Friday, July 31, 2015

It's Steaming Here....

I don't do well in hot humid weather.  We don't have central air, just a room air conditioner in our bedroom.  So needless to say I was thrilled when hubby took me to get an air conditioner for the sewing room.  I'm so happy.

Now to share what I've been up to lately.

As you know I joined in with Karen to start working on a sew along making the quilt from Old Voices New Impressions by Jeanna Kimble.  Today we are sharing
our first blocks.

I am sooooo loving these blocks.  Can't wait to start on the next one.

I've also been working on Christmas gifts.

Another wonky   All the blocks are made and now I just need to sew them together.  Hopefully today.

Time to get busy on this quilt.  I lost interest for a while, now I'm ready to get cracking again.  This is another Christmas gift.

I got another new die for my Accuquilt go.  It is a half hexagon.  The sides are    4 1/4" finished.  I pulled out a bunch of fabrics I had in a shoe box.  Wasn't quite sure what to do with them.

So I started cutting out pieces until.....

I had enough blocks for this.  It is 52 1/2" x 55 1/2".  It is going to be our new picnic quilt.

It is amazing what I can get done when I am comfortable and cool.

I hope the weather is cool where you are.  We are in the hi 80's but it is going to cool off some next week.  Hopefully the high humidity will be gone.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Monday, July 13, 2015

Uh Oh...

I was in the middle of writing this post and our Internet went out.  First time this has ever happened before.  It was still out when I went to bed.  Thankfully, it's back up today.

The title of the post was going to be AWOL. 

But I'm back now.  

We had a wonderful time camping over the 4th weekend.  Terry and I got to the campground on Wednesday.  We had two wonderful restful days.  Then the family started showing up.  

Kelley and her brood came on Friday afternoon.  Then on Saturday my daughter Kim and her hubby Robert and my son Mike and his partner Stacy and my grandson Brian and his partner Jess came.  We had such a great day with them all.  And guess what no photo's....I'm so bad.

Home Sunday, partially emptied trailer and took a couple of days to recuperate.  

Then I finally got back to the sewing room.

Since I took this picture I have added the top and bottom borders and have prepped the applique leaves.  Hopefully I will finish the top this month.

I worked on another Christmas quilt.

I got 2 more rows made and 2 to go.  My block a day didn't got in the way.  I'm liking this quilt.

Finally I bought another die for my Accuquilt Go so I could make these,

I have always wanted to make a kaleidoscope quilt.  I tried with paper templates and plastic templates and they turned out terrible.  But with the dies each piece was the same.  This is a practice piece.  I used fabrics I didn't really like and had packed away in a shoe box.  The charcoal and light grey is some yardage I had.  I'm planning on making a lap quilt.

Thanks for stopping by.  

Hugs, Cathy