Monday, December 5, 2016


I haven't posted as much as I wanted because I've been busy.

I got the Plus Quilt machine quilted and bound.  Another Christmas gift finished.

I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  I know the recipient will love it.  The backing and binding are gray.

A charm square Table Runner.  Another Christmas gift.

My final project...

I just finished sewing the binding down.  I used the same blue for the backing and the binding.  It was machine quilted on the diagonal.

Now I only have 2 more table runners and ornaments to make.  I've not worked on any projects other than Christmas Projects.  I hope to finish soon so can work on Cathy projects.

I had some really good news.  I opened up my email early last week and was surprised to learn that I had won the Customer Loyalty Giveaway from CT Publishing.  I got to order $200 worth of merchandise.  I was thrilled.  I immediately shopped till I dropped and should get my winnings this week.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

We Have a Winner

The winner is....Karen at Brezzy Point.

I've sent Karen an email to let her know.  Thanks to all who have entered.

Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A Flimsy

I finished another flimsy.

This is the same quilt I showed you earlier.  Only the fabrics have changed.  I've got fabric for the backing ordered.  Once it arrives I will get this one quilted and ready to give as a gift at Christmas.

Don't forget that Today is the last day to enter the Giveaway for a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 14.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Friday, November 11, 2016

Busy Hands

It's that time of year when I am busy finishing up Christmas gifts.  I've put everything else on hold.  I'm not working on any of my sew alongs.  Putting these projects up and saving monthly patterns.  Time to get my hands busy.

We did take some time off the other day and went for a ride up the Lake Huron side of Michigan.  We ended up in Lexington.  This is a picture of the docks.

It was such a beautiful day.

Back home and back to work.  A few finishes.

This one is for me.  It is for my 12" quilt stand.  I can keep it up all through November.

A Christmas gift.  It is 5" x 20".

Another Christmas gift.  It is 36" x 42" and is made from Jelly Rolls.  It went really quickly.  I quilted it using a serpentine stitch.  This is my favorite go to stitch.  I am working on second one.  It will be 54" x 60".  The plus signs are in solid colors and the 4 corners on the blocks are gray prints.  I'm a little over half way done with these blocks.  Can't wait to show it to you.

Now don't forget about the giveaway I am hosting.

One of my followers will be receiving a copy.  Please enter on the original post here.  I have received comments from no comment bloggers.  They are Google+ followers.  Be sure to put your email in your comment so I can contact you if you win.  Good luck.

Hugs, Cathy

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A Giveaway

 I tested blocks for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 14.  Through out the year they sent me approx. 12 different blocks to test.  As a thank you they sent me 2 copies of the magazine.  One for me and one for you.

First I'm going to show you the blocks I tested and then I'll tell you how you can win a copy.

Block #1313
Daisy's Meadow
By Margie Ullery

Block 1318
By Cynthia Brunz

Block 1328
Betties Bikini
By Jennifer Ofenstein

Block 1330
By Tricia Patterson

Block 1334
Color Swatches
By Janina Van Harberden

Block 1335
Solid Stacks
By Jackie White

Block 1339
Celebration Star
By Abigail Dolinger

Block 1359
By Janice Averill

Block 1386
By Deb McDonald

Block 1400
Star Route
By Anne Wiens

I wasn't able to test the last 2 blocks because of the eye problems I was experiencing.  

If you would like to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 14 leave a comment telling me how you follow my blog and which of the blocks I made is your favorite.  It's that easy.  You have until next Tuesday November 15th and I will post the winner on Wednesday the 16th.  Please be sure to leave your comment on this post.

Hugs, Cathy

Monday, October 24, 2016

Front Porch

Time for another reveal.

I finished the bird block and sewed it to the watermelon block.

Then I made the basket and stars strip....

...and attached it to the bird house block.

Now I have a completed bottom third of the quilt finished.

The photo looks wonky because my husband was holding it at the bird house.  It was too big to put on my design wall.  I'm linking up with Lori at Humble Quilts.

Hugs, Cathy

Monday, October 10, 2016


I finally finished my Traditional Gwennie Round Robin.  I so loved all the quilts and admired the final borders.  I don't mind saying the theme "Something Fishy" threw me for a loop.  An idea came to me right away for my Modern Gwennie.  But when it came to my Traditional Gweenie I was in the weeds.

I loved the "Clam Shell" idea that I saw on many quilts.  But didn't have time to applique them.  Suddenly and idea struck....   A while back I had cut out some Drunkard's Path blocks all in different shades of blue.  Sewn together in the right way they looked like Clam Shells.

Here is the result.  I like it more than I thought.  The border still lets the eye focus on the center of the quilt.  

Here is my Modern Gwennie.  I already posted a photo of it.

Again many thanks to Lori for setting up this wonderful sew along and letting me apart of the Fab Five design team.

While I had my thinking cap on I finished a WIP I had started a while ago.  It used up all the 9 patch blocks I received from a swap that Barb hosted a while back.

Now I just have to sandwich it and machine quilt it and I will have a finish.  It's been a while.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are all enjoying the fall weather.  I hope our friends along the Atlantic Coast are safe and dry and have had minimal damage.

Hugs, Cathy