Design Wall & AAQI Update

I usually use Picnik to edit my photos but for some reason it’s not loading today so my pictures are worse than normal! Edited:  Pictures have been improved slightly now that Picnik is back up. Here’s my design wall.  Are you getting tired of the Pinwheel Party blocks yet???  This is such a fun quilt (in my case it’s quilts).  I’m only behind by one block and I have the half square triangles sewn for them already so there’s a chance I can catch up 🙂  Only 5 more weeks to go!  I had to remove the orange background set from the wall as there isn’t enough room for them all.

Here’s the latest orange background pinwheel block:

And how wonderful to pop over to the AAQI Priority Quilt auction and see that my quilt made the front page!!!


More Paducah and Finished Blocks

Here are my traveling companions at Paducah 🙂  We had a great trip, thanks Darlene & Darlene!

A couple of folks spotted us in a local TV news bit which was fun to hear about…..and we spotted Quilter Man on his Segway!  Notice the tape measure and rotary cutter hanging from his tool belt?!?!

I completed block 6 for the Pinwheel Party quilt for both the navy and orange versions and block 7 in orange.

I also finally finished another of the Folk Art Sampler blocks from Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol 12 No12 & 13 from 2007.   I now have 5 of the 9 blocks completed……mmmm started in 2007, half way done in 2010, blocks should be finished sometime in 2013.


DWM & Fun!

Yep, still the same stuff on the design wall.  Check out the progress other quilters have made at Judy’s Design Wall Monday post.  I have made progress on the Pinwheel Party blocks:

The pieces are cut and marked for the next two blocks for both the navy and orange quilts 😉

We took a visit up north to Rockford, the land of all-you-can-stuff-scrap-bags, and I finished the binding on the second Scrappy Mountain Majesties quilt (pattern via Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville website) on the way.


At the Quilter’s General Store my SIL worked her magic, filling two scrap bags with all these wonderful, yummy fabrics.  She is amazing, rolling and folding all the pieces I give her and getting the bags tight as sausages, woo hoo!   The majority of them are Jo Morton’s!!


I also picked up several other pieces of Jo Morton fabrics and a spool of hand quilting thread…..sweet!

While leads us to the stash report which I HAVE to post as my SIL and Lori will be watching for it and reporting any discrepancies ;(

Stash Report

  • Added:  ~5     Cumulative Added:  61.5 yds
  • Used:  0         Cumulative Used:  15 yds
  • Net Out/(In):   (46.5 yds)  


First April DWM

You can see what other quilts have on their design walls by checking out Judy’s DWM post.  My wall hasn’t changed since last week:

I did accomplish a few sewing related things however.  I got the pinwheel parts for the 5th Pinwheel Party block,

added the rest of the cherries and started the leaves on the 5th Vicksburg block

and bought a new book that is fabulous…..oh, and bought a couple of Fox Tails 😉

Stash Report

  • Added:  .5     Cumulative Added:  56.5 yds
  • Used:  0         Cumulative Used:  15 yds
  • Net Out/(In):   (41.5 yds)