Design Wall Monday :)

It’s Design Wall Monday!  On my wall are the first two blocks from Barbara Brackman’s sesquicentennial blog about civil war quilts.  These are 8″ blocks and there will be one per week.  Be sure to check out the links on Judy’s DWM post here.


For Judy’s 2011 UFO Challenge I have to complete one Moon Glow block.  I have block #4 cut, marked and ready to sew.


I didn’t start sewing the block because I have to change thread color….okay, that’s a poor excuse, it’s really because I wanted to finish step 4 of RRBC 😉


Happy quilting, Cherie

Hello 2011 and DWM :)

For Design Wall Monday I have something new, woo hoo.  After a whirlwind of holiday happenings, I’m back at home.  I have my Dec First Saturday blocks completed and all 60 of the RRCB string blocks sewn, WOO HOO!!  Now I can work on catching up 😉


Number 6 was drawn for the 2011 UFO challenge so I have to make one Moon Glow block and 6a is quilting a reproduction quilt so Sophie & I will bond this month for sure.

Moon glow

This isn’t my reproduction quilt but a picture from the directions

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Final 2010 Stash Report – net I added over 100 yards 🙁



  • Added:  11.25  (Fabric for boppy covers & a nursing cover, the give-a-way win and stash enhancement 😉 )
  • Cumulative Added:  157.75 yds
  • Used:  2 (2 pillow cases & 2 Kindle covers)
  • Cumulative Used:  52.25 yds
  • Net Out/(In):   (105.5 yds)

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RRCB Strings!

I continued sewing on the Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll step 3 string blocks last night.  Bonnie mentions she works two string blocks, leader-ender style…..she sews a few, trims a few and de-papers a few.   I’m more of a sew the first seam on all the blocks kind of a person.  I worked at doing 10 at a time this weekend but I just couldn’t do that last night.  I –had– to get the remaining 49 blocks started with the first two strings, I’m just driven to do that.   The downside is I don’t get to say, “I finished X blocks last night”, lol.   Of course, I still do them leader-ender style so there’s always a couple of blocks running ahead 😉