Tutorial Tuesday

This week, I am going to share two simple blocks that were in my old Version of Electric Quilt (v.4), that I put together for my nephew’s quilt. The two blocks in the quilt are Dutchman’s Puzzle and the Flying X. My blocks are 8″ finished, but you could just as easily do them in…

Laundry Day!

This finish is a little tiny finish, and it came out a bit wonky. I was pretty sick when I did this one, and I am just not going to go back to take the wonky out. It started the year with no binding, and it had been lying around in the quilt studio for…

Slow Sunday Stitching #3

The latest installment of the #fussycuttingsewalong hosted @naomialicec finished up Saturday night while gaming. I added two more big stars to the pile last week, so now I have, a total of five for the month. This week should add two more blue ones, and then I will soon be digging through the scraps for…

Weathered, Worn and Well Loved

“After all a woman didn’t leave much behind in the world to show that she’d been there.  Even the children she bore and raised got their father’s name.  But her quilts, now that was something she could pass down.”    Sandra Dallas When my aunt passed away a few years ago, these three quilts came…

Cathy Marie’s Slow Sunday Stitching #2

With winter on full blast there have been lots of TV nights this week with slow stitching.  I really enjoy snuggling under a quilt with a hot cup of chocolate and my handwork during these cold months.  While winter is not my favorite season I do try to live in the moment and enjoy these…

2018 Finish Along Q1

The Finish Along is an awesome link up party hosted by a crew of awesome quilters and bloggers: Marci – Marci Girl Designs – USA Sandra – Studio Sew of Course – Ireland Leanne – She Can Quilt – Canada Karen – Capitola Quilter – USA Felicity – Felicity Quilts – Canada Ella – Throw a Wench in the Works – USA Izzy – Dizzy Quilts – Canada Lynne…

Cathy Marie’s Slow Sitching Sunday #1

It has truly been a slow stitching Sunday today as I have spent a good part of the afternoon curled up in my chair with hot chocolate and an embroidery project. I traced the text from a printout from the computer and the motifs are doodled in from an adult coloring book.  I will probably…

January’s Sewing Goals

January is starting off with several goals for the month. 1.  Hunter’s Quilt.  My nephew attends Johnson University and I sewed a quilt for him in the fall of 2017 in his school’s colors, which happened to be my All People Quilt UFO Challenge project for the month.  He will be happy to get it this year…

Finally, 2017 is drawing to a close

It’s NYE, and I can hear teenagers laughing in my kitchen as they make brownies and skillet cookies and Little Man, happily gaming in the living room.  I am however enjoying listening to the gaiety of my houseful while I sit in the relative peace of my studio.   I worked all day, organizing, rearranging, to…

Visiting the Past

I went overnight camping with my two sons to the same lake that I grew up camping on with my parents.  It was the first visit back since my Dad passed away. It was bittersweet for both myself and my eldest son.  It was a nice trip, and I am glad we went, and perhaps…

Finally the Sun Shines

Here I was starting to think that we were in the beginnings of the second flood, when finally the sun came out this morning. Homeschool has proceeded along nicely so far with Little finished and happily gaming, and Eldest hunkered down at the table with research on the tundra biome scattered about, and geometry and…