Monday, August 1, 2011

Playing Catch Up Again and AAQI Auction

Before I start showing my recent projects I want to remind you today starts the AAQI Auction.  As you know I have been making quilts for AAQI.    They recently sold this quilt I made, HUGS AND KISSES.

This quilt was dedicated to my Cousin Jack.  I recently found out that the quilt was bought by his daughter Judy.  It made me cry.  Anyway...I just wanted to remind you about the auction.  So either make a quilt or buy a quilt.  It is truly a worthy cause.

I took hand applique projects with me on vacation and never got a thing done.  And now that I'm home the heat and humidity has been horrible.  And as you know Cathy don't do heat and humidity.  I turn beet red and am soaking wet all the time.

But ha ha....I do have air conditioning in the bedroom and my sewing room is directly across from it.  So I put a sheet up in the hallway opened both doors and put a fan in between.  I must say it worked.  My sewing room is now air conditioned (at least until I get the next electric bill, lol)  Necessity is the mother of invention.

Now to Quilty stuff.

I made these 2 blocks for the 15 minute play BOM.  I'm having so much fun making fabric, cutting it up and making blocks.  2 down and 2 to go.

I made 2 more Floribunda blocks.  That makes a total of 12. 

Here are 2 of the latest Barbara Brackman CW blocks. 

I signed up for a quilt-a-long called "Follow your Bliss"  with Sarah V. at SewJoy.  Her blog is on my side bar.  Of course this started the first day of my vacation so I am playing catch up again.  Looking forward to making a sweet quilt to hang on my sewing room wall.

That's it for show.  Now for tell.  I've got the background block for July's Bunny Hill BOM and have all the pieces prepped to start appliqueing.  I have the directions printed out for the current Barbara Brackman CW block and printed up the rotary cutting directions for the August EQ BOM.  So I will be busy today. (In my nice air conditioned sewing room)

Wishing you a quilty day, not too hot and not too humid.

Hugs, Cathy


Janet O. said...

You are a busy woman and I need a nap just reading about all the projects you are juggling!
Love your Floribunda blocks--want to see all 12 together!

Linda said...

Gorgeous blocks and another great AAQI quilt!

Impera Magna said...

How wonderful your niece bought the AAQI quilt you dedicated to her father.... *sniffle*

I, too, have succumbed to the Floribunda quilt craze... will be starting that shortly. *lol*

Sarah Vanderburgh said...

Cathy, you've been busy making great blocks. Love your churn dashes! Your Joyful Girl is sweet!! I have been avoiding the Florabunda quilt, but I do have it printed out:)

Allie said...

Whatever works! I couldn't sew without a/c in here....nope, not a stitch. Glad you got it worked out, girl! Your blocks are really wonderful, I especially love the churn dash blocks!

Betty Lou said...

You have been a busy girl. Your new quilt along sound like fun.

Lori said...

What a precious quilt for AAQI. I love your projects. All so different and fun!!

Em said...

I love that you put HUGS in your AAQI quilt, it is your signature word and when I hear it I think of you!!! You have been sewing up a storm and I love seeing all the different styles depending on the concept you are playing with! Love to you and WOW oh WOW! Em

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh how sweet is hugs and kisses! And how touching that his daughter bought it! THAT is wonderful!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Love the Hugs and Kisses you give all over your blog, but this AAQI one is extra special and reading about it made me want to cry! Love happy endings especially when life is filled with sad challenges! Hugs to "the quilter and the quilt buyer" :)