Monday Monday

It’s design wall Monday and Judy sewed this week!!  Click over to her DWM post to check it out 😉  I still have odds and ends on my wall:

DWM 7-11-16The blues are for a project I’m working on….next I’ll slice them and move the bits around before sewing them together.  Probably the last I’ll share of them until the finished piece is shown in October.

BluesI have three doll quilts ready to quilt.  I’m going to use my featherweight with a walking foot and add some hand quilting with perle cotton.  Maybe some nice red X’s on this one.

Doll Quilt 1Maybe some pink hearts on this one.

Doll Quilt 3.2And perhaps some more X’s on this one in medium pink. 

Doll Quilt 2.2Happy Quilting!

4th of July, 2016

Happy 4th of July!  We went to Fair St Louis and captured these images. 

The main entrance to the Art Museum.

Art MuseumThis one was taken from Art Hill looking out over the Grand Basin.

Fair St LouisWe went to the St Louis Art Museum’s Self-Taught Genius exhibit and saw this quilt…..very inspiring.

Freedom QuiltNothing new on the design wall however, I do have a quilt top to show.  I’m thinking about borders….not sure what I’ll do for them yet.  The working title is Star Gazing.

Star GazingLinking with Judy’s Design Wall Monday 🙂

RSC HSTs

Acronyms, don’t you love ’em?  I’m caught up on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge broken dishes blocks.  

DWM 6-27-16I finished up the April green blocks so they’ve joined May & June’s blocks on the design wall.  I did a little calculating and if I want to make a queen/king size from these blocks with no borders, it will take approx 3 1/2 years at 4 blocks a month sooooo…….instead of two combos, I selected four, making a total of 8 blocks.  I’m not sure about the large plaids….what do you think?

RSC 16 Apr Green 4RSC 16 Apr Green 1RSC 16 Apr Green 3RSC 16 Apr Green 2Linking up with Judy’s Design Wall Monday…..for the second time this month 😉

Design Wall Monday Finally

Yep, still here, still sewing, still impatient with slow internet 🙁  Hard to have the blogging mojo when the photo editor takes 2 mins to load/refresh/save.  I’ve been told I need to be more patient, not happening so far!

There’s a real mishmash on the design wall right now.  Linking up to Judy’s Design Wall Monday for the first time in months!

DWM 6-13-16Here’s my pole Barn from Julie’s Build-a-Barn blog hop:

Pole Barn BlockHere’s a couple blocks for the First Saturday program:

FS Alt Jun 16FS Alt TestThe block on the bottom is a test alternate block.  Jan, who blogs at The Colorful Fabriholic, created EQ drawings showing the the First Sat block layouts with the original alternate block design and with an alternate, alternate block I was thinking about doing, you know, for an alternative 😉  I’m cracking myself up this morning!  Thanks, Jan 🙂  Here’s the original block layout with 4 bars on the side of the alt block:

QF - Standard VersionAnd here is the three bar alternate block in the layout: 

QF - Cherie's VersionHaving three bars means you won’t have to line up a seam with the star point on the main block.  Turns out, I really, really like this change as it makes the whole thing not quite so busy. 

Happy Quilting,

Cherie