DWM 1-9-17

Wow, I haven’t possted for Design Wall Monday in quite awhile! Click over to Judy’s DWM post here.

dwm-1-9-17Among all the stuff on the wall, I’ve got Sept – Dec’s First Saturday’s blocks:

fs-16-sept-to-dec-mainRainbow Scrap Challenge blocks from Sept & Oct 2016 I never posted about:

rsc-sept-16-claret rsc-sept-16-claret-2 rsc-nov-16-sunset rsc-nov-16-sunset-2And a couple more from Aug 2016 not on the design wall:

rsc-16-aug-purple-2 rsc-16-aug-purple-1And a new sewing machine!  A Kenmore with purple accents with the manual and cams……in a Mid Century modern cabinet.  Awesome, right?  Thanks for the hook up, Jeanne!


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.  

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,


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 🙂

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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

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