Sunday, April 21, 2024

Progress and another UFO

I have been steadily working on the Log Cabin Star quilt (Judy Martin's Timberline). I finished another 10 blocks to make the finished total 141.

 Only 55 more of these blocks to complete. I already have the next 10 started.

They are actually further along than the photo above shows. 

I am also busy filling in the Pumpkin House. The sides are done and I have made progress on the center section.

I decided that I needed a project that I could easily work on while watching nighttime TV. I find it too difficult to cross-stitch once it is dark outside so I was looking something easier on the eyes. I decided to try to finish another UFO. This is one of my mom's projects. She had made and hung a Sunbonnet Sue quilt years ago. My daughter has it now. She had also started an Overall Sam quilt, but she never finished the blocks. A few years ago, I took it out and worked with her to choose the final fabrics and I stitched the last few Sam blocks and assembled the top. 

The dark blue backing fabric that mom had chosen for it ran badly when I washed it so I bought a white and navy pindot fabric that will work better.

It is now all pin-basted and ready to be large-stitch quilted with DMC floss. I went to Michaels and got 6 skeins of a dark blue floss that should work just fine. This hand quilting will be my night-time TV craft.

I finished reading "It Ends with Us" by Colleen Hoover.

 I did not enjoy this book. I found some of the subject matter disturbing and I was not really interested in any of the characters. My daughter gave me this book for Christmas so I was determined to finish it, but I really only liked the last 1/4 of the book. 

I also finished reading "The Paris Library" by Janet Skelsien Charles.

This book I loved. It is set in the American Library in Paris during WWII. The characters are extremely interesting and the story moves at a nice pace. 

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Retirement is definitely agreeing with you! You are making great strides on the log cabin quilt! Love the pumpkin house too…such pretty colours. I think it’s good to have a variety of projects underway at any one time . Big stitch quilting will look good on your mom’s quilt top…a wonderful project for the evenings. Take care. Gail at the cozy quilter.

  2. I think I read The Paris Library - I will look it up and see if I did, I read so much I don't remember from month to month until I read a small passage or print up.

  3. Sunbonnet Sue and Sam quilts are always sweet quilts. I love the idea of big quilting with the blue thread. You are racing along with those Log Cabin blocks. The Paris Library sounds like a book I'd like to read.

  4. Pumpkin house looks great .
    Your Quilt is also growing .
    Have a fun day .Hugs June.

  5. Like you I need to have easy to see projects while watching tv in the evening. Makes for a nice crafting session!! Love the sunbonnet sue pattern!!

  6. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this post, Cathie. I love how you include different things in each post. I'm sentimental about Log Cabin quilts ...always love seeing them. Your Pumpkin House is taking shape beautifully. Sunbonnet Sam is also a nostalgic kind of piece to work on. I have an Ott light for night time stitching, but even with that I prefer not to cross stitch at night. I'm sure it is straining.


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