Monday, June 19, 2017

Sultry June

It's been a very hot and humid June.  We don't have central air.  However, I do have air conditioning in my bedroom and sewing room.

I've been working on some applique in the evenings and have been spending my days sewing.

I finished another 6 Vivid Grid blocks for a total of 18.  I need 30 for a quilt.


These blocks are 10".  I generally cut out the blocks ahead of time.  Then when I'm in the mood for some easy piecing the blocks are all set to start sewing.


Next up...Homestead Blocks


These are the first 6 blocks.  The blocks are from the Fat Quarter Shop's Charity Quilt sew along.  I've been making at least 20 blocks of each design.  These will be in a wedding quilt for my Grandson.


Finally we have another Christmas gift in progress.


This is a sixteen patch Camping/Beach quilt.



Here is a close of one of the blocks.  The orange has lots of trees and the lighter fabric has cars, boats, bikes and campers.

This quilt reminds me how much I miss camping.  We haven't been able to do much this year.  Hubby's parents are in their late 80's and need lots of attention and care.  He spends at least 3 days a week maybe more.  Thank goodness his brother lives with them.  

I hope you had a great weekend and are enjoying your beginning week.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Project with a Friend

In my last post I said I was starting a new applique project.  My friend Karen at Log Cabin Quilter emailed me and said she was intrigued.  You see we have found that we have very similar tastes in projects and we both have many of the same patterns.  

This project of mine started a while back I was checking out patterns on eBay and came across....




The first 7 block patterns (plus fabric) for this quilt.  I drew it up on graph paper to figure out the size of the missing blocks.  I figured when I got time I would try and design blocks to go in the spots for the missing 4 blocks.  Well low and behold while checking patterns on eBay again I came across the missing patterns.  So I decided it was time to start this one.

Now back to Karen.  When I told her I working on this quilt she said she would like to join in.  We are both big fan's of Linda Brannock.  So starting today we are going to share our blocks with everyone on the 15th and 30th of each month until we are done with all 11 blocks.  I plan on making the half square triangles every now and again but won't add them until all the blocks are done.  I hope you enjoy our journey and if you have the patterns you are welcome to join in on our fun.

Here is my Block A.


Be sure to stop by and see Karen's Block A.

Thanks for stopping by.  We'll see you on the 30th for Block B

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, June 9, 2017

A Few Finishes

I spent a few days sandwiching some small projects and getting them finished.  They will all be Christmas gifts.

First up is a Christmas Table Runner.



I made this last year but never got it quilted.  

Next are a couple of tops I just finished recently.  I showed them on my last post.


I quilted this using straight line quilting.  I really love working with batiks.


The third finished project is a Country Threads pattern.


It feels good to finally get something finished.  I have the next couple of tops lined up to finish.

I made another 6 Box in a Box blocks.


I'm now moving on to the Homestead block.  These are all blocks from the Fat Quarter Shop's Charity BOM.

I have 6 Homestead blocks and 6 Vivid Grid blocks prepped and ready to go.

I also started a new applique project.  More on that to come.

Earlier in the week we went to Metro Park to go for a walk and ran into this little fellow.


In case you are not sure what it is....it's a baby Muskrat.  It was totally oblivious to anything around it.  I guess the weeds were really delicious.

It is rather cloudy today and a hint of rain in the air.  Another good day to spend time in my sewing room.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Hugs, Cathy