Post 299 & DWM :)

This post #299 for quiltedjonquil and it’s a Design Wall Monday post 🙂  Click over to Judy’s Design Wall Monday post to enjoy what other quilters are working on.   My wall doesn’t have anything new this week and I’ll be gone next week 🙁

I did sew the blue plaid binding on the Recycled Cabins quilt….only have to hand sew the binding down and I’ll have a finish soon.

And here’s my stash report….I picked up two tail ends at The Quilted Fox Saturday and got the thrifted shirts & skirt cut up.

Stash Report:

  • Added:  2.5    Cumulative Added:  111 yds
  • Used:  0            Cumulative Used:  38.75 yds
  • Net Out/(In):   (42.75 yds)

Thrifting :)

I stopped at a thrift store today because they are having a Labor Day sale and I had some time.  Glad I did because look what I snagged 🙂

The great gold is an XXL shirt, the red stripe is a great shirting (see below) and the pink/green print is a cotton skirt so I’ll get some nice large pieces.  The stripe shirt on the right isn’t for my fabric stash…it’s a Liz non-iron shirt for me…for $1.50, nice!

And last, here’s a picture of the pieced blocks for the Vicksburg FREE BOM to complete the pictures from my last post 😉

Have a great Labor Day weekend.


Another Design Wall Monday.  Go to Judy’s DWM post for links to other DWM posts.  Here’s my design wall.  Yes, the half hexies are hiding behind the Downy Touch of Comfort quilt.  I was too busy bonding with Sophie to get the rows sewn together 😉

I quilted this it with free style flowers and I’m pleased with the way it turned out.

I  also finished the log cabin quilting and a second Downy quilt.

Here’s the finished tile block.  I had lots of fun working on this and have another one started.  It will be awhile before I work on a third one as I have another Vicksburg FREE BOM ready to applique.

I continued working on the half square triangles for the Pinwheel Party sashing.  I hope to have the pinwheels for at least one of the quilts done by this weekend by working a bit each day.   I’m quilting one more Downy top tonight and then maybe one other charity quilt before I load up another one of my quilts.

Quilting & Kitties

Here’s a shot of the quilting I’m doing on the log cabin quilt.  Don’t inspect too close as I’m an amateur but still in all I’m pretty happy with it.

A while back a gray striped cat adopted us and we named her Rail.  Mind we really didn’t want another cat but she needed a home as she was dumped, along with her kittens on our street.  Our neighbors, the husband which is allergic to cats, took a liking to her as she would join them on walks with their dog…..the cat has a lot of dog traits.  Over time they discovered that as long as the husband washed his hands after touching Rail, he didn’t suffer allergic reactions to her.   So a little over a year later, they officially adopted Miss Rail kitty with the understanding we would provide cat sitting services when they are away.  With that set up, here’s a picture of Miss Rail making herself quite at home in our house this week while her parents are away.

This quilt is perfect for napping

She is a cute little thing.  Of course I have to include some gratuitous pictures of the resident cats or suffer the cold shoulder from one or both them.

What quilt block???

I got off the quilt block so she'd better leave me alone!

It' soooo hot!

And I tried auditioning some fabric for alternate blocks for another 9-patch quilt but I’m not loving it.  What do you think?