Monday, December 30, 2013

Two Last Finishes for 2013 !

Yes  I have two last finishes to show you for 2013.  The first is a project that was given to me by my friend Mary Ann the last time I went home to visit. She said she would like it back by March. I got it in the mail today ,so she should have it by the end of the week.




Hope she enjoys her candle mat.  Next I finished a small quilt called "The Freedom Quilt" and the pattern is by Pam Buda.  It will be the first of several quilts by her.  The quilt comes in two sizes and mine is the smaller version coming in at 43" x 43".



 Have a happy and safe New Year  and come back and chit chat with me next year! Martha

Monday, December 23, 2013

Wishing All a Merry Christmas!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and would like to thank you for visiting this blog and sharing your time with me.   I have been doing a little more sewing . It is a panel in the center. So cute and wintery! I like snowmen.  With each round of the border being put on  cuteness ratio moves up.  See for your self....









It would make a nice lap quilt , wall hanging , or a child's quilt!

Enjoy your loved ones and chatter later, Martha.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

This and That

I have been doing a little of this and that. Finishing up the Christmas shopping and getting it in the Post in time for Christmas day opening. I can now check that off my list. I finished the stitching on the quilt in the top of my blog header and took it to the quilter here in town.  






Made little mittens to hang on the tree. I started to make them to hold the gift cards that I was giving them.



I made this apron for my son as he does all the cooking. Lined it so that it is reversible.  His daughter is taking home economics this year and is enjoying it. I gave her some cookie dough so that she can bake her own cookies for Christmas.


 These are the potholders that come on the same panel.

  This Sunday I am cooking my first prime rib roast. My son gave me a few  hints last night,so I think I am good on that. I did not realise that it would be an all day process.

 Hope all will be safe and surrounded by those you love this holiday season. May the joy of our Lord's birth  hold steadfast in your hearts this Christmas season.  Martha

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Playing Hookey?

I have not exactly been playing hookey just busy sewing and shopping and Christmas is almost upon us!  I forgot to tell you the "Mosiac Tiles " quilt was made out of Basic Grey by Moda.  I finished it!









This was a large twin size quilt. I also finished an adorable 30's child's quilt Made from Sandy Klop's (American Jane) School Days fabric.





This is sooo cute! So glad  you could stop by Visit with you later.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New Project

I'm back with a few pics of new project that I promised you!  
These are the first three rows  of Mosiac Tiles " pattern by Heather Mulder Peterson.


The sides of each tile is appliqued on with clear monofiliment thread with a  blind hem stitch that was modified smaller.










These are the only places where points have to meet.

I need to show you what it has been doing outside the past two days....



We have cleaned off the driveway three times.




And the deck twice!

Guess we will have a white Christmas!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Small Finish

I received my hexagon  one block wonder or kaleidoscope quilt back  from the quilter and she did a wonderful job!   So I have a few pics of it finished to share with you.  


She used a grey thread on the grey backround and an orange thread in the orange. The orange had one quilting pattern and the grey had another.




As you can probably tell I decided to leave zig zag border and not even it out. I used the same grey from the backround on the binding.




Hope you can see the different threads and patterns used from this last picture! You can always click on pic and make bigger.



Yes I have started something new but will have to share that later, Martha.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you had a happy  Thanksgiving!   Connie Krueiger made these cute turkeys and I just had to show you!





See so cuuuuute! Martha

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Mish Mash of Things

Yes I have been busy with a mish mash of things.  I finished another candle mat.


And I put up the tree!



I am up to par with Bee in My Bonnet's , Lori Holt's sew a long.

week 1


week 2


week 3


Worked a little on my hand applique flowers as you can see.



I have also done a little straightening in the sewing room in anticipation of company for Thanksgiving.  I am presently making binding for my hexagon one block wonder or kaleidoscpe quilt.  Thanks for stopping by, Martha.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

How Bad?

How   bad can it be when I spend most of the day cleaning house? There are only two of us.  BAD! Yuck! Dusting in living room done . Bathroom tub and tile clean. Bathroom floor scrubbed. First load of laundry done and put away. Second load in dryer. It's my day off! Women don't get a day off ! Back to work I must go vaccuming  and then there the oven that gets a good cleaning before that turkey goes in it and the  holiday baking begins. It is going to be a long day. Chatter later, much later, Martha.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Mrs. Hartigan's Stash

I have just completed the first of four applique blocks for my new quilt.  It is called Mrs. Hartigan's Stash.





It is a rectangle now but will actually be a diamond when inserted into quilt. Besides applique the rest of the quilt is English Paper Pieceing. (diamonds).

My daughter called a week ago and asked for a candle mat with a  Christmas flavor.  So I finished up the one I had started in October and sent it to her.



Off to work now, chatter later, Martha.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Third Saturday Club

I go to a quilt club at the other quilt store in town ( not the one I work at!) . We are called the Third Saturday Club. I think we should be called Brenda's ladies group. But no on e asked me. Anyway they are a lovely bunch of ladies and I enjoy being with them. Brenda Peterson leads the group. Today I have a treat for your eyes ! I remembered my camera, so that I might share with you.

baby quilt

A Sherri Falls mystery quilt. Brenda is on the left.


Gift card holder and candy purse treat.Kathy Lemmerman brought m+ m pouch in and  Brenda gave the recipe for envelope.


Book or journal cover. Brenda gave us the recipe for.

Felt Mouse to hang on tree. Ruth Gordon brought each of us one.

Scrappy tag that Barb brought . So she can tell her machine from Caroline's.

This is Caroline and her runner.

Caroline brought a lot of goodies to show'n'tell.

Brenda gave directions for making napkin with mitered borders from backing.

Quilt with fabric from Africa.
The borders were not on, but such a beautiful top!


And I put up the tree! But that is as far as I got.  I hope you enjoyed the pics. Chatter at you later,Martha.