Fun Things

It’s mine, it’s all mine 🙂  It is Kristin Shields‘ Iris Dreams I quilt….AAQI Priority quilt #11,083.  It arrived this weekend and it has a spot on the wall in my office at work.  

And speaking of AAQI, the auction ended yesterday and there were 6, yes 6, quilts that sold for more than my pick for the highest bid quilt.  One of them was Rosy Dawn which was my favorite but here’s the highest bid winner, Log Cabin Sampler by Audrey Arno selling for $195.  Audrey has made 371 Priority quilts for AAQI and raised over $23,000!!  Isn’t that amazing?

And look at the wonderful LS (little surprise) I received from a friend at work.  Aren’t these spools colorful?  I love them!

Design Wall Catch Up

Wow, it’s been long while since I’ve had a DWM post, or any post for that matter.  Be sure to hop over to Judy’s blog post here to see great projects posted from other quilters. Here’s my design wall from a couple of weeks ago…..nothing’s changed.

I do however, get to show a finished project this week, woo hoo!!!!  This is the First Saturday series from The Quilted Fox titled “Asian Surprise” and it includes both the main and alternate blocks.  I quilted it on Sophie and am pretty happy with the way it turned out.  Good thing, because it’s a wedding gift 😉


I tried paper piecing a few 4″ blocks.  They are pretty darned cute.

I sewed the binding on my AAQI Priority quilt….and have since finished it.  Now to get it registered.

We went on another treasure hunt at the Goodwill Clearance Center and I have my haul all washed, cut up and ready to use.

And while I was looking for shirts to re-purpose, check out the great treasures I snagged for Lily’s dress up box.  Tap shoes, beaded belt and sparkly necklace!!

And here’s a cute quilt picture, don’t you think?  Simontacchi is just too funny…….


Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  7.5 yards (GW Shirts)
  • Fabric out: 0.5 yards (Asian Surprise binding)
  • YTD Fabric in: 106 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 31.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 74.5 yards, uh oh…..

Happy Quilting, Cherie

AAQI June Auction & Traveling Panties

How’s that for a post title?  LOL  The AAQI June auction started today and here’s my pick for the big money quilt, 9618 titled Fans:

This is one of Martha Wolfersberger’s and I’m not betting against her quilt this month!  She has a second one in the auction, 9620, Posies, and I was torn between the two of them.

And doesn’t this one make you laugh?  It’s called Stash Envy #9656 by Christina Crouch and I love it!

Two others that were in contention are Tuscan Countryside #9720 by Paula Dean and Red Robin #9796 by Marijke Op den Camp who resides in The Netherlands. 


Which quilt do you think will raise the most money this month? 

Now on to the Traveling Panties……Ami Simms, the founder of AAQI, has a spring offering to dye your undies and become part of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties.  You can see last year’s announcement here.  I think I received this year’s announcement via an email and I was ready….I’d already purchased a package of new undies in anticipation of this spring ritual 🙂  Check ’em out!!!  This year’s dye job is the best ever!!  Don’t they remind you of dyed Easter eggs?


Happy Quilting, Cherie

Design Wall and Other Stuff

Happy Monday 🙂  Judy’s Design Wall Monday post always provides loads of inspiration so be sure to check it out.  Here’s my wall, with two new civil war BOTW blocks and the May First Saturday block ready to go.

Barbara Brackman’s civil war block-of-the-week (BOTW) blocks #47 Dixie Tea & #52 Christmas Star.

May’s First Saturday block.

Check out the fun stuff I received for my birthday last week.  A flower margarita bouquet, an AAQI Priority quilt and a Lava Lamp.  Remember the Lava Lamp?  Too fun!!

Lastly, check out the cool thing we did this weekend.  Curling lessons!  FUN!!!

Daffodils, Jonquils, Oh My!

I have a great fondness for daffodils.  Their short bloom period is part of what makes them so special and signals the change from winter to spring.  They need little care, multiply prolifically and make great cut flowers……all wonderful reasons to love the daffodil.  Here are a few of the spots in our yard that have daffodils:

Can you see Casper watching me from the garage 😉

The photo above is the strip between the houses where tiger lily’s grow as well as volunteer trees which I cover with cans to keep them from sending out side shoots.  Just explaining what the rusty cans are doing here… can’t see them when the lily’s come up.