Sunday, February 28, 2021

February Month End

It's been a strange month.  Temps close to 0 and yesterday it was 53 degrees and gloriously sunny.  Now let's get to the photo heavy post.

1.  Celebrating Mary Brown.

 Mary, Mary, Mary.  This block had me pulling my hair out.  It's not perfect but it is done.

2.  Mrs. Lincoln's Quilt.

We are getting closer to the end.

3.  Ready For Spring BOW

Blocks 3 and 4.  5 more blocks to go and we are done.

4.  Pat Sloan's Home Is...BOW

The latest 4 blocks.

5.  Sewcialities BOW

The latest 3 blocks.

6.  Annebelle BOM.

This quilt is getting so big I have no where to lay it out.  In this picture it is on my bed.  At the top you can see the round that I just added.

Here is a closeup of this round.  These blocks go around the entire quilt.

7.  Sparkles and Cream Mystery Quilt by Fig Tree Quilts.

These blocks are 5" finished.  They are very muted.  Totally out of my comfort zone.  In the directions they said some of the combinations were hard to read but it is designed to be this way.  We will see.

8.  APQ UFO of the Month.  Derby House.

In order to finish this top I had to finish one Applique block which I did earlier in the month.  Then I had to sew all the blocks together.  And there were a ton of them.  However the setting directions were excellent.  This top was too big to put up on my design wall so I laid it out on my bed and took some photos.

I've been asked how I keep track of all my projects.  This is how I keep on track.

Each month I make a list of all the projects I am working on.  When I finish what needs to be done each month I cross it off with purple marker.  This months list is now fully covered in purple.

Now last but not least.  My Mini for the month.

This is a Quilt Doodles pattern.  I got to try out my buttonhole stitch on the new machine.

Yesterday I got my first Corona Virus vacination.  I go back in 4 weeks for the second shot.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you found something you liked.

Hugs, Cathy


Julierose said...

All such beautiful QIP's...your little Gnome fella is adorable, too.
Do you keep each project in its own box? I have been notating where I am on each one of my QIP's in a journal --but to keep it all in one place is a much better solution...some I have even unearthed that I've totally forgotten about!
that can't be good;000
hugs for a wonderful Sunday Julierose

belarmina said...

Cathy Preguntas si algo nos gusta, No puedo elegir
Todos tus trabajos son maravillosos.
¿Cómo es posible hacer tantas divinas cosas en unos pocos días?
Me alegro que ya recibiste tu vacuna.

Sandy said...

Wow, you’ve been busy! I don’t know how you manage those huge quilts. I like your project organizer. Simple, and it works.

Quilting Babcia said...

Your applique blocks are impeccable! Cute mini too. I've tried writing out my projects on note paper with several progress columns, but this year am attempting to keep everything on a spreadsheet. Since the desktop computer lives in my sewing room that's working out ok so far.

julieQ said...

OH such gorgeous progress! I will post my blocks soon!!! I especially like your Ready for Spring block of the week!

Kyle said...

I can see why Mary Brown could cause you to pull out your hair, but you did a beautiful job. Love your mini. Gnomes have become very popular. Congrats on your first vaccine!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

You have such a large number of projects going on! Must feel good to use that purple pen to cross off as you go! Lots of pretty appliqué.
Your Derby House looks amazing! Congratulations on getting your first shot!

Janet O. said...

Wow--I hardly know where to start or how to cover it all, so I'd better not try. I will say that Mary Brown block is stunning, and I really am liking the look of Annebelle!
And that mini quilt--adorable!!
I think I need a notebook, but then I don't have nearly enough I work on in a month to fill a page. Maybe if I was more organized, like you, I could. :)
You are amazing!

cityquilter grace said...

cute little gnome! and love the APQ sampler....

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

OMG Cathy - you have really excelled this month!!!!! Such beautiful work on all! I am so far behind on Mary - maybe she will get some attention this month. YUP - looks like the MB block could cause some stress! Take care hope hubby is doing well! Hugs

Wendy Caton Reed said...

I sure wish I had your energy! What a lot of accomplishments and they are all lovely! I have to say I especially love your mini this month. Too cute! Thanks for chiming in!

Frédérique said...

All your projects are beautiful, and I LOVE your mini! So so cute ;)

Jennie in GA said...

As usual, I am amazed by all of your wonderful accomplishments. I am sadly behind on Mary. I have prepped pieces for the next block that have been sitting on my cutting table for two or three months.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Wonderful projects Cathy and so much progress. You had a busy sewing month.

Quilter Kathy said...

So many fun projects on the go... don't know how you do it all!
Great that you got a vaccine!

QuiltGranma said...

You have SEW many projects in the works, but then you ARE working on them. Unlike me, still waiting for my hip surgery. Coming soon though.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Wow--I love everything you have been working on! Derby House is awesome and your mini gnome is adorable! My hubby and I have had both vaccine injections--so grateful we made it this far--lol!