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July 25, 2021
Something Old from ... Cat Patches

It was a beautiful morning for a visit to the Portland Farmer's Market. It's always fun to shop with Erik and Mae and listen as they discuss their coming week's menu. They are both excellent and imaginative cooks. I found the tomatoes and tomatillos I was looking for. I'll be making a Tomatillo-Apple Salsa today, and so I picked up the rest of the ingredients I'll need for that. I had several errands to run before I came home, and so it was after 1:00 p.m. by the time I had lunch. Days ...

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Something Old from Cat Patches

It was a beautiful morning for a visit to the Portland Farmer's Market. It's always fun to shop with Erik and Mae and listen as they discuss their coming week's menu. They are both excellent and imaginative cooks. I found the tomatoes and tomatillos I was looking for. I'll be making a Tomatillo-Apple Salsa today, and so I picked up the rest of the ingredients I'll need for that. I had several errands to run before I came home, and so it was after 1:00 p.m. by the time I had lunch. Days ...

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Quilt top and backing, Quilt blocks and Slow Stitching from The Cozy Quilter

 I finished off the zigzag quilt top and pieced the backing from leftover fabric from the front of the quilt. Nice to use up some fabrics from the stash that have been there a while.  I still have some HST's left and may make a few more placemats for Meals on Wheels with them. 


I hope to get this one quilted this week--my sewing machine is back from repair and this will be a good test for it! The quilt top is 56" square. 

Two more blocks were put together for my Rainbow Scrap quilt... dark green and orange ...

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July 18, 2021
Tuckered Out from Cat Patches

When I woke up Friday morning, I felt achy and tired. The day went with the usual energy, but I felt as if I were swimming against the stream because I was just plain tired out. Yesterday was no different, and so I slowed down some. I slowed down unless you count mopping the floor and hoeing the garden in the mix...which I did both. Then, I really did slow down. I took a nap after lunch. This morning I feel more rested and ready to face the day...which will be slow again. If I have my way ...

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Tuckered Out from ... Cat Patches

When I woke up Friday morning, I felt achy and tired. The day went with the usual energy, but I felt as if I were swimming against the stream because I was just plain tired out. Yesterday was no different, and so I slowed down some. I slowed down unless you count mopping the floor and hoeing the garden in the mix...which I did both. Then, I really did slow down. I took a nap after lunch. This morning I feel more rested and ready to face the day...which will be slow again. If I have my way ...

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Zigzags and some Knitting from The Cozy Quilter

 Last week, I had started making some HST blocks in navy, forest green and burgundy with tan as the light half of each HST.  At that time, I had thought I would need over 100 units to make the quilt I was making.  Turns out, I need 225 to make the quilt 15 by 15 units.  I churned out the 225 units early in the week and started playing with them. There are many possibilities for quilt designs with HST's but I decided to make  zigzags. The first 5 rows are sewn together and the part that's missing ...

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July 17, 2021
Sonora Slow from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday's slow-stitching time went to finishing up the rays of the sun on the Sonora Desert quilt. When the slow-stitching was finished, it looked like this. 



It's hard to see the detail in a photograph, and so I took another photo from an angle to show the texture.


From there, it was time for a binding. I chose a hand-dyed fabric purchased from Vicki Welsh quite some time ago. Originally, I planned to do this quilt using several of Vicki's fabrics, and then they sat in a box literally for years. This one is the only one ...

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Sonora Slow from Cat Patches

Yesterday's slow-stitching time went to finishing up the rays of the sun on the Sonora Desert quilt. When the slow-stitching was finished, it looked like this. 



It's hard to see the detail in a photograph, and so I took another photo from an angle to show the texture.


From there, it was time for a binding. I chose a hand-dyed fabric purchased from Vicki Welsh quite some time ago. Originally, I planned to do this quilt using several of Vicki's fabrics, and then they sat in a box literally for years. This one is the only one ...

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July 11, 2021
Back in the Sewing Room from The Cozy Quilter

My husband and I both had our second vaccines this past week.  Happy Dance!  I'm looking forward to getting out more but am also feeling cautious about it at the same time.  Baby steps...

I managed to get back into my sewing room this week and get some projects moving along.  First up, I made two Blue blocks for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt...one in turquoise and one in navy.  Great way to revisit my scraps and use some of them up. 



I used some orphan blocks to make these 8.5" square little quilts for a charity ...

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July 4, 2021
A Slow Week from The Cozy Quilter

 Not much happened in the sewing room this week.  Major dental work on Tuesday followed by cataract surgery on both eyes on Thursday meant I spent lots of time lying on the couch and not much time sewing/knitting.  The good news...my tooth no longer hurts and I can see much better!  I am supposed to be limiting my screen time so this will be a shorter post than usual.  Hopefully, I will be back in the sewing room this week. 

I made one block this week for a travelling quilt project that I am doing with 5 other ...

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June 27, 2021
Love Birds Ready to be Framed from The Cozy Quilter

 And just like that, Love Birds is done!  I took a picture of me making the last stitch in the Bride bird's hat. 


The fabric is white but the lighting in my sewing room tonight was not the best for taking a picture of the entire wreath with the Love Birds in the middle.  This project was stitched on 14 count white Aida cloth and took 6 months to complete.  I will be washing it and then taking it to the framers sometime in the next couple of weeks. I am going to take pictures of the framing options ...

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June 20, 2021
So Close to the Finish Line from The Cozy Quilter


 The annual Quilt Canada conference took place online over the past few days and while I have been watching the presentations and quilt shows, I have been stitching away on Love Birds. I finished off the green leaves, both dark and light, and I have started on the bride bird.  


I am very close to being finished all the stitching on this project...a wedding gift for a friend's daughter and her husband. (They got married in November 2020.) I have been working on Love Birds since Christmas. 

The pineapple blocks are all done!  Each block will finish at ...

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June 13, 2021
Yellow and Gray Churn Dash, Pineapples, etc. from The Cozy Quilter

Despite some sewing machine challenges (it's in for repair now), I managed to finish the yellow and gray scrappy churn dash quilt this past week. I love this colour combination!  The backing is a Libs Elliott print which I had in my stash---but only one yard so I had to add a yellow strip to make it big enough for the backing.  The binding is a yellow Kona solid. The quilting was done with bright yellow Aurifil 50wt thread. 




 At a Zoom sew-in on Tuesday, I made a block for the September Comfort quilt for the Elgin Piecemakers.  The ...

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June 5, 2021
Purple Scraps and Love Birds from The Cozy Quilter

 The Rainbow Scrap Challenge colour for June is Purple so I made two purple blocks for my project this week...one is purple (violet) and the other is magenta (red-violet).  Some of these fabrics have been in my stash for a long time and others are more recent acquisitions. 



Here are the 8 blocks I have made for this project so far. I will keep making one or two blocks a month until the end of the year and then put the top together.  I really like building a quilt this way--just a little sewing and cutting each month and ...

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May 30, 2021
Two Finishes and some BOM Blocks from The Cozy Quilter

It has been a while since I have had a finished project to share on my blog (besides placemats), and this week, I have two!  This blue colour block quilt is made from 2.5" squares from my blue scrap bin.  I found some really fun crayon fabric for the backing and even added a label already, even though I have not written on it yet.  This quilt will be set aside for a future baby gift. Most of the fabrics repeat in the quilt so lots of fun to be had for some little one trying to find the ...

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May 23, 2021
A Whole Lot of Binding! from The Cozy Quilter

This was my week for hand stitching binding, among other projects.  I finished hand stitching the binding on these three placemats for Meals on Wheels last weekend.  I now have 12 made for the Elgin Piecemakers donation and three for the Oxford Guild donation.    


Next up, this quilt was pieced by a member of the Elgin Piecemakers who sadly passed away.  It was given to the guild by her family and we decided at a recent meeting that it would be quilted by one of our long arm quilter members and then bound by me before donating it to the ...

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May 16, 2021
Food, Flowers, Stitching, Planting from ... Cat Patches

It was one of those days for a little of everything yesterday. I was out early checking the flowers and watering the flower pots. The rhododendrons are the stars of the garden right now, and the dark purple is beginning to bloom.


I'm hard pressed to say which is my favorite when I'm choosing between the dark purple, and this lighter purple that looks like an orchid.


Across the sidewalk from the dark purple, this lighter purple is opening too.


The golden chain tree is fully in bloom now. I'm hoping it will add some foliage this ...

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Food, Flowers, Stitching, Planting from Cat Patches

It was one of those days for a little of everything yesterday. I was out early checking the flowers and watering the flower pots. The rhododendrons are the stars of the garden right now, and the dark purple is beginning to bloom.


I'm hard pressed to say which is my favorite when I'm choosing between the dark purple, and this lighter purple that looks like an orchid.


Across the sidewalk from the dark purple, this lighter purple is opening too.


The golden chain tree is fully in bloom now. I'm hoping it will add some foliage this ...

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Black and White Colour Blocks and More Placemats from The Cozy Quilter

This week, I had to cut a few extra black and white squares to finish these blocks but all 25 are done now. I have these blocks up on my design wall while I contemplate sashing/border options.  I used up all sorts of small bits and pieces in my black and white stash so now my variety in these fabrics is depleted a bit.  I will not be buying more for the time being.   


Much of our time this week was spent outside, cleaning up gardens, weeding, spitting perennials, moving plants, etc.  Sunday morning, we hope to be outside ...

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May 9, 2021
All Ahead Slow from Cat Patches

The day got off to a good start yesterday. I started with a little slow stitching, working on making my way around the binding for the Poppy Mosaic. Before I needed to leave, I turned the first corner, and was closing in on the second.



Before I go on, I want to address this email subscriber issue one more time. I'm hoping this is the last I'll need to say about it. So, the Follow.it emails seem to be arriving. They are in my email inbox, at least. I hope they are in yours too, if you ...

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