Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Back to Blogging

I've been so busy I haven't had time to blog.

I do have some quilty pictures to show you and then I'll show you what else I have been up to.

 These are the August Bee Blocks.  I only had to make one set to mail off to the August Queen.

 Remember I won a shopping spree at the Raspberry Rabbits.  Well I took the Christmas tree pattern with me and got the tree finished.

I think it turned out  pretty darn good.  I just need to trim it and then add the pieced border.

I was reading my favorite blogs a few weeks ago and one of them was Don't Call Me Betsy.  She had designed a quilt called "Color My World".  It was published in Quiltmaker Magazine and she now has the pattern for sale.  You can see it on her blog.  Here is her version.

Here is my version.

I just need to make 2 more blocks.  I'm hopping to get them made today.  My quilt will be approx. 50" x 50".  

I entered a few giveaways and actually won 2 of them.

The first was from Kyle of Timeless Reflections.

I've seen these domes before and thought they were complicated.  But I tried it and it is really easy to use.  Since I love hand quilting it is nice to know I can pre-thread needles and place them in the dome and keep them close by.

My second win was from Mary at Sea Quilts.  She designs quilt with a Beachy feel to them.

 I plan on starting this after I finish Color my World.

A couple of weeks ago we went to a Cider Mill with my daughter and her family.

  We picked apples, tomatoes and green peppers.  It was a beautiful day.  That is my lovely daughter.

Then the hot weather came and I wilted.  Didn't even feel like quilting...I know that is terrible.  So we decided to go camping.

Here is our campsite.  We were lucky that this one was pretty big.

This is one of the small lakes there.  Hubby went fishing there and Sammie took an unexpected

Speaking of Sammie...She loves camping.  So many squirrels, birds and other dogs to bark at.  And ooooh the new smells.

Well I guess I've pulled on your ear enough for one day.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy


Doniene said...

Lovely projects and such a nice time with family!! Yeah for you!!


Allie said...

Hi Cathy! I love your bee blocks and your quilt, I like your version much better....congrats on your wins, I'm going to go see Mary, I love anything to do with the sea [fresh or salt!]. Your day at the cider mill looks so fun!!! And I know what you mean about wilting, wow that was unexpected, wasn't it? As was the freezing weather that followed, lol. Sammie is so cute!!!

libbyquilter said...

love your version of "Color My World"~!
looks like you had a wonderful place to relax/wilt at. sometimes one just needs to rest and take in the scenery.


libbyquilter said...

p.s. Sammie is a cutey~!

Patti said...

I love the thread domes. I've been using them since I saw them at a retreat in the 1990's. I have 5 just for applique - labeled with the thread colors in each. Another for embroidery threads used on applique quilts. I have an empty one also - I've been thinking I need to use it for quilting thread.

Carrie P. said...

your bee blocks sure are pretty.
And I love your blue blocks. such a neat pattern.
Oh, I envy you camping. Looks like a very nice place.