Saturday, February 6, 2016

Wool




This is my block from Buttermilk Basin's free  BOM. Next one is the 15th of this month.  Also got one wool piece of Fig Tree quilts laid out and ready to get started on the hand stitching.





She has you quilt your piece before you place down your wool. No heat ' n bond , just Roxanne glue.


This piece is from the book "Little Gatherings" by Lisa Bongean.  Still working on the embroidery and wool before I begin the layering and quilting.


This is flannel and will be a quilt label once I have it hand stitched down. What do you think?  



This block is 11" square unfinished and 10 1/2" square finished. Never took the time to make a "Tree of Life " quilt before.
So I will be working on this during the next week......chatter with you later, ladies! Martha.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

What I Have Been Working On

I have been busy  making examples of ways to use wool patterns. To help show their versatility.


I used a dinner plate to draw around and cut a base for some wool leaves that I distributed around in a pleasing manner. Once whip stitched down, I cut 1/4" away from leaves and traced shape onto a piece for the base.  I then blanket stitched them together for a cute candle mat.
I have also made a couple of dish towels using two different methods also.  One I did in raw edge applique using another part of the pattern.




On the other dish towel I did  the other with needle turn applique with another part of the wool pattern.



I then decided to show the pattern  using it as an embroidery pattern on a pillow....




All of the above were inspired by this pattern.
I have my first meeting of  "Little Gatherings"   this Tuesday.  Remember when you get a wool pattern there are lots of things that can be done with it! Chatter with you later.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

I Love It!

Today I picked up my quilt "Sophie's Garden".  I can in no way be more pleased with the way Laura Shogren quilted it ! She really worked her magic on it! It is fantastic! I , of course, still have to bind it, but here are a few snaps of the quilt....

















She quilted window panes!













Sophie the cat in the corner watching her garden.


I have also been working on this candle mat Almost finished just doing a  blanket stitch around outside edges.  Chit chat with you later,Martha.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wool Wall Hanging

I have just completed a wool wall hanging. It is of my own design. It has autumnal colors , because that is my favorite time of the year! It is 29" square. I also did some hand quilting on it. I enjoyed that and the practise is good. Someday I will get enough courage to hand quilt a lap size.




A little closer look at the quilting.


I did use bias binding because I rounded the corners.  Tomorrow  is the meeting with the Applique Group at Colorz.  I will be bringing the charity quilt to share also! Chatter later, Martha.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Moving Forward

I receive the blocks for Colorz Applique Group and got them put together. I put the additional borders on and have it ready to show the group on the 15th.





The binding is the same fabric as the small inner border. I am also trying to keep up with Thimblecreek Gazette's new mystery quilt. It is Civil War themed. The first clue are these four blocks....



Working on some half square triangles at the moment. Project will also have a little wool on it too! Will have to show you you more when I am further along.

Chatter with you later, Martha.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Ushering Out 2015 ....

I had one quilt that has been quilted and has been waiting to be bound for almost two years. I even had the binding already made. Well so that I can finish up the old year on a good note I finally put on the binding and hanging  sleeve.  I even put a label on the back! I now have it hanging up in my hallway.






It is a stack 'n whack quilt made from only 2 fabrics.  I also  am working on another old project of  English paper pieced hexagons.  A border was half way around and I have finished that....







Deb Tucker's wing clipper ruler








Made some baby elephant blocks and still have to make the parents. That will be the next round.

I am hoping to finish this top in the next week. Chit chat later, Martha.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Log Cabin

I have been working on a modern version of a log cabin quilt. It is all in solids. It is constructed a little bit differently than the older versions by Eleanor Burns or Marti Mitchell methods ,but still looks pretty much the same. I was playing with layouts and this first one is called streak of lighting....





The second layout is the pattern 's version of this quilt...



The last two pics seem so much darker, it amazes me there is such a difference.
I will be checking back after the next round of holidays, Martha.