Sunday, July 21, 2013


This summer is flying by.  We have been so busy that I haven't had time to much sewing.

First we went camping with my son and his girlfriend.  Then we went up north to visit my other son and his family.  Spent a little time at home.  Then we went camping with our daughters.  Home for a little bit.  And I just spent a week watching my granddaughters while my 2 daughters, their husbands, my grandson and his girlfriend went to  Las Vegas.  They flew out of Vegas just after that storm hit.

In between I did get a little bit of sewing done.

Here are some of the blocks I made to send out for the Japanese X Block swap I am in.

I have received some more blocks and will post another picture of all the blocks soon.

I showed you this quilt before.  It is the quilt I sent to my Small Quilt exchange partner Carole.

This is the quilt Carole sent me.  I love all the different buttons she put on the quilt.  It looks like an antique doll quilt.

I've been slowly working on my Lori and Randy Quilt Along quilt.

The Center Block

The First Border

The Second Border

Next I'm going to add another black border and then a 6" applique border.   Hopefully I can get this done before our next adventure....Oh I forgot we are going to Shipshewana on Wednesday....Okay before the adventure after that...Lol.

Since Terry retired we seem to be on the go all the time.  But I am trying to make time to get some sewing done.  I have so many quilts I want to make and so little time.

I will try and post more often.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have been having a wonderful summer.

Hugs, Cathy


Sharon said...

These x and plus blocks are so great! Would be fun in a whole quilt

donna said...

Your blocks look great. Both quilts look great. What a wonderful swap. I am so loving your applique blocks.

Allie said...

Cathy, I'm so glad you're enjoying your summer, it's so short that we HAVE to take advantage, lol! Your blocks look wonderful, and I love that little quilt. The QAL quilt is just gorgeous.

Betty Lou said...

Sounds like a busy summer with family making memories. Looks like you were still able to get some sewing done.

libbyquilter said...

i love seeing the photos of your QAL coming along. each new addition totally changes it.

both small quilts are wonderful.


Janet O. said...

I am loving your version of Lori's SAL.
Lucky you, going to Shipshewana! Enjoy! : )

Bonnie said...

I Great inspiration today.

Sinta Renee said...

I love your X & + blocks Cathy. Your other little quilt is getting bigger quickly! Is that a L Smith pattern. Cute!!!

Carrie P. said...

love your new header.
yes, summer is flying by.
Love those blocks. a very neat design.
both little quilts are very nice.
Your SAL quilt is looking good.