Thursday, April 29, 2021

End of April

 Boy did this month fly by.  We are ending the month with April Showers.  I hope it brings May flowers.

Here are some projects I've been working on.

1.  Monthly Mini.

I really enjoyed making this one.  The flying geese are trimmings from my Ready for Spring quilt. 

2.  Celebrating Mrs. Brown.

I needed a simple block to make this month.  The original block was just too complicated.  I have no qualms about substituting blocks.  After all it is my quilt.

3.  Mrs. Lincoln's Quilt.

I'm getting excited that the end is coming.  I love all the quilts.  My friend Julie at is also making this quilt.

4.  Aunt Em's September Sun

This is a new BOW that just started.  Since Autumn is my favorite time of year I just couldn't pass this one up.

I finished up more Pat Sloan's Home Is blocks and Socialities blocks but i didn't get photos. 

The APQ UFO for May is Number 9.  That happens to be my Bringing Home the Tree Quilt.  I only have one row made and need to make an additional 3 rows.  I hope I can get this one done. 

My UFO for April was Barbara Brackman's Yankee Notions.  I did get the top put together with sashings and borders.  I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

I thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you found something you liked.

Hugs, Cathy

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Four Seasons of April

 It has certainly been a strange month so far.  We've had snow (Winter), rain (Spring), heat (Summer), and blowing winds (Fall).  And I see we are expecting snow again this month.

Well enough of the bad weather.  Let's talk quilts.  I've been working on a few projects.  Here they are.

1.  Pat Sloan's Home Is

This is a block of the week.  And the blocks are all different sizes.  If you are interested in making this quilt all the blocks can be found on her blog.

2.  Barbara Brackman's Hands All Around.

Directions are given for 8", 12" and 16" blocks.  I have chosen to make one of each.  At the end of the year I should have enough blocks for a couple of quilts.

3.  Barbara Brackman's Ladies Aid

This is block number one.  The pattern calls for 15" blocks with hearts appliqued in each corner.  I decided to make the blocks 12" and will try a different setting.

4.  Fig Tree's Strawberry Sampler Mystery

Yes you are right.  It is a new BOM I signed up for.  Thank goodness some of my other projects are at an end so I have time to do another.

5.  Lexington BOM

This BOM comes from Connecting Threads.  I love the fabrics.

6.  Quilt Doodles 2021 BOM

I still need to do the button hole stitching around this block.

7.  Ready for Spring

Top is finished and I have to figure out how to quilt it.  I love how it turned out.

8.  Shine On BOM

Just 4 - 6" blocks this month.

That's it for now.  I have to take some more photos of projects I will share at the end of the month.  I know I have lots of projects but they are usually only a few blocks each month.

I've started working on my UFO for the month.  It is Barbara Brackman's Yankee Notions quilt.  I had all the blocks made.  Today I cut and sewed the sashing.  Then I need to add 2 more borders and it will be done.

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

Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Keeping Busy

 I got my second Covid 19 vacine on Saturday.  So far no reaction.

Now to show you what I've been working on.

1.  Mrs. Brown and Annabelle decided to go on vacation this month.  Therefore I have nothing to show you.  Hopefully they will be back soon and I can play with them again.

2.  Mrs. Lincoln's Quilt

I chose to do a simpler version of the pineapple. 

3.  Ready for Spring.

These are Blocks 7 & 8.  I just got the pattern for block 9.  Then I need to make the connecting blocks and put the quilt together.

4.  Fig Tree Sparkles and Cream BOM.

Here are March's blocks.  As you can see this is a low volume fabric quilt.

5.  Shine on BOM.

Here is month 4 blocks.  It is going to be a bright and cheerful quilt.

6.  Sewcialites BOW.

Blocks 23 and 24.

7.  Pat Sloan's Home Is..

Blocks 11 and 12.

8.  UFO of the Month.

My APQ UFO for this month was a quilt called Molly.  I thought I had all the pieces cut out but when I pulled out the box I found I still needed to do some cutting.  I then knew I would not be finishing this UFO.  The blocks are 18" and I managed to make 6 blocks.  I will continue to work on this when I have a few minutes.

9.  March Mini,

My monthly mini for this month is a Jan Patek quilt kit I  purchased a while ago.  This seemed like the perfect month to work on it.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you found something you liked.

Hugs, Cathy

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Spring is in the Air

 Skies are blue and the sun is shining.  Windows are open and the air feels good.

I had a reaction to the covid shot.  A couple of days after the shot I got a headache to end all headaches.  It hurt to walk, talk, and move in any way.  This lasted for 3 days.  Then I got a stomach bug not related to the shot.  So I wasn't doing too good for almost a week.  So when I went to download photos of what I have worked on I was surprised.  I got quite a bit done.

1.  Sewcialities BOW

Block 21

Block 22

2.  My Favorite Color Is Moda.

These are months 2 and 3.  This BOM was suppose to start in January but they were missing one of the fabrics so it was delayed.  It started in February.  Then the fabric came in so they caught us up to day.  Hence 2 months worth of blocks this month.

3.  Pat Sloan's Home Is...BOW

4. Lexington BOM.

5.  Ready For Spring BOW.

Here are blocks 5 and 6 and then all the blocks so far.

6.  Hands All Around.

Blocks in order top to bottom.  8", 12" and 16".

7.  Quilt Doodles BOM

I leave you with this cutie.  Who would think that a skunk could be so cute.

Well thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are safe, healthy and enjoying some wonderful weather.

Hugs, Cathy

Sunday, February 28, 2021

February Month End

It's been a strange month.  Temps close to 0 and yesterday it was 53 degrees and gloriously sunny.  Now let's get to the photo heavy post.

1.  Celebrating Mary Brown.

 Mary, Mary, Mary.  This block had me pulling my hair out.  It's not perfect but it is done.

2.  Mrs. Lincoln's Quilt.

We are getting closer to the end.

3.  Ready For Spring BOW

Blocks 3 and 4.  5 more blocks to go and we are done.

4.  Pat Sloan's Home Is...BOW

The latest 4 blocks.

5.  Sewcialities BOW

The latest 3 blocks.

6.  Annebelle BOM.

This quilt is getting so big I have no where to lay it out.  In this picture it is on my bed.  At the top you can see the round that I just added.

Here is a closeup of this round.  These blocks go around the entire quilt.

7.  Sparkles and Cream Mystery Quilt by Fig Tree Quilts.

These blocks are 5" finished.  They are very muted.  Totally out of my comfort zone.  In the directions they said some of the combinations were hard to read but it is designed to be this way.  We will see.

8.  APQ UFO of the Month.  Derby House.

In order to finish this top I had to finish one Applique block which I did earlier in the month.  Then I had to sew all the blocks together.  And there were a ton of them.  However the setting directions were excellent.  This top was too big to put up on my design wall so I laid it out on my bed and took some photos.

I've been asked how I keep track of all my projects.  This is how I keep on track.

Each month I make a list of all the projects I am working on.  When I finish what needs to be done each month I cross it off with purple marker.  This months list is now fully covered in purple.

Now last but not least.  My Mini for the month.

This is a Quilt Doodles pattern.  I got to try out my buttonhole stitch on the new machine.

Yesterday I got my first Corona Virus vacination.  I go back in 4 weeks for the second shot.

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

Hugs, Cathy