Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Two More Days!

That's right just two more days until Minnesota Shop Hop!
I worked on my "Painted Toes In the Sand".
I have finished putting rows 5 thru 7 together!

I will be putting rows together tomorrow.
I also have a pic of this week's buck block...

Our  Crow Wing County Fair started yesterday, hubby and I enjoyed ourselves walking around and looking at exhibits. It is a very charming country fair. Will chatter with you later, Martha.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Bringing It All Together

I put a few rows together on " My Painted toes In The Sand".  Thought you might like to see....

Rows one and two.

Rows three and four.
 Will chatter more tomorrow  ,  Martha.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Minnesota State Shop Hop

August 2nd Minnesota Quilt Shops will host a 16 day party! Women thru out the state will board buses and carpools to shop.  At each quilt store we will  see this year's selected fabric and the samples each store has chosen to display useing it!  Of course there are prizes and give a ways.  However it is a way to celebrate Minnesota, women and an Up North attitude.  I thought I would share some pics of our store's samples....

This is fabric that was reinterduced in January.

Norman Rockwell Fabric

Jelly roll race quilt

On the table are some smaller projects also. A tote , bag cassarole carrier and other projects. 

I got back my hexagon flowers quilt from Mary Hammer and got it bound useing a solid  grey. 

Chatter later, Martha.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Rounding The Bend

On the Buck Block forefront  I have block #7 finished!

I have all the arcs finished for my double wedding ring.....

I have to decide the color of the footballs and center pieces.

Here are the last blocks of Sand In My Painted Toes , blocks#12!

I am working the next three out of four days , so will  chatter with you later. Martha

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Spending Time with Grand daughter

My darling GD and I went to see Despicable Me 2 at the movies.

Afterwards we went to Mall and got her a hat, socks and fingernail polish(black). Grandma only had red and pink.  I gave her a manicure.

That was Tuesday. On wednesday we went to Nisswa ans did some shopping.

Took pics with One Direction.

She took a ride on the stagecoach and enjoyed it.

Her dad went fishing with grandpa! We all had fun. Martha

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Summer Visitors Coming!

My son and granddaughter are coming for a visit this week! I am very excited! So the posts will be slow this week.

Yesterday in the post I received the pattern " Mosiacs" from Irene Blanck Of "Focus on Quilts". She has some simply lovely patterns you should take the time to see. See here

 Maybe you will find your masterpiece to work on.  

I worked on my Lucy Boston from Red Brolly's Stitchin Club.

The New  York City Modern quilt guild is sponsering  a double wedding ring challenge.   I only have to make four conjoined blocks  for the traditional entry and layer and quilt. See  and see July 18th post. So this is the start of my double  wedding rings.  I have eight more arcs half way done.

I am useing  "Field Notes" By Blackbird Designs by Moda.  I purchased a jelly roll . Hope that is enough for the four blocks.

I am also patiently waiting for the next QuiltMania magazine. That and Primitive Quilts and Projects are my two favorite magazines. They both have so much poured into each issue.  Moda had a pic of a Minmick and Simpson quilt in it. 

There is also a red version with a much more interesting border.

I must get started on a little cleaning and touch up before every one arrives , so all the chit chat for now. Martha.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

More Sand

I finished the binding on the table topper from the "Runners Rock" book by Gathering Friends. I also put a label on back.

I finished block # 10 of  " My Painted Toes in the Sand".

Block # 11

Hope you enjoyed the pics! Martha.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Change of Pace

I  needed a change of pace ,  some time to catch on other things too.  So now I have a pic of the next block  of our summer buck blocks.....

Also Sherri falls of " Little bits of This and That" which you can find here has begun a new sew-a-long for fall (pumpkins and all you know).

I finished the quilting on my "Runners Rock" table topper and am now sewing on the binding.

I received my fall issue of Primitive Quilts and had to of course sit and read it immediately! Don't you just love it! So much in just one magazine, so way above the rest.

Also I have been keeping a little something from you.  I have added another hand project to the mix of things to do while watching BAD television.  Lucy Boston 's POTC (Patchwork of The Crosses) has joined the mix. I only have just begun, and I just can't sew fast enough! I only have two blocks partially done , but I thought I would  reveal them because it is so hard for me not to show them!  It will be an on-going project like my hexies.

Hope you enjoy the slight diversion from " Sand in my Painted Toes". More chit chat later! Martha.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Still At It

Yes I am still working on" Sand On My Painted Toes " as I call it,by Julie Herman and Jaybird Quilts. I have blocks #8 and # 9 finished. 

                                            Block # 8

                               Block # 9

Hope you enjoyed the pics and tomorrow I may have something a little different to show you. Even though I do have my center compass finished for "Love Entwined" by Esther Aliu, I am having some serious thinking about the next 27 pages of directions. I will have to contemplate going forward and best plan of action for me. Chit chat later, Martha.