Monday, September 16, 2019

Almost Amish

Lori at Humble Quilts is hosting another mini sew along.  She calls it Almost Amish.  I just cannot pass up one of her sew alongs.

Step one has been posted and today I spent a few minutes choosing fabrics and sewing step one.


These are the fabrics I have chosen.  The top blue is darker than it looks here.



These are my blocks from step one.

I can't wait for the next step.


Oops I did it again.  I signed up for the newest BOM by Minnick and Simpson.

Meet Derby House.  They have sold out all the spots.  Each month I will get fabric and patterns for the month.  I don't usually sign up for BOM with fabric but I fell in love with this quilt and the fabrics.  It will start in December.  

I can't wait.

I finished my blocks for the month for Celebrating Mary Brown.  Not perfect but they are done.  We will be posting pictures on the 30th of each month.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Out of this World Update

Almost done.  I just finished the 9th month.




This month we made 2 sections.



Here is all of my blocks up on the design wall.  Looks like we have one more block to make and this will be done.  Many thanks to Pat Sloan for another wonderful sew along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, August 30, 2019

A Journey Ends

I can't believe our Dearest Boy journey has come to an end.  The final block is the center cow block.


This block was a challenge for me.  The initial pattern was too small.  I ended up using a round tray to mark the circle.  My circle is not perfect but it is finished.



All my blocks sewn together.  All I need to do now is add the borders.  I'm not doing the border from the pattern.  I am going to use one fabric for the narrower side borders and a different one for the top and bottom borders.

Be sure to check out Karen'sJulie's, and Carole's blogs to see how they are coming along.

I have a couple of finishes to show you.



I got my 9 patch quilt quilted and bound.  Well almost bound.  I still have a bit of binding to sew down.




This is my Gwennie Medallion quilt that I did with Lori at Humble Quilts.  I made 2 quilts.  A modern version which I machine quilted and this more traditional version.  This one I hand quilted.  And it took me a while to finish it.  I need to make a label for it and then bind it.  I'm so happy with the way it turned out and that it is finally finished.  And it was so much fun to be apart of the designing team.


Now that Dearest Boy is done Karen and I have chosen the our next sew along.  "Celebrating Mary Brown".  It is a very large (90" x 90") mostly appliqued quilt.  We will be starting in September.  We will be happily joined by Nanette at Chopin - A Passionate Quilter and Robin at I Like to Create.  To start out we will only be making one block a month.

I will be joining Nanette in another sew along starting in October.  Kim McLean's "Lollypop Trees".  This is a little out of my color comfort zone but I've been such a fan of this quilt that I just had to make it.


So I'll have lots to keep me busy in the future.  Keep stopping by to see how the sew alongs are coming.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Some BOM's

It's that time of the month...BOM's

I just finished this month's Cheddarback Quilt blocks.



Some of the placements are a little different.  This is going to be a very large quilt.  I have this month's blocks sewn to the first 5 month's blocks and it is so long I couldn't find a place to lay it all out.  Therefore you just get these blocks.


The following is Block 8 for Pat Sloan's "Out of This World" BOM.



The following picture is for Julie and Carole.


I went through my project boxes and found my Dear Jane blocks.  I have some duplicate blocks.  I originally wanted all white backgrounds and then changed my mind and decided to do different backgrounds.  Not sure I'm going to work on this right now as I've got too many projects going on.


We should be finishing up Dearest Boy.  The Cow block will be revealed at the end of the month.  

Karen, Nanette and I are going to be starting a new applique quilt starting in September.  "Celebrating Mary Brown".   I'm also going to start working on Kim McLean's "Lollipop Trees".  So I'm going to be keeping busy as the temps get cooler.

If anyone want to join us in Celebrating Mary Brown let Karen or myself know.  We will have info regarding the schedule later this month.

Just when I thought it was getting cooler out the heat and humidity is back.  So I will be staying in the air conditioned house and working on Dearest Boy.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Dearest Boy

We are so close to the end.  I chose to do a pieced block for the last 10" block.  The block is called "Turkey Tracks".  Here is my version.




I like my version.

I put all the blocks up on the design wall.  Then I sewed the different sections together.


The empty spot in the center is for the cow.  I start on this block next week.  

Be sure to stop by and visit Karen'sJulie's and Carole's blogs to see what they have been up to.


I finished 2 more Sally Post blocks.


Block 22


Block 23

I need to finish another 13 blocks and then do the setting triangles.  I'm sure I can finish this before the end of the year.


Finally the next block from Pat Sloan's BOM Out of this world.  I've ad it finish for quite a while but keep forgetting to post a photo.



Thanks for stopping by.  Our week has started out with heat and humidity once again.  So I'm sticking close to home in the air conditioning.

Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hot and Humid

Makes for good sewing time in the air conditioned sewing room.

Dearest Boy is coming to an end.  Karen posted our next pieced block so here is mine.


We now have one more 10" applique block and the final cow block.


I finished this month's blocks for the Cheddarback quilt.


I chose a house block instead of the school house block in the original quilt.


Here are the first 5 months blocks.  It is hard to find somewhere to lay out these blocks as it is quite long.  I'm very please with how this quilt is looking.


Finally I want to give an update on my flannel baskets.


I started with 6 blocks and now have 7 more.  I have a couple more blocks prepped.  I will keep going until I run out of flannel.  

Thanks for stopping by.  

Hugs, Cathy

Monday, July 15, 2019

We're Closer

Closer to the end of this sew along.  Dearest Boy has been a very long journey.  2 more 10" blocks and then the center 20" cow block.  Here is Block 6D.



It's not perfect but it's finished.  Be sure to stop by Karen'sJulie and Carole's
 blogs to see what they've been up to.


I entered into a Birthday giveaway that  Kyle had on her blog, Timeless Reflections.  She had 3 birthday packages and I won the third.  It had 2 FQ of fabric, 2 spools of thread and some vintage buttons.


I've already used some of the fabric for backgrounds on some blocks.  Thanks again Kyle.

The weather here has been hot and humid.  Today we got a reprieve...temps in the 79's.  A good opportunity to turn off the air conditioners and open the windows.  Tomorrow it will be in the 90's.  Ugh!

Thanks so much for stopping by

Hugs, Cathy