Spring is Around the Corner

The sun is shining, the snow is almost gone and the robins and red winged blackbirds are back, woo hoo!  The only thing on my design wall is my First Sat block which I finished Friday night, just in the nick of time 😉  There’s lot’s to see on Judy’s design wall Monday link up so check it out here

DWM 3-9-15Feb FS MainA few friends & I will be heading out for a few days for what has become an annual quilt retreat.  I’ve packed up my RSC blocks hoping to figure out sashing and borders and for my leader/enders, I’m taking along my RSC15 half square triangles.  The color for March is yellow.  What do you think of these?

RSC YellowThere was no change in the stash report.


Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 0 yards
  • Fabric out:  0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in:  16 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 21.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): (5.5) yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie



Beautiful Weekend

With a weekend of 70 degree weather here in St Louis, we got out and enjoyed it at the zoo after First Saturday at The Quilted Fox.  It was a beautiful day, perfect really.  So new on the design wall are the January First Sat blocks.  Be sure to stop by Judy’s DWM post for more good stuff.

DWM 2-9-15 FS Jan Alt FS Jan Main

Jan, at The Colorful Fabriholic, has the first 6 months blocks on her design wall….looking good 🙂

Our guild directs a quilt show every other year that hangs in the University City Public Library for a whole month.  It’s nice because it’s free and available to the public during library hours.  Anyway, to help support the quilt show expenses (including prize money) we make a raffle quilt.  Sandy finished quilting it and, wow, does it look good.  Here are some close ups 🙂

Dazzling in Red 1 Dazzling in Red 2I’ve prepared 400″ of binding so you’ll find me in a binding marathon this week 😉  The RSC blocks will have to wait until next week.


Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 3 yards (thrifted shirts)
  • Fabric out:  4.5 yards (more solids sent to DD)
  • YTD Fabric in:  10 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 13 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): (3) yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie


Tail End of 2014 DWM’s

Only two 2014 DWM’s left after today.  I sewed up December’s First Sat main block and Nov & Dec alternate blocks which means…..I’m all caught up 🙂  Hop over to Judy’s DWM post for more quilt-y goodness. Pardon the bloody awful photo’s of my basement design wall.

DWM 12-15-14Below is the December First Sat block.  Like Jan O, I substituted a different fabric for the light green.  I think it’s dark enough, but maybe not?????  Guess we’ll see when we have all the blocks in July 2016.  Huh, kind of looks like caterpillars in the center fabric doesn’t it? 

FS Dec MainFS Dec AltFS Nov AltThe First Sat programs from The Quilted Fox are always interesting in that sometimes the colors don’t seem to go with each other.  In the end, I’ve always been pleased with the 5 quilts I’ve made from them.

Fox Visits ProvenceAbove, The Fox Visits Provence.   Below a hurried, horrible picture of Asian Surprise.

Asian Surprise 1Fox's PuzzleAbove, is the Fox’s Puzzle.  I have one completed top and blocks for an additional 4 tops which have aged long enough.  In 2015 I want to finish at least three……oh, who am I kidding?……I’m sure I’ll finish them all, ROTFLMAO!!!!


Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 2 yards (thrifted shirts)
  • Fabric out:  4.5 yards (more solids to DD)
  • YTD Fabric in:  127.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 81.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 46 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Fall on My Design Wall

While I played catch up with the first Saturday alternate blocks, I sewed up the October blocks too.  Check out Judy’s DWM link up.

DWM 10-13-14Alternate blocks for Aug, Sept & Oct.

FS Aug Alt 1FS Sept AltFS Oct AltAnd the Oct main block 🙂

FS Oct MainI finished sewing the backing for the brown log cabin top from the backs of the shirts I used in the quilt……and it’s ready to load onto the quilting machine.  

Log Cabin BackingAnd that means I have stash out!


Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 0 yards
  • Fabric out:  5 yards (Brown log cabin backing) 
  • YTD Fabric in:  118 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 69,5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 48.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie



Fall Design Wall

The new First Saturday blocks started in August and are in the colors of fall.  The top right block is my test block but it fits right in 🙂

DWM 10-6-14

Here’s the August block:

Aug First Sat

And the Sept block:

Sept First Sat

I scored 2 yds of an old Moda print from the Goodwill Clearance center….$0.79 a pound 🙂  A couple of fun “fox tails” were acquired as well so with the finish of a baby quilt with only some of my fabric, the net stash in went down a smidgen 😉  


Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 2.25 yards (thrifted fabric & Fox Tails)
  • Fabric out:  2.5 yards (Turtle Baby Quilt) 
  • YTD Fabric in:  118 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 64,5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 53.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie