Vicksburg Progress

Sometimes I let projects marinate. 

Sometimes there’s no specific reason except they don’t have a deadline. 

Sometimes it’s because things aren’t working out like they should. 

Such as the borders for the Vicksburg free BOM from Dawn Heese on her blog Linen Closet Quilts.

The border segments are longer than the swag applique piece.  I finally decided to applique the corner swags starting at the sewing line, leaving the “short” bit at the ends that will meet the middle swag which will be centered.  I’ll fill the gap created where the swags come together with an appliqued oval.  Here’s left hand swag (picture take on my ironing board that needs recovering) followed by a right hand swag, both of which I’ve finished this week.  I have a total of 9 swags to do, so with 4 done I only have 5 left 🙂


Happy Quilting, Cherie

Valentine’s Design Wall Monday :)

Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂  My Design wall has more of the same and something new.  I finished another piece of the Vicksburg border applique and block 7 of Barbara Brackman’s civil war BOW.   What’s new are the two plaid squares in the middle.  Check out Kate’s post here to see where I’m headed with them.   Be sure to hop over to Judy’s DWM post.

Here’s block 7 for the civil war BOW.

These are the shirts I’m using for more blocks like the green/blue ones in the middle of my design wall.  I think this quilt will be fun and should go fast.

I’ve continued to cut and sew leader/ender sytle more half square triangles for step 5 of RRCB.  There are now over 200 (each stack is 20) …… less than 400 to go!

I got a couple of other things done this weekend including cutting block 5 of Moon Glow, my UFO 2011 Challenge for Feb.  I probably won’t get it together this month as I’m still working on Jan’s block 4.  I’m hand piecing these as doing them on the machine wasn’t working out very well.  I’m keeping at them and that’s more than I can say for 2003-2010!!  I pieced the binding for the animal quilt too.

Stash Report:

  • Fabric in:  .5 (a couple of Fox tails)
  • Fabric out: .5 (binding for animal quilt)
  • YTD Fabric in:  10
  • YTD Fabric out: 5.5
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 4.5 accumulated

It’s Monday ;)

Time for Design Wall Monday!  Be sure to stop by Judy’s DWM post to check out other design walls.  I have the 4 corners and one side segment for the Vicksburg border finished.  My Stay-at-Home-Robin  (SAHR) is still up (round 8 is to applique or embroider something on it), there are two blocks from Barbara Brackman’s Civil War BOW and I’ve added a second tile block on the right side.

Here’s a close up of the 6th civil war block, Richmond, in the works.  I followed the colors on the pattern but the flicker stream shows lot’s of variations.  I like some of them better than mine but I think I’ll leave mine the way it is.  I’m pleased the stripes on the brown are all going the same direction as are the cream ones….let’s just hope I get it sewed together that way 😉

I arranged to call about my problems with Sophie (thread broke every 12 inches) so  I loaded Sophie with a practice piece and changed to a new needle.  Before calling, I decided to try and get the tension adjusted since I’d gotten it all out of whack trying to fix the thread breakage problem.   Well, wouldn’t you know it?  She’s quilting along just fine now.  Dog gone it!!  I had recently changed the needle so I didn’t think it needed a new one when I was having my problems but that’s about the only difference between last week and this one.  Anyway, since I had the practice piece loaded, I did some practicing.

I can do feathers.  Not real organized or perfectly done but, hey, they look like feathers 🙂  This week I’m going to finish the animal baby quilt and get my January 2011 UFO challenge piece quilted.  Gotta strike while Sophie is running well.

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Vicksburg 10

I completed the last of the Vicksburg BOM blocks.  I still have the border swags to applique but they should be easy and quick to do.

I didn’t show the previous block so here it is:

Here are all the applique blocks:

Since this project is on my 2011 UFO Challenge list as number 4a, it should get to the flimsy stage this year 😉

Happy Quilting,  Cherie