Paducah, Here I Come

It’s design wall Monday and there’s nothing new on my wall….but how about a design bed?  These are my blocks from The Quilted Fox First Saturday club, minus four that were rejected.  I used fabric purchased with my friend Darlene for the borders because it’s a gift to our wonderful Paducah quilt show hostess, Nancy.  Two friends, Sandy & Jan, our fellow lodgers, quilted and bound it respectively.  I think it turned out wonderful and since Nancy likes to travel, it’s a perfect fit for her.  Click over to Judy’s DWM post to see loads of other projects in process 🙂

Fox Visits ProvenceOver the Easter weekend I went to visit a few vintage/antique stores.  Usually I don’t see too many quilts that really catch my eye, but check out this fabulous pieced circle quilt.  It is just wonderful and probably a good deal at $375 if the rest of the quilt is in as good of shape as what’s showing. 

Antique Quilt 1As you can see it was hanging on a ladder behind other items so I didn’t get to look at it close up but the quilting shows so nicely in this picture.  The second quilt that caught my eye was this indigo bow tie quilt because of the pink striped fabrics and the bow tie blocks used for cornerstones.  

Indigo Bow TiesNo changes to the stash report again this week but I’m leaving for Paducah on Wednesday…. 😉

Monday, Monday

It’s design wall Monday.  I’m all caught up with my first Saturday blocks, with both my main and alternate blocks for Feb done.  Also on my design wall are all the Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks from Jan & Feb.  Head on over to Judy’s DWM post to see other inspiring design walls.  

DWM 2-24-14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Stash Report:

  •  Fabric in: 1.5 yards (Scrap Exchange)
  • Fabric out: 8 yards  (Scrap Exchange)
  • YTD Fabric in:  44.25 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 38.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 5.75 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Scrapy Monday

Design wall additions include pink string blocks for the RSC14 and the February first Saturday block.  Click over to Judy’s DWM post to see more eye candy 🙂

DWM 2-10-14The first Saturday blocks are all batiks with a wow print and are suppose to be in the colors of the Greek Isles.  The medium green-blue color does look like island ocean water to me.  

Feb FS MainI think the RSC pink pinwheels look fine with the first set of sting blocks I with the wide variety in values.

RSC Pink PinwheelsPink StringsMy quilt guild was over the top generous with a gift certificate to The Quilted Fox as a thank you for directing the Quintessential Quilt 2013 show.  Which got me thinking about the 108″ wide Kona cotton I bought for the background of the Benjamin Biggs Wedding quilt because it was only $35.  I liked the color but the courser weave wasn’t as nice to hand applique on.  Given that I had only just begun my first BBW block, I decided to use my gift to indulge in a similarly colored but much finer weave Moda background for my BBW quilt.  It is, after all, a 2 year project and I’ll be ever so thankful each time I work on it for the lovely gift from my guild 🙂  Oh, and a couple of Fox Tails and other lovely red/orange print were added to the gift as well.  Thank you to all wonderful ladies in our guild.  

Gift Purchase~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Stash Report:

  •  Fabric in: 12.5 yards (CSQ gift fabrics 🙂 )
  • Fabric out: 0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in:  42.75 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 30.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 12.25 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Finishes

I went on a three day sewing retreat with friends and we had a blast!  I received advice to take blocks to sew into tops at retreats because there’s lots of space and it doesn’t take the concentration that cutting or sewing blocks needs so you can really enjoy yourself.  Wonderful advice…I brought finished blocks for three projects and fabric for a center panel for a round robin (of a sort) that needs to be mailed Feb 12.  I’m happy I finished all three tops 🙂 Brown log cabins, First Saturday quilt (Fox Visits Provence) and Pinwheel Party (a free BOM offerered by Twiddletails in 2010!!!).

Brown Log CabinsFox Visits ProvencePinwheel Party I just have to add handles to these baskets on my design wall and then decide which one I’ll use for the round robin.  I’m linking up with Judy’s design wall Monday post. 

DWM 2-4-14On our way we shopped and some fabric jumped into my arms 😀 

Dixon PurchasesThen I received a truly wonderful gift, this box of civil war fabrics and blocks.  I was in heaven…..truly a treasure trove and I can’t wait to work on this UFO.  I’ll have to pay this one forward for sure!

Wonderful Gift~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Stash Report:

  •  Fabric in: 10 yards (Red, civil war print and neutral pieces)
  • Fabric out: 16.5 yards (Pinwheel Party in orange, brown log cabins & the Fox Visits Provence First Saturday project)
  • YTD Fabric in:  30.25 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 30.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): (0.25) yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

January Blocks

My January First Saturday blocks are finished already.  I won’t even make to the First Sat in February to receive my free blocks….what is wrong with me?  I’d usually wait to do them until the next set of blocks is due 😉

Jan FS MainJanuary’s main block.

Jan FS AltAnd the alternate block.  I put them on the design wall to see what they look like set together.

FS Greek BlocksI’m not sure they add anything to each other.  Maybe they aren’t destined to be in the same quilt.  I’ll wait to see what the suggested setting are.

Happy Quilting, Cherie