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.

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Color Red

I never thought I would like the color red as much as I do today. Blue or green were always my go to colors. Still are in this new house we are building. Smoky blue with creamy cupboards. Oh, but to cook in a kitchen again. Soon. In the meantime I realized I haven't posted anything in awhile so found this little gem I once made. The thing is I can't remember how I did it. But I sure do love how it turned out. Hope you like it too. The centers are my original red work drawings.