Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Block Exchange Results!

The Block Exchange with Brenda's saturday morning group has had its trade off last saturday morning. There were twelve of us and we each made our own 12 1/2 " block ,so we could end up with enough for at least a lap quilt or possibly two small quilts.  I dyed four of the blocks a tan color. and set them together. I then decided to make an asymmetrical border. I will show you the progression.

My block was one of the four that I dyed. It used to look like this...

 I also finished two more basket embroidery blocks and am now working on the 5th one. There are only nine in total.

 The thin white sheet in between the fabric and embroidery is a water soluable  called transfer ease. I can run thru printer as I copy pattern. 

 Off to take exchange quilt to quilter, Martha.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Been A While

I finally got my hexie lap quilt to a quilter, thought it deserved a chance to be out in the open.   Then I finally finished my hand applique project and took it along too! I have a few pics to show you...

I can hardly wait until I get it back! 

I did get back my scrappy trip around the world with a half a jelly roll. I have  it bound and ready.

I have three rabbits on one corner and two on the opposite corner.

I am also making some storage  holders for patterns. I have one finished and another cut and ready to go.

Chit chat more later,Martha.

Monday, April 7, 2014

A couple of finishes!

I got a couple of small quilts back from Rebecca Annakala, who quilts for the store. One was a baby quilt made from Julie Herman's "Science Fair". It took one half a jelly roll and one yard of backround fabric , for the top.

The other is called "Something Blue" By Pam Buda.

I also did some work on my applique quilt from  Jan/ Feb issue of Quiltmania magazine.

I counted my pitchers and found out I only have 35 and I need 42. So I am preparing the last 7 blocks.  Tomorrow I go to the Aitkin Guild meeting so goodnight to all, Martha.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Yoo Who!

Yes I am still out here and have not left the planet!  Just been a little busy. I had a Prairie Women's Sewing circle meeting last Tuesday and I remembered my camera. So I thought I would share with you some of the show 'n' tell that was brought.

Sharon Nelson shared her start of the first quilt  of Journey 5.

 Sharon Livingston tried to hide when she showed  her version of "Rock Candy" by Julie Herman .

She moved pretty fast!

This is a 1600 quilt from a jelly roll by Linda Arganbright.

This is Mary Theurer with her finished candle mat  from my beginning wool applique class.

This is Dawn Leitch with her small quilt. Sooo cuuuute!

I prepared the last nine blocks for applique and finished sewing them to the backgrounds. So now all I need to do is to put together the broken dishes blocks.  I have three quilts that I need to bind and then I can show you next time. So chatter later, Martha.

Monday, March 24, 2014

A Finish!

I have finally finished "Something Blue" by Pam Buda. So many little pieces .  They are cut 1 1/2 " but are 1" finished. The whole quilt is only 33 1/2" square.

I have almost finished the second block in my embroidery project "Cake Walk". It will be done in Taupes fabrics and I am useing a varigated brown  taupey cosmos thread.

We got in some fabric that was 80% cotton and 20% linen and it is a dream to embroidery on. I taught a class at the store on sunday on wool applique with some of the nicest ladies you will ever meet. I asked them if I could share pics with you all. They said I could,so here they are! 

I enjoyed their company and they accomplished so much. So proud of each of them! All for now, off to work, Martha.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

What's Up !

Just thought I would clue you in to what is going on in my world this past week. I did my taxes , I have a habit of putting this off until I just can't anymore. I hate doing them because we always have to pay. So I generally avoid the task. But it is done and out of the way.

I have been working on Brenda's block for the exchange with Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Guild. I even finished one for me.

Brenda wants to take it from this and do a split nine patch and plan out her own setting. She plans to use her quilt for a QOV quilt.

I made her a total of three blocks. Mine I went ahead and cut apart and sewed together again.

I started back again on my "Something Blue" quilt by Pam Buda.

Finished making my blocks. In one pile we have block I and the other pile is Block II. So now I just need to start to put together.

I cleaned out a few cupboards and got rid of some plastic. I also told hubby he could not take anything out of trash.

All for now,chit chat later, Martha.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Share With You

I have a couple of pics to share with you.  The first is some more progress on my broken dishes quilt from the last Quiltmania Magazine. With these added to my previous ones I now have a total of 27......

brown pitcher

yellow pitchers

green pitchers

And I need 7 more and then I can start the piecing blocks that go between.

Next a pic of a baby quilt useing one half of a jelly roll and one yard of fabric!  I have already sent it to the quilter's.

It is a pattern "Science Fair"  from Jaybird Quilts  Quick and easy. Uses the hex'n'more ruler.

Click on pic to enlarge.  Chit chat more later, off to work, Martha.