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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Quilting instead of blogging . . . . .

That's what I have been doing this past week.  And not just piecing or handwork but actually quilting! 

"Embrace Each Day" by Cheri Payne

And not just quilting but actually putting the binding on!

"Good Cheer" by Cheri Payne

And not just the binding but designing and sewing and quilting and binding.

This quilt is the second version of a quilt I designed way back here.  I had some feed back (otherwise known as constructive criticism).  This is the next rendition.  The pattern directions are almost finished but I still feel it needs something - like a button in the flower pot.  Will keep you posted.

Now that I look at them, they probably all could use a few more details or quilting but I'm just tickled pink that I have finished all this in less than a week.

Speaking of pink, I am in the middle of a baby quilt for a little girl.  She is about 4 months old and the daughter of one of the Married One's best buds from high school.  Yes, another volunteer project from her.  But this one is really sweet and very traditional.  No pics today but soon.

Blessings, Cathi

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christmas in July . . . . .

Today is my annual Christmas in July Crafting Party. Follow us today over on my Christmas blog!

Blessings, Cathi

Sunday, July 17, 2011

It's not just quilters . . . . .

I'll admit it.  Once in a great while, I have purchased the same pattern or book twice.  Obviously I must have liked it enough . . . .

While rearranging the newly painted bookcases a few weeks ago, I noticed Dear Hubby had the same tendencies.

Two books right there in the middle on cabinetry building.  And I'm willing to bet that he hasn't made anything from that book.  Kind of like me and some of my favorite quilting books.

But it makes me feel better that it's not only quilters that have bought the same thing twice!

Blessings, Cathi

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Don't forget CQAL this Saturday . . . . .

Although I will be out of town again on Saturday, I will still be taking some Christmas projects to work on with me.  
I have my Let it Snow quilt all prepped for handwork. Noses to be sewn down and the wool eyes and mouths.  And the embroidery has to be stitched.  Then the quilting and binding.  The missing eyes and mouth are buttons or snaps to be sewn on later.

Sue is hosting this month so hop on over there Saturday morning whenever you get up.   This month we have a special treat.  Charlie from Qubee Quilts will be having a Christmas in July sewing party on Sunday.  So you can sew your Christmas projects all weekend long.  It's too hot outside to do anything else!  Charlie has provided a free quilt pattern.  You can find out all the information on his blog at the link above.  Here is a schematic of what Charlie's quilt looks like.

And here is a picture of the freebie block that Sue and I are giving out this Saturday.  

Hope you can join us!

Blessings, Cathi

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Kits, kits, kits . . . . .

I have 75 kits ready to go with me to my next show in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Doesn't seem like that many in the picture but when you dye the wool, cut the kits and package them all by yourself, it sure seems like a lot more.  Not complaining here . . . .   It was really a lot of fun but glad it's finished.  Piles of wool to cut into pieces now and a few more pots to dye, then I'll be ready to leave.

The show is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (July 8th, 9th and 10th) at the Temple Baptist Church Activity Center, 709 George Anderson Drive, Wilmington, NC.

Friday, July 8, 2011 6-9 pm
Saturday, July 9, 2011 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, July 10, 2011 10 am – 4 pm

Yes, Sunday morning at a Baptist Church.  It's my first time at this show and I'm not sure how that works but I'll let you know. 

Anyway, here is the link if you need more information.  Quilters By the Sea Quilt Guild.  They do have a discount coupon and map on the website.
Blessings, Cathi

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July . . . . .

Happy, safe 4th of July to you and yours . . . . .
I'll be dying wool starting about an hour from now for a good portion of this afternoon.  There is a baseball game at the Charlotte Knights stadium tonight with fireworks to follow.  We should get there in time.  What could be more American than baseball, hotdogs and fireworks?!

Blessings, Cathi