Saturday, April 25, 2015


 I have been working on Kim Diehl's "Honeycomb" for a while now. Not a huge quilt, but I have chosen to do it by hand instead of machine zig zag.  There are elongated hexagons, not run of the mill hexagons. I copied my hexagons onto freezer paper and ironed shiny side to back of fabric after I cut them out.

They are sewn on top of base fabric and form little diamonds.

Our region had their own little shop hop last weekend and it was quite successful. Just a pic of our display  for women in history. Our choice was Louisa May Alcott , author of "Little Women".

 We still have a couple of kits for that blue and white small kit available at " Colorz for Quilts",just call and reserve one.Chatter later, Martha.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Cloud Nine

I showed you all a pic of my "Cloud Nine" by Kim Diehl of Simple Whatnots II.  Now let me share a few more...

The top is finished here....

Layered and ready to be quilted...

Bound and quilted.

We had our applique group meet today and I have a few pics to share with you!

Twyla  and Sherry also stopped by and joined in the fun. Chatter with you later, Martha.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Drop Off The Earth?

No I did not drop off the earth, just went to visit my kids and grand kids for Easter. Mr. Sew and I enjoyed spending time with them all! I saw a few of my friends too!  We did the trip back in record time , and unfortunately my sciatica has been bothering me ever since.  So in between the ice packs and and the hot packs, I have been doing a little sewing as you will see below....

This quilt is called "Cloud Nine" by Kim Diehl.
In each 4 1/2 " unfinished block there are29 pieces.  An what gave me a thrill was the look of the back....

So cool the way it lays so flat!

We had our first meeting of "Simple Whatnots" and we had some show and tell too!

Sharon brought a courthouse steps quilt she had made as a gift.She said she had another cut out and it ws for her.

This is Mary Theuer's quilt she brought! The shop owner is standing to the right (Susan).  Mary is on the left. Her quilt has a courthouse steps block in it too!

This week end some shops are banding together for a shop hop,so it will be busy at work. I am off on thursday and will be visiting some of them. I hope to bring you back some pics. Enjoy your week, Martha.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Little Closer

I am a little closer to finishing my "Wooly Critter Sampler" quilt. I still have one block to finish and the border applique to prepare and sew down. But thought I would share some pictures of my progress so far...

With small light blue border.

I have applique group tomorrow, perhaps I will have more to show you then. Martha

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Seeing Green

On St. Patrick's day I went to " Colorz For Quilts "  quilt shop to see the "Wicked " book signing by Cherrywood. They also had some of the designers of the small wicked quilts there too, to autograph pics of their quilts. There were plenty of refreshments there also.

Some Wicked jewelery, both a necklace and earrings!

Some of the quilts are hanging, the rest are on tour in the U.S.

This is Cherrywood owner Karla Overland speaking with Carol Wilson one of the designers in the book. Hers is the last one in the book.   Hope you got there to get your book
and get it autographed!

I have prepped my last block of Wooly Critter Sampler !

Now I just need to stitch it down!

As you can see I have gotten a little more accomplished on my "Cloud Nine" small quilt by Kim Diehl.  I will save a little more news for later, Martha.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Another Small Quilt

I finished another quilt  designed by Kim Diehl for Henry Glass. This one is called "Heritage Stars".All I have left is to hand sew the binding down....

So it is the "Walking Dead" and hand stitching the binding , this is my third binding this month! Linking up with  Chatter later, Martha.  Also linking up with  .

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Guild Sew- In

Yesterday our guild had a sew-in at the local church where we hold our meetings.  We had a variety of soups and breads and cookie bars  to help us get thru the day! None of us were left wanting for anything. I took a few pics that I will gladly share....


Val marking her half square triangles.

Carol Lang finishing her binding.

Terese Molby's placemats.

Terese Molby

Pretty cheater's cloth someone tied and bound.

Sue Carrol working on a QOV quilt.

Some of Karen Martin's Stitch Therapy Hexagons.

Karen Martin working away.

Sewing Away!

On my bed.
I put on a scrappy binding and  put it on my bed immediately!

I also finished putting on the binding on my alphbet quilt....

And I got my cherrywood and vintage blossum one half way finished with binding....

I have also started another Kim Diehl quilt.....

This one is called "Cloud Nine". Chatter with you soon, Martha.