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

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


What’s This?

I snapped a couple of shots of the things on my family room sewing table.  I made these units, using my stash of thrifted shirts, at my scrap club last Saturday:

And started working on these this week:

These couldn’t possibly be new projects, could they?  Because I certainly DO NOT need anymore projects going on!!