Sunday, February 5, 2017

Dear Gloria

Dear Gloria , this post is just for you. I just don't seem to have the desire to do any posting. I still have a passion for sewing. I went on a retreat in January, my first, and did finish a quilt for my son for his birthday.

It is at the quilter's at the moment. And I am stitching down the wool letters on another top I finished there....

 This one is done with the Quick Curve Ruler. Such good directions!

I have also done some embroidery ...

I have been doing some English Paper Piecing... This is for a block in one of Jen Kingwell's quilts...

I have made my mother 4 mug rugs for her and her 3 sisters tea party....

I have also done some work with wool...

 I also made 4 pillowcases to match my son's quilt, but I have already sent those ahead. I have already started a quilt for my grandson's wedding this September. Half way done with it but cannot show it. Don't want to spoil surprise. Gloria you were kind enough to share that your  anticipation awaits each day and now I hope your thirst has been quenched, Thank you for sharing your kind thoughts and checking up on me. Yours in friendship, Martha. 
P.S. Happy birthday Daniel!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Been A Little Busy

Sew Wonderful gave us two Christmas patterns to try this season, both of which are free on their blog. I decided to try the ornament pattern with my mini QCR .

I enjoyed seeing it come together and think I will make a couple more and make a table runner. I also had been working on the quilt from the cover of Betsy Chutchian's book "Classic and Heirloom Quilts.

Connie Krueger quilted it for me, so I got the binding on it right away. It is lap size 45 1/2" by 58 1/2". 

This is a pic of back . Four left over blocks and fabric leftover from fat quarters. Also included leftover red Cherrywood I used for binding and accent blocks. 

I wasn't very energetic this year and only put up small pre-lit tree.

I made a couple of star wars pillowcases for my grandson and sent them and a couple of ornaments for his tree.

I made this small spool wall hanging, I really love this fabric.

I did get my Christmas quilt hung up. The creche, star, sheep , Shepherd and angel are wool applique. The trees are Cherrywood fabric bundle. The excess blocks are on the back.

Thanks for stopping by, talk with you later. Martha.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cherrywood's Winner

Cherrywood's winner was from Ottawa, Illinois.

Last two pics are of the newest challenge that is being presented.

          Good night, Martha.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cherrywood Challenge

My hubby and I went to the Franklin Art Center to see Cherrywood's Challenge exhibit. It was amazing and so inspiring! It would be remiss of you if you did not go to see it. A feast for the eyes and mind. It is also free! You can't go wrong, There are entrants from all over the world! I will give you a sampling both today and tomorrow.

                                     same quilt

I will have more pics tomorrow and of the winner. Martha.

Thursday, October 20, 2016


I was picking up my sewing room and moving a few pieces of furniture around. I found some bright diamonds of batiks leftover from a quilt that I made for my brother two years ago. I couldn't just throw them out .So I made a table runner. I added some applique with Cherrywood and wool. Haven't got all the wool sewn down yet, but thought I would share anyway......

This is one end of the runner.

This is the other.

I will share again when finished, Martha.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Little Here A Little There

Since the last encounter I have done only small projects nothing major. I finished a tuffet pincushion using some of the fabrics gifted to me from my friend Wanda Hansen (e.k.a. )

I also made four mug rugs for my mom's tea party with her sisters.

I embroidered a scene with  zombies on linen....

I made this cute open wide bag....

This small zippered tote with hexies...

I have also been doing some other hexies from Jen Kingwell's Regent Street Lawns .  I will show you those when I get further along with them. With fall market there are going to be a lot of exciting things around the corner. Martha.