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


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

Great News & Design Wall Post

I’m so excited for my fellow quilt guild member, Jan of The Colorful Fabriholic, because her book proposal has been accepted by AQS!  Isn’t that wonderful? 

I managed to get completely caught up on the Saturday blocks from The Quilted Fox. There won’t be any Friday night rushing to complete my block for the first Sat in January like there was for December……..  I’m linking up with Judy’s Design Wall Monday post.   My design wall is getting full of the Fox Sails the Greek Isle blocks. 

DWM 12-16-13

Here are the main blocks from Nov & Dec:

FS Nov MainFS Dec Main

And the alternate blocks:

FS Nov AltFS Dec Alt

I haven’t posted a stash report in ages.  I have been keeping track but I misplaced the paper for quite a while.  Here are my purchases contributing to the stash in….

Purple Mourning BundlePurple mourning prints from Liberty Homestead

All of the following were acquired on a fun trip to Paducah in Oct with two friends from my quilt guild, Jan of the accepted book proposal above and Carolyn.  We had a wonderful time eating lunch at Flamingo Row, shopping at Honcock’s of Paducah and enjoying the quilts at the National Quilt Museum.

IMG_3083Kaffe's and Shot Cottons

Kaffe prints and a couple of shot cottons

Fun Fabrics

Some fun prints and reds and whites

108 Wide Remnants

These are all extra wide remnants for a very good price!!


Stash Report

  • Fabric in:  32.5. yards (purple mourning prints, Hancock’s of Paducah trip, Hancock’s of Paducah online & gifted from Julie)
  • Fabric out: 7 yards (AAQI quilt, Vicksburg binding, 6 yards donated)
  • YTD Fabric in:  100.25 yards
  • YTD Fabric out:  33 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 67.25 yards surprise-icon

Happy Quilting, Cherie