Back to Work Monday

It’s been a fun week with a wonderful 4 day weekend ending with 6 plus inches of SNOW 🙂  They were only forecasting 1-3″ so what a wonderful surprise to wake up to a thick blanket of snow!!!! 

We had our guild’s annual fabric swap and I snagged a couple of large pieces.  Carolyn brought two huge bags of scraps and boy, oh boy, did we have a blast digging through them.  I spent Thursday petting, ironing, trimming and folding the scraps into my stash….it was heaven 🙂

Scrap Swap Loot

I also spent some time quilting on Sophie, loading my red string quilt which is one of my finish goals as part of the 2015 Finish-Along. 

Red String QuiltingI spent some more time cleaning up my sewing room and unearthed some liberate churn dash blocks that never got finished from the 2014 RSC.  So I’m getting them done and on the design wall.

DWM 3-2-15I’m linking up with Judy’s DWM post.,,,..go check it out.

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: ~4 yards (guild fabric swap)
  • 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

   

UFO Monday

It’s design wall Monday 🙂  I started sewing my civil war block-of-the-week (BOW) blocks together….it’s only been since Feb 2013 that I’ve had all the blocks, including the setting blocks, completed.  Shesh!!  All it took is a guild challenge to bring a UFO finished to the flimsy stage to our September meeting to get me sewing on them.  So here’s the design bed 😉

DWM 8-18-14I also finished my name from the letters I made taking Lynne Tyler’s workshop.  The name block that’s been on my design wall is now destined to be part of a kitchen sink quilt so I needed a new one.

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 1.25 yards (batik for Fox Sails the Greek Isle & misc)
  • Fabric out: 0.5 yard (Mountain Trails) 
  • YTD Fabric in:  113.75 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 49.5
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 64.25 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.  

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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