DWM & Send Snow

It’s the first Design Wall Monday in December and I’ve got new blocks on the wall 😉  I made 11 RRCB string blocks (only 49 more to go), finished the 8th Vicksburg applique block and completed step 5 of the stay-at-home-robin.

Be sure to stop by Judy’s DWM post for links to other DWM blog postings 🙂  Oh and one more thing…..while removing the phone book pages I used as foundations for the string pieced blocks,  I realized I was making bedding for my worm bin!!  How’s that for recycling?   Use the pages for quilting and then for worm bedding which gets made into worm castings to be used in the garden 🙂  You can see the phone book bits in with my regular shredded newspaper.


While trying to get better pictures for my blog I took some pictures of the finches out my window.

This second picture captured a finch just as it was landing.   These little guys were getting the seeds that fall from our sweet gum tree and that white stuff?  That is all the snow we’ve gotten.  That’s all.  Family in Pittsburgh has snow, family in Rockford has snow….I want SNOW!!!  Enough snow to make one of these:




Design Wall :)

I’ve got something new going on on my design wall!   Wow, lousy picture, I need a better lighting setup for DWM pictures 🙁   Check out Judy’s Design Wall Monday post for other DWM posts.


Here are my November First Saturday blocks:

I’ve sewn all the units from steps 1 & 2 of Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll (RRCB) and started working on the borders for Topsy Turvy Nine Patch (finally)!!

RRCB Step 1 above

RRCB Step 2 and TTNP above

I laid out my Technicolor Yawn blocks to decide if I want to add any kind of a border to it.  I’m leaning towards a 2″ red inner border followed by two rows of scrappy squares.

Casper “helping” me with the layout…..

I finished the 5th step for the Stay-at-home-robin (SAHR).

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Stash Report –

  • Added:  9.5  (finished cutting up those shirts)
  • Cumulative Added:  146.5 yds
  • Used:  0
  • Cumulative Used:  50.25 yds
  • Net Out/(In):   (96.25 yds)

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Cotton Boll

Tamera (of Tamera Quilts) commented on my post yesterday and, through an email exchange, we both committed to start Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt, Roll Roll Cotton Boll last night.   So I pulled some greens and started cutting 2″ pink & green strips for Step 1.   I even started sewing 🙂  My only rule for this quilt is I have to use fabrics from my stash…..no new purchases for it, I’m serious, no new fabric!!