August Already?

Summer is zooming right along!  BUT, yesterday was still July so technically I finished all my First Saturday blocks within the 12 month period 😉  I will have to make one more block since 24 blocks in a straight set don’t work well if there are 12 of one block and 12 of another….leaves you with an asymmetrical set which I.DO.NOT.LIKE.  Of course 25 blocks leaves you with a 5 x 5 SQUARE and I typically don’t like squares either. I can live with since it would finish at 60″ square before borders ……. if I add any (okay, who am I kidding, these blocks scream for a border or two, don’t they?).

DWM 8-1-16I’m linking up with Judy’s Design Wall Monday post here.  

Dog Days DWM

It hit 100 degrees with a heat index of 115!!  It was a good weekend to stay inside and sew a bit….and sew I did.  Here’s my crowded design wall 🙂  I’m linking up with Judy’s DWM post so hop over and check it out.

DWM 7-25-16I’ve been re-arranging the solid colored rectangle samples (top left) trying to find something I really like….this might be it 🙂  Kind of pixelated.

I have some broken dishes blocks, part of my RSC challenge project, that some how got cut and sewn in the PINK month! WHAT!!!  How did that happen??

RSC 16 Brown Plaid(Kevin, recognize the brown/black plaid?)

RSC 16 Red Plaid 2RSC 16 Red BDRSC 16 BrownI got the 12th and final First Saturday main block sewn up…….these blocks are hard!  I had to look at the directions I typed up EVERY.SINGLE.TIME.  I like the blocks so at least they’ve been worth it, right?

FS 16 July MainAnd I’m working on the First Saturday alternate blocks which I didn’t sew as we went along.  WHY.EVER.NOT??

FS 16 Alt JanWoo Hoo!!  I’m catching up on the First Saturday blocks…..I can’t wait to lay these blocks out and see how they look 😉

Monday Monday

It’s design wall Monday and Judy sewed this week!!  Click over to her DWM post to check it out 😉  I still have odds and ends on my wall:

DWM 7-11-16The blues are for a project I’m working on….next I’ll slice them and move the bits around before sewing them together.  Probably the last I’ll share of them until the finished piece is shown in October.

BluesI have three doll quilts ready to quilt.  I’m going to use my featherweight with a walking foot and add some hand quilting with perle cotton.  Maybe some nice red X’s on this one.

Doll Quilt 1Maybe some pink hearts on this one.

Doll Quilt 3.2And perhaps some more X’s on this one in medium pink. 

Doll Quilt 2.2Happy Quilting!

4th of July, 2016

Happy 4th of July!  We went to Fair St Louis and captured these images. 

The main entrance to the Art Museum.

Art MuseumThis one was taken from Art Hill looking out over the Grand Basin.

Fair St LouisWe went to the St Louis Art Museum’s Self-Taught Genius exhibit and saw this quilt…..very inspiring.

Freedom QuiltNothing new on the design wall however, I do have a quilt top to show.  I’m thinking about borders….not sure what I’ll do for them yet.  The working title is Star Gazing.

Star GazingLinking with Judy’s Design Wall Monday 🙂


Acronyms, don’t you love ’em?  I’m caught up on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge broken dishes blocks.  

DWM 6-27-16I finished up the April green blocks so they’ve joined May & June’s blocks on the design wall.  I did a little calculating and if I want to make a queen/king size from these blocks with no borders, it will take approx 3 1/2 years at 4 blocks a month sooooo…….instead of two combos, I selected four, making a total of 8 blocks.  I’m not sure about the large plaids….what do you think?

RSC 16 Apr Green 4RSC 16 Apr Green 1RSC 16 Apr Green 3RSC 16 Apr Green 2Linking up with Judy’s Design Wall Monday…..for the second time this month 😉