Design Wall Monday Finally

Yep, still here, still sewing, still impatient with slow internet 🙁  Hard to have the blogging mojo when the photo editor takes 2 mins to load/refresh/save.  I’ve been told I need to be more patient, not happening so far!

There’s a real mishmash on the design wall right now.  Linking up to Judy’s Design Wall Monday for the first time in months!

DWM 6-13-16Here’s my pole Barn from Julie’s Build-a-Barn blog hop:

Pole Barn BlockHere’s a couple blocks for the First Saturday program:

FS Alt Jun 16FS Alt TestThe block on the bottom is a test alternate block.  Jan, who blogs at The Colorful Fabriholic, created EQ drawings showing the the First Sat block layouts with the original alternate block design and with an alternate, alternate block I was thinking about doing, you know, for an alternative 😉  I’m cracking myself up this morning!  Thanks, Jan 🙂  Here’s the original block layout with 4 bars on the side of the alt block:

QF - Standard VersionAnd here is the three bar alternate block in the layout: 

QF - Cherie's VersionHaving three bars means you won’t have to line up a seam with the star point on the main block.  Turns out, I really, really like this change as it makes the whole thing not quite so busy. 

Happy Quilting,


More Excitement

I was checking back and see that it was the middle of August since I last did a Design Wall Monday post.  Goodness!!  I’ve had a sample stack of small rectangle patches that I’ve been keeping for someday….so I’ve thrown them up on the design wall along with my brown RSC blocks.

DWM 10-12-15In addition to the excitement which I talked about here, there’s been a bit more 🙂  I received two quilts back from Teri Kanyuck and, boy oh boy, did she do a wonderful job quilting them!  The first one, Liberty, a wall hanging pattern in McCall’s Quick Quilts May 2005, is made with Cherrywood fabrics.  I started this one in May 2009 and it was a flimsy for 5 years, VBG.  Just need to trim and bind 🙂

LibertyThe second quilt is a log cabin quilt, Summer Cabins and it’s 84″ x 95″.  This one was started in May 2005 from a kit but I added additional fabrics to make it larger.  Teri did a lovely job quilting it with feathers and another motif that kind of separates the blocks.  You can see them pretty well on the back in this picture.  I love it.

Summer Cabins QuiltingSummber CabinsI started keeping a stash report in Aug 2009.  That was AFTER I completed the Liberty and Summer Cabins flimsy’s …..can I deduct the fabric from my 2015 stash report, right????

I received some gifted shirts from my friend Jan (thanks Jan!)  Here they are all de-boned and ready to use.  The two on the right really go together, don’t they 😉

Gift ShirtsI’m linking up with Judy’s Design Wall Monday post.  Happy Quilting, Cherie



Great Workshop!!

Wow, I have much to share! Saturday I joined Robin and Julie at a workshop with Sujata Shah for her Rail Fence quilt which is on the cover of her book, Cultural Fusion, that came out in December.  Sujata’s hosting a quilt-a-long for the rail fence quilt so I might have to jump in now that I have 5 blocks made 😉  Sujata is a wonderful teacher and her energy is amazing.  If you get a chance, I highly recommend taking a workshop with Sujata.

Rail Fence BlocksI can’t wait to make more blocks so I can play with different layouts.  It will also be fun choosing additional pairs of fabrics.  FUN!!  Sujata graciously agreed to pictures 🙂

SujataJulie brought her quilt made with some of my liberated churn dash blocks…fun!

JulieSince I posted last, the blocks for Crop Circles are all  sewn together, Woohoo!!

Crop Circles TopI ordered some fabric for the back so I’ll be putting this one on Sophie for quilting soon.  The next First Sat group, The Fox Travels the Roman Road, started in August and I’ve gotten the main block completed.  It’s not an easy block but I like it.

FS Aug 2015 MainHere’s my design wall…the broken dishes blocks are multiplying 🙂

DWM 8-17-15~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 1.5 yard (Fat Quarters & Fox Tails)
  • Fabric out:  8.25 yards (Crop Circles & pillow case)
  • YTD Fabric in: 66.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 34.25 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 32.25 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Crop Circles

Look what I’ve got on my design wall… newest log cabin blocks!

DWM 6-8-15And they’ve turned out very close to my vision of subtle circles with dominate “pluses” in the center.  And it’s name, as Julie says, has revealed itself.  Meet Crop Circles.  Linking up with Judy’s DWM post here

And look, look, look what I received this in the mail!!!!!

Traveling BoxAnd…..inside are my 2015 traveling panties 🙂  Beautiful!!

Traveling Panties 2015Yo Yo Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties!!!  And look what Ami included as “packaging” 🙂

ExtrasHand dyed fabric from Ami 🙂 

Ami FabricYou know it’s spring with Ami dyes Traveling Panties 😉  Speaking of spring, the day we hung a fern on our front porch, a house finch started building a nest.  Here are her four babies just before they’re ready to leave the nest.

4 Baby House FinchesAnd here’s the first one ready to fly.

Ready to Fly the CoopI’m sure they’ll all be gone tomorrow.  It was fun watching our little bird family.


Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 1.5 yard (Thrifted shirt and dyed fabric from Ami)
  • Fabric out:  0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in: 65 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 26.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 38.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie