Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Keeping busy

And trying to keep cool.  It's been crazy hot and humid here.  With no central air I have been sewing in the basement and it is a lot more comfortable.  

Well it's the end of the month and time to share some more projects.

1.  Celebrating Mary Brown

The sunflowers were suppose to have spiky edges.  I chose a more relaxed curve.  This is the bottom left block of the four corner blocks for the end of the first 2 rows.  I have all four sewn together and will finish them up for August.

2.  Mrs. Lincoln's Quilt.

I'm working on this quilt with Julie.  We are just doing 2 blocks a month.  These blocks are 8". The pattern calls for 6" blocks and Julie is making 10" blocks.

3.  3030 Block of the week.

One week we made 4 of the same block, the stars.  Then just one.  I still have the block for last week to do.  It's an appliqued block.  

4.  Derby House BOM

Here are the pieced blocks.  I still have to make the applique block for this month.  It is 14" square and is of a house, dog, wagon, and vines.  It is very elaborate so I'm taking my time with it so I get it right.

5.  Monthly Mini

This is a 12" mini quilt.  I didn't get one made last month.

6.  Quilts for Christmas gifts.

This is in progress.  It's all cut out just waiting for me to sew.

I finished sewing this top together.  I need to figure out a backing and how to quilt it.  I love how it turned out.

That is about it as far as sewing.  The rest of the time I have going for check-ups with my various doctors.  Because of covid all my appointments were pushed back.  Two weeks ago I saw my Radiation Oncologist.  Last week I saw my Oncologist.  Monday I saw my family Doctor.  Friday I go for a mammogram and ultra sound.  Next month I get my eyes checked and have an appointment with the Medicare Wellness Nurse.  Whew.....The only time I get out of the house is to see a doctor.  So far all my check ups and tests have been good.  Once I'm done next month it will start all over in 6 month.

I did manage to go to the grocery store yesterday.  It is the first time I've gone shopping since covid.  Thankfully the store wasn't crowded.  I filled my cart and headed for the check out.  All of a sudden there was an announcement saying the registers were down.  After 45 minutes they got 2 registers up and running.  They stopped allowing customers coming in to the store.  With only 2 registers running it took about another 20 minutes before I got out of the store.  They had to shut down the 2 registers so they could reboot all of them.  I don't think I'll be going back for a

I hope you are all well and keeping safe.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Mid Month Check In

 I've been busy.  Nothing new here.  Ah but there is something new.  I started a new BOM through Connecting Threads.

It is called "Seasons".  It runs for 6 months.

1.  Here is month 1 blocks.

The blocks were really easy to make.

2.  Quilt Doodles BOM

This is going to be a huge quilt.  Each month's blocks consist of 4 10" blocks sewn together to make one large 20" square.

3.  3030 Block of the week.

This is block 5 from last week.  Today I need to make this weeks block, 4 sawtooth stars.

4.  Barbara Brackman's Yankee Notions.

This is a simplified version of the block.  

5.  Bee in My Bonnet Quilt a Long.

These are the last three blocks.

I added sashing and a muslin border (not shown in this photo).  It was a fun a fast quilt to make.

I'm working on the sashing for my  Providence BOM.  As soon as I get it done I will post a photo.

I hope you have been productive and are finishing up some projects.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy