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