Friday, July 31, 2009

Under the Wire.....


Well, I only finished one entry for the contest but I still consider myself a winner. I never would have gotten this far on my Hidden Stars quilt if Kelly hadn't "forced" me to get off my butt and get something finished. Thanks, Kelly! Here is the Cheri Christmas quilt. I'm changing the name now officially to the HoHoHo Quilt.


I'm not too sure on the Santa face yet. It is machine appliqued with the blanket stitch in black. Fortunately I turned under the edges with the starch method and glued the pieces with Roxanne's glue. Until the minute before I layer and baste it, I can still change my mind, take out the black stitching and hand applique it down. His eyes and the ball at the end of his cap are missing but they need to be added after the quilting (buttons). The Santa face came from Cheri's 301 Country Christmas Quilt Blocks.




This is a picture of what I have finished on the Hidden Stars......


And the border that is pieced so far......


I have to do 16 of those half-star units plus 32 of other unit before I can put on the border.


Now for my list of excuses for not finishing.....it's required.

1. I went with 3 other women from my church this morning to visit the famous MaryJo's. One lady had just moved to town and we HAD to take her. I wish they would have picked a different day but....

2. TurfBoy is on vacation starting today. He drove from Clemson this afternoon and is spending the night before heading to Myrtle Beach in the morning for a week. Being that he is still single and hence I am the only woman in his life, I HAD to cook for him. So I just spent the last 5 hours making brownies, breakfast casserole and three full meals for him and 6 of his closest friends. Otherwise they will just eat beer and pizza all week! What can I say, it's a mother's job.

3. One of my co-workers died Wednesday night from bone cancer. His visitation was tonight and funeral tomorrow. Dear Hubby and I went to see him Monday night but I don't think he could tell I was there. This is the second co-worker that has died of cancer since February. When there is only 18 people in the entire office, I'm just saying.....


Well, I'm off to comment on Kelly's blog that I have finished. Click on this link to see all the finishes for this month. Now to start thinking of my challenges for next month.....

Blessings, Cathi

6 comments:

Judy said...

Well you can always make finishing it the challenge pick for next month too!

Lovley quilt! I've always liked that one a lot! I could hardly see the black so if you don't like it because you think it's dark then I'd say no. But do what your heart tells you. I like him!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Both the quilts are beautiful. Great work.

Darlene said...

Way to go with the Santa quilt. You did really good considering everything happening in your world.

Quilt Hollow said...

Mary Jo's!!!
(enough said on that subject)

You did a fantastic job all things considered! I had no idea all that was going on! I'm glad though you did tell me of your little win....a wee bit of sunshine in the week right?

Micki said...

Your quilts are lovely! I love the colours that you chose!
Micki

Carrie P. said...

So sorry to hear about your co-worker. Cancer is a horrible thing.
So that is where that little Santa went. Love him on the quilt.
Yay! for Mary Jos. I haven't been in a couple of years. Maybe it is time for a trip.