Saturday, June 15, 2019


I had a really bad night last night.  Dog woke me up at 3:00am and I didn't get back to sleep until 7:00am.  So needless to say I was dragging but all day.  I just realized what the date is.  Time to show the next Dearest Boy block.

She's not perfect bu she's done.  And I might say it's an accomplishment to have finished it.  The instructions are lacking and I needed to figure a lot of it on my own.

Hoping to have a better day tomorrow.

Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Some Finishes

I'm working on finishing some previous UFO's.  So far this is what I finished.

I finished the Bears Paw quilt top.  Sorry the photo is blurry.  I'm not sure if I like the border or not.  Hubby picked the fabric out.

This close up gives a better view of the border fabric and the bear and tree applique.

Next I finished the block of week "Flower Bouquet" by Pat Sloan.

This turned out to be much larger than I thought.  I am so happy with the way it turned out.  

I'm working on another Pat Sloan BOM called Out of this World.

I'm using a text background and batiks.  This is block 6.

Here are my Cheddarback blocks.  I love how this is turning out.

Come back on the 15th for my version of the next Dearest Boy block.

Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are always welcome.

Hugs, Cathy

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Dearest Boy

It's not perfect but I actually finished block 6A before I left for up north.

It's a little lopsided but I still like it.

Be sure to stop by the blogs of KarenJulie, and Carole to see what they are up to.

My UFO for this month is a Bear's Paw quilt.  

As you can see I didn't get it finished and it won't be finished by the end of the month.  I decided I'm not going to pick a new UFO for June.  Instead I am going to get some previous UFO's finished.

I want to finish this quilt, then finish up my Flower Bouquet and work on the Front Porch quilt.  I found a replacement block for the bike block.

In July I am starting on a new quilt with partner in crime...Karen.  

BTW.  We had a great time up north.  My granddaughter's Graduation party was lots of fun.  Afterward the family got together for pizza and a bonfire.

My grand kids in order, Alecia holding my granddog Bear, Cassidy, Brian and the Grad Ashley.

Hubby, Terry, Ashley, Me, Cassidy, Brian and Alecia.  It was good to see everyone and to spend some time together.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Dearest Boy and more

Time is flying.  I can't believe after this reveal we will be starting the last row of our Dearest Boy quilt.  I am ready to get this quilt done.

 This month's block is the strawberry block.  I didn't do the flowers...I'm just really busy.  But I think it looks fine.

I've got such a busy second half of the month so I'm not sure if I will get the next block finished or not.

My Upper Peninsula Granddaughter Ashley (the hockey player) is graduating from High School.  She is having a graduation party on the 25th and we will be going up early and coming home after Memorial Day.  So not sure if I will get the next block finished.

Be sure to stop by Karen's , Julie's and Carole's Blogs to see what they have done.

I also worked on my Cheddarback quilt blocks.

 Here are this months blocks.

Here are all the blocks sewn together.  I am really loving this quilt.

Next we have the May block for Pat Sloan's BOM Out of This World.

I haven't worked with Batiks in a while and I like how the blocks are turning out.

Another of Pat Sloan's quilt alongs...Flower Bouquet.  This on is a block a week.  I just got the pattern for the last block section so I can finish this quilt up.  Here is Block 19.

Well thank you for stopping by.  I hope you are enjoying some beautiful weather like we are.  Today I met my daughter at a park near her work and we walked on her lunch hour.  It's been quite a while since I have walked due to bad weather and I felt every step.  But it was great to get out and spend some time with her.

Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Dearest Boy and More

I've go too much stress in my life to add more stress through quilting.  Quilting calms my stress.  So when it came to this month's Dearest Boy block I had to do something different.

I chose an eight pointed block.

Speaking of stress...  This month's UFO, Jan Patek's Front Porch quilt is an epic fail.  I now remember why I put this project up.

I had previously made all the blocks except for the upper right block with the boat and whales and the bike block.

 I finished the Whale block....

I love the whales.  When it came to the bike block I realized this is why I had put this project up in the first place.  3 times I tried to make this block and 3 times I failed.  So this UFO is going back up on the shelf.  I'll try again another time.

I've chosen my UFO for May.

I'm going to make a few changes but otherwise I really love this quilt.

I have 5 blocks made, and I need another 7.  Since it is pieced I should have no problem finishing up this UFO.

Here's an update on my Sally Post blocks.

I now have 20 blocks made.  16 to go.  I work on this in my leisure and it's coming along nicely.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have found something you liked.

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, April 26, 2019

A Few Projects

I got a few projects done.

First up is a couple of Sally Post blocks.  Blocks 19 and 20.

 A little late but here is my Sprouts block for Barbara Brackman's Hospital Sketches.

I love this block.  Now to prep the next block.

Here is the next block for Pat Sloan's "Flower Bouquet" Block of the Week.

Only a few more weeks to go and this will be a quilt.

I participated in Lori at Humble Quilts Doll Quilt Swap.

Here is the quilt I sent.

I liked it so much I think I need to make myself one.

Here is the quilt I received from Lora Congdon.

It looks a little wonky in the photo.  I love the Repro fabrics she used.

She also sent me this little Easter Chick.  It is so sweet.  She also sent me a quilters best friend....Chocolate.

The quilt in my header is a quilt I made during a class with Gwen Marston.  I learned so much from her in that class.  I loved that she gave you permission to enjoy quilting.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check back at the end of the month for the next Dearest Boy block.

Hugs, Cathy

Monday, April 15, 2019

Dearest Boy, Sally Post and a Flower Bouquet

It's that time of the month when we reveal the next Dearest Boy block.  I think that we all agree that this month's block is difficult.  How difficult you ask?  So difficult that I did a different block.

If you look at the photo of the quilt this months block is seen under the cow.  The block is called oak tree and we were to make 2 of them.  I want to enjoy quilting and this block wasn't going to do it for me.

Here are the blocks I made.  Pine trees.

Not the most beautiful of blocks but I like them.

Be sure to stop by Karen'sJulie's and Carole's blogs to see what they came up with.

I finished another Sally Post block.

This is block 19 of 36.  Too many blocks needed to make to be able to finish this quilt in a month.  So whenever I have a little extra time.  I haven't trimmed this block yet.

Wednesday Pat Sloan posted the next block for her Flower Bouquet Block of the Week.

This week there were 2 blocks.  This completes the bottom left of the quilt and we are now three quarters of the way done.

And the final project I leave you with is my March/April Mini quilt.  I call it March/April because I don't think I will have time to make a mini this month.

I think this is my favorite mini/doll quilt I have made to date.

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

Hugs, Cathy