DWM & Send Snow

It’s the first Design Wall Monday in December and I’ve got new blocks on the wall 😉  I made 11 RRCB string blocks (only 49 more to go), finished the 8th Vicksburg applique block and completed step 5 of the stay-at-home-robin.

Be sure to stop by Judy’s DWM post for links to other DWM blog postings 🙂  Oh and one more thing…..while removing the phone book pages I used as foundations for the string pieced blocks,  I realized I was making bedding for my worm bin!!  How’s that for recycling?   Use the pages for quilting and then for worm bedding which gets made into worm castings to be used in the garden 🙂  You can see the phone book bits in with my regular shredded newspaper.


While trying to get better pictures for my blog I took some pictures of the finches out my window.

This second picture captured a finch just as it was landing.   These little guys were getting the seeds that fall from our sweet gum tree and that white stuff?  That is all the snow we’ve gotten.  That’s all.  Family in Pittsburgh has snow, family in Rockford has snow….I want SNOW!!!  Enough snow to make one of these:




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 BOM? Crazy Right?

Dawn at Linen Closet Quilts is offering another free BOM, Folk Art Tribute.   This BOM will have different sized blocks…one will be 12″ x 48″!!  Since I can’t resist folk art, I might just have to join in on this block of the month.  Not sure how I can justify a new one since I haven’t finished the Vicksburg BOM yet.  But look I’ve competed 7 (okay, I CAN count & there are only 6 pictures below……only 6 months were applique blocks….one of the months was 4 pieced blocks) of them…..only 3 more to go!



Design Wall Time :)

It’s just another manic Monday, oh woe…….The Bangles Manic Monday is running through my head.  Which makes it seem like I’m in a melancholy mood and you might think I have nothing new for Design Wall Monday.  Not so!

I finished the blocks for the Steelers quilt (the Penguins and Pirates don’t have any licensed fabric on the market right now so it’s just a Steelers quilt) and I’m happy with the way they’ve turned out.   After I took the picture I realized two of the blocks are upside down.   I’ll make sure to have them all right side up when I add the sashing 😉

The flowers are still growing although I think I’ll cut the green fabric so I can start adding the “path” to them.

The navy version of the Pinwheel Party quilt is all together except for the final border.  I’m pretty happy with the way it’s turned out although you can’t tell from this horrible picture.  I’ll have to enlist a helper to get a better photo.

Last, Dawn at Linen Closet Quilts has given the final directions for her FREE Vicksburg BOM.  I can’t wait to get caught up on this one……those swags will be fun to stitch!

PS.  Lori, no, there’s no stash report.  I’m not telling how much of the flower fabric I bought….at least until I can count some out going stash!! VBG