotta strike while Sophie is running well.

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Monday Design Wall

On my design wall this week are sections of the lap quilt project from Moda found here.  This was the project selected by Teajuana for the scrap club I went to on Saturday and I pulled all the fabric from my strip & square bins with a few cut off actual yardage.

Over on Judy’s DWM post you can check out what other quilter’s have on their walls 🙂  In other sewing news, I got the backing to the animal quilt finished and continued working on the 600 half square triangles for step five of RRCB.

Included in the picture are cut off ends from RRCB step 4 which I sewed together…….maybe they will be the start of my next AAQI Priority Quilt.  I also finished the third block in Barbara Brackman’s Civil War sesquicentennial block-of-the-week (BOW).  I like it 🙂

Stash Report:

  • Fabric in:  5 (Kona Cotton – 2 yds bone for animal quilt & 3 yds for another baby quilt)
  • Fabric out: 5 yds for animal quilt top and backing
  • YTD Fabric in:  9.5
  • YTD Fabric out: 5
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 4.5

Vicksburg 10

I completed the last of the Vicksburg BOM blocks.  I still have the border swags to applique but they should be easy and quick to do.

I didn’t show the previous block so here it is:

Here are all the applique blocks:

Since this project is on my 2011 UFO Challenge list as number 4a, it should get to the flimsy stage this year 😉

Happy Quilting,  Cherie

UFO Challenge 2011

Judy has issued a UFO Challenge for 2011.  Here’s my list:

1 -10 Moon Glow – complete one of the remaining 10 star blocks

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11 First Saturday Foxy Fassett quilt – backing, quilting & binding

12 Crumb Quilt – backing, quilting & binding

1a Pinwheel Party Quilt Navy – backing, quilting & binding

2a Pinwheel Party Quilt Orange – piece top & backing

3a Flower Wall Hanging – finish hand quilting & binding.

4a Vicksburg – applique borders & sew together the top

5a & 6a Antique Reproduction Baby Quilts 1 & 2  – quilting & binding

(Picture from Instructions)

7a Seeds of Time – quilting & binding

Picture from Instructions

8a – 10a Moon Glow – complete 4 of the 12 alternate blocks

11a Topsy Turvy Nine Patch – borders and backing

UFO’s I’d like to get done but will take longer than a month or didn’t make the list:

Hand quilt Cherrywood Bricks –

Quilt  & Bind Liberty Quilt –

Quilt & Bind Summer Cabins –

Set First Saturday Asian Surprise blocks –

Set First Saturday Tipsy Fox blocks –

Finish & set Scrappy Star blocks –

Quilt & bind Technicolor Yawn

Folk Style Sampler – applique three remaining blocks

Wowsa!!  I think this is, perhaps, too challenging of a list to accomplish in one year.  I do, however, work best with deadlines so perhaps Judy’s challenge will be just what I need to drive me over the edge help me finish up some things that have been hanging around.