Purple April

The RSC15 color for April is purple 🙂  I finished the first pair of purple broken dishes blocks and I’ve decided, I want to keep this quilt for ME.  Laying out these blocks and mixing up the colors is going to be such fun.

DWM 4-6-15Here’s the first purple block.

RSC15 Purple 1I selected the shirts for a new log cabin quilt and used the Studio cutter to cut a boatload of light 1 1/2″ strips.  Next I’ll be cutting the 2 1/2″ dark strips.  I’m using the gold strips in the middle as my centers. 

New Log Cabin Project

Linking up with Judy’s Design Wall Monday post.  Be sure to click over for all kinds of inspiration.

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 3 yards (Thrifted shirts)
  • Fabric out:  0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in: 30 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 26.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 3.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

 

First Spring Monday

Spring has sprung in our parts…..I know because my daffodils are blooming 🙂 

DaffodilI finished my RSC blocks for March, the color is yellow, and put them all on my design wall.  I’m having fun with these and using the Studio cutter is awesome since you don’t end up with any dog ears.  I’m linking up with Judy’s DWM post here.

DWM 3-23-15I visited my favorite treasure hunting place and hit the jackpot with 5 identical green 100% cotton shirts as well as a couple of others 🙂  At $0.79/lb, it’s cheap fabric!

Green ShirtsI pieced the backing for STYX out of the lime green polka dot fabric so I have some stash out and since the aforementioned shirts haven’t yet been deboned and added to the stash……my stash report is looking good 😉

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 0 yards
  • Fabric out:  2.5 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in:  24.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 26.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): (2) yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

 

RSC Yellow Blocks

I finished my yellow RSC broken dishes blocks.  The top left/bottom right ones look more peach but the plaid has some yellow in it 🙂

RSC Mar YellowI put together the string blocks from the RSC14 and STYX was born.  Now I just need to quilt it so I can enter it in our quilt show 🙂

STYX

Scraps, Stash & Fun

I have a couple of new blocks on my design wall and am linking up with Judy’s DWM post.

DWM 3-16-15Including this fun and funky churn dash/hole in the barn door/monkey wrench block:

Fun and FunkyAnd this sample flag block from Alycia Quilts for QOV:

Alycia Quilts QOV Flag BlockI have a flimsy too 🙂  This is STYX, a quilt top made from RSC14  blocks.  I’ve been intending this for a baby quilt for a co-worker but SOME people have insisted that I should NOT give this one away…..it’s special, they say 🙂

RSC STIX Quilt TopIt must be special because I bought two black & white and one green fabric to finish it.  Couldn’t be made with fabric I already have now, could it?  No, it just wasn’t haven’t that, it needed new fabric!  So that fabric along with this thrifted stash enhancement means….fabric in.  But a flimsy finish means fabric out 🙂 

Thirfted Stash

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 8.5 yards
  • Fabric out:  2.5 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in:  24.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 24 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 0.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie