Wednesday, September 30, 2015

My Favorite Time of Year

I'm an Autumn Baby....  This is my favorite season.  My Birthday is in October so to celebrate I'm going to have a giveaway in the middle of the month.  More info on that next week.

I've been working diligently on my "Old Voices New Impressions" blocks.  I got 5 blocks made this month.  Be sure to check out Karen's blog where I will be linking up to share our blocks.

This is the rose block.  I love it's simplicity.

My bird block.  It looks like it is drinking nectar from the flower.

My wreath block.  It is not in the cranberry quilt on the back of the book.  I am using it in replacement for the string of pearls block.  

This is by far my favorite block.  Strawberry Planter.  I love the fabric I used for the planter.

And my final block for the month.  Not sure why this one is blurry...oh well.

Tilda at Huckleberry Stitches started our Quilt a month again.  This one is called "Use a Napkin Only for Your Mouth".  Strange name but I liked it.  It was suppose to 3 blocks by 3 blocks but I had a great fall charm pack so mine is a bit larger.

Recently Fun With Barb had a giveaway.   I WON.

The magazine has some really wonderful patterns.  Barb threw in some wonderful fabrics.  Can't wait to fine the perfect pattern to go with the fabric.
Thanks so much Barb.

Recently my son's girlfriend lost her beloved cat Bela Marie.  She had her for over 12 years.  She was so sad at this loss.  She posted pictures of Bela on facebook.  I copied the pictures and made her a remembrance quilt.

She now has it hanging on the wall where Bela's climbing tower used to be.

I've been working on Humble Quilts Quilt Along.  I'm going to finish the 3rd step and will post a picture of my quilt next week.

Well, thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy this wonderful Autumn weather.

Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

All's Well

My test turned out okay.  I have to do it again in 5 years...ugh.

On a different note.  I had a few messages saying they couldn't see the skulls in my Busy Betty quilt.  They are in 3 colorways.  Red, blue and aqua.  I did a closeup for you.

Can you see them

Hugs, Cathy

Sunday, September 13, 2015

A Cool and Sunny Sunday

Michigan weather is so unpredictable.  One day it is 85 with high humidity and the next it is 49 degrees in the morning with an expected high of 65.  That was the temperature this morning.  Next week it is going to be in the 80's again.  Oh well.

I finished my 4" Bow Tie blocks for Barb at Fun with Barb.  I joined in both groups.  Reproduction fabrics and bright modern fabrics.  I hope to get them mailed out next week.

I had ordered a 21 piece 10" Stacker of Riley Blake fabric from Craftsy.  I was "La Vie Boheme" by The Quilted Fish.  Definitely out of my fabric comfort zone.
I used a pattern from the book "More Layer Cake, Jelly Roll & Charm Quilts" by Pam and Nicky Lintott.  The pattern is called Busy Lizzie Quilt.  And with the fabric I chose it is Busy.

It is a cool fabric line.  If look closely there are skeleton heads.

I also started a new quilt.  I cut out the pieces using my Accuquilt cutter.

I bought some scraps backs recently.  All of them were in soft grays and whites and prints.  I pulled anything with gray for the churn dash part of the block.  I had purchased a fat quarter bundle of background fabrics.  They worked perfectly in this quilt.  The blocks are 12" and hopefully I will get a few more done today.  But....

Today is my prep day for my test tomorrow.  I'm not big on a liquid diet.  I'm hungry.  I hope to make it till the

Enjoy your Sunday.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy