Fun Things

I have a few fun things to show :)  First are the beautiful rosettes from the honorable mention ribbons my quilts won at the Quintessential Quilt 2013 show.

Honorable Mention RibbonThe one above was made by Mary Adams for Vicksburg and the one below was made by Deb Lewis for Tiled.  I’m pleased to have won these lovely ribbons :)

Hon Mention Ribbon

Vicksburg

Vicksburg

Tiled

Tiled

At scrap club several months back, Connie Barnett instructed us on how to make snap bags.  I’m so pleased with my fabric choices and the way the bag turned out, woot, woot!

Snap BagI’ve resumed an applique project, Folk Style Sampler from Australian Patchwork & Quilting that I started in August of 2007.  There are 9 blocks and I had 6 completed.  Here’s number 7

Block 7I’m about half way done with number 8 so this one might make it past the block stage in a couple of months.  Here’s my design wall with the first three months of the newest First Saturday, The Fox Sails the Greek Isles, as well as the last two blocks from The Fox has Dots series.  I’m linking up with Judy’s Design Wall Monday.

DWM 11-11-13

 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

   

 

 

 

 

Backing = Stash Out

I’ve taken some blocks down from my crowded design wall and put a couple of new ones up…..it’s still crowded!

DWM2 6-10-2013

I am caught up on the First Saturday blocks. 

FS May Alt

FS April Alt

July is the final month for “The Fox Has Spots” and “The Fox Visits the Greek Isles” series beings in August. 

I like the Saturday block series for three reasons, 1) I meet up with my quilting friends and we go for coffee afterwards, 2) pay $5 for the first main block and the rest can be free :) and 3) Louise at the Quilted Fox always has different fabric and colors than what I would naturally gravitate to.  Sometimes we look at a block and think, huh?  but in the end the quilts always come together wonderfully.  I’ve used many of them for gifts…wait, I’ve used all of the ones I’ve completed for gifts, lol.

I got the backings ready for the Cherrywood Liberty and the Summer Cabins quilts.  I have the binding ready for Summer Cabins….miles of binding as this quilt is 91″ x 104″.

Liberty Backing

Summer Cabins

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Stash Report

  • Fabric in:  0 yards
  • Fabric out: 11 yards (Summer Cabin backing and binding, Liberty backing)
  • YTD Fabric in:  60 yards
  • YTD Fabric out:  15.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 44.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

 

My Friend is Published

My friend, Darlene, who missed our annual trek to Paducah for the AQS show due to illness, has been published in the June issue of AQS magazine!  Woo Hoo!!!! Three years ago one of Darlene’s quilts, Meet Me in St Louis, was accepted into the Paducah AQS show.  I was a proud friend, let me tell you.  Her quilt caught the eye of the AQS editors and the rest is history.  Check it out:

Darlene's Article

The magazine in on newsstands now…..of course I knew about this for a while and even checked in with Darlene’s editor while I was in Paducah to see if the plan to have it in the June issue was still a go.  They also included a nice bio.

Darlene's Bio

Nice shout out for our guild :)  Also from our guild in this issue is Suzanne Marshal’s wall hanging, Echoing Spring, winner of Best Wall Hand Workmanship…..weeeeeeeeeee!

I’ve gotten a couple more First Saturday blocks done and the last paper pieced tree before I start over doing them with scrappy lights for the background.  The first PP trees will be orphans :(

FS Jun Main

FS Jun Alt

PP Tree

DWM 6-3-13

There’s been some action, of the layering on top of kind, on my design wall so I can participate in Design Wall Monday ;)

DWM 6-3-13

The April & May First Saturday main blocks are done.  I have the April, May alternate blocks and the June main and alternate blocks cut out and ready to sew.

First Sat May Main Block

First Sat May Main Block

First Sat April Main Block

First Sat April Main Block

I pulled out two flimsies that need backings before being quilted.  I can’t wait to finish these two projects that have been marinating since 2005 and 2009.  

Summer Cabins

Summer Cabins

Liberty from McCall's Quilt Quilts May 2005 issue - Cherrywood Fabrics

Liberty from McCall’s Quilt Quilts May 2005 issue – Cherrywood Fabrics

I added a yard of Italy fabric to make something cute for DGD in Aviano, Italy…..appropriate don’t you think? ;)

    Italy Fabric

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Stash Report

  • Fabric in:  1 yard (Italy fabric)
  • Fabric out: 4.25 yards (red and yellow scrap club project)
  • YTD Fabric in:  60 yards
  • YTD Fabric out:  4.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 55.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Monday Blocks

Here’s my design wall which is getting crowded with all the Grandmother’s Choice blocks :)

I finished up the alternate first Saturday block where I made yet another fabric substitution ;) 

My long arm Sophie & I bonded this weekend and I finished quilting our guild’s QOV string quilt.  I quilted pretty densely as I hope this quilt gets lots of use and therefore lots of washes.  I did loops and randomly placed stars….none of which show up well in the photo.

I’m happy that one of my recent Priority quilts has sold :)  I had a draft blog post I’d forgotten about that said these two quilts had been added to the Quilt for Sale page. 

Summer Traveling #12,978 is still available here

Beach Living # 12,979 has sold :)

I received two wonderful pieces of fabric from DD but I forgot to take pictures…….so here’s my stash report.

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Stash Report for 2013

  • Fabric in:  2.5 yard (gift from DD :) )
  • Fabric out: 0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in:  19.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out:  0 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 19.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie