Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Dearest Boy and more

Time is flying.  I can't believe after this reveal we will be starting the last row of our Dearest Boy quilt.  I am ready to get this quilt done.



 This month's block is the strawberry block.  I didn't do the flowers...I'm just really busy.  But I think it looks fine.

I've got such a busy second half of the month so I'm not sure if I will get the next block finished or not.

My Upper Peninsula Granddaughter Ashley (the hockey player) is graduating from High School.  She is having a graduation party on the 25th and we will be going up early and coming home after Memorial Day.  So not sure if I will get the next block finished.

Be sure to stop by Karen's , Julie's and Carole's Blogs to see what they have done.


I also worked on my Cheddarback quilt blocks.




 Here are this months blocks.




Here are all the blocks sewn together.  I am really loving this quilt.


Next we have the May block for Pat Sloan's BOM Out of This World.



I haven't worked with Batiks in a while and I like how the blocks are turning out.


Another of Pat Sloan's quilt alongs...Flower Bouquet.  This on is a block a week.  I just got the pattern for the last block section so I can finish this quilt up.  Here is Block 19.



Well thank you for stopping by.  I hope you are enjoying some beautiful weather like we are.  Today I met my daughter at a park near her work and we walked on her lunch hour.  It's been quite a while since I have walked due to bad weather and I felt every step.  But it was great to get out and spend some time with her.

Hugs, Cathy


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Dearest Boy and More

I've go too much stress in my life to add more stress through quilting.  Quilting calms my stress.  So when it came to this month's Dearest Boy block I had to do something different.

I chose an eight pointed block.



Speaking of stress...  This month's UFO, Jan Patek's Front Porch quilt is an epic fail.  I now remember why I put this project up.

I had previously made all the blocks except for the upper right block with the boat and whales and the bike block.


 I finished the Whale block....



I love the whales.  When it came to the bike block I realized this is why I had put this project up in the first place.  3 times I tried to make this block and 3 times I failed.  So this UFO is going back up on the shelf.  I'll try again another time.


I've chosen my UFO for May.



I'm going to make a few changes but otherwise I really love this quilt.




I have 5 blocks made, and I need another 7.  Since it is pieced I should have no problem finishing up this UFO.


Here's an update on my Sally Post blocks.



I now have 20 blocks made.  16 to go.  I work on this in my leisure and it's coming along nicely.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have found something you liked.


Hugs, Cathy

Friday, April 26, 2019

A Few Projects

I got a few projects done.

First up is a couple of Sally Post blocks.  Blocks 19 and 20.






 A little late but here is my Sprouts block for Barbara Brackman's Hospital Sketches.



I love this block.  Now to prep the next block.


Here is the next block for Pat Sloan's "Flower Bouquet" Block of the Week.





Only a few more weeks to go and this will be a quilt.


I participated in Lori at Humble Quilts Doll Quilt Swap.

Here is the quilt I sent.



I liked it so much I think I need to make myself one.

Here is the quilt I received from Lora Congdon.



It looks a little wonky in the photo.  I love the Repro fabrics she used.



She also sent me this little Easter Chick.  It is so sweet.  She also sent me a quilters best friend....Chocolate.

The quilt in my header is a quilt I made during a class with Gwen Marston.  I learned so much from her in that class.  I loved that she gave you permission to enjoy quilting.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check back at the end of the month for the next Dearest Boy block.


Hugs, Cathy

Monday, April 15, 2019

Dearest Boy, Sally Post and a Flower Bouquet

It's that time of the month when we reveal the next Dearest Boy block.  I think that we all agree that this month's block is difficult.  How difficult you ask?  So difficult that I did a different block.




If you look at the photo of the quilt this months block is seen under the cow.  The block is called oak tree and we were to make 2 of them.  I want to enjoy quilting and this block wasn't going to do it for me.

Here are the blocks I made.  Pine trees.



Not the most beautiful of blocks but I like them.

Be sure to stop by Karen'sJulie's and Carole's blogs to see what they came up with.



I finished another Sally Post block.



This is block 19 of 36.  Too many blocks needed to make to be able to finish this quilt in a month.  So whenever I have a little extra time.  I haven't trimmed this block yet.

 
Wednesday Pat Sloan posted the next block for her Flower Bouquet Block of the Week.



This week there were 2 blocks.  This completes the bottom left of the quilt and we are now three quarters of the way done.




And the final project I leave you with is my March/April Mini quilt.  I call it March/April because I don't think I will have time to make a mini this month.



I think this is my favorite mini/doll quilt I have made to date.


Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you found something you liked.

Hugs, Cathy

Sunday, April 7, 2019

BOM Updates

This week has been spent catching up on BOMs that I've been working on.


First up is the Cheddarback Quilt.  Here are the blocks for the 2nd month.  Don't look too closely at the bottom right hand block.  I know it's wrong.  I sewed the block 3 times and kept getting it wrong.  Don't know why.  Finally I gave up.  So instead of a pinwheel I have a broken dish...lol


I've combine them with the blocks from last month.


I am really enjoying this BOM.


Next up is Pat Sloan's Out of the World BOM>


I was a little off on my piecing.  I guess I need to do some reverse sewing and try again.


Pat also has another free quilt along.  It is called Flower Bouquet and is a block a week.


This is Block 13.  7 more blocks to go.


I finished the next Dearest Boy block.  It will be revealed on the 15th of this month.

I'm trying to get all my BOM's up to date so I can start on this month's UFO.

Thanks for stopping by.  

Hugs, Cathy

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Pam Buda Sew Along

I joined in on the monthly sew along for Pam Buda's book Vintage Patchwork, hosted by Wendy at theconstantquilter.blogspot.com.  This months project was a pincushion.  I filled mine with walnut shells.



Here are a couple of views of the pincushion.  What I love about this sew along is that all the projects in this book can be made from one Layer Cake.

I made a mini quilt for last month but I still need to finish quilting it.  Will show soon.


I will leave you with this photo of the tent that the Grands stayed in while taking their camel riding trip.



This is what was waiting for them.  The tent straight ahead is the dining tent.




Sunshine and windy today.  But I'll take it...seeing we had snow a couple of days ago.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day.

Hugs, Cathy

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Dearest Boy and More

I'm late as usual....

Here is my version of Block 5B.


I didn't want to do individual spikes for the flower so I improvised.  For the berries I used a light gray fabric.  

Be sure to stop by Karen'sJulie's, and Carole's blogs to see their versions.



 Block 12 of Pat Sloan's Flower Bouquet.



This is the Bonus Block for the Cheddarback BOM.


I've been working on my Sally Post blocks whenever I have a bit of time.


This is block 16.  Instead of individual petals I did a circular flower.


And here is block 17.  It has a Christmas feel to it.


I've chosen my UFO for April....Jan Patek's Front Porch BOM.

Here are a few of the sections I have made.




I still need to make the bicycle block. and the boat section in the upper right corner.  This was a sew along hosted by Lori at Humble Quilts.  I'm looking forward to finishing this quilt.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you found something you liked.

Hugs, Cathy

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Sunny Weather

But I'm not keeping my fingers crossed.  Yesterday we had snow and hail.  Today beautiful sunshine.  Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

Here's the next 2 blocks for Pat Sloan's Flower Bouquet BOW.



 Here is Block 10.  It is called Cutting Grass. 



Block 11 is called Marigold.  With the fabrics I'm using there is no way it's going to look like a Marigold.


Since I finished the top for my March UFO early I prepped up a block for my Sally Post quilt.


This is block 15.  I plan on getting at least one more block finished before the end of the month.

Be sure to stop back on the 30th for the next Dearest Boy block.  I really love this one.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, March 15, 2019

Dearest Boy and More

Boy this month is flying by.  It is time to share the next block in our Dearest Boy journey.




This block gave me fits.  It is wonky but I'm happy with it.  I really need to start working on the center cow block.  I keep putting it off because it is a large block.

Please be sure to stop by Karen'sJulie's and Carole's Blogs to see their versions.


I'm excited to say that I got my March UFO finished.  It is a Sugar Club BOM from 2016.  I started out with 6 blocks.  I finished sewing the top together this morning.  I'm going to see if I can get it quilted this month.



For the most part the fabrics are low volume.  Not what I'm used to.


I made the next Sprouts block for Barbara Brackman's Hospital Sketches.


The sprouts fit better in my time available.  Although I really wan to eventually make the larger blocks.


On a final note my grandson Brian and his wife Jess finally got to go on a honeymoon.  The flew into Paris and left the next day to Morocco.



They booked a camel riding tour.  They are having a blast.



Enjoying the sites....Today they leave for Greece.  I love the sense of adventure these two kids have.  They are the best.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you found something of interest.

Hugs, Cathy

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Progress

I've been plugging away on my list of projects.

1.  I now have 9 blocks done for my March UFO.  I started out with 6 blocks.           I'm holding off showing my progress till the top is completed.

2.  Flower Bouquet Block of the Week by Pat Sloan.



This is the first 2 sections.  So I'm half way done.


3.  I just finished the next Dearest Boy block.  This one was difficult.  I will be         posting a photo on the 15th of the month.


4.  I couldn't help my self.  I started a new project.  Sentimental Stitches has a       new "Free"  BOM called "Cheddar back".


 Gay has written the directions from the quilt above that is in her collection.  She has posted the first months blocks on her blog and also has a facebook page dedicated to the quilt.  Here are my blocks.



5.  I have a finish.


This was actually finished last month but I forgot to post a photo.  I did random vertical lines.  It has been washed and dried and is cuddly crinkled.  And it was gifted to hubby.  He loves it.


Now I need to work on a few more projects. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy