DWM and Blog Post 501

I didn’t notice at the time but my last blog entry was my 500th post.  Goodness, who knew I’d keep up with a blog….not me certainly.  It helps to track of information, like where to find the Bapron pattern 🙂 and how many projects I’ve worked on/finished (which are not the same thing) 😉  Design Wall Mondays, hosted by Judy at Patchwork Times, have been great at keeping me sewing, even if it’s one block, just to have something new to show.   It’s also given me the itch to make room for a larger design wall!  Click here to see Judy’s DWM post and check out what other quilters are working on. 

My wall has the new Grandmother’s Choice block, New Jersey: Suffrage Pioneer, the 5th block of her BOTW.

……and a 36 patch block……I’ve been wanting to make a quilt from 36 patch blocks ever since seeing Crazy Mom’s QAL in 2011.   How many will I make????

The Grandmother’s Choice block from week 4, Kansas Sunflower, is now in progress:

Hey, I didn’t say much progress, just some progress 😉 

I managed to get the backing for the Scrap Vomit quilt done and I made the binding too.  The top was finished quite a while ago using these blocks. 

Which is why I used red & black for the binding.

I used up some larger pieces of fabrics for the backing and I think it will look fine once it’s quilted……another terrible photo 🙁


So that brings us to the stash report…….


Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  1 yards (GW jumper)
  • Fabric out: 7.5 yards (scrap backing and binding)
  • YTD Fabric in: 117.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 66 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 51.5 yards and only 3 months left this year to get to my publicly stated goal of no more than 25 net in for 2012, YIKES.

Happy Quilting, Cherie


Design Mat Monday

It’s design wall Monday again but for me, it’s design cutting mat 🙂  Hop on over to Judy’s DWM blog post to find some other projects in the works.

These are the 4 patches I’ve been making as leader/enders while working on this:

Boy, is that a bad photo…..the one blow showing the borders I’m adding is truer to the actual colors.  The back will be a pale yellow Minky.  

This is June and to keep up with my donate or purchase one AAQI quilt a month, I’ve looked over my sewing room to get inspired.  Here is one of the tile blocks I appliqued awhile back.  I think all it needs is binding and it’s ready register.  Believe it or not, I even have a name for this one 😉


Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  0 yards
  • Fabric out: 0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in: 97 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 27.75 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 69.25 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

May Monday

We are having some wonderful weather here in St Louis.  Absolutely gorgeous.  This week, I have a few new blocks on my design wall, including including blocks for a new leader/ender project 😉  Be sure to check out Judy’s DWM post here.

I finished up the alternate First Saturday block.

I made “Grapes of Wrath“, block number 50 of Barbara Brackman’s civil war BOW from 2011.  Since I’ve decided to use the medallion setting and only need the original 53 blocks, I only have 5 more blocks to finish, yea!!!

Lastly, I’ve been sewing these 9 patches as my leader/enders with an eye to making some Hot Crossed 9-Patches inspired by the Block Lotto April 2012 block.  I’m using reclaimed shirt fabric but haven’t decided what fabric to use for the “cross” part.  I’ll be sewing the frame pieces leader/ender as well 🙂


Stash Report –

  • Fabric in:  0 yards
  • Fabric out: 4.5 yards (gifted, and, yes, it counts!)
  • YTD Fabric in: 93.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 26 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 67.5 yards (down from last week, woo hoo!)

 Happy Quilting, Cherie


Vicksburg is Coming Together!

After discovering the setting triangles for my Vicksburg quilt were cut wrong and thinking it would be hard to find some fabric to replace them with, it turns out it wasn’t bad at all 🙂  Here’s my design wall with half of Vicksburg sewn together.  Woo hoo!!!!   Turns out I had purchased another piece of the Moda Apple Cider print I ended up using for the borders so I had enough to use for the setting triangles.  I’ve made this applique quilt completely from stash fabric 🙂  

While sewing the Vicksburg top together, I managed to get all the red string blocks started leader/ender style.  They are looking good 🙂

We went to the Quilted Fox First Saturday and I used my 30% off all Fox Tails to purchase some fun pieces to add to my stash.

Additions to my stash include the shirts I’ve cut up.  These are women’s shirts and pajama bottoms so there aren’t as many good sized pieces as you’d get from men’s shirts, but I love the variety 🙂

Stash Report:

  • Fabric in:  6 yards
  • Fabric out: 0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in: 6 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 0 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 6 yards

Happy Quilting, Cherie    

Aug 8 Design Wall

It’s Design Wall Monday.  Hop over to Judy’s DWM post to check out all the links 🙂

My design wall looks the same as last week so today I’m having design ironing board Monday 😉

These 2 1/2″ crumb blocks keep stacking up as I sew them leader/ender style while sewing on more civil war BOW blocks.

I’m working on the applique star on this one so forgive all the threads. 

I’ve also got another nursing cover in the works as well.  My daughter selected the fabrics and gave me some modifications to the tutorial which includes using “D” rings rather than Velcro for the straps.  Suits me just fine as I don’t enjoy sewing down Velcro.  She’s also asked that the length of boning be about 2/3 of the pattern length.

A went with a couple of fellow quilters (hi Darlene & Marilyn) to the Goodwill Clearance center last week.  In a surprisingly short amount of time I managed to gather up 18 pounds of goodies 🙂  One of which was a 3,000 piece puzzle!?!?!?!  I bought some more sheets for making rugs and these:

Marilyn spied the wonderful gold shirt.  One of us, and it obviously wasn’t me, only purchased one item.  Of course the one item was a silk shirt is a  lovely green color which could just very well be the start of a silk collection for quilting.  Delores Keaton entered the most fabulous silk quilt in our Quintessential 2009 quilt show (it was also in the AQS Paducah 2010 quilt show) so I can see the attraction 🙂  All in all we had a great time and we all found something we were happy to bring home.


Stash Report:

  • Fabric in:  1.5  yards (I’ve cut up one of the GW shirts)
  • Fabric out: 0.5 yards (Water Works SAHR top & back) 
  • YTD Fabric in: 137 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 49 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 88 yards accumulated  Now more than half way through the year and I’d better finish a few things FAST and, yes, I know I could stop buying GW shirts but it’s just way too much fun and I am still working on a broader variety of colors.

Happy Quilting, Cherie