Saturday, September 30, 2017

Flowers Block I

We are nearing the end of our sew along.  Karen and I have been having fun.

This is Flowers Block I, Stalks.  A very simple block. (Sorry for the blurry photo)

We are going to try and finish up the blocks by the 15th of next month.  The day after my birthday.  I hope you have been enjoying the journey as much as Karen and I have.  

I had this quilt cut out for a while.  I used my Half Hexagon Accuquilt die.

I had a bunch of FQ that were not the usual type of fabrics that I use.  It took about 2 hours to cut it out.  Another hour to lay it out on my design wall.  Then I used my clover clips to clip the rows together.   Then the other day I decided to sew it together.  I call it "Not My Grandmothers Flower Garden".  Now it's on the pile to be quilted.  Then I need to decide if it is a keeper or a gift.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Saturday, September 23, 2017

It's Been Hot

And I do mean hot with high humidity.  I haven't got much sewing done because it's hard to see with sweat running into my eyes.  We had a long cold spell so I had hubby take out the air conditioners....Big mistake.

Well I did get a little sewing done.  I put together the top half of my flowers quilt.  The colors are really off in this photo.  The blues in the triangle squares are not that bright.

And now that I look at it I see that I have sewn a section of triangle squares in the upper right wrong.  Errr.....I guess I need to do some reverse sewing and get this fixed.  Oh well.

I hope you are having a great weekend.  We know how I'm going to be spending mine.

Thanks for stopping by.  

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, September 15, 2017

Flowers Blocks G and H

I started making the Triangle Squares for my quilt.  There are lots of triangle squares.

We decided to make 2 blocks this time.  Baskets and Cacti.

Here are my blocks connected with the triangle squares.  The baskets were supposed to be pieced...I tried but they didn't work out.  So I appliqued them.  I love the Cacti block.  It makes me smile.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Autumn is in the Air

I'm an Autumn baby.  My birthday is in October.  This is my favorite time of year.  The quilt above is "Henrietta Whiskers" by  Bunny Hill.  This was a free BOM.  I started working diligently on this quilt.  But as it always does life got in the way.  Although it says 2013 it was properly finished until 2015.  By properly I mean quilted.  

Speaking of Autumn....Halloween is in the near future.  Cheri Payne has been designing a quilt called Sew Spooky.  She has shared 4 blocks with us on her Facebook page "Quilts by Cheri" Friendship Group.

So far I have only made one block.  The third block.

The quilt is designed to be made with wool.  I prefer to make it using cotton.  I'm hoping to get the other blocks prepped so I can work on them in the evenings.

I have my 2 blocks finished from the Linda Brannock quilt "Flowers" that I am working on with Karen.  We will be posting photos of the blocks on Friday the 15th.

For those of you who don't know, Karen is one of the many blogging quilters who live in Florida.  She got hit with the winds and rain, she lost power but for the most part came out unscathed.  Power is back but they are without water.  I am praying that all our friends are well and have weathered the Hurricanes where ever they live.

My resolution this year was to finish some of my older projects whether blocks that need to be put together in a top or to quilt a top.  I have put a few tops together this year but I chose an older project to work on.

This quilt was designed by Jeni in the Willows.  I machined quilted straight lines horizontally between blocks.  I am hand quilting the blocks using the big stitch and #12 Perle cotton.  I'm half way there.  Hopefully I will have it finished by the end of the month.

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Until next time.

Hugs, Cathy