Wednesday, December 30, 2020


Well it's the end of the month and the end of the year.  I have nothing to share.  I have worked on some projects but haven't gotten pictures taken.  I spent the majority of the month quilting 4 quilts for Christmas gifts.

Speaking of Christmas I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  Now for the New Year.  We just heard that Hubby is going to have his left knee rebuilt in January.  When that heals he will be having the right knee replaced.  Hopefully by summer he will be able to go on walks.  I've missed them.

Hopefully when next we meet I will have something to show.

Thanks for stopping by.

 Hugs, Cathy

Monday, November 30, 2020

End of the Month

Time to finish showing the balance of my projects.  I'm behind on a few but I do have a some to share.

1.  Celebrating Mary Brown

This was a happy block to work on.  One thing is for sure, working on this quilt is improving my applique skills.

2.  Mrs. Lincoln's Quilt

The two blocks are November's Pieced and Appliqued.  The bottom picture is all the blocks so far sewn together. 

3.  Monthly Mini Quilt

I need to sew the binding down and this mini will be done.  The quilting is not so great.  The reason being I got a new sewing machine.  A Janome MC6650.  Lots of stitches and it says I can quilt without a walking foot.  I tried.  I should have used red thread.

4.  New Project

These blocks are each 28" square.  The quilt needs 9 blocks total.  Each block is tones of a different color.  This will be worked on when I have a little extra time on my hands.  The strips are all 2 1/2".  Good think I have lots of strips.

That's it for now.  It's time to start all over  Thanks for stopping by, I enjoy the company.

Hugs, Cathy

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Bright and Sunny

 A beautiful Autumn day.  I have a few projects to share with you.

1.  Seasons BOM.

This is all the blocks sewn together.  I love it.  Next month will be the borders.

2. Barbara Brackman's Yankee Notions

This is Block 11.  One more block to go and then I can put the top together.

3. Sewcialities Block of the Week

These are blocks 7 and 8.  The fabrics I am using are from a FQ Bundle and are Reds, Neutrals and Blues.  I'm using a white fabric for the background.

4. Annabelle BOM

These blocks go with the blocks I made last month and will be the third round for my Medallion quilt.

5.  Aunt Em's Baskets and Blooms

These are blocks 8 and 9.  

6.  Shine on Sampler BOM from the Fat Quarter Shop


This is the new BOM I joined.  These are the first 3 blocks.  I also received the book with the first month's package.  I really love the fabrics.

And finally I have a finish.

Jelly Snowflake is quilted and bound.  I had shown the top previously.  This is going to be a Christmas gift.  I want to make one for my self.

Stay safe and get lots of sewing done.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, October 30, 2020

End of Another Month favorite time of year.

Time to share some more projects.

1.  Celebrating Mary Brown.

This block was easier to make than it looks.  It's really different.

2.  Mrs. Lincolns Quilt.

These are Octobers offerings.  I enjoy the fact that there is one applique block and one pieced block.

3.  Quilt Doodles.

The perfect blocks for October.

4.  Poppy's Polka Dot Garden

These are blocks 1 and 2.  Poppy's Polka Dot Garden is a new free Block of the Month from Sentimental Stitches. 

5.  Monthly Mini

Sad to say I ran out of time.  I still need to applique the leaves, then I need to sandwich, quilt and bind it.  

So another productive month.  Still catching up on a few projects and in November I start another BOM.  This one is through the Fat Quarter Shop.  I will share more next month.

Staying home, staying safe and trying to get some sewing done.  I hope you are doing the same.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

One Year Anniversary

 I can't believe it has been a year since I had my surgery for breast cancer.  I feel pretty good.  The pain in my left breast has dulled somewhat.  They tell me I am now cancer free although I still need to see my oncologist every 6 month and get my annual mammogram. 

I just recently celebrated my 71st birthday.  Inside I feel quite young, unfortunately the outside is showing the wear and tear of 71

Now for an update of the projects I've been working on.

1. Seasons BOM

These were the blocks for this month.  Buttons will be added to the Snowman.

With these blocks I was able to sew some sections together.  This is part of the middle section.

This is the completed bottom row.  

2.  1930's BOW

3.  Barbara Brackman's Yankee Notions

4.  Aunt Em's Baskets and Blooms.

This is a very tall row.  It is 12" x 54".  I still need to add blocks at the top

5.  Annebelle BOM

At first I was disappointed when I got this months pattern.  These stars go around the medallion.  However there are suppose to be 16 blocks.  8 in two different colorways.  Well once I started working on these blocks I was glad that I was only making 8 blocks.  They took quite a bit of time to finish.  Next month I should get the second colorway.

6.  I started a new project.

These blocks were made using a Layer Cake.  There is only a 1" x 5" strip left over after cutting the layer cake.  The blocks finish at 9"  12 down and 30 to go.  I have them all cut out so it shouldn't take too long.

Well that's it for now.  Be sure stop back at the end of the month for more updates.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy


Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Running Late

I forgot to write this post up last night and I overslept this morning.  Oh well...that's life in the big

Fall has come to Michigan.  It's much cooler here and the skies are changing.  I've been spending lots of time in my dungeon sewing room.

Here we go...

1.  Celebrating Mary Brown.

 I managed to get 2 blocks finished.  I really love these blocks.  However it's going to take a long time to finish it.

2.  Mrs. Lincolns Quilt.

I'm love doing one appliqued block and one pieced.

3.  Aunt Em's Baskets and Blooms

This is going to be a very scrappy quilt (Except for the background).  The above blocks are 6 1/2"

4.  3030 Quilt by Sentimental Stitches

These blocks are posted once a week.  They are 6" and some are tricky to make.

5.  Derby House.

This is the final month.  I still have a large applique block to make.  The quilt is put together in vertical rows.  I have the first row sewn together.  It consists of 8" blocks.  Row 2 is 5" inch blocks.  I will show my progress in sewing the quilt together next month.

6.  Two Bits Patches 1930's quilt.

These are the first 4 blocks.  They come out once a week and are 6".

7.  Sewcialities.

Yep I did it again.  Joined another sew along.  This one is from the Fat Quarter Shop.  The patterns are for 3 different sizes.  3", 6" and 9".  I am doing the 9" blocks.  The blocks come out once a week.

8.  Monthly Mini

This quilt is 8 1/2" x 7 1/2".  It is a Cheri Payne design.  Fall is my favorite time of year and I just love anything with pumpkins and crows.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you found something to inspire you to quilt.

Hugs, Cathy

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Busy Couple of Weeks

 We've been busy.  First my daughter and her husband went to Vegas for their anniversary and we watched their dog, Bear.  I thought I had a photo of him but I don't.

Both granddaughter's are going to MSU.  Ashley is starting her second year and is renting a house with 2 other girls.  Cassidy alas is a freshman and they have closed the school so she will be taking all her courses on the computer at home.

Ashley's dad, my son Patrick, had to put their dog down.  He had Lyme's Disease and developed kidney failure.  She was such a sweet dog and we will all miss her terribly.

And finally my youngest son, Michael, signed the papers on his very own house.  So there was lots of moving and buying for the new house.

Now for the sewing updates.

1.  Aunt Em's Baskets and Blooms Block of the week.

Here are the first two blocks sewn together.

With the new blogger all my photos download to the my blog all at one time.  I guess next time I will download one project at a time.

2.  Pat Sloan's Bringing Home the Tree Sew Along.  This is the first row.  It's on the back burner right now as I have a few more pressing projects to work on.

3.  Another Pat Sloan BOM.  Out West.  This is the right side third of the quilt.

Here's a close up of September's block.

4. Sentimental Stitches 3030 Block of the week.  I'm still a bit behind on this one but I do have a couple of blocks to share with you.

5.  Seasons BOM.  I had 3 blocks to make this month and then I sewed them to blocks I had made previously where applicable.

6.  Derby House BOM.  This is an applique block from a couple of months ago that I needed to finish.  I simplified this block otherwise I would still be working on it.  I just got the fabrics and patterns for this the final month.  Can't wait to start putting this quilt together.

7.  Annabelle BOM.  This is going to be a 90" x 90" Medallion quilt.  This month I had to sew 2 borders.  The first a plain border and the second was made up of Flying Geese.  It took me 3 days to finish this round.  It's only going to get

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you are getting lots of quilting done and staying safe.

Hugs, Cathy