Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A Mini Finish

Wendy at had mentioned in December that she had purchased Pam Buda's book "Vintage Patchwork".  The book has 12 projects and she was planning on doing one project a month.  Since I had the book I decided to tag along.

The first project is called "North and South".  The quilt is only 8 1/2" x 12 1/2".  The center blocks are 4" finished.  The flying geese are 1" x 2" finished.  I must say that the tiny blocks were a bit of a challenge for me.  But I persevered finished this mini quilt.

I decided to hang it sideways on my wall.  I'm glad it is finished and I'm happy with the way it turned out.

Here is Block 2 of 20 for Pat Sloan's sew along "Flower Bouquet".

This block is called Bulb.  The blocks come out every Wednesday.  Block 3 was just posted.  Hoping to get it made today.

The weather is still cold and still no snow....knock on wood.  So I am getting some real sewing done.  Staying warm in my sewing room.  I'll have more to show you later this week.

I hope you are staying warm and getting some sewing done.

Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Back in the Saddle

In other words back to working on Dearest Boy.  It was nice taking the month of December off.  Gave me more time for Christmas shopping and working on other projects.

We are just about half way to the end.

I tell you....this was one difficult block.  It looks wonky.  But that's okay.  It's finished.

I've been getting a lot done lately.  I have 2 pieced blocks and 2 applique blocks to make for my UFO of the month, Civil War Memories.  It will be nice to get it done.  I'll share photos later this month.

I need the final 3 of 16 of the flower blocks for another project.

I started making some strip blocks.  I have 10 done.

And I've been getting in 30 minutes of hand quilting  every night.

All will be revealed later this month.

We don't have snow here but the weather has been really cold.  It makes for nice sewing time.  The sewing room is nice and toasty.  Fabric makes for great insulation.

Well thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

I'm a Pat Sloan Fan

I love all her BOM's and sew alongs.  I don't always join in but I save all the patterns.  This time however I am joining in on 2 sew alongs.

The first is "Out of the World".  I'm not using the same fabric as she is.  I am using some batiks that I got a while ago.  Here is the first block.

It's called "Space Shuttle".  Mine is called "Star Gazing".

The other sew along is called Flower Bouquet.

This is a 12" block.  It is the first of 20 blocks and it is called "Seed Catalog".  I'm using a fat quarter bundle designed by Edyta Sitar.  Lots of blues and beige's.

My January UFO is coming along nicely.  I now have 9 pieced blocks made and I have one applique prepped and ready to go.  I really want to finish this top by the end of the month.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you get some time to get some sewing done.

Hugs, Cathy

Thursday, January 3, 2019

A New Year

A time for finishes from years past...

I drew up a list of 12 UFOs that have been languishing for a couple of years.  I numbered them and used a random number generator to choose the first on to work on.

Ta DA....

My first UFO to work on is "Civil War Moments".  I'm ashamed to say that I have been working on this (very occasionally) for the past 2 years.  It was suppose to be a Christmas present for my husband.

As of last year I had made the 3 applique blocks and the middle 3 pieced blocks.
Between yesterday and today I made the bottom 3 blocks.  I have 3 more applique blocks and 6 more pieced blocks to work on.

I did manage to get a finish on New Year's Day.

This is a table runner that I made at the end of 2017.  Didn't get it done in time for Christmas and set it aside.  While digging through some UFOs I found this.
So I pulled a backing and a scrap of batting and sandwiched it with safety pins.  It was a breeze to quilt.  I made the binding from some jelly roll strips I had left over from a project.  So now I have a gift for next

I need to show you a gift my daughter gave me for Christmas.

It's the only time she has ever used the B-Word for  I love them.

We are back to working our Dearest Boy this month.  We'll be back on the 15th with the next block.  

I hope you all have a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy