Celebrating Mary Brown SAL

I am participating in a SAL with a group making Celebrating Mary Brown.

I have 16 blocks ready to applique. Hoping to be in a better situation by the end of October. Here is a picture of Block 1 and Block 9 which are ready to be Appliqued.

Here are pictures of Jan’s top left blocks She has done a wonderful job!

Celebrating Mary Brown:  This September Karen and Cathy selected Celebrating Mary Brown as their next project and invited anyone to join in the fun!  The following quilters are participating.  We will be showing completed blocks on the 30th of each month!  Take the time to visit them to see their completed monthly blocks!  If interested let Karen know you are interested in joining the group.

Karen – Log Cabin Quilter (Lead)
Cathy – Biglakequilter
Jennie  – Overthehillandrunning
Julie K –  Juliekquilts
Robin –   solsticestudio
Nanette – Doitrightquilter
Jan –  I will post her pictures with mine

NANETTE

HQAL and Celebrating Mary Brown

Well, the time has come!  Cataract surgery is scheduled for 1 October and 8 October!  Eye drops start today!  AND my “I cannot do anything but sit” vacation time is coming for 2 weeks.  No lifting, bending, or running and jumping!  I do believe that I can stick to those rules!  Clay is finished with his surgery and is just down to drops until 22 Oct!  YEA for him.

I have nothing to show today for HQAL because we are having so much fun traveling 100 miles a day (round trip) to the doctor’s office – 8 trips in the last 2 weeks!  We are so happy because we are half way through this double person cataract experience.  This week and next week will be 3 days going to SA in a row and then it tapers off to only 1 day a week for 3 weeks.

I do have 16 blocks prepared for Celebrating Mary Brown – so when things really are finished I will be able to catch up with all! Be sure to check out the progress of others tomorrow (30 Sep) for their progress on this project!

I do hope that those who are enjoying cooler weather sends some to us here in burning up land South Texas – it has been back to 100+ heat index again!

Nanette

Check out all the ladies who participate in HQAL – I am sure they have been very busy and have some great pictures of their projects.

KathyMargaretEmmaTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

 

Celebrating Mary Brown:  This September Karen and Cathy selected Celebrating Mary Brown as their next project and invited anyone to join in the fun!  The following quilters are participating.  We will be showing completed blocks on the 30th of each month!  Take the time to visit them to see their completed monthly blocks!  If interested let Karen know you are interested in joining the group.

Karen – Log Cabin Quilter (Lead)
Cathy – Biglakequilter
Jennie  – Overthehillandrunning
Julie K –  Juliekquilts
Robin –   solsticestudio
Nanette – Doitrightquilter
Jan –  I will post her pictures with mine

Fun and Games with Celebrating Mary Brown SAL

Greetings!  We still have wonderful HOT HOT weather to deal with – last week we had 3 days of 100+ and still in the 100 range as far as I am concerned and no rain in sight!  We MIGHT have a cool front in mid-October, but not looking good.  If we ever get winter I am going to never wear a coat – no matter how cold I get!  This has been a brutal summer since August!

On the Cataract front – after Friday we will be down to only 9 more trips to SA for eye issues – 4 November is the last one!  Clay has completed both eyes.  Other than the dry eye problem that the daily drops cause, he is doing great and will be completely finished with them on the 16th of October!

I will have my right eye done on 1 Oct and the left eye on 8 Oct.  We have the greatest surgeon!  We have been going to her for 5 years and each time she is bubbly, happy, and always lifts our spirits.  She is one of the best in San Antonio.  The hospital staff is also great.

I will be so glad to get through my surgeries since I now know the process.  I will also have 2 weeks of no lifting or bending over.  Hum, maybe I can get back to sewing quicker than I thought.  And those lovely 4 times a day (8-12-4-8) eye drop are really fun as they begin to take over one’s life.   But it is best to do as instructed because the alternative is not good!

I wanted to let all know that this month I have joined the Celebrating Mary Brown SAL with Karen, Cathy and Julie who have just completed Dearest Boy quilt.  I am really looking forward to working with the great quilters who have signed up to participate.

Corliss Searcey has provided such an excellent pattern for this quilt and the cost of the pattern is well worth the money.  Corliss is to be commended on her excellent work!  I have been working on preparing 16 blocks for this project.  I will be behind everyone for a few weeks but I know that I can catch up!  Here are the participants and on the 30th of the month take time to visit them!

I really do miss my little quilting world but realize that I do not need to try to work on my projects with so much going on!  Less stress is better for Type A idiots!

Nanette

This September Karen and Cathy selected Celebrating Mary Brown as their next project and invited anyone to join in the fun!  The following quilters are participating.  We will be showing completed blocks on the 30th of each month!  Take the time to visit them to see their completed monthly blocks!  If interested let Karen know you are interested in joining the group.

Karen – Log Cabin Quilter (Lead) Karen
Cathy – Biglakequilter
Jennie  – Overthehillandrunning
Julie K –  Juliekquilts
Robin –   solsticestudio
Nanette – Doitrightquilter
Jan –  I will post her pictures with mine

And The Fun Begins

Cataract Express is starting tomorrow. Not sure how much I will be doing with projects between now and the 1st when I get on the Express Train.

I have made progress with Christmas table runner. Almost through.

I have finished the 2nd place mat with exception of the wick.

Now for progress with Celebrating Mary Brown. I finally had time to work on preparing the blocks! These are Block’s 1 and 9.

I will be participating with a group of other Bloggers with this project. Next post I will list the group headed by Karen.

Have a great week. I will post as I progress with Mary Brown and Alexander Bean Pot.

Nanette

HQAL 8 September 2019

I am a little late in this post, so here goes!

I have been working on old UFO applique projects.  See my previous post  Holiday Lights for more background information.

 

This placemat lacks the candle wick before it is ready for a border

This is the finished placemat waiting for a border

I am still working on the Table Runner!  It is not a difficult pattern, well written, and fun to applique!

I am now working on preparing blocks for Celebrating Mary Brown.  There is a great group of ladies who will be participating.

Have a great week!

Nanette

Please take the time to visit each quilter listed below to check on their wonderful hand work.  HQAL is a group of ladies who check in every 3 weeks showing their progress on projects and those completed!

KathyMargaretEmmaTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

Progress Progress!

I had the greatest day on Wednesday with my September goals so do you think I could have 2 productive days back to back? NO! I had one of those lovely Ocular Migraines. I did some research on them this time and I have found out that if I close my eyes and see the jagged black and white jumping line that I will be OK. So if it happens again, I know what to take immediately. This time it fired up all issues along with the most horrible Meniere’s Brain Fog! This one was different that the other 3 I have had. This one was a classic Meniere’s Ocular Migraine!

No worries because I am fine today – just some allergies! So to show you what a great day I did have here are some pictures. I was checking my blocks for Stonefields and look what I found! 20 blocks for Alexander Bean Pot (ABP) that I had made a year or so ago when I started working on this quilt. I evidently had decided to make 4 of each instead of 2 each. ,.

 

I have 16 blocks ready to sew and will then cut out another set of 2 of each of these fabrics. Wednesday evening I marked all of the 1” squares to make the Square in a Square corners.

Next I traced 10 of the 13 Bitty Blooms by Jacquelynne Steves for a modified Happy Little Things BOM. Check it out as it is a cute quilt with many possibilities. She is selling the Bitty Blooms for $6.00 and it is downloadable.

Next, I washed and ironed the background fabric for Celebrating Mary Brown. I have 9 background blocks cut, marked and ready to complete the prepping process – and that will hopefully be today for the first 4 blocks!

This is the fabric that I purchased for Mary Brown in 2016. It is the same fabric that Corliss used in her quilt! Thanks to Jan, it was one of the great pieces of fabric I purchased on that day – along with some of Di Ford’s fabric line from 2016! I cut and then mark my blocks in order to keep each block on the same grain! Sometimes I forget but with this quilt I am marking each as I go along!

I am glad to be back to ‘almost normal’ today and hoping to produce even more! Time will tell! Have a great week-end and happy stitching!

Nanette

Linking To:  My Quilt InfatuationConfessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday Sew Can SheEm’s Scrap BagBOM’s AwayFiber Tuesday;    Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHOWSew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh ScrapScrap Happy SaturdayShow and Tell Monday with BambiSlow Sunday Stitching Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers;Peacock PartyKevin

Please check out my quilting buddies for this Sunday’s HQAL. They do some fabulous hand work!

KathyMargaretEmmaTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi