Monday, May 30, 2022


 Lots happening here.  Some good some not so good.  First Hubby came down with the flu (not covid).  He was sick for a couple of days.  Then as it usually happens, I came down with it.  As usual, I got it worse and was sick for a week. 

On the 19th my youngest daughter had surgery done.  She had had a partial hysterectomy a few years ago.  They found a mass and decided to do a total and removed the mass.  It was benign and she is doing wonderfully.

The last couple of days we've been getting our travel trailer ready to go camping next weekend.  We are camping with my oldest daughter and her husband.  I can't tell you how happy it makes me that they want to spend so much time with us.  We have another two camping trips planned.

Now to share my sewing projects.

1.  May Monthly Mini

When I've had some spare time, I've been cutting out 3" finished half square triangles with my Accuquilt Go cutter.  I really wanted to do a pieced mini this month and this is what I came up with.  

2.  Fig Tree quilts Autumn Frolic BOM

My birthday is in October so I'm and Autumn baby.  I love anything to do with Autumn.

3.  Open Skies BOM by Connecting Threads

This is month 2 and already my husband has claimed this quilt.

4.  Prairie Flowers by Joe Morton

This month I got lots of practice sewing circles.

5.  Red and Green Blocks

Each month I put the blocks up on my design wall so I can see the blocks I already made and what fabrics I used so I don't make any duplicates.

These are the blocks I made this month.

6.  Finally my APQ UFO #11 for May

This month's UFO was Fig Tree Quilts Strawberry Mystery BOM.  I had completed 6 months of the patterns.  That left 6 to go.

The photo is not the best, but it will do for now.  The pattern called for a pieced border on the long sides.  I decided I was going to add a plain border all around the quilt.  I've ordered the fabric and I'll show a photo of it when finished.

I've been working on my Aviary block, but it was slow going.  I will have something to show you after my camping trip.

I hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend.  Ours has been quiet and we will be celebrating when we go camping.

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

Hugs, Cathy


Needled Mom said...

It seems like so many have had bad colds lately. Glad you are both on the mend. Your blocks all look so pretty. It’s nice to have the quilt already claimed just two blocks into it. Have a nice trip.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

My word! With all that has been going on, you amaze me at how much sewing you accomplished! I love that little mini! Right up my scrap alley! I love all your blocks this month, but am partial to that gorgeous applique block for "Prairie Flowers". Yum! I hope all of you have recovered from the flu and that your daughter will continue to get well. Have a super time camping. It is so much fun when the kids want to be around us. Enjoy!

cityquilter grace said...

such pretty projects all around...

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

It's hard to be sick with the flu! (thankfully not covid). Lots to see here that is pretty, especially the red and green blocks! Have a wonderful time camping!

Julierose said...

Sorry to hear about your bout with the flu!! Not fun!!
All lovely projects--I especially am drawn to your May monthly mini--the colors are so pretty...hugs for a terrific camping trip with your family

Kyle said...

May's mini is a scrappy delight. All of your continuing projects are looking good. Great job on the circles. Glad you get to enjoy some family time. Hope everyone is feeling better.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Glad all is calming down for you!!! Your projects are really pretty! Enjoy the camping, I miss our RV so much, but life does change so enjoy the experiences when you can! Hugs

Angie said...

Great mini - I love quilts with HSTs in different layouts! All your other blocks look yummy as well, but I'm especially partial to the purple Jo Morton block!

Robin said...

The strawberry mystery quilt is really nice. I don't remember seeing this one before. Strawberries are my favorite and this quilt looks luscious.

Lori said...

I'm glad you and hubby have recovered. Lots of flu bugs gong around here for sure.
Love your projects and I['m glad you are keeping busy with so many spring-like projects!
Have fun camping!

Nancy said...

I hope everyone's feeling fine by now, Cathy. I also hope you had fun on your camping trip. I'm sure it was fun going with your daughter and her husband.
Your miniature quilt is so beautiful! I love the rich, deep colors.
You have a lot of beautiful quilts in progress, all delightful. It's fun that you're not duplicating fabrics for the Red and Green quilt. And I love your applique block!