Saturday, May 28, 2016

Happy Memorial Day

A few days early but the weekend is here.

We went camping last weekend...another baseball tournament.  But guess what no pictures.  Spent the majority of the weekend walking.  My daughters and myself have fitbits and they keep challenging me.  I always loose but my step count keep rising.

I have a few things to show you.

I finished 2 of the 4 1857 Sampler blocks for May...2 to go and the month is almost over.

This is the May block for the Sugar Club BOM.  Paper pieced.

Last months Westering Women block.  I'm hoping to get the current block done this weekend.

I don't know about where you are but here it is soooo hot.  When we were camping Sunday was so cold we had to put the furnace on in the camper to take the chill off.  We came home Monday and the temps were the complete opposite.

Speaking of sugar levels had been in the 300's so I went to the doctors.  They gave me a few explanations.  One was that I was walking so much that my body was breaking down fat which released sugar into my system.  The second reason is I wasn't eating correctly.  I now am eating every 2 hours.  Smaller meals and 3 snacks a day.  And guess is working.  My sugar levels are now under 200 and getting lower everyday.  I also lost 3 lbs.  Bonus!!!

I have finished my Gweenie Inspired Medallion center block.  I can't wait to show it to everyone.  If you look in the upper right had side of my blog you will see a button that Lori designed for us.  If you are joining in on the fun go to her Blog - Humble Quilts and grab the button.  Soon the center blocks and the design for the next round will be revealed.  

I also joined in one the "Front Porch"  quilt sew along with Lori.  Finished my block while camping.  Hope you are joining in too.

Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and happy Memorial Day.

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, May 13, 2016

Doll Quilt Swap

Another wonderful Doll Quilt Swap hosted by Lori at Humble Quilts.  

This wonder full quilt was made by Roxanne Hooper from VA.  It's called "Little Lemoynes".  I absolutely love it.

Here is the back.  I love the yellow fabric.

I'm linking up with Lori.  She is having a linking party.  So stop by and see all the quilts.

Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A Wonderful Weekend

My granddaughter Cassidy was in a baseball tournament this weekend.  Instead of driving back and forth at an early morning hour we all decided to camp for the weekend.  We stayed at Proud Lake State Campground.

This is the view we had from our campsite.  It was so relaxing.  Every so often a swan would appear on the lake.  There were so many different birds and wild life.  We had a Sandhill Crane fly overhead.  And were visited nightly by Raccoons.

The raccoons hit the first night....opening a cooler and eating 2 packs of hot dogs and got in our garbage.  The second night my daughter forgot to put the marshmallows up.  One marshmallow had a bite in it.  They must not have liked them because they took the rest of the marshmallows and threw them all around the picnic table.  

We spent the majority of the days watching Cassidy play baseball.  They won there first game on Sunday and went on to a second elimination game.  They lost in the last inning so they were done for the day.

Kelley and her family had to leave after the game but we decided to stay an extra night.  It was so peaceful...we had the park to our selves.

We started our campfire early on Sunday as it was getting pretty cold.  Sammie was glad we brought her coat and her pillow.

Luckily we had enough fire wood to keep it going till nightfall.

Since we were gone for 3 days and very busy I didn't get to work on the applique that I brought with me.  I do have some things to share with you.

This is  the Scrap Basket Sew Along designed and shared by Cheri Payne with her group on Facebook.  It was suppose to be wool applique (which I'm not good at...LOL) but I did mine needle turn applique.  Now it goes on the to be quilted pile.

I joined in on the fun Doll Quilt Swap hosted by Lori at Humble Quilts.  This is the wonderful Doll Quilt that I got from Roxanne.

They are the most perfect Lemoyne Stars.  I love it.

Well I need to get moving and start sewing...I'm behind on everything.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day.

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, May 6, 2016


My Giveaway is now closed.  Two winners have been chosen.


Karen Martin

Georgia Yates

Emails are being sent to the winners.  I'm going out of town today and will not be able to mail the magazines out until Tuesday.

This is the most popular block that I tested for Quiltmaker Magazines 100 Blocks, Vol. 13.

Thanks to all who entered the giveaway.

Hugs, Cathy

Monday, May 2, 2016

Gwennie Inspired Medallion Quilt Along

I am so excited to tell you about a new project.  Last week Lori @ Humble Quilts posted on her Facebook page asking if anyone would like to participate in a project she had in mind.  Of course I said yes.

The project involves 5 bloggers who are fans of Gwen Marston.  We will be making a Medallion Round Robin quilt.  We will not be mailing our quilts out but will be working on the rounds ourselves.  Each month one of us will be responsible for coming up with a theme for our quilt.  This month we will be working on the center medallion.   Lori has chosen baskets for the theme.

We will be posting pictures the first Monday of each month to share our quilts and let you know what the theme is for the next round.  You are all invited to join in on the fun.

Be sure to check out our blogs to see what we have come up with.

I have been a big fan of Gwen Marston for years.  I took a class with her about 15 years ago and learned so much.  

This is the quilt I made in her class.  All free form applique.  Not templates

And this is the book I am using for inspiration.  

I hope you will join in on the fun.  Come back next month to see what the theme will be for the next round and see what we have made for our center medallion.

Thanks Lori for coming up with such a great project.

Hugs, Cathy

PS:  Don't forget about the giveaway I am having for a copy of Quiltmaker Magazines 100 Blocks Vol 13.  Enter Here  

Sunday, May 1, 2016

GIVEAWAY!!!! Now Closed

I let it leak that I was a block tester for Quiltmaker Magazine for the 100 Blocks Vol. 13.  They kindly sent me 3 issues of the magazine.  One for me and two to share with you.  Quiltmaker is going to start their Blog Tour May 2-6.

Before I give you the giveaway information I want to share the blocks that I tested.  There were 8 groups testing blocks for Vol 13.  My group tested 12 blocks.

Block #1207  "Roary"
Designed by Janet Maurer

#1216 "Cloud Burst"
Designed by Cheryl Brickey

#1217 "Four of a Kind"
Designed by Jenifer Dick

#1222 "Pinwheel Star"
Designed by Nancy Mahoney

#1227 "Haywire Pumpkin"
Designed by Elizabeth Angus

#1231 "Ladylike"
Designed by Cheryl Brown

#1241 "Dawn's Early Light"
Designed by Bonnie Hunter"

#1244 "Shelton"
Designed by April Mazzoleni

#1249 "Brisa Bunny"
Designed by Margie Ullery

#1270 "Dancing in the Rain"
Designed by Kelli Fannin

#1286 "Bric-a-Brac"
Designed by Deb McDonald

#1291 "Churning Nine"
Designed by Doris Rice

It was so much fun testing these blocks.  So much so that I signed up for Vol. 14.  

Now for the giveaway....Leave a message telling me which of the blocks I tested that you like best.  You will have until Thursday May 5th.  I will pick winners Friday May 6th.  I won't be able to mail out the magazines until Tuesday May 10th as I will be out of town.  You don't have to be a follower but I would sure like it if you were.  Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the  giveaway.  Entries must be made on this post.

Hugs, Cathy

Giveaway now closed.