Cool Monday

It’s turned a bit cooler and it’s oh, so comfortable.  I went to our scrap quilting club sewing day Saturday and had such a good time.  I hadn’t been able to make it in awhile and it was good to catch up with everyone. 

I sewed on my May RSC blocks finishing them up and sewed the second to last round of logs on my log cabin blocks.  I have one complete block done and on my design wall 🙂  Click over to Judy’s DWM post for links to lots of quilty fun.

DWM 6-1-15I think the log cabin blocks will be okay…..but I won’t know until I get some more done.

Shirting Log Cabin

I selected my light blue fabrics for the June RSC challenge blocks and sent them through my Studio cutter.  I’ve got them all pinned and ready sew leader/ender style.

Lt blue Half SqsI won a pack of 5″ squares at scrap club, Figures 🙂

FiguresI’ll have to sort through them as I might not want to just throw them in with all my scraps.  I might make some half square triangles and see where that leads……

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 4 yards (Thrifted shirts)
  • Fabric out:  0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in: 63.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 26.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 36 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

May the 4th Be With You

Just had to do it….since I was a little slow on the up take with all the Star Wars hoopla, lol.  I’m linking up with Judy’s DWM post and even have new stuff on my wall 🙂

DWM 5-4-15Those are the main March, April & May First Saturday blocks.  I didn’t do March because I missed the first Sat in April and, under the wire, I finished the April block Friday night…..so I thought I’d get March and May done….I’m ahead of the game now 😉

I also forgot to show the LS (little surprise) I was gifted by Jeanne while in Paducah.  It’s so fitting since we are Outlander fans!!  Oh, Jamie!!!

LS ala JamieMay’s RSC color is dark green so I went digging and came up with these.  They’re all cut and ready to sew.

May RSC15 TrianglesI was hoping I’d have some brighter dark greens but perhaps these will blend in with the rest just fine in the end.

DWM 4-6-15

 

Paducah Fun!

What a fun time I had in Paducah this year.  The winner of the Modern Quilt category was made by the Coffee sisters who were in our guild when they lived in St Louis.  It was exciting to see and celebrate with them.  I was inspired by many of the quilts in the show and enjoyed the many entries from other countries (besides Japan 🙂 ).

My traveling companion, Jan, of The Colorful Fabriholic saw her book cover in larger than life size.  It was wonderful to see her excitement. 

Jan's Book CoverAnd, of course, there was shopping with friends :

Paducah SelfieShopping for a new project:

ConstallationsShopping for fun:

Misc Fabric AquitsitionsBlack White and Red PurchasesSweet Little Fabric AddsAnd some books I’ve been waiting to get:

Book PurchasesAnd even a bag of batik strings from Sew Batiks!  Look at all the cute bundles.

Batik Strings

While downtown, I took the opportunity to snap some pictures of the Paducah Beauty School signs that I’ve admired for years.

Beauty School Sign 2Sign 2Beauty School Sign 1I attended Gerald Roy’s Quilts and Color lecture and enjoyed it immensely.  Now I want the book from the exhibition at the Boston Museum of Fine Art, Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection.

Quilts & ColorAs I was adding up my purchases, I wondered about my acquisitions over the years……and found this was my lightest year ever…..by one yard 😉

  • 2008 – 60 yds
  • 2009 – 45 yds (guestimated from pictures, maybe more 😉 )
  • 2010 – 30 yds
  • 2011 – 65 yds
  • 2012 – 60 yds
  • 2013 – 36 yds
  • 2014 – 49 yds
  • 2015 – 29 yds

After the show, DH and I visited two microbreweries that opened in Paducah recently.  The Paducah Brew Werks is only blocks from the convention center and has 4 of their brews as well as several others on tap from regional microbreweries.  Nice atmosphere and good beer.  The second one is located in an old Coca-cola building that I’ve long admired.  In fact, I’ve taken pictures of it before. 

Paducah Coca-Cola Plant 1Coca-Cola DoorCoca-Cola SignDry Ground BrewingThe bar is located in the back of the building and is very cool.  The beer is awesome…..we even took a growler home.  A really a nice ending for my Paducah trip. 

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 29.5 yards (Paducah & gifted shirts)
  • Fabric out:  0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in: 59.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 26.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 33 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Spring Has Sprung

There’s a robin nesting on our drain pipe, a bunny nesting in our side yard and our dogwood is in bloom.  Yep, spring has definitely arrived 🙂

This week I head to Paducah with Jan, The Colorful Fabriholic, for the AQS show where we’ll meet up with a couple other friends (hi Jeanne & Margaret) and have loads of FUN!  I’m hoping to run into Kevin of Kevin the Quilter when visiting his quilt, RADAR.

For DWM, I’ve got something NEW!  Check out the blocks I’m working on using a Laurel Birch fabric. 

DWM 4-20-15Laurel Birch QuiltI sure love my Studio Cutter…..I cut triangles for this quilt out in no time……ironing the fabrics took more time than cutting!

I also turned this:

New Log Cabin ProjectInto this:

Log Cabin 15Fifty blocks with 8 rounds of logs added……..only 5 more rounds to go, weeeeee!

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 4 yards (Thrifted shirts)
  • Fabric out:  0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in: 34 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 26.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 7.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

 

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