Thursday, September 26, 2013


I have a few more recipes for hexagons for our Prairie Women's Sewing Circle's sew in next week.  Say that fast two times. Ha ha!

                                       buzz saw blocks
                                                               Fallout shelter

                                                              Hex within a hex

Must get these recipes written down , will chatter with you later, Martha.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fall Is Hung!

I have changed the quilts in my house yo autumn inspired! I finally quilted and bound my "Puss in the Corner" small quilt. So let me share with you....

Next is the Laundry Basket quilt  .....

I also got a few more hexies made....

Also been playing around with bigger hexagons and the hex'n more ruler and sidekick ruler. Want to get a few recipe blocks written down for Prairie Women's sew-in , Any one of these blocks could be used to make a quilt , candle mat, or mix them together.

Can you see the cube or box?

This block is called " inner city"  because blocks are all going in different directions.

This block I have found goes by two names. One is "Texas Star" and the other is the "Sunflower " block.  It is big enough to make it a candle mat.

Not for for sure what proper name is so I call it my "star block". 

I will be working on a few recipes tonight also.  Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping for a chit chat, Martha.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Two Cuties

I had the opportunity to babysit two little twelve year olds this past week.  They were adorable and good company!  They did not get into any mischief and stayed by my side waiting for any loving and petting.

Their names are Sasha and Roxie.  They were very good company to have!

I also made up the apron pattern I recently purchased in autumnal colors with orange dot binding.

Pocket has orange dot trim.

Orange binding all the way around.

I have also made a purchase of two very good books.  One is "At Home with Country Quilts" by Cheryl Wall.

The second is "A Bag of Scraps" by Edie McGinnis.

There are some pages with very interesting history facts in this one. Younger generations should read this and appreciate what others have gone thru.   

I really do appreciate all of you out there who stop to read this blog and who leave a comment once in a while. You make me blessed! Martha.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Busy Week

It most certainly has been a busy week! On Monday Mr. Sew What took me to another quilt shop in Randall , Mn. And boy did I shop!  I went looking for a line of fabric called "Lario" By Three Sisters and Moda. I needed yardage as I already had  2 Layer cakes and 4 charm packs.  I found several pieces and bought 2 yd. cuts of each.

I have been courting the thought of useing a grey as a backround for a different quilt but have not found any that charmed their way into my heart until  I saw this one there....

Bought what was left on the bolt. Loved the pattern.  While crusing the shop I found three patterns that I could not live without of course.

 One is "Swoon" , one an embroidery, and one an apron pattern. I had come to the shop with a $20.00 gift card and spent it on pink fat quarters. I have only a few of pink as they seem to not be as abundant as they were three years ago,or at least as easy to find. 

After my spree was over, we ate lunch at the other side of the shop. Very filling, as we saved half of sandwich for evening meal with some home-made chicken noodle soup. 
I have been following Moda's blog hop "Size Matters" and received inspiration for this small quilt I made with some of Pam Buda's fabrics called "Pin Money" . The inspiration came from Bunny Hill's blog  here .

I made it my own with some details added and some taken away.
I need to layer ,  quilt,  and bind.
Then Tuesday was my birthday and our guild had invited Deanne Eiseman to come and do a class on a new  pattern she had written, so that is how I spent my birthday. I have not finished it yet but will show as soon as I do.  My son sent these lovely flowers to my house from North Country Flowers. There was some chocolate involved too ,  but it has since disappeared.

Took my "Amish Revolution" quilt to Mary's to be quilted today and found out my "Sand In My Painted Toes" is on the machine now! Happy Days!!!Chatter with you later, Martha.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Prairie Women's Sewing Circle

I thought I would share with you some show and tell that came to our meeting! Beautiful stuff.

Lorna's corney dog  pincushion from Minnesota state fair pattern.

Denise's "Nevermore" beautiful fabric.

Bunny's hexie Candle mats

Paula's beautiful applique for a Dear Jane quilt!

Carol's hexie pillow in Cherrywood fabric!

Sharon's new purse she made!

 We have some very talented ladies in our group. I am not a very good picture taker and some of my pics did not turn out. That will be your loss because they were fantastic  projects. Will chit chat later,Martha.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Holiday Weekend

Hope everyone has enjoyed their long weekend!  September is back to school month, National Sewing Month (thank you , President Reagan)  and the 8th is grandparents day!  As usual I have been busy in the sewing room ,as you will soon see.

Made this hexie table mat with my hex 'n more ruler.

fall out shelter block

hex in a hex block

Pac Man or the make -do block

seven block hexie

A runner

Signature blocks
These last two blocks are just samples of signature blocks for the Prairie Women's Sewing Circle. Tomorrow is our September Meeting.

 Our guild is having a sew-in class with Deanne Eisenman of Snuggles Quilts. We are making a table runner with applique on it.
Deanne is doing a trunk show on our meeting Monday night.  Sweet eye candy to look forward to. Chatter with you later, Martha.