It’s a Red, White & Blue Monday

It’s Design Wall Monday and the theme of this post, by pure coincidence, is Red, White & Blue.  I cut the fabrics for my First Saturday blocks and a couple Civil War blocks.  For this civil war block, I used one of the fabrics I received from Vicki… soon as I saw the blue fabric with stars, I knew it was perfect for the flag block!

My design wall has more red string blocks.  All of the blocks are sewn but I didn’t trim the rest of them because Bonnie pointed out on her blog that it was double work to trim them square them up, cut them in half and then trim the triangles again, duh 🙂  I’ll work on getting the triangles cut later. 

On Saturday we went to the parade in downtown St Louis to honor the Iraq veterans home. 

Stash Report:

  • Fabric in:  2.5 yards (a couple of shirts from my husband’s closet cut up and in the stash)
  • Fabric out: 0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in: 18 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 7 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 11 yards

Happy Quilting, Cherie 


Yes, Bapron as in baby apron 🙂  I found a tutorial to make this Bapron on Ucreate.  It was easy to follow.  I made one for Lily Bean and forgot to take a picture before it was put in the box to send…….so here is the lovely Lily modeling the Bapron 🙂  

Because the Bapron has arm holes, it stays in place better than a bib and doesn’t Lily look adorable? 

Monday’s Wall

It’s Monday Design Wall time 🙂  Click over to Judy’s DWM post here to catch what other quilters have on their design walls.  I’m still working on the SAHR quilting…….I’m just showing the new stuff 😉  It’s coming along but not fast enough!!

Have you seen Jo’s  Crumb-a-long?  I’ve added her button to my blog in case you’d like to click over to her “Jo’s Country Junction” blog and get the details!

And totally not quilt related, here’s a picture of what was in our basement yesterday.  Unlike the one from several years ago, I was not the one to find it, thank goodness!


Sock Monkey

Our friend Terri from Oklahoma was visiting St Louis so we got together for the first time in years.  We had a great time 🙂  Terri gave me flowers, the roses are blooming out so nicely, and us a bottle of wine.  Check out the wonderful wine wrap….it’s a sock monkey!!  Isn’t it GREAT???  It’s too funny…I love it.

The bits in front are size 12 pearl cotton for quilting my SAHR top and two packs of grab bag wool pieces.  These goodies came from Piece-O-Cake and I can’t wait to start using them.