Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gobble Gobble

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I am so grateful for my family.  Stacy is fixing dinner for all of us this year.  So I made her a little quilt to say thank you.''

She really liked it.

I also spent yesterday pin basting Christmas Quilt #2.

The fabric I used for both the front and back is called "Autumn Lily".  The quilt in the background is a quilt I made years ago for our bed.

I'll be busy machine quilting today.  Tomorrow I'll be up early and going to Mike and Stacy's to help with Thanksgiving dinner.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.  

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, November 20, 2015

Time is running out!

I have 4 quilts that need quilting by Christmas.  One is quilted and I'm in the process of sewing the binding.

I can't show you the quilt yet.  You can see a tiny bit of it.  I wasn't sure about the backing fabric when I first bought it.  But now I love it.  I will finish the binding today.  Then I will have one down and 3 to go.

I've also been working on a Thanksgiving gift.

I can't show you this one either.  It is a gift for my son Mike and his girlfriend Stacy.  They are hosting Thanksgiving for the family.  I will share a photo next week.

To the winners of the giveaway....your patterns are in the mail.

The sun is shining, but the wind is blowing, so it's bright and cold out.  We are expecting snow this weekend.  I hope we don't get much.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Hugs, Cathy

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Giveaway Winners

The winner of the Gathering Baskets pattern is:

Gayle (The Middle Sister)

The winner of the Spencer Museum Quilt is:


Emails have been sent to the winners.

Hugs, Cathy

Sunday, November 15, 2015


You still have time to enter the giveaway.  

Leave a comment letting me know which pattern you would like.  You have until Wednesday.  I will choose 2 winners on Thursday. 

The sun is shining here and I hope to get out and go for a walk.  Enjoy your day.

Hugs, Cathy

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Better Late than Never

I know I mentioned a giveaway last month....but health issues got in the way.   Then we visited my son up north and I got involved in other things.  Enough with the excuses, right?

Well here it is.  As usual I forget what patterns I have and end up buying another and now I have 2 copies of a couple of patterns.  Your gain.

I must really love these patterns because I have 2 copies of each.  I will be gifting a pattern to 2 people. 

To enter leave a comment letting me know you are a follower and which pattern you would like to receive.  I will pick the winners next Wednesday.  Good Luck.

Each day I am feeling better and have more energy.  I prepped another block for the Old Voices quilt.  I'm also getting a couple of Christmas gift quilts ready for quilting.  I'm also testing some blocks for a magazine...can't say much more.  And am trying to clean my sewing room.  So it's good my energy levels are on the rise.

I got a new camera.  A Sony Cyber Shot.  It is very small.  I do have a bigger camera but I needed something smaller I can keep in the sewing room to take pictures of projects.  So I started playing with it.  In the corner of my living room I have an old wooden ladder.  I have some antique quilt tops hanging on it and some of my stuffed animals and dolls.

It's a little I need to practice more.

In my sewing room I came across some scraps left over from an Accuquilt project.  I need to trim them up but I put them up on my portable design board. 

I think this will make a cute Doll Quilt.

Today the sun is out and it's 52 out...with no rain in site.  I think I will try and get out and take a walk.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, October 30, 2015

Old Voices New Impressions

Another month another 4 blocks.  I did something a little different.  I added 2 blocks designed by Lori Smith.  

My Strawberry plant.  The stem fabric is black with white, green and red running through it.

The green I used is a sage green.  It looks like antique fabric.

This is the first Lori Smith block.  It represents our dog "Sammie".

This is the second Lori Smith block.  It represents Terry and Me.

All 4 together.

I put all the blocks together on the design wall.  Some months I made 4 and some 5.  Here they are all together.

I'm so glad I joined the sew along.  I am so happy with the blocks.  And I think my Lori Smith blocks go quite well with the rest.

I know I mentioned a giveaway.  I haven't forgotten.  This year hasn't been good to me.  I went to the doctors complaining of no energy.  Blood tests showed that my sugar is high and my thyroid is low.  So an adjustment in meds was called for.  Slowly getting the energy back....but very slowly.  We decided q trip north to visit my son's family would be just what I needed.  So we are here till next week.  When I get home I promise to get the giveaway posted.  I have 2 great applique patterns to give away.

Till then take care and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Country Roads

Yesterday I finished my version of "Country Roads" sew along designed by Lori of Humble Quilts.  She always chooses such fun quick projects.

I already have this hanging on my living room wall.  I only wish I had chosen a different color thread to quilt it.

Here is a photo of the back of the quilt.

This some of the fabric I won from Barb at Fun with Barb from a giveaway she had.  It worked perfect for the backing.

Be sure to check out Lori's current post.  She posted photos of some antique quilts she saw in France.  I LOVE the first quilt she showed.  I already let her know it would make a terrific sew along project.

The weather here has been on the cool and rainy side.  However, today the sun is shining and the temps are up.  I have windows open and am enjoying the day.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are enjoying the Autumn.

Hugs, Cathy