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.

A Two Month Sabbatical

Yes it has almost been two months since my last post. Just a little out of sorts and needed a break.  Had plenty going on and have a few pics to show also...

With all the rain I have a small lake in my backyard. About a dozen ducks have taken up residence. 


Got my quilt back that wouldn't stay put for a picture before...


It is a pattern by Villa Rosa called "The Lady" and is made from a jelly roll of Lizzie's Legacy" by Betsy Chutchian of Moda.

This pattern is "Tiny Dancer" by Jaybird Quilts. Fabric is by Yellow Creek.



This one was quilted by Connie Krueger, she did a great job!




This pattern is called "Vintage Tree Farm" by Buttermilk Basin. Connie quilted  this quilt also.  I have a few more to show but will save them for another post. Keep cool and carry on , Martha.


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.