Saturday, March 30, 2019

Dearest Boy and More

I'm late as usual....

Here is my version of Block 5B.

I didn't want to do individual spikes for the flower so I improvised.  For the berries I used a light gray fabric.  

Be sure to stop by Karen'sJulie's, and Carole's blogs to see their versions.

 Block 12 of Pat Sloan's Flower Bouquet.

This is the Bonus Block for the Cheddarback BOM.

I've been working on my Sally Post blocks whenever I have a bit of time.

This is block 16.  Instead of individual petals I did a circular flower.

And here is block 17.  It has a Christmas feel to it.

I've chosen my UFO for April....Jan Patek's Front Porch BOM.

Here are a few of the sections I have made.

I still need to make the bicycle block. and the boat section in the upper right corner.  This was a sew along hosted by Lori at Humble Quilts.  I'm looking forward to finishing this quilt.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you found something you liked.

Hugs, Cathy

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Sunny Weather

But I'm not keeping my fingers crossed.  Yesterday we had snow and hail.  Today beautiful sunshine.  Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

Here's the next 2 blocks for Pat Sloan's Flower Bouquet BOW.

 Here is Block 10.  It is called Cutting Grass. 

Block 11 is called Marigold.  With the fabrics I'm using there is no way it's going to look like a Marigold.

Since I finished the top for my March UFO early I prepped up a block for my Sally Post quilt.

This is block 15.  I plan on getting at least one more block finished before the end of the month.

Be sure to stop back on the 30th for the next Dearest Boy block.  I really love this one.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, March 15, 2019

Dearest Boy and More

Boy this month is flying by.  It is time to share the next block in our Dearest Boy journey.

This block gave me fits.  It is wonky but I'm happy with it.  I really need to start working on the center cow block.  I keep putting it off because it is a large block.

Please be sure to stop by Karen'sJulie's and Carole's Blogs to see their versions.

I'm excited to say that I got my March UFO finished.  It is a Sugar Club BOM from 2016.  I started out with 6 blocks.  I finished sewing the top together this morning.  I'm going to see if I can get it quilted this month.

For the most part the fabrics are low volume.  Not what I'm used to.

I made the next Sprouts block for Barbara Brackman's Hospital Sketches.

The sprouts fit better in my time available.  Although I really wan to eventually make the larger blocks.

On a final note my grandson Brian and his wife Jess finally got to go on a honeymoon.  The flew into Paris and left the next day to Morocco.

They booked a camel riding tour.  They are having a blast.

Enjoying the sites....Today they leave for Greece.  I love the sense of adventure these two kids have.  They are the best.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you found something of interest.

Hugs, Cathy

Saturday, March 9, 2019


I've been plugging away on my list of projects.

1.  I now have 9 blocks done for my March UFO.  I started out with 6 blocks.           I'm holding off showing my progress till the top is completed.

2.  Flower Bouquet Block of the Week by Pat Sloan.

This is the first 2 sections.  So I'm half way done.

3.  I just finished the next Dearest Boy block.  This one was difficult.  I will be         posting a photo on the 15th of the month.

4.  I couldn't help my self.  I started a new project.  Sentimental Stitches has a       new "Free"  BOM called "Cheddar back".

 Gay has written the directions from the quilt above that is in her collection.  She has posted the first months blocks on her blog and also has a facebook page dedicated to the quilt.  Here are my blocks.

5.  I have a finish.

This was actually finished last month but I forgot to post a photo.  I did random vertical lines.  It has been washed and dried and is cuddly crinkled.  And it was gifted to hubby.  He loves it.

Now I need to work on a few more projects. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Monday, March 4, 2019

Change of Plans

I had originally planned on working on my Sally Post Blocks as my March UFO.  However, I have so much going on right now that I need something to work on that I should be able to finish this month.

So my March UFO is now the 2016 Sugar Block Club BOM.

The blocks are 12" and there are a total of 12 blocks.  I am using a line by Robyn Pandolph.  One of my daughters said she really liked the fabrics so if it gets finished it will be a gift for her.

I finished another 2 blocks for Pat Sloan's Flower Bouquet Block of the week.  These finish at 12".

Just a note....the background fabrics are the same color.  But they look totally different depending on the time a day they are photographed.

This is the block for March for Pat Sloan's Out of the World BOM.  This block is 16" finished.  This month I need to make 4 identical blocks.  They will be the 4 corners of the quilt.

My ongoing projects that are keeping me busy are Dearest Boy, Sprouts BOM, and this month starts Sentimental Stitches "Cheddarback" BOM.  Needless to say that is why I am going for an easier UFO.

The weather is still very cold with occasional snow.  This gives me another excuse to stay in my sewing room.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you find something to your liking.

Hugs, Cathy