Storage and Strings

Here are updated pics of the bunk bed sewing table after the mattresses were removed.  Look at all the space :) 

Most of the puzzles there are from the Goodwill Clearance center, score!

See the large boxes?  One is empty so there’s even more space than it appears.  Woo hoo!  See the Vicksburg quilt laid out and ready to sew?  Well, it’s not ready.  The setting triangles were not cut right and there isn’t enough fabric left to cut more which means I have to decide on different fabric.  It was hard enough deciding on the fabric for the borders!

I’ve continued to have fun sewing red strings.  They aren’t going as fast as the blue strings……perhaps because they are larger?

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Last 2011 DWM Post

Wow, I can hardly believe this is our last 2011 Design Wall Monday post.  I’ve benefited from these posts in so many ways, first the encouragement they give me to have something to share on Mondays, second the inspiration from seeing what other quilters are working on and third meeting new blog friends.  Hop over to Judy’s DWM post here to enjoy more DWM posts. 

My design wall is the same as last week but I’ll bet I’m not the only one who hasn’t had much sewing time ;) 


But look what’s sitting next to my sewing machine……..and what’s on my ironing board!


I had a few minutes for some mindless sewing…..it’s an excellent way to relax….very theraputic.  Just random mindless sewing………nothing at all to do with this!

Stash Report – No change……be on the look out for a final 2011 Stash report on New Year’s Eve day!

  • Fabric in:  0 yards
  • Fabric out: 0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in: 168 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 86.75 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 81.25 yards accumulated

Happy Quilting, Cherie 

T’was the Monday Before Christmas….

…..when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for a mouse……. sewing blue strings ;)

Of course these are just random 3 1/2″ blue strings and have nothing to do with this because I’m not allowed to start a new project, right?

Here’s what’s on my design wall:

I settled on a fabric for the sashing for the Vicksburg quilt.  I think it will give me the look I want.  I’ll use the blue fabric from the border swags for the corner stones.  I didn’t buy any new fabric for this quilt, pulling everything from my stash.   Now that the blue strings are sewn and trimmed, I plan to start putting this top together and then starting on Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll.  Can’t wait.

Stash report:  

No change from previous with my year-to-date net stash in standing at 81.25 yards.   

 

Happy Monday

It’s Design Wall Monday time :)  Be sure to hop over to Judy’s DWM post and check out all the links.  I’ve finished a few more of the swag blocks for the Vicksburg quilt…..only TWO more left to sew!!

I’m excited about getting this quilt finished…..the only decision left is what fabric to use for sashing and that shouldn’t hold me up, right?

I made bags this weekend for a couple of Christmas presents and I think they turned out pretty cute.  This one isn’t fully packed yet but you get the idea :)

 

Also this weekend I cut up some phone book pages and started chain piecing some string blocks…..that does not have anything to do with Bonnie Hunter’s new mystery quilt Orca Bay.  I’m not allowed to start a new project at this time, so these little 3 1/2″ blue string blocks have nothing do to with a mystery.  Nope, nothing.  Just wanted to have some mindless sewing time while catching up on movies :)  It’s so therapeutic to just grab strings and sew.

Stash Report – No change from last week :)

  • Fabric in:  0 yards
  • Fabric out: 0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in: 168 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 86.75 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 81.25 yards accumulated

Happy Quilting, Cherie

December Design Wall Time

I can’t believe it’s the 5th of December already.  So many things to do and so little time **sigh**.  I haven’t had much time to sew but I managed to get block 48, West Virginia, from the Civil War BOM finished. 

I took the Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll blocks off my design wall in order to start arranging them on my big table for when I sew the top together, woo hoo!  Since I’m almost done with the appliqued swags, I threw up a few of the Vicksburg blocks to get a feel for the quilt.  What do you think?  I think I need a bigger design wall!!  And my math on the last post must have been the “new” math because there is a total of 12 swags, not 9.  I have completed 7 and now have 5 left.

 

Stash Report – No change from last week :)

  • Fabric in:  0 yards
  • Fabric out: 0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in: 168 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 86.75 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 81.25 yards accumulated

Happy Quilting, Cherie