Design Wall 2-11-13

Here’s my design wall for this second Monday in February.  Not much has changed but I am now only 3 blocks behind (not including this week’s block) on the Grandmother’s Choice BOTW 🙂  Hop over to Judy’s DWM post to see a bunch of  great design walls

I hand pieced block #12, Little Boys Breechers, because of the “Y” seams and it went together well.

 Here are the rest of the blocks I’ve done:

#11 Little Red Schoolhouse which I modified to have two windows

#13 Everybody’s Favorite

#14 Bride’s Knot

#15 Centennial

#16 Capital T

#17 Mother’s Delight (Hand pieced)

#18 Cheyenne

#19 Old Maid’s Ramble

#20 Memory Wreath

I received a wonderful gift from Marilyn because she remembered how much I liked this fabric and it didn’t fit with the project she had in mind.  Isn’t that just the nicest?

Of course that means an addition to my stash report!

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Stash Report for 2013

  • Fabric in:  17 yard
  • Fabric out: 0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in:  yards
  • YTD Fabric out:  yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 17 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Just Back from the Quilter – Vicksburg!

I just received my Vicksburg quilt back from Terri Kanyuck, who did an outstanding job quilting it.  This was a free BOM from Dawn Hesse of Linen Closet Quilts.  Dawn’s finished quilt can be seen here and here.  I only used fabric from my stash, as Dawn encouraged and I’m so happy with the results.

Really, Terri’s quilting is wonderful and really makes this quilt sing! Check out these close ups.

I couldn’t be happier.  I think I’ll try my hand at blocking this top, something I’ve not done before, as I’m toying with the idea of entering it in a quilt show.

Hey, it’s Design Wall Monday and here’ what’s on my wall.  Quite a bit has happened in the sewing arena since I last posted 🙂

More Grandmother’s Choice and First Saturday blocks.  More on those later 🙂

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Stash Report for 2012 –

  • Fabric in:  3.5 yards
  • Fabric out: 0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in: 150.75 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 79.25 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 71.5 yards – quite a bit more than my goal of 25 yards but then there really isn’t a penalty for overdoing it 😉  And really, who turns down the opportunity to purchase out-of-print Ami Simms fabric??

And you certainly don’t say no to Christmas gifts of fabrics!

As for 2013, well, there’s been a few thrifted shirts acquired but at $0.79/lb, that’s not being bad, just THRIFTY!

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Stash Report for 2013

  • Fabric in:  16 yard
  • Fabric out: 0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in:  yards
  • YTD Fabric out:  yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 16 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

DWM Dec 3, 2012

It’s been pointed out that I haven’t blogged in awhile.  Let’s see, I went to CA to catch up with my DD and DGD, Miss Lily Bean, and we then went to visit my sister, neice, mother and father 😉  Here’s Lily eating pancakes made for her by her great aunt….

…..and check out how happy Miss Lily is…..

ADORABLE!!!!!!!

It was a fun visit and while nothing quilty was going on, I did snag some scraps from my mom’s scrap bag, woot.

My design wall has a few new things…..be sure to check out Judy’s DMW post for lot’s of other projects…… 😉

I’ve been catching up with the Grandmother’s Choice BOTW blocks.  Here’s #4.

And #7.

And #8.

Lastly, the First Saturday main block.

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Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  0 yard
  • Fabric out: 0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in: 147.25 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 79.25 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 68 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

 

Catching Up On Grandmother’s Choice Blocks

First, did you see which AAQI invitational quilt received the highest bid?  Pat Holly’s “Fear of Empty Spaces” won with a final bid of $3,665!!!!!!!  Diane Guadynski’s “Joy Remembered” had a final bid of $3,135.  I didn’t make the call this month, but it’s all good because they raised $15,545 🙂

 

My design wall has some more Grandmother’s Choice BOTW blocks 🙂  Here’s Brick Pavement: March on Washington (#9) and New York: Susan B. Anthony Breaks the Law (#10).

 

And I’ve decided to try reverse applique for the background on Kansas Sunflower (#4) so I’ve got that all prepped. 

 

My design wall has all the completed Grandmother’s Choice blocks….I think they are looking good.

You can check out Judy’s DWM post to see what other fun things are happening around the quilt blogosphere.

I finished the binding on the scrap club lap quilt from last year so another project is FINISHED 🙂

I used my Veteran’s day 60% off coupon at JoAnn’s to buy a second length of “flannel” backed plastic for additional retreat design wall.  I’ll fold an inch or so over each edge so when I use painters tape it won’t pull off the “flannel” making it much easier to take down.  And look, a 1/2 yd remnant of Kona white jumped into my arms, too 😉

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Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  1/2 yard (Kona cotton remnant)
  • Fabric out: 0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in: 147.25 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 79.25 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 68 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie


 

 

 

 

 

On the Wall

I’ve added a couple of things to my wall and it’s getting crowded 🙂  I love checking out all the projects bloggers have on their design walls….hop over to Judy’s DWM post to see them all.

I have the 6th Grandmother’s Choice block, Aunt Eliza’s Star, done….twice.  Yes another “uniquely” sized block for the back.

I also finished the hand piecing part of the Sunflower block…..

I also finished up the Sept First Saturday block….on Friday night 😉

Also, Wednesday is the final day of the AAQI auction….my pick for highest bid, The Rescue,  is still in the running!

I made some free pieced, un-rulely letters for Tanya of Lazy Gal.  She’s making a very special quilt and I hope my letters aren’t too late…… 

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Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  0 yards
  • Fabric out: 0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in: 117.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 66 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 51.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie