Saturday, July 21, 2018

Back on Track

It has been a long time since I posted on my blog. Got hooked up with Instagram and boy as I said before it can be addictive. The computer can be addictive period.
Been working on my upcoming Quilt Retreat. So excited to have this venue so close to home and on Stony Lake. The setting is just beautiful. A great place for like minded people to commiserate.
Also working hard on getting my Millefiori quilt finished. When I started this EPP project (my first) I had no clue how much time and effort would go into it. But I am on the downward slope now so that is good. This is a snapshot of when I first began. One step at a time.

Thursday, January 25, 2018


Finally figured out how to set up an Instagram site with the help of my niece and her husband. This could be addictive to say the least. What a great way to show what you are doing at the moment and share ideas with like minded people. Love it. Check it out: cathyjonesquilts@instagram
Off to sew!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sewing, Sewing, Sewing

I am off to Shipshewana for another Quilt Retreat. Hopefully I can finish three projects while there. Will post pictures when I return. A great time of year to be at the machine.........non-stop!!!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Summer Ends

I finally finished five quilts and they are off being machine quilted. Although I took a class in August at the AQS show in Grand Rapids for machine quilting I just am not geared up to do it myself. Plus I would need a new machine and cannot justify that purchase right now. So I will continue to have someone else do them for me. A special quilt I will continue to hand quilt.

I looked at my fabric rack filled with prints and decided I needed to use them up. I finished an 81x96 plus 72x90 top only to look back at the rack and see absolutely no dent. A daunting task. I am on a third using the cheddar and red prints. Will see how much I use up then. When I turn around and see the antique pie safe holding all the solids I just say, my oh my. And yet, there are so many BEAUTIFUL NEW fabrics to be had. What to do?

My dilemma of to much fabric? I purged a bunch and am giving to the Quilt Guild, but there is still a LOT left. I will sew, sew, sew until my fingers decide it is time to knit! That collection is ANOTHER story of excess. To think I purged that as well. One day at a time!

Thursday, July 13, 2017


Finishing up some small pieces for the fall Mennonite Auction. One more to get a label but will need to wait. Getting ready to go to Madeline Island and wanted these done before I dive into a new medium class I am taking, "Boro Transformed". Very excited as we will also be doing some indigo dying. Oh, yippee!!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Estate Finds

My niece sent me a link to a recent estate sale and I was able to obtain all of these older fabrics. I finally finished cleaning and ironing. Now ready for projects. There were a few nice pieces that I couldn't save as they were so faded in various areas which was disappointing, but happy with what I did manage to keep. Also purchased some feed sacks and really old child's lace cotton petticoats. Not sure what I will do with those. Enjoying my stack.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Genie Wreath

Finally finished the Genie in a Bottle variation. So will call this Genie Wreath. Not sure if I will make more and do a 4 block quilt or keep it simple as one. In due time.