Friday, August 30, 2019

A Journey Ends

I can't believe our Dearest Boy journey has come to an end.  The final block is the center cow block.

This block was a challenge for me.  The initial pattern was too small.  I ended up using a round tray to mark the circle.  My circle is not perfect but it is finished.

All my blocks sewn together.  All I need to do now is add the borders.  I'm not doing the border from the pattern.  I am going to use one fabric for the narrower side borders and a different one for the top and bottom borders.

Be sure to check out Karen'sJulie's, and Carole's blogs to see how they are coming along.

I have a couple of finishes to show you.

I got my 9 patch quilt quilted and bound.  Well almost bound.  I still have a bit of binding to sew down.

This is my Gwennie Medallion quilt that I did with Lori at Humble Quilts.  I made 2 quilts.  A modern version which I machine quilted and this more traditional version.  This one I hand quilted.  And it took me a while to finish it.  I need to make a label for it and then bind it.  I'm so happy with the way it turned out and that it is finally finished.  And it was so much fun to be apart of the designing team.

Now that Dearest Boy is done Karen and I have chosen the our next sew along.  "Celebrating Mary Brown".  It is a very large (90" x 90") mostly appliqued quilt.  We will be starting in September.  We will be happily joined by Nanette at Chopin - A Passionate Quilter and Robin at I Like to Create.  To start out we will only be making one block a month.

I will be joining Nanette in another sew along starting in October.  Kim McLean's "Lollypop Trees".  This is a little out of my color comfort zone but I've been such a fan of this quilt that I just had to make it.

So I'll have lots to keep me busy in the future.  Keep stopping by to see how the sew alongs are coming.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Some BOM's

It's that time of the month...BOM's

I just finished this month's Cheddarback Quilt blocks.

Some of the placements are a little different.  This is going to be a very large quilt.  I have this month's blocks sewn to the first 5 month's blocks and it is so long I couldn't find a place to lay it all out.  Therefore you just get these blocks.

The following is Block 8 for Pat Sloan's "Out of This World" BOM.

The following picture is for Julie and Carole.

I went through my project boxes and found my Dear Jane blocks.  I have some duplicate blocks.  I originally wanted all white backgrounds and then changed my mind and decided to do different backgrounds.  Not sure I'm going to work on this right now as I've got too many projects going on.

We should be finishing up Dearest Boy.  The Cow block will be revealed at the end of the month.  

Karen, Nanette and I are going to be starting a new applique quilt starting in September.  "Celebrating Mary Brown".   I'm also going to start working on Kim McLean's "Lollipop Trees".  So I'm going to be keeping busy as the temps get cooler.

If anyone want to join us in Celebrating Mary Brown let Karen or myself know.  We will have info regarding the schedule later this month.

Just when I thought it was getting cooler out the heat and humidity is back.  So I will be staying in the air conditioned house and working on Dearest Boy.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy