Sunday, February 17, 2019

An Update

Lots of bad weather and a lot of sewing being done.

I started the Barbara Brackman new BOM "Hospital Sketches".  However since I'm already working on too many projects I opted on doing the smaller version of the blocks called "Sprouts".

Very doable with the time I have available.  Cute too!.

My UFO for February is my "Simple Summer Sampler" by Sentimental Stitches.  I started out needing to make an additional 33 blocks.  I'm happy to say I only have 5 blocks left to make.  Hopefully I will have a quilt top by the end of the month.

I couldn't get all the blocks together at once on my design wall so I had to take 2 photos.  5 blocks to go and I can start assembling the quilt.

I finally got the red border done on my Folk Flowers quilt.

I'm not in a rush to finish this one.  The next border will be the same fabric as the applique blocks and will have vines, flowers and birds appliqued.

Next up is Pat Sloan's "Flower Bouquet" BOW.  A new block pattern is given every Wednesday for 20 weeks.

I didn't realize when I started working on this that I am using the same fabrics in my "Simple Summer Sampler".  However I am using the same background fabric in all of the Flower Bouquet blocks.

And finally the second block in Pat Sloan's "Out of this World" BOM

I'm using batiks and a background fabric with writing on it.

So you can see with the snow, sleet and winds I've had plenty of time to get some sewing done.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed my projects.

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, February 15, 2019

Dearest Boy Block 4D

I hope you all had a nice Valentines Day.  We had a half way decent day for a change.  No snow or freezing rain.  That's a good day.

Now for the latest Dearest Boy block.

My photo is a little blurry...must be the couldn't possibly be me.

This was a fun block to make.  It went together quickly.

Be sure to stop by Karen'sJulie's and Carole's to see their version of the block.

I've have a lot of updates on different projects I'm working on and hope to share photos with you in the next couple of days.  Until then stay warm and get some sewing done.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Thursday, January 31, 2019


Everywhere I look in the sewing room I see strings.  I haven't worked on these blocks as much as I'd like but I do have 16 blocks made.

I tried 2 different layouts.  Number 1....

I'm not real fond of this.  

Number 2....

Oh yeah...this one is a keeper.  Now I just need to make more blocks.  This will not be a short term project.  This is going to take a while but I think it will be worth it.

I'm linking up with Lori at Humble Quilts.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

P.S. Another day of below zero weather.  We haven't had mail delivery in 4 days.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Dearest Boy Block 4 C

I was going to do my post last night but wasn't feeling well and went to bed early.  So I was going to do my post first thing this morning but I bundled up and read emails....It was cold this morning.  Temps are -4.  

Any way.  Here is my block.  The blue circles were suppose to be hexagons.  I decided to do fussy cut circles.

I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Be sure to stop by Karen'sJulie's, and Carole's Blogs to see what they've been up to.

Stay warm and sew today.

Hugs, Cathy

Monday, January 28, 2019

Some Updates

 I showed you a quilt a while back that I wanted to make.

The quilt is called "Folk Flowers" and it is from the Need'l Love book called "Folk Heart Threads".  At the time I had 3 blocks made shown below.

I have been working on the blocks off and on in between all the other projects I've been working on.  I also said I was going to use a similar fabric for the setting squares as I used for the background.

I wasn't real impressed with it.

So I went back to the drawing board and found a black fabric I liked and cut out the setting squares, and setting triangles.  Looks much better.  There is much more to do on this quilt.  3 more borders and one of them has more applique.

I've been keeping up with Pat Sloan's weekly quilt along "Flower Bouquet".  

This is Block 3 called "Planting Guide".  Don't look too close.  I sorta flipped the placement but didn't notice till I was done.  I like it anyway.

This is Block 4 called "Gazebo".  There will be 20 blocks in all and the patterns are posted every Wednesday.

And finally the last photo is of a finished top.

This is a lap quilt I made using a Layer Cake.  I saw a tutorial on You Tube.  I call this quilt "Winter Half Log Cabin".  I have the backing cut out and have made the binding.  Now all I need to do is find the time to sandwich it and quilt it.

Thanks for stopping by on this cold, wintry snowy day.  It's 11 degrees out and it is still snowing.

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, January 25, 2019

January's UFO

Woo Hoo!!!  Can I have a drum roll?  My goal for this month was to finish a UFO from 3 years ago.  "Civil War Moments".  Ta Da......

I just finished sewing the last border on.  I'm so happy it is done.  I used 2 different pieced blocks and changed one of the applique blocks.  The flower is the one I changed.  This quilt is for my husband.  He is a big civil war buff.  And he really likes it.

So I went through my list of UFO's for the year.  The UFO for February is Sentimental Stitches Sew Along "Simple Summer Sampler".  Not sure if this one will get finished.  I've made 17 blocks and need to make another 33 blocks.  They are 9" finished.

I didn't realize that I'm using the same fabrics for the Pat Sloan's Flower Bouquet Weekly Block along.  That's okay....I love blue.

I'm also working on a flower applique quilt.  2 more blocks and then I can start on the appliqued border.  2 Pat Sloan quilt alongs.  I started making string blocks.  And don't forget "Dearest Boy".  Be sure to stop back on the 30th for the reveal of the next block.

I cut out a bunch of Half Hexagon blocks and started sewing them together.  And I finished half log cabin blocks that I made from a Layer Cake.  They are also in shades of blue.

Since it's so cold out I'm hiding out in my sewing room getting some quality time with my sewing machine.

Thanks for stopping by.  Keep warm and get some sewing done.

Hugs, Cathy

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