Saturday, February 29, 2020

End of the Month Round Up

I can't believe how much I got done this month...knock on wood...I hope I can do as well for the next month.

So here we go.

1.  Celebrating Mary Brown.

 Don't look at it too's a little lopsided.  But the good thing is that it is done.

Be sure to visit KarenJennieRobinRebecca, and Nanette to see what they are doing.

2.  Mrs. Lincolns Quilt.

This is a fun quilt to work on.  I love having a pieced and an applique block to work on each month.  I'm working on this with Julie  see what she is up to.

3.  Monthly Mini

Of course my Mini had to have a heart on it for February.  I'm linking with Wendy

I finished up with my to do list so I decided to work on a couple of UFO's.

The first UFO was a project I started a couple of years ago  It was going to be a wedding gift for my grandson till I found out they didn't want anything with brown.

I made it a little smaller than originally planned but it is still a good size lap quilt.  Now I need to get it quilted and then I will have another Christmas quilt made.

The second UFO is my Floral Hexie Quilt.

I'm looking forward to quilting this one.  I've quilted a hexie quilt before and it goes really quickly.  Once finished it will be another Christmas gift.

Well that's it for now.  Tomorrow starts a new month and more projects.  Don't tell anyone but I signed up for another BOM.  It starts next month.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Keeping Busy

I've started so many new BOMs that I have to keep them all written down so I can keep track of them all.

In my last post I shared a photo of my Cheddarback blocks for the month.  Now I will share 4 more BOMs.

1.  Quilt Doodles.  These blocks are 20".

I'm making my blocks scrappy looking using different reds and whites or off whites.

2.  Pat Sloan's Out West.

I bought a FQ bundle for this.  I liked the dark blue so much that I purchased some yardage of it to use for the border and binding.

3.  Barbara Brackman's Yankee Notions.

I am using the same background in all my blocks.  I am really loving the grays and tan fabrics.

4.  Minick and Simpson's Derby House.

For this BOM I receive the patterns and fabrics each month.  I absolutely love the fabrics.

I have a finish to show you.

This is a 2016 Sugar Block club BOM.  I've shown pictures of the quilt top that I finished last year.  Well I got it sandwiched and machine quilted using my free motion foot.  Then I sewed on the binding.  While doing this I noticed how bad the quilting was....I mean really bad.  So what I ended up doing is taking out the machine stitching one block at a time and then hand quilting the block using gray #12 Perle cotton.  I really like how it turned out.

Here is a close up.

I have so many UFO's and tops that need quilting.  I'm slowly working on them.  I have chosen my next UFO to work on.  It is a quilt inspired by the Fat Quarter Shop's Patchwork Quilt Along.  There are 12 different blocks but I have chosen to only use 3.

I plan on doing a row of each different pattern.  You might remember that I started working on this as a wedding quilt for my Grandson.  They didn't want brown.  So I made a different quilt for them.  The quilt will be 8 blocks by 9 blocks.  3 rows of each block.  The blocks are 5" finished, the sashing is cut 1 1/2" and finish at 1", and I have made corners stones out of the blues.

I want to thank you for stopping by.  I hope you found something you like.

Hugs, Cathy

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Sunny Skies

Sunny skies this morning.  I am so over the gray, rainy, snowy days we've been having.  I decided to try posting more than once a month.  So here goes....

I worked on my Cheddarback blocks for this month.  I can't believe we only have a couple of months left on this quilt.

I got a few projects finished at the end of last month but I needed to get the binding sewn down before I shared photos.

This is my version of Lori's Sew Along called Almost Amish.  Instead of a square wall hanging I added a block and turned it into a table runner.  This is going to be a Christmas gift.

My second finish is a Halloween Quilt.  This is going to be a surprise gift to someone special.

For now it's back to the sewing room to see what mischief I can get into.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy