Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Dearest Boy and More

I've go too much stress in my life to add more stress through quilting.  Quilting calms my stress.  So when it came to this month's Dearest Boy block I had to do something different.

I chose an eight pointed block.

Speaking of stress...  This month's UFO, Jan Patek's Front Porch quilt is an epic fail.  I now remember why I put this project up.

I had previously made all the blocks except for the upper right block with the boat and whales and the bike block.

 I finished the Whale block....

I love the whales.  When it came to the bike block I realized this is why I had put this project up in the first place.  3 times I tried to make this block and 3 times I failed.  So this UFO is going back up on the shelf.  I'll try again another time.

I've chosen my UFO for May.

I'm going to make a few changes but otherwise I really love this quilt.

I have 5 blocks made, and I need another 7.  Since it is pieced I should have no problem finishing up this UFO.

Here's an update on my Sally Post blocks.

I now have 20 blocks made.  16 to go.  I work on this in my leisure and it's coming along nicely.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have found something you liked.

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, April 26, 2019

A Few Projects

I got a few projects done.

First up is a couple of Sally Post blocks.  Blocks 19 and 20.

 A little late but here is my Sprouts block for Barbara Brackman's Hospital Sketches.

I love this block.  Now to prep the next block.

Here is the next block for Pat Sloan's "Flower Bouquet" Block of the Week.

Only a few more weeks to go and this will be a quilt.

I participated in Lori at Humble Quilts Doll Quilt Swap.

Here is the quilt I sent.

I liked it so much I think I need to make myself one.

Here is the quilt I received from Lora Congdon.

It looks a little wonky in the photo.  I love the Repro fabrics she used.

She also sent me this little Easter Chick.  It is so sweet.  She also sent me a quilters best friend....Chocolate.

The quilt in my header is a quilt I made during a class with Gwen Marston.  I learned so much from her in that class.  I loved that she gave you permission to enjoy quilting.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check back at the end of the month for the next Dearest Boy block.

Hugs, Cathy

Monday, April 15, 2019

Dearest Boy, Sally Post and a Flower Bouquet

It's that time of the month when we reveal the next Dearest Boy block.  I think that we all agree that this month's block is difficult.  How difficult you ask?  So difficult that I did a different block.

If you look at the photo of the quilt this months block is seen under the cow.  The block is called oak tree and we were to make 2 of them.  I want to enjoy quilting and this block wasn't going to do it for me.

Here are the blocks I made.  Pine trees.

Not the most beautiful of blocks but I like them.

Be sure to stop by Karen'sJulie's and Carole's blogs to see what they came up with.

I finished another Sally Post block.

This is block 19 of 36.  Too many blocks needed to make to be able to finish this quilt in a month.  So whenever I have a little extra time.  I haven't trimmed this block yet.

Wednesday Pat Sloan posted the next block for her Flower Bouquet Block of the Week.

This week there were 2 blocks.  This completes the bottom left of the quilt and we are now three quarters of the way done.

And the final project I leave you with is my March/April Mini quilt.  I call it March/April because I don't think I will have time to make a mini this month.

I think this is my favorite mini/doll quilt I have made to date.

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

Hugs, Cathy

Sunday, April 7, 2019

BOM Updates

This week has been spent catching up on BOMs that I've been working on.

First up is the Cheddarback Quilt.  Here are the blocks for the 2nd month.  Don't look too closely at the bottom right hand block.  I know it's wrong.  I sewed the block 3 times and kept getting it wrong.  Don't know why.  Finally I gave up.  So instead of a pinwheel I have a broken dish...lol

I've combine them with the blocks from last month.

I am really enjoying this BOM.

Next up is Pat Sloan's Out of the World BOM>

I was a little off on my piecing.  I guess I need to do some reverse sewing and try again.

Pat also has another free quilt along.  It is called Flower Bouquet and is a block a week.

This is Block 13.  7 more blocks to go.

I finished the next Dearest Boy block.  It will be revealed on the 15th of this month.

I'm trying to get all my BOM's up to date so I can start on this month's UFO.

Thanks for stopping by.  

Hugs, Cathy

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Pam Buda Sew Along

I joined in on the monthly sew along for Pam Buda's book Vintage Patchwork, hosted by Wendy at theconstantquilter.blogspot.com.  This months project was a pincushion.  I filled mine with walnut shells.

Here are a couple of views of the pincushion.  What I love about this sew along is that all the projects in this book can be made from one Layer Cake.

I made a mini quilt for last month but I still need to finish quilting it.  Will show soon.

I will leave you with this photo of the tent that the Grands stayed in while taking their camel riding trip.

This is what was waiting for them.  The tent straight ahead is the dining tent.

Sunshine and windy today.  But I'll take it...seeing we had snow a couple of days ago.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day.

Hugs, Cathy