Thursday, March 5, 2015

Life can be Hectic

We all have periods where we are bored and life seems to be either on pause  or definetly on slow  motion. Right now mine seems to be on fast forward and with some glitches. I make a docter's appt. a month in advance and then two days before the doc cancels.  I make an appt. for taxes and they cancel me too!  In other words I wish to move along at  a faster pace but no one seems to be accomodating. Such is life.....

I have finished another Kim Diehl pattern "Village Square". I have a couple of picsfor you....





                                          Bound and quilted.

I finished my turtle block of "Wooly Critter Sampler".




I have prepared two more blocks for stitching at night also.






I also recently got back my flannel quilt from the quilter's (Laura Shogren) quilted this one.  


only 1/3 of the quilt
I have the binding sewn on the front and will start hand sewing to the back ,  tonight while watching" The Blacklist".  I will get a better picture of it when finished with binding . Hopefully the weather will be better and I can take an outdoor picture.   Chat later, Martha. I am connecting up with  Fiber of all Sorts .

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Natural Progression

I am progressing nicely with the hand applique  on my "Village square" by Kim Diehl. Here are pics before things were sewn done and just placed....









In  this last pic I have just begun to place berries.  I have 12 more berries to make and one whole side to sew done. But I am getting there. Plus there is one more round of borders. This quilt ends up to only be about 37" square when finished. So it is not that large. I will keep you up to date when I chat with you again!  I will be linking up to Kathy's Quilts .

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Village Square

I have been working on my churn dash blocks for my Kim Diehl's "Village Square" and have a finished center!






This is the small quilt with no applique, but I have started the applique on two of the sides. As you can see here....




I will be working on this for a while, I will let you see its progression over the next few days.  I will be linking up with a Scraps Monday:Tuesday Tip Edition  at a Quilting Life.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Friday Applique and Other Things


We were a small group that met Friday, but we more than made up with enthusiasm! 
Linda Johnson  preparing her Lori Smith pattern.



Sherry Falink working on her wool hexies.


Paula Murrey working on her Dear Jane.

We also had a couple of guests sit in for a while and enjoy our company....


I have started a new Kim Diehl quilt called " Village Square".  It has some applique on it and some churn dash blocks. I was working on the applique during our group. 


I have squared up what blocks I have finished on my " Wooly Critter Sampler "  quilt and put some of the sashing on.

 I am now working on block #9.

I put some beads in the centers of the flowers instead of french knots.  Chatter with you later, Martha.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Promise is a Promise

I promised that I would share my "Barn Stars" with you today and I will.  I have it quilted and binding sewn to front , but will hand  sew on to the back while watching tv.





I sent my brother a birthday gift as his birthday was Feb. 14th,yes Valentine's Day!  I thought he deserved something red and hot ,so I sent him this...



Night sky by Julie Herman


All for now chat with you later, Martha.

Monday, February 16, 2015

A Little of This....

I was doing a little of slow stitching last night while watching Downton Abbey.Got this piece 1/2 the way done....




I made some more barn stars,but will wait and show those tomorrow. I made about six small block flannel squares. I followed Lori Holt's tutorial on her blog Bee In My Bonnet  . I will show a few steps, it is not that hard...


Cut a 20 X 30 foam core board into six - 10" square pieces.

You are going to be using a hot glue gun to fuse your batting to one side of foam core 10" square.

I put the batting side down after fusing and used my rotary cutter and mat to trim away excess batting.

I ironed a crease in 2 1/2 " wof  and used it as a guideline to bring each side into the middle. I then glued it to the side of the foam core and treated it like binding mitering the corners and overlapping the edges and gluing them down.




I purchased some finger protector's for heat. I use them in ironing and hot glue guns!

Chatter with you later, Martha.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Barn Stars

I started another smal quilt by Kim Diehl called "Barn Stars".





Really liking the look of this! Martha.