Sunday, January 12, 2014

Celtic Solstice progress

I got step 1 of Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice mystery done, and now I'm on to step 2!

The instructions for the mystery are based on strip cutting with rulers, but I am trying a new (to me) toy. I finally bought an AccuQuilt Go! for myself back in November. It does waste fabric, so I'm not sure that I'd want to use it on yardage, but on a scrappy quilt that is using leftovers from other projects, I don't mind so much. Plus, my kiddo is happy that he gets to help me, something he can't do if I'm rotary cutting.

Today the quilt group I manage is meeting, so I plan to work on the step 2 blocks. We'll see if Mr. Tank lets me sew, though. Daddy is on a business trip and won't be home until late tonight, so the Tankster has to go with me.

Have a great one, people!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Poor neglected little blog...

I really didn't mean to neglect my blog so badly, honest!

So, where were we? It looks like the last time I posted was back in June of '12 (oh dear...) Well, I did get that IRR quilt finished & bound. My daughter was very happy with it, though it's hiding in her closet now. I'm not sure if it's because she doesn't like it or if she's just addicted to the feel of the soft fleecy blankets (quite likely)

I've been much more active over on Facebook which links into my Twitter feed. I've also added a new storefront on Storenvy, it's a much larger marketplace, but doesn't have listing or sales fees like Artfire & Etsy do. We'll see how that goes!

I have done more commission work in the past year & a half, some custom quilting for customers, and finished a few items for my shop.

Quilt by B. Domke, Quilting by Cattails Quilts

'Baby Deere' Custom Order by Cattails Quilts

Quilt by J. Lovato, Quilting by Cattails Quilts

Quilt by J. Lovato, Quilting by Cattails Quilts

Quilt by S. Baxter, Quilting by Cattails Quilts

Southwest Dreams by Cattails Quilts 
(for sale over at Storenvy)

My Block of the Month is finally finished & for sale at Storenvy, too! I'm really pleased with how this one turned out. I had to scrap the piano key border, not enough of the fabrics left, but I did incorporate it into the back of the quilt instead.

Right now I'm working on Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice mystery over at Quiltville. I had planned to participate as she released the clues, but I ended up so far behind that I'm just now about halfway through part 1, and I'm only doing 1/4 size to start! Oops...

I promise, I'll try to be better about blogging in the future. So many things going on over here, I forget that I need to keep you all interested, too!

Thanks for sticking around. :)