Saturday, March 23, 2019

Sunny Weather

But I'm not keeping my fingers crossed.  Yesterday we had snow and hail.  Today beautiful sunshine.  Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

Here's the next 2 blocks for Pat Sloan's Flower Bouquet BOW.

 Here is Block 10.  It is called Cutting Grass. 

Block 11 is called Marigold.  With the fabrics I'm using there is no way it's going to look like a Marigold.

Since I finished the top for my March UFO early I prepped up a block for my Sally Post quilt.

This is block 15.  I plan on getting at least one more block finished before the end of the month.

Be sure to stop back on the 30th for the next Dearest Boy block.  I really love this one.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, March 15, 2019

Dearest Boy and More

Boy this month is flying by.  It is time to share the next block in our Dearest Boy journey.

This block gave me fits.  It is wonky but I'm happy with it.  I really need to start working on the center cow block.  I keep putting it off because it is a large block.

Please be sure to stop by Karen'sJulie's and Carole's Blogs to see their versions.

I'm excited to say that I got my March UFO finished.  It is a Sugar Club BOM from 2016.  I started out with 6 blocks.  I finished sewing the top together this morning.  I'm going to see if I can get it quilted this month.

For the most part the fabrics are low volume.  Not what I'm used to.

I made the next Sprouts block for Barbara Brackman's Hospital Sketches.

The sprouts fit better in my time available.  Although I really wan to eventually make the larger blocks.

On a final note my grandson Brian and his wife Jess finally got to go on a honeymoon.  The flew into Paris and left the next day to Morocco.

They booked a camel riding tour.  They are having a blast.

Enjoying the sites....Today they leave for Greece.  I love the sense of adventure these two kids have.  They are the best.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you found something of interest.

Hugs, Cathy

Saturday, March 9, 2019


I've been plugging away on my list of projects.

1.  I now have 9 blocks done for my March UFO.  I started out with 6 blocks.           I'm holding off showing my progress till the top is completed.

2.  Flower Bouquet Block of the Week by Pat Sloan.

This is the first 2 sections.  So I'm half way done.

3.  I just finished the next Dearest Boy block.  This one was difficult.  I will be         posting a photo on the 15th of the month.

4.  I couldn't help my self.  I started a new project.  Sentimental Stitches has a       new "Free"  BOM called "Cheddar back".

 Gay has written the directions from the quilt above that is in her collection.  She has posted the first months blocks on her blog and also has a facebook page dedicated to the quilt.  Here are my blocks.

5.  I have a finish.

This was actually finished last month but I forgot to post a photo.  I did random vertical lines.  It has been washed and dried and is cuddly crinkled.  And it was gifted to hubby.  He loves it.

Now I need to work on a few more projects. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Monday, March 4, 2019

Change of Plans

I had originally planned on working on my Sally Post Blocks as my March UFO.  However, I have so much going on right now that I need something to work on that I should be able to finish this month.

So my March UFO is now the 2016 Sugar Block Club BOM.

The blocks are 12" and there are a total of 12 blocks.  I am using a line by Robyn Pandolph.  One of my daughters said she really liked the fabrics so if it gets finished it will be a gift for her.

I finished another 2 blocks for Pat Sloan's Flower Bouquet Block of the week.  These finish at 12".

Just a note....the background fabrics are the same color.  But they look totally different depending on the time a day they are photographed.

This is the block for March for Pat Sloan's Out of the World BOM.  This block is 16" finished.  This month I need to make 4 identical blocks.  They will be the 4 corners of the quilt.

My ongoing projects that are keeping me busy are Dearest Boy, Sprouts BOM, and this month starts Sentimental Stitches "Cheddarback" BOM.  Needless to say that is why I am going for an easier UFO.

The weather is still very cold with occasional snow.  This gives me another excuse to stay in my sewing room.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you find something to your liking.

Hugs, Cathy

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Dearest Boy

This short month has thrown me off.  I totally forgot that we were revealing the next block today.

We were given templates to make this block.  I decided to paper piece the block instead.  

I love this block.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to stop by Karen'sJulie's and Carole's Blogs to see what they have been up to.

Hugs, Cathy

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Busy Busy

It's a finish...well a finished top.  My UFO for the month of February is Sentimental Stitches "Simple Summer Sampler".

 The original quilt had the blocks sewn on point.  There was a total of 50 blocks.  I decided to sew my blocks together with sashing and corner stones.  As you can see above I could barely fit 5 rows on my design wall.  I ended up using 49 blocks.  The blocks are set seven across and seven down.

I don't have any where to show you the full size of the quilt.  Here it is layed out on my bed.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Here is my mini quilt for February.  I believe it is a pattern that Temecula Quilts offered for free.

 I'm joining Wendy for both the monthly mini's and the Pam Buda book sew along.  I ended up sewing my little quilt "Emma" to a little hanger.

Here is my UFO for March.  It is the Sally Post quilt.  I have 14 blocks made and need an additional 22.  It will be interesting to see if I can get this one finished.

Here is my almost finish.  I finished quilting this yesterday.  I used random straight line quilting.  I trimmed it up this morning and plan on binding it today.  It feels good to finally have a finish.

I appreciate you stopping by and any comments you might leave.

Hugs, Cathy

Sunday, February 17, 2019

An Update

Lots of bad weather and a lot of sewing being done.

I started the Barbara Brackman new BOM "Hospital Sketches".  However since I'm already working on too many projects I opted on doing the smaller version of the blocks called "Sprouts".

Very doable with the time I have available.  Cute too!.

My UFO for February is my "Simple Summer Sampler" by Sentimental Stitches.  I started out needing to make an additional 33 blocks.  I'm happy to say I only have 5 blocks left to make.  Hopefully I will have a quilt top by the end of the month.

I couldn't get all the blocks together at once on my design wall so I had to take 2 photos.  5 blocks to go and I can start assembling the quilt.

I finally got the red border done on my Folk Flowers quilt.

I'm not in a rush to finish this one.  The next border will be the same fabric as the applique blocks and will have vines, flowers and birds appliqued.

Next up is Pat Sloan's "Flower Bouquet" BOW.  A new block pattern is given every Wednesday for 20 weeks.

I didn't realize when I started working on this that I am using the same fabrics in my "Simple Summer Sampler".  However I am using the same background fabric in all of the Flower Bouquet blocks.

And finally the second block in Pat Sloan's "Out of this World" BOM

I'm using batiks and a background fabric with writing on it.

So you can see with the snow, sleet and winds I've had plenty of time to get some sewing done.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed my projects.

Hugs, Cathy