Thursday, May 26, 2016

One little quilt

Found the two-border top from Rachel when I came back home from a trip. What to do? I think the people before me did amazing and very interesting. Well, you have to jump in sometime ...
The little quilt is on its way to Glen.
All what is left for me to do now is to wait until mine arrives. This has been great. Yes, sometimes a little stressful but I love challenges. Just hope everybody is happy with what I did. My first time. But I hope not my last. Thanks, Julie!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2016


Just to say, I received today the finished top which I need to quilt. I really like it - it will be hard to let it go back to its owner!  The good thing is, for once, I knew exactly how it wanted to be quilted, right away. Most times I have to dither a lot first. This doesn't mean it will be done a long way before the deadline, of course, but at least I have a plan!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In & out at the post office.

I dropped off the quilt going to Elizabeth and picked up the one coming from Liz.

The note from Liz (and two previous round robiners) seems to be for a different quilt, though ... maybe the one you are quilting?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Feeling a Little Like Alice's White Rabbit

I'm late, I'm late, I'm late. 

My second round is finally complete and will be mailed to Elizabeth tomorrow.  I have sent her a sneak peek so she can start planning in the meantime.

I think I got held up on this round because the design idea that popped into my head the moment I received it was a bit unconventional and I kept trying to come up with something more safe and normal ... but the original idea continued to except itself and refused to let go until I gave in and ran with it. 

When this quilt returns home, I hope that the owner will ... 


and like my choices for her quilt. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

It's here!

I'm so excited!!!!  My top to quilt has arrive from Kate in the UK!!!  Now to come up with a plan!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Quilt received

The quilt arrived this morning from Elizabeth. It's on the design wall as I ponder how to quilt it. There's some good negative space here calling out for some quilting, so I'm sure I'll come up with something.

Monday, May 9, 2016

My Round Done

i struggled with this one but just finished it a few minutes ago.  I'll be dropping it into the mail to Julie tomorrow.  Fun!

Swooze or Suzette


Kate your package is on the way to Surrey!

Very belated update!

Susie B. asked if I could update her send EARLY LAST WEEK!
Her 2nd row was sent to Glen and Glen has confirmed receipt!!

Here's a little peek...

Now to get my 2nd row finished & dropped to Susie by tomorrow!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

mailing tomorrow afternoon

Ok I put the final piece of tape on the package and will be mailing it out to Kate tomorrow afternoon.
Am going to the PO on my lunch hour!
I loved working on this one!
Wish I could keep it for myself!

Now to open my next package!!! 
JOY!  :)))

Saturday, May 7, 2016

"It's In The Mail"

The little quilt with two borders is winging it's way to Suzette's house in Mesquite Texas. At least I hope it is winging it's way... I'm not even sure if mail goes by truck any more. I think the mail between Oakland, OR and Oakland, CA goes via mule pack-train! Sometimes it takes almost a seven-day week to get from here to there... Suzette's package is supposed to get to her by Monday. Have a good time with it 😎
Suzette, if you saw this earlier, I'm sorry for calling you by somebody else's name. If you didn't already see it, then I didn't make that error. 😉


I mailed the next round to Helen yesterday.

Cathy L

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Arrived in Louisiana

I was surprised by a package today.  I guess not knowing it was coming helped me not obsess over it not getting here fast enough!

And I might say it is drop dead gorgeous.  It may never leave this house!

It is one of the most beautiful ones in all the years I have been doing this!

This team batted it out of the park.

Received Top From Glen

And it's a beauty.

I'm still working on my round which will be sent to Sophie.  Be patient as this quilt did not talk until a few weeks ago.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

It's nearly time...

We're coming up on the May 9 deadline to mail your finished quilt top off to be finished. I know that a handful have already been mailed and a few have been received.

Please remember to let me know
- when you mail your top
- when you receive your project to finish
- if you're going to be late mailing yours out

My top will go in the mail to Nan tomorrow!



p.s. gratuitous photo of my newly-adopted kitties, Jeremiah and Lucy!  They look like siblings, but they're not related...  They're definitely pals, though

block received

I received my block from Laurina yesterday!
I have not really looked at it as I am still finishing the second border for the other block.
I will mail  it out by Monday!
It has been a very busy month for me, so I am right down to the wire!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Second round complete

Whew! Finished my second round. Some very unrevealing sneak peek photos to come when I am at my computer, but in the meantime, wanted to check in. It will go in the post tomorrow or Thursday...

Monday, May 2, 2016


Oh, no.....

I forgot to post for Liz...Hey, girlfriend.  I mailed on Friday....

This is Monday, right?  Yes, Friday, I mailed on Friday.....or Thursday?

There was a clerk who went to lunch in the middle of a long long line out the door, so it wasn't on Saturday!  LOL.

Yes.  Friday.



I received the block for quilting from Christa today.  Now I have some time to think about how to quilt it...probably by hand!

Cathy L in IA