Saturday, January 29, 2022

January Projects

 I'm trying to keep the total number of projects down for each month.  Not always easy for me.

Each year I join in with the APQ UFO Challenge.  This month's number was 12.  This UFO was a jelly roll quilt I started a few years ago...okay more than a few years ago.  I had 16 blocks made and need to make an additional 40 blocks.  Well I got them made, sewed them into a quilt top and actually got it quilted and bound.  The jelly roll used was called Ugly Sweater.

Other projects are:

1.  Fig Tree's "Autumn Frolic" BOM

These are blocks for month 4.  I wasn't going to sign up for any more BOMs, but Autumn is my favorite time of year so I just had to sign up.

2.  Celebrating Mary Brown.  I'm really behind on this so I'm trying to get at least one block a month finished.

This is one of my favorites. 

3.  January Mini.

4.  Ladies Aid Blocks 6 & 7

5.  Red and Green Quilt

All of the above projects were started last year.  Here are a couple of projects I started this year.

1.  Pat Sloan's "Sweet Dreams" BOW.

2.  Last year I signed up for Fig Tree's "Little Fig Boxes".  I just received the last box.  I made a table runner from the first box.  The second box was Autumn themed.  Today I finished sewing the top together.  I need to add borders and then quilt it.  I hope to have it finished to show you next month.  It is called Acorn Woods.

Well, that's it for January.  It feels so good to get back to sewing.  I continue feeling better and hope this continues.  I go for my three month checkup with my Urologist on Tuesday.  I'm hoping to get more good news.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are getting time to get some sewing done.

Hugs, Cathy

Saturday, January 22, 2022

I'm Back

 I've missed posting.  However, I have been reading all my favorite blogs.  When last we spoke, I had just been operated on for Bladder cancer.  In November I had an appointment with the Urologist.  I was told that I had low grade, noninvasive Bladder Cancer.  They got it all.  I don't need radiation or chemo, however I need to get a cystoscopy every three months for 3 years. I spent most of November just chilling, no sewing.  Then I decided enough moping I need to get back to sewing.

December was spent finishing quilts for Christmas gifts.  Here they are.

1.  This quilt was for my Son-in-Law Chris.  He is a Seattle Seahawks fan.

2.  This quilt was for my daughter Kelley.

3.  This quilt was for my sister Sharon.  Made with Kaffe Fasset fabrics.

4.  The last quilt was made for my stepson Scott and his wife Amanda.

It felt very satisfying to get these quilts finished.  My plan for this year is to finish at least one quilt a month.

I worked on a few projects before the end of the year.  The first is Autumn Frolic Month 3 blocks.

I even made a mini quilt for December but didn't post it.

 That's all I got to work on in December.  I got a bit more done this month and will post again at the end of the month.  Including a mini quilt for January.

Thanks for checking on me, it meant a lot.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy