DWM – A Finish and a New Addition

The brown/white thrifted shirt log cabin quilt, Going Up, is almost finished.  Woo hoo!!  Just hand sewing the binding and a label remain to be done.  So this is my design wall for DWM 🙂          Going UpSome more pictures, including the backing, which used shirt backs.  You’ll see Harley, our dog, approves 🙂

Going Up 2Going Up wHarleyGoing Up 1Going Up BackingNow for the new addition……to my sewing machine family!!  A guild member said she was looking to give her Elna sewing machine to a good home.  Was I interested?  Why, but of course I was!  Please meet Super Glenda, an Elna Supermatic with her metal carrying case folded out to a platform that is flush with the bed of the lean, green, Swiss machine 🙂   Thank you, Glenda for this wonderful addition to my sewing family.  I love her already.

Glenda 1Glenda 2Glenda 4Glenda 3Here’s the tag that was included along with a booklet.

Glenda TagGlenda booklet 1Glenda Booklet 2~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 0 yards
  • Fabric out:  0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in:  121.5yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 70.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 51 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Light Blue

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for November is light blue.  For the first time in many months, I’m actually sewing with the month’s color 😉  The light blue bar blocks are finished!  Check out the RSC link up here.

RSC14 Lt Blue Bar Blocks

I had a huge bag of collars, cuffs and plackets from deboning thrifted shirts.  I just finished ironing, trimming and sorting them into the string boxes and so the light blue strings were almost all shirt plaids and stripes.  I’ve got the scrap string base for the wonky churn dash together too. 

RSC14 Lt Blue

Fall on My Design Wall

While I played catch up with the first Saturday alternate blocks, I sewed up the October blocks too.  Check out Judy’s DWM link up.

DWM 10-13-14Alternate blocks for Aug, Sept & Oct.

FS Aug Alt 1FS Sept AltFS Oct AltAnd the Oct main block 🙂

FS Oct MainI finished sewing the backing for the brown log cabin top from the backs of the shirts I used in the quilt……and it’s ready to load onto the quilting machine.  

Log Cabin BackingAnd that means I have stash out!


Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 0 yards
  • Fabric out:  5 yards (Brown log cabin backing) 
  • YTD Fabric in:  118 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 69,5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 48.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie




I went on a three day sewing retreat with friends and we had a blast!  I received advice to take blocks to sew into tops at retreats because there’s lots of space and it doesn’t take the concentration that cutting or sewing blocks needs so you can really enjoy yourself.  Wonderful advice…I brought finished blocks for three projects and fabric for a center panel for a round robin (of a sort) that needs to be mailed Feb 12.  I’m happy I finished all three tops 🙂 Brown log cabins, First Saturday quilt (Fox Visits Provence) and Pinwheel Party (a free BOM offerered by Twiddletails in 2010!!!).

Brown Log CabinsFox Visits ProvencePinwheel Party I just have to add handles to these baskets on my design wall and then decide which one I’ll use for the round robin.  I’m linking up with Judy’s design wall Monday post. 

DWM 2-4-14On our way we shopped and some fabric jumped into my arms 😀 

Dixon PurchasesThen I received a truly wonderful gift, this box of civil war fabrics and blocks.  I was in heaven…..truly a treasure trove and I can’t wait to work on this UFO.  I’ll have to pay this one forward for sure!

Wonderful Gift~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Stash Report:

  •  Fabric in: 10 yards (Red, civil war print and neutral pieces)
  • Fabric out: 16.5 yards (Pinwheel Party in orange, brown log cabins & the Fox Visits Provence First Saturday project)
  • YTD Fabric in:  30.25 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 30.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): (0.25) yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Brown Log Cabin Quilt

So I needed to decide the layout for the brown log cabin blocks.  These are made with thrifted shirt fabrics. 

Brown LogCabin BlocksI’ve made a barn raising layout before:

Recylced CabinsRecycled Cabins August 2010

I thought about a fields and furrows layout but the chevron layout won the day.

Log Cabins SymmeticalSymmetrical Chevron layout

What if I made it asymmetrical?  

Asymmetic Log CabinsAsymmetrical Chevron layout

Oh, I like that.  So here is the brown log cabin asymmetrical quilt top with the vertical rows webbed together.  All that’s needed is to sew the rows to each other and I’ll have a flimsy 🙂  I’m piecing the backing from the leftover shirt pieces so it will take a bit more sewing time before I’m ready to quilt this.

Brown Log Cabins

Happy Quilting, Cherie