Wednesday, May 25, 2016

What do you think?

I just could not resist doing Halloween also! 

Tomorrow I will start quilting and binding the two.   I must take my notes to write this up also...... I will check in later,Martha.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Class Pattern

Each time our Little Gatherings club meets I give out a pattern   useing a larger version of the block from the book  in Lisa Bongean's book "Little Gatherings".  So I started thinking  I should really get a bit ahead of the Christmas season and decided to make it for Christmas. It did not hurt that I was inspired by the Fabric that was recently shipped to our store!   I started pulling out a few fabrics from my stash , starting with 3 red batik fat quarters and some leftover light grey background.

This was my first of three blocks finished. The center blocks are fussy cut from running yardage.

I joined the second block with sashing in between.

 Then before I knew it there were three with a small outside border.

I then had time to prepare my Linen Closet blocks for sewing down.

Chit chat later, Martha.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Stitch Therapy

I have made a little progress on my Stitch Therapy project....

 That's what I have for now, chatter later, Martha.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Stitch Therapy

Monday stitch therapy meets. I have made a little progress on my blocks. I have made about 30 nine patch blocks in 3 shades of green and 3 shades of yellow. Five blocks of each shade.

I have also prepared 8 of the wool applique blocks needed. I have only just started the embroidery on some. When finished they will be cut and resized to 5" square, the size of the 9 patch blocks.

It is a good start, chatter with you later, Martha.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Wind Not Cooperating

I was trying to take a picture of a flimsy that I just finished. The wind would not be still long enough to get a good pic. Here are  4 pics that are so so. I will wait until it comes back from the quilter's to get a better one....

I visited all three sides of my deck, none worked. Oh well. I had just the right brown batik in my stash for the backing ( It was 108" wide.)  The jelly roll was moda's Lizzie's Legacy by Betsy Chutchian. The pattern was by Villa Rosa called "The Lady" and was 54" x 72". All I needed to add was 1 yard of fabric, which was brown linen.Chatter with you later, Martha.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Splendid Sampler

I have been putting together my blocks from the  "Splendid Sampler" .  I figure why wait till the last minute.

This is the first row. Just green sashing cut 2" x 6  1/2". Cornerstones are 2" square.

These are the first twenty blocks. I actually have 24 done, so waiting to finish one more for the next row. Have a lovely weekend. Martha.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Again Catching Up

I have been sewing away and trying to catch up with my "Splendid Sampler" blocks....

I also finished clue's #9 and #10 in my Thimblecreek sew a long. So I am up to date there....


Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! Martha.