Monday-Design Wall Time

It’s Monday and time for Design Wall Monday 🙂  I finished some of those red string blocks I’ve been sewing for who knows what 🙂

Check out Judy’s DWM post here.  I’ve also gotten out the Topsy Turvy Nine Patch from forever ago (started at the Oct 3, 2009 workshop).  All it needs are the borders added….and they are pieced already!  I’m not sure they are pieced correctly because they don’t seem to fit any of the sides.  I need to re-read the directions and see what’s up.  It would be nice to finish this one up finally!


Stash Report:

  • Fabric in:  1.5 yards (a couple more Goodwill items cut up and in the stash)
  • Fabric out: 0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in: 15.5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 7 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 8.5 yards

Happy Quilting, Cherie  

Design Wall :)

I’ve got something new going on on my design wall!   Wow, lousy picture, I need a better lighting setup for DWM pictures 🙁   Check out Judy’s Design Wall Monday post for other DWM posts.

Here are my November First Saturday blocks:

I’ve sewn all the units from steps 1 & 2 of Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll (RRCB) and started working on the borders for Topsy Turvy Nine Patch (finally)!!

RRCB Step 1 above

RRCB Step 2 and TTNP above

I laid out my Technicolor Yawn blocks to decide if I want to add any kind of a border to it.  I’m leaning towards a 2″ red inner border followed by two rows of scrappy squares.

Casper “helping” me with the layout…..

I finished the 5th step for the Stay-at-home-robin (SAHR).


Stash Report –

  • Added:  9.5  (finished cutting up those shirts)
  • Cumulative Added:  146.5 yds
  • Used:  0
  • Cumulative Used:  50.25 yds
  • Net Out/(In):   (96.25 yds)


Topsy Turvy Nine Patch Repaired

I like blogging as it is a record of what I’ve accomplished (or not accomplished) and that I can reference previous projects.  Now I have another reason to like my blog…..friends will notice when you’ve got something messed up!  Thanks Darlene for pointing out my problem with the 4th row of my TTNP in yesterdays photo!  I’ve taken the offending blocks apart and here it is fixed 🙂

Design Wall

I’m back from the quilt retreat in Shipshewana, IN and it was wonderful.  The accommodations were terrific, I met some fun & fabulous quilters, ruined my stash report shopped at some nice fabric shops, ate some delicious meals and had the opportunity to get to know my traveling companions, Karen & Judy, a lot better.  Couldn’t have asked for better fellow travelers!!  Alas, I was having such a good time, my camera never saw the light of day so no pictures 🙁

I’m layering on my design wall again so you can see a bit of the Crumb quilt peaking out…..but on top is the Topsy Turvy Nine Patch I finished putting together at the retreat.   I just have to say, I really DON’T like paper piecing and only the half rectangle units were paper pieced!!

This is a Judy Laquidara pattern that I started at a workshop with her last Oct!  I have the pieces cut and the strips sewn for the borders so it won’t take me long to finally finish this one.  You can check out the pattern and projects other quilters are working on at Judy’s Design Wall Monday post here.

I’ve joined Ginger Monkey’s scrap quilt-a-long and I’ve got three A blocks done so far……only 15 more to go!  I have quite a few block A parts sewn up and haven’t run out of 2 1/2″ squares yet but I’ll need more for the B blocks I’m sure!

Design Wall Monday :)

I sewed the background strips to my TTNP blocks so that’s what’s on my design wall.  I have to make more copies of the paper piecing templates before I can continue and wouldn’t you know I forgot to bring the pattern?  Maybe tomorrow.  Check out Judy’s blog to see what others have on their design walls!


I quilted a bit this weekend and Sophie continues to be her wonderful self.  My free motion quilting needs way more practice though!!

I made some binding on the bias and thought what the heck, I’ll just cut up the whole piece of fabric to avoid having big triangle pieces left over.   Big left over big triangles pieces aren’t easy to work with later and they don’t fold well either!  Think I made at least 3 times more than I needed, lol……here are the left overs!!

D Binding