Sunday, September 29, 2013

Three Finishes

Yippee....I have 3 finishes to show you.  They may be small, they may not be perfect but they are finished.

Autumn is here in Michigan.  I was in the mood for Pumpkins.

The first pumpkin is a Heart to Art Pattern.  I made one for myself a few years ago.  This fits perfect on my table frame and will be a Christmas gift for one of my girls.

I also made one of these for myself.  This one is a pattern by Black Mountain Quilts.  It is approx. 10 1/2" square and will also fit on the table frame.  I just need to add a bow to it.  Another Christmas gift for one of my girls.

If you remember....last year for Christmas I gave each of my daughters, daughter-in-law's and almost daughter a table quilt stand and 2 quilts to hang on them.  This year they will get at least 2 new quilts for the frames.

I finished the felt Christmas Tree quilt I won from Raspberry Rabbits.  It was my first time working with felt and fabric.

I hand quilted around the tree with red floss and the borders in black floss. Then I free motioned machine quilted around the tree.  The machine quilting is less than perfect but since it was done with white thread you really can't see it to well.  This one is mine and it too will fit on my table quilt stand.

We've had some beautiful weather lately...that is until this morning.  I woke up to gray skies and off and on drizzle.  So I made bran muffins (Jiffy mix) and ham and cheese omelets.  Then we took my hubby's car over to my daughter Kim's house.  (Some one at her apartment complex took the front bumper off her car...hit and run.  Her car was parked.)  After we dropped the car off we went to the park to take Sammie for a walk.

I didn't take my camera.  Wish I had since there were so many Geese, Swans, and Snowy Egrets.  Sammie was going crazy with all the different smells.  She ran this way and that way and dragged me all over.  I guess she has an ultra sensitive nose.  Then it started raining and we had to leave.  Thank goodness.  She almost pulled my arm out of the socket.

Going to get some sewing done now while I watch the last game of the Tigers season...until they go to the playoffs.

Hope you are having some sunshine where you are...if so send some my way. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs, Cathy 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Good Morning Sunshine

You know there is nothing better than to wake up to Sunshine!!  The weather has been beautiful.  It puts you in such a good mood.  In my case a sewing mood.

I have a few projects in the works

The first is the Raspberry Rabbits kit I got a few months ago.

I trimmed the applique block and added borders to two sides.  I got it all basted as you can see.  I've started hand quilting it and should have it done this weekend.

I've been working on my  BOM's.  The first is the August Country Threads Block.

This is the 12" Block.

 And this is the 6" block.  Don't know why they are so fuzzy.

The next BOM is from Almost Amish BOM.

I just printed up the patterns for the next 3 blocks for the Hip Chick BOM.  Hope to have something to show you this weekend.

While going through pictures for this post and came across some pictures of a park in Chessening, MI we visited while camping.  Hope you enjoy them.

 As you can see it was such a beautiful day and a very serene place.

Well I'm off to my sewing room to work some  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Cathy

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Back to Blogging

I've been so busy I haven't had time to blog.

I do have some quilty pictures to show you and then I'll show you what else I have been up to.

 These are the August Bee Blocks.  I only had to make one set to mail off to the August Queen.

 Remember I won a shopping spree at the Raspberry Rabbits.  Well I took the Christmas tree pattern with me and got the tree finished.

I think it turned out  pretty darn good.  I just need to trim it and then add the pieced border.

I was reading my favorite blogs a few weeks ago and one of them was Don't Call Me Betsy.  She had designed a quilt called "Color My World".  It was published in Quiltmaker Magazine and she now has the pattern for sale.  You can see it on her blog.  Here is her version.

Here is my version.

I just need to make 2 more blocks.  I'm hopping to get them made today.  My quilt will be approx. 50" x 50".  

I entered a few giveaways and actually won 2 of them.

The first was from Kyle of Timeless Reflections.

I've seen these domes before and thought they were complicated.  But I tried it and it is really easy to use.  Since I love hand quilting it is nice to know I can pre-thread needles and place them in the dome and keep them close by.

My second win was from Mary at Sea Quilts.  She designs quilt with a Beachy feel to them.

 I plan on starting this after I finish Color my World.

A couple of weeks ago we went to a Cider Mill with my daughter and her family.

  We picked apples, tomatoes and green peppers.  It was a beautiful day.  That is my lovely daughter.

Then the hot weather came and I wilted.  Didn't even feel like quilting...I know that is terrible.  So we decided to go camping.

Here is our campsite.  We were lucky that this one was pretty big.

This is one of the small lakes there.  Hubby went fishing there and Sammie took an unexpected

Speaking of Sammie...She loves camping.  So many squirrels, birds and other dogs to bark at.  And ooooh the new smells.

Well I guess I've pulled on your ear enough for one day.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy