Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dearest Boy

Block 1A

I will not lie.  This was not an easy block.  It gave me nightmares..really!  I would wake up in the middle of the night and worry about getting this block done.

I got a sneak peak at Karen's block.  I thought she was sending me a photo of the original block.  She's good.

I've emailed Julie and she felt the block was hard too.  Needless to say I can't wait to see her block.

Without further ado here is my humble block.



I did a simpler version.  I also used blue instead of red.  I'm happy with the results and once finished I had a really good nights sleep.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, May 11, 2018

I'm So Excited

We are half way done with "Sweet Land of Liberty".



Here is Month 5.



Month 4 and 5 sewn together.



All the parts sewn together.   I so love this quilt.

I can't wait to see what everyone else has done.

Hugs, Cathy

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Churn Dash Santas

I finished another Christmas Quilt top.


It's a wild quilt top.  Now I need to get in gear and this one quilted.  

I've also been busily working on "Sweet Land of Liberty".  I am so in love with this project.

I'll be back on the 15th with the first block of the "Dearest Boy" quilt.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, May 4, 2018

A Small Finish

I made this little Jan Patek quilt a while ago.  I finally decided to machine quilt it.


I did cross hatch quilting.  I have so many quilts to finish I figured I better start getting some of them done.


Next I did another block for my Red and Green quilt.


This is an ongoing project.  I'm in no hurry to finish...seeing I've been working on for 2 years...lol.

I finished all the blocks for my second Christmas quilt.  I plan on sewing the top together later today.

I'm working on the first block for the "Dearest Boy".  It is probably the hardest block I've ever made.  I had nightmares about this block.  Hopefully, I can get it done.  What a pain this block is.  The rest of the blocks look to be a lot easier.  Wish me luck.

Lori at Humble Quilts has posted the blocks to make for month 5 of the "Sweet Land of Liberty" quilt.  So it's going to be a sewing marathon here at Big Lake Quilts.

Well, we had 3 days of hot weather.  Now we are having a couple of days of rainy weather.  We go from one extreme to the other here in Michigan.

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

Hugs, Cathy

Monday, April 30, 2018

A Finish and a Beginning

The finish is "Early American Life".  Karen and I have finished our blocks for this quilt.  I have been putting the quilt together as we worked along.  Here are the final blocks and my finished top.


 Here is block 12.  Once I finished this block I added it to row 3.




 I'm really happy with my choice of fabrics for the sashing and corner stones.



Block 13


Block 14


 Block 15


 Block 16


 And here is my finished quilt top.  I bought this fabric online and was thrilled with how well it went with all the blocks.

It has been such a joy working with Karen on this quilt.  She kept me on point.  Each month it was a surprise to see how her blocks turned out.  This has been the third quilt I have made working with Karen.  I enjoyed it so much that we have chosen our next quilt to work on.

Our next project is "Dearest Boy".



This quilt is going to take a bit longer to make.  Besides the triangle top and bottom border it has 32 10" blocks and the center block is 20".

We will be another partner in crime.  Julie K will be joining in on the fun.  As in the past we will be posting blocks on the 15th and 30th of each month.  I hope you stop by to see our progress.

In case you are wondering.  The quilt behind the book is the Gwennie Medallion Round Robin quilt I made with Lori at Humble quilts.  I just got a new quilt frame (an Ulmer frame) and I'm finally starting to hand quilt it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy



Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Sun is Shinning

It's a wonderful site to see.  It has been so rainy and gloomy so the sunshine is a welcome change.


Sunday was my Granddaughter-to-Be's wedding shower.  My daughter did such a great job getting this shower together.


Jess loved the quilt.  She wrapped herself up in the quilt like a cocoon and slept with it that night.


I finished this month's Antebellum Album.  I will show you all the blocks so far.



Block 4


Block 3


Block 2


Block 1

I love all the blocks so far.  Can't wait to see what's next.


I've also been working on the blocks for the Temecula Quilt Co. 1800 Sampler blocks.  Here's what I have so far.


I'm not sure how long this sew along is.  But these 4" blocks have been fun to make.


I want to thank everyone for the their kind words and prayers over the loss of my Mother-in-Law.  They were very much appreciated.

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, April 20, 2018

Sad News

My dear sweet Mother-in-Law, Jean Buel, passed away this morning.  She had been in lots of pain.  She is now pain free and in a better place.  She was 90 years old.

Thank you to everyone who had us in their prayers.

Cathy