Scraps, Stash & Fun

I have a couple of new blocks on my design wall and am linking up with Judy’s DWM post.

DWM 3-16-15Including this fun and funky churn dash/hole in the barn door/monkey wrench block:

Fun and FunkyAnd this sample flag block from Alycia Quilts for QOV:

Alycia Quilts QOV Flag BlockI have a flimsy too 🙂  This is STYX, a quilt top made from RSC14  blocks.  I’ve been intending this for a baby quilt for a co-worker but SOME people have insisted that I should NOT give this one away…..it’s special, they say 🙂

RSC STIX Quilt TopIt must be special because I bought two black & white and one green fabric to finish it.  Couldn’t be made with fabric I already have now, could it?  No, it just wasn’t haven’t that, it needed new fabric!  So that fabric along with this thrifted stash enhancement means….fabric in.  But a flimsy finish means fabric out 🙂 

Thirfted Stash

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 8.5 yards
  • Fabric out:  2.5 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in:  24.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 24 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 0.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Spring is Around the Corner

The sun is shining, the snow is almost gone and the robins and red winged blackbirds are back, woo hoo!  The only thing on my design wall is my First Sat block which I finished Friday night, just in the nick of time 😉  There’s lot’s to see on Judy’s design wall Monday link up so check it out here

DWM 3-9-15Feb FS MainA few friends & I will be heading out for a few days for what has become an annual quilt retreat.  I’ve packed up my RSC blocks hoping to figure out sashing and borders and for my leader/enders, I’m taking along my RSC15 half square triangles.  The color for March is yellow.  What do you think of these?

RSC YellowThere was no change in the stash report.

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 0 yards
  • Fabric out:  0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in:  16 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 21.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): (5.5) yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

 

 

Back to Work Monday

It’s been a fun week with a wonderful 4 day weekend ending with 6 plus inches of SNOW 🙂  They were only forecasting 1-3″ so what a wonderful surprise to wake up to a thick blanket of snow!!!! 

We had our guild’s annual fabric swap and I snagged a couple of large pieces.  Carolyn brought two huge bags of scraps and boy, oh boy, did we have a blast digging through them.  I spent Thursday petting, ironing, trimming and folding the scraps into my stash….it was heaven 🙂

Scrap Swap Loot

I also spent some time quilting on Sophie, loading my red string quilt which is one of my finish goals as part of the 2015 Finish-Along. 

Red String QuiltingI spent some more time cleaning up my sewing room and unearthed some liberate churn dash blocks that never got finished from the 2014 RSC.  So I’m getting them done and on the design wall.

DWM 3-2-15I’m linking up with Judy’s DWM post.,,,..go check it out.

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: ~4 yards (guild fabric swap)
  • Fabric out:  0 yards 
  • YTD Fabric in:  16 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 21.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): (5.5) yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

   

Deep Freeze Monday

Boy, oh boy, it’s cold outside!!  Good days for staying in the warm house and sewing, right?  When I was cutting the bias binding strips for the raffle quilt, I cut the remaining fabric to have a stash of binding ready to go for later 🙂  I got it sewed and ironed…….

400 Binding…..and then I starting checking out sashing possibilities for these RSC blocks on my design wall. Check out Judy’s DWM post here for all the wonderful things hanging out on design walls everywhere 🙂

DWM 2-13-15RSC SashingsI’m leaning towards the one second from the left but I haven’t finished frisking my stash yet so I might yet find something else.

Our guilds annual fabric swap meeting is tomorrow night so while I was digging in my stash, I culled out some fabrics that have hung out at my house for too long.  I’m counting it as stash out.  If I bring home any, I’ll count it in next week 😉

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 2 yards (thrifted shirts)
  • Fabric out:  8.5 yards (more solids sent to DD)
  • YTD Fabric in:  12 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 21.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): (9.5) yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Beautiful Weekend

With a weekend of 70 degree weather here in St Louis, we got out and enjoyed it at the zoo after First Saturday at The Quilted Fox.  It was a beautiful day, perfect really.  So new on the design wall are the January First Sat blocks.  Be sure to stop by Judy’s DWM post for more good stuff.

DWM 2-9-15 FS Jan Alt FS Jan Main

Jan, at The Colorful Fabriholic, has the first 6 months blocks on her design wall….looking good 🙂

Our guild directs a quilt show every other year that hangs in the University City Public Library for a whole month.  It’s nice because it’s free and available to the public during library hours.  Anyway, to help support the quilt show expenses (including prize money) we make a raffle quilt.  Sandy finished quilting it and, wow, does it look good.  Here are some close ups 🙂

Dazzling in Red 1 Dazzling in Red 2I’ve prepared 400″ of binding so you’ll find me in a binding marathon this week 😉  The RSC blocks will have to wait until next week.

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 3 yards (thrifted shirts)
  • Fabric out:  4.5 yards (more solids sent to DD)
  • YTD Fabric in:  10 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 13 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): (3) yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie