Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Last Mini

I finally finished the last mini we will be discussing for our "Little Gatherings" class in September. And I even managed to to a little hand quilting on it too! Now I just have to blow up block and make something with it.

I also have my first block of the "Raven" ready to be appliqued down. I hate having pins in the way so I baste pieces down useing Roxanne's  glue (which washes out) ,  so I can pick up the block and go anywhere without fear the pieces will stay put.

As you can see I still need to make three berries for my one stem. I am saving that for a demo I'll be doing later.  Chatter with you later, Martha.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Six More To Go

I only have six more rows to go. I have made the individual HST's made as you can see below. There are 108 of them.

I used my triangulation's program and printed off the papers to make these. Now that they are cut apart , all I need to do is carefully tear off the papers.  So that's what I'll be occupied with this evening.  Martha.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

A Couple of Finishes

I finished one runner top in red,white and blue batiks.

Finished a small lap quilt also of batiks!

I have also started my last mini from "Little Gatherings " book. Lisa suggested making it a two color quilt and I decided to make it red and cream. 

That is a quarter sitting on it.  It is only six rows of twenty needed for the center.

I will check back later with my progress, Martha.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Little Gatherings and More

We had our " Little Gatherings" class last Tuesday and had quite some lovely show and tell.

Ellie showed us the project pouch and patterns she recieved as she finished the south east section of the shop hop.

Carol had several things to show us. The first was a hanky she recieved during the very first shop hop ten years ago.

A quilt started from the present shop hop fabric.

She also had some duck embroidery on quilt blocks!

Cute fabric to finish it out.

Mary  had a couple of quilts to show also. Red , white and black is always popular. This was a finish from one of  our guild's classes.

This is Mary.

A Kim Diehl house quilt.

This is Linda's quilt from Cherrywood fabric.

This is Linda.

This is another quilt useing Laurel Birch fabric.

Paula showed us her 4 " Mississippi Crossing block. This was the block we were working on today.

Hope you all enjoyed the picture show, catch you later. Martha.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Sunday's Travels

I have today off and had a long to do list.  First off to the county fair grounds to deliver my one and only entry....

My "Sophie's Garden" quilt. Then I went to Country Fabrics quilt store to see my friend Connie Krueger's "Row by Row" quilt and of course to get and share a pic with you....

Then I went to my home store of Colorz Quilt Shop and took a few pics of some of the displays there for you to peruse....

This is called "14 On Point" .

This is called "Vantastic".  We sold out of kits the first day, but we do have patterns still.  The placemats and tablerunner are from the Peiced Tree pattern "Checkered Past".

This is " Paul Bunyan", He comes in a boxed kit. I have started working on a project with Denise, the store's new owner. It is called "The Raven" by Blackbird Designs.  Here is a pic from the book....

Now next on my list is laundry,vacuuming and grocery store and making supper. Whew, what a day! Later, Martha.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Something Fishy

During the fourth of July weekend there is a craft fair held in the local park. This is held every year. I usually just go and browse , not really looking for any thing special. This year there was something that really peeked my interest.... Fish Leather.  It is a real leather and must be treated as such. They make wallets ,bracelets and coin purses from it.

These are a few pieces, though not very big , I thought I would use some in place of some woolin my "Lisa's Flower Garden" quilt. A small bag cost me $5.00. Not too bad.

If you click on the pics it will enlarge them so that you can even see the scales.  But it feels just like any other leather.

I have bought 2 different patterns by two different designers for the exact same bag.  The reason I did this was because they are both written terribly! Can hardly understand them. I thought maybe where one was lax perhaps the other would be clearer. No such luck. However when combined they both have some lovely pics that really help.  I made the bag two days ago and have future plans to make more for christmas presents. I really enjoyed making it , once I started understanding the process. I will concead that I a not a bag person normally, but this is an exception.

Also my son and his family came to visit and we are celebrating my DG birthday...

Chatter later, Martha.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

This weekend starts Minnesota's shop hop and I am sure I will be busy as many of you will be too! I thought I might show a few more pics....

Made a couple of placemats for meals on wheels. Also a mug rug

I also have a small quilt called "Mississippi Crossing" from Little Gatherings by lisa Bongean.  

Also a pillow to go with it....

I have also been working on my stitch therapy project "Lisa's Flower garden. I am getting closer to the half way point.

I just got a few more blocks ready for stitching...

Check in with you later, Martha.