Largest Recess Cave East of the Mississippi

A couple of weeks ago my mother, the boys and I went to Hocking Hills Ohio for the week.  Although the weather was hot, we had a wonderful time.  My eldest and I hiked to see some of the awesome caves that are in the area and truly enjoyed seeing something so unbelievably hidden in…

Cathy is Walking on Easy Street

This quilt was and has always been one of my favorites.  It was a Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt several years ago, and I liked the pattern so much I started a second quilt, that I hope will also get finished this year.  The pattern is available in her book More adventures with Leaders and Enders ….

Planting Elena’s Garden

I am almost finished with the piecing on the Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt that I started several years ago.  My version is named, “Elena’s Flower Garden”, in honor of my mother-in-law, Elena Blackaby. When I started the quilt they had just admitted her to the hospital.  She had been fighting cancer for some time, but…

RR Signs

This quilt made me think of RR signs while I was making it. It was part of a mystery quilt that I did years ago, and I’ve searched and searched and I’m not sure just exactly where I found the Mystery or who the designer of the pattern was either.  If anyone knows please tell…

RSC 16: February is the Month of Brown!

February’s color is brown, and normally, I wouldn’t have had anything to work on, but it just so happens that I have two things that qualify, and I already happened to be working on one of them! My Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter), that really is more of an Celtic Equinox, has brown in the four patches,…

All the Way Back to the Beginning

Today for my Throwback Thursday post, I’m going) all the way back to almost the very beginning.  This was I think the second quilt/wall-hanging that I have made.    I was horribly unsure of myself, but in all it didn’t turn out too badly. I took it down before the Jonas the Evil Snowstorm came…

RSC 16, January Blocks Rock!

So….points aren’t perfect but I’m going to blame it on the glass of wine I was indulging in that evening.  Yes, I can hear my bestie, Gracie saying, “No Cathy, no sewing with schnapps”, but apparently I didn’t heed her advice again that night. It’s taken me a few days to get photographs taken, but…

Carolina Christmas Part II

My Scraptastic Tuesday is full of scrappy happiness.  I started here cutting out the parts to both my quilt and my sister’s quilt. Since then she’s making progress slowly and steadily.  I have only tried to stay one step ahead of her so that she would have samples to look at when she starts a new…

Throwback Thursday: Tristen’s Song

I just absolutely loved making this quilt for Tristen (Kael’s oldest brother).  Kael was just a tiny guy when it was made as you can see (he’s hiding in the corner).  It’s hard for me to believe just how much he has grown since then. Anyway, this was my first quilt as you go, and…

Walking down my Easy Street

So I finally had finished the piecing on my Easy Street by Bonnie Hunter last year, but then it languished in the UFO Bin until two weeks ago. With the new quilting machine, it means that I could finally get it quilted and ready for me to snuggle under it this winter.   I finished…

Diamond Log Cabin Blocks

I love log cabin blocks, but I especially love it when I can make them into diamonds! Step One: Materials You will need 5 medium to dark fat quarters and 4 neutrals to do six diamonds.   Step Two: Cutting Set aside the 1/2 yard of focus print. Arrange your 5 medium to dark fatquarters,…

Sewing with my Sister

Me and my sister are both doing a Carolina Christmas by Bonnie Hunter, a lovely pattern that I’ve been wanting to make for a long time.  This is her second quilt ever, and gosh, I couldn’t even begin to count what number quilt it would be for me. I had already cut out the HST…