Monday, April 2, 2012


I had the flu and it really kicked my butt.  I don't think I have ever felt that bad.  I came down with it on Wed. the 21st and didn't crawl out of bed until the 28th.  Yesterday was the first day I had been out of the house.  I have been feeling better but weak.  My get up and go got up and went.  But I feel fantastic today.  This is why I haven't posted anything for a while.

Just before I got sick I did some fabric shopping....

Remember this?  It is my Jubilee Quilt.  Well that little piece of fabric is all I had and it wasn't enough to finish my quilt.  Monday, the 19th, my husband and I drove up to Port Huron and checked out some fabric shops trying to find more.  We went to Sew Elegant and Mary Maxim's.  No luck.  Then we went to a new shop in St. Clair.  Again no luck.  We decided to go to Marine City to visit the in laws.  There just happens to be a quilt shop there.  Guess what?

Yep....she had it.  In January her roof leaked on about 100 bolts of fabric.  She took it home and washed it and brought it back to the shop.  She sold me 10 yards at $4.00 a yard.  Glad she washed I don't have to.  So soon I can continue to work on my quilt.

A while back I watched a video at the Missouri Star Quilt Co. about making a hexagon quilt using 5" charm squares. 

You fold the charm square in half and line up the ruler.  Trim and cut in half.  This method goes really quickly.

Here is what I have done so far.  Not sure if it will be a table runner or a wall hanging.

Have you been working on the Temecula Quilt Co. Blessings quilt.  I managed to finish the last of my blocks yesterday.

They are so adorable.  Now I have to pick out the rest of the fabrics so I can finish.  I recently bought the Kindle Fire and love it.  I brought up the page for this quilt.  It was so easy to read the instructions and not having to bring my lap top into my sewing room.

I finally finished the top for the latest Scrap Squad quilt.  I was hoping to have the quilting finished but then I got the flu.  So it will have to wait till next week.

We leave Wednesday to go to the Upper Peninsula to visit my son Pat, his wife Courtney and my granddaughter Ashley.  It will be nice to spend Easter with them.  So I will MIA again for about a week. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and are able to spend it with family and friends.

Hugs, Cathy


Janet O. said...

What a lucky find for your Jubilee quilt! Prewashed and everything. Even a bargain price. Couldn't ask for more (except maybe to have found it before visiting all those other shops).
That is a slick trick on the hexagons. Have to try it sometime.
Oh, the baskets are very cute! It has been a fun Quilt-a-long!

Impera_Magna said...

Sorry to hear the mean ole flu bug caught you.... but very glad you're feeling MUCH better now!

How cool you found the exact fabric you wanted... prewashed AND on sale!

Cheryl said...

Glad you are feeling better and found your fabric! Love your Blessings quilt.

Betty Lou said...

That nasty flu bug and really kick you in the *****; glad you are feeling better now. Looks like you are getting back into the sewing room.

Rosa said...

It`s nice hear you are better.

The baskets are lovely and your blessing quilt is fantastic.

Doniene said...

I can so relate about the flu! I've never had anything hit me so hard!! But so glad you are feeling better! Is Ashley the granddaughter that plays hockey? Tell her hi for me! Is she participating in any other sports? Keep me up to date!

Lovely fabric! So glad you got such a great deal!!

The baskets are super cute! I've resisted so far - but then got some fabric that will make such cute baskets - but Alas I need to work on other projects!

Have a great Easter Holiday!

Allie said...

Well I'm glad you posted, I was just thinking about you last night and was going to send your search and rescue. Glad you're feeling better!

I think I need a trip to Sew Elegant, and Mary Maxim's. And maybe Powers Diner while I'm at it, lol. Glad you finally found your fabric, that is awesome! And what a great price.

Love your blocks, enjoy your trip to the UP - safe travels!

Mama Pea said...

I am so happy you are feeling better! That first block is so beautiful. I have that half hexagon ruler and want to play with it. I just haven't had time to do so yet!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, you poor thing, Glad to hear you are on the mend.
I have been making the basket blocks. I have one more to make and then the setting. I hope to do it this weekend.

libbyquilter said...

that half hexagon ruler for the 5 inch squares looks like it would be really handy~!!~
i could see it making up some really cute baby and childrens quilts . . . i'll have to look into i guess.