Thursday, April 29, 2021

End of April

 Boy did this month fly by.  We are ending the month with April Showers.  I hope it brings May flowers.

Here are some projects I've been working on.

1.  Monthly Mini.

I really enjoyed making this one.  The flying geese are trimmings from my Ready for Spring quilt. 

2.  Celebrating Mrs. Brown.

I needed a simple block to make this month.  The original block was just too complicated.  I have no qualms about substituting blocks.  After all it is my quilt.

3.  Mrs. Lincoln's Quilt.

I'm getting excited that the end is coming.  I love all the quilts.  My friend Julie at is also making this quilt.

4.  Aunt Em's September Sun

This is a new BOW that just started.  Since Autumn is my favorite time of year I just couldn't pass this one up.

I finished up more Pat Sloan's Home Is blocks and Socialities blocks but i didn't get photos. 

The APQ UFO for May is Number 9.  That happens to be my Bringing Home the Tree Quilt.  I only have one row made and need to make an additional 3 rows.  I hope I can get this one done. 

My UFO for April was Barbara Brackman's Yankee Notions.  I did get the top put together with sashings and borders.  I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

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

Hugs, Cathy

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Four Seasons of April

 It has certainly been a strange month so far.  We've had snow (Winter), rain (Spring), heat (Summer), and blowing winds (Fall).  And I see we are expecting snow again this month.

Well enough of the bad weather.  Let's talk quilts.  I've been working on a few projects.  Here they are.

1.  Pat Sloan's Home Is

This is a block of the week.  And the blocks are all different sizes.  If you are interested in making this quilt all the blocks can be found on her blog.

2.  Barbara Brackman's Hands All Around.

Directions are given for 8", 12" and 16" blocks.  I have chosen to make one of each.  At the end of the year I should have enough blocks for a couple of quilts.

3.  Barbara Brackman's Ladies Aid

This is block number one.  The pattern calls for 15" blocks with hearts appliqued in each corner.  I decided to make the blocks 12" and will try a different setting.

4.  Fig Tree's Strawberry Sampler Mystery

Yes you are right.  It is a new BOM I signed up for.  Thank goodness some of my other projects are at an end so I have time to do another.

5.  Lexington BOM

This BOM comes from Connecting Threads.  I love the fabrics.

6.  Quilt Doodles 2021 BOM

I still need to do the button hole stitching around this block.

7.  Ready for Spring

Top is finished and I have to figure out how to quilt it.  I love how it turned out.

8.  Shine On BOM

Just 4 - 6" blocks this month.

That's it for now.  I have to take some more photos of projects I will share at the end of the month.  I know I have lots of projects but they are usually only a few blocks each month.

I've started working on my UFO for the month.  It is Barbara Brackman's Yankee Notions quilt.  I had all the blocks made.  Today I cut and sewed the sashing.  Then I need to add 2 more borders and it will be done.

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

Hugs, Cathy