Monday, March 24, 2014

A Finish!

I have finally finished "Something Blue" by Pam Buda. So many little pieces .  They are cut 1 1/2 " but are 1" finished. The whole quilt is only 33 1/2" square.

I have almost finished the second block in my embroidery project "Cake Walk". It will be done in Taupes fabrics and I am useing a varigated brown  taupey cosmos thread.

We got in some fabric that was 80% cotton and 20% linen and it is a dream to embroidery on. I taught a class at the store on sunday on wool applique with some of the nicest ladies you will ever meet. I asked them if I could share pics with you all. They said I could,so here they are! 

I enjoyed their company and they accomplished so much. So proud of each of them! All for now, off to work, Martha.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

What's Up !

Just thought I would clue you in to what is going on in my world this past week. I did my taxes , I have a habit of putting this off until I just can't anymore. I hate doing them because we always have to pay. So I generally avoid the task. But it is done and out of the way.

I have been working on Brenda's block for the exchange with Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Guild. I even finished one for me.

Brenda wants to take it from this and do a split nine patch and plan out her own setting. She plans to use her quilt for a QOV quilt.

I made her a total of three blocks. Mine I went ahead and cut apart and sewed together again.

I started back again on my "Something Blue" quilt by Pam Buda.

Finished making my blocks. In one pile we have block I and the other pile is Block II. So now I just need to start to put together.

I cleaned out a few cupboards and got rid of some plastic. I also told hubby he could not take anything out of trash.

All for now,chit chat later, Martha.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Share With You

I have a couple of pics to share with you.  The first is some more progress on my broken dishes quilt from the last Quiltmania Magazine. With these added to my previous ones I now have a total of 27......

brown pitcher

yellow pitchers

green pitchers

And I need 7 more and then I can start the piecing blocks that go between.

Next a pic of a baby quilt useing one half of a jelly roll and one yard of fabric!  I have already sent it to the quilter's.

It is a pattern "Science Fair"  from Jaybird Quilts  Quick and easy. Uses the hex'n'more ruler.

Click on pic to enlarge.  Chit chat more later, off to work, Martha.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Just A Quickie!

As I am heading out the door for the day thought I would give you an update on two things. First of all I finished my shamrock table topper, quilted and bound!

Next I have only five blocks left to do stitching on bird and I will be finished with blocks for exchange with Brenda's group.

All for now enjoy your day! Martha.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Saint Patrick's Day topper

Gotta hurry on this one, something green to celebrate the month of March!

Made from scraps, a four patch with foldy corners on three sides. and green scraps that  measure 2 1/2 " squares. The  light backround squares that you make foldy corners with are 1 1/2 " squares. I made three 4 patch blocks for each shamrock.The fourth lite backround  4 1/2 " square  has a green stem is appliqued diagonally and a foldy 3" square added to bottom  to edge finish the stem.  I sewed four blocks together and put a 3" border around ( that only took 2 - 3" wof strips. Now I need to layer and quilt and bind. No formal pattern , just drew on graph paper.

I have been planning on what block to do for the block exchange with Brenda Peterson's group of ladies. And I finally choose Cake Stand 

I made a total of thirteen blocks and I  am adding a few finishing touches of my own.  Like adding a bird in the lower corner.
Also a flower with two leaves. All I have left to add is the yo yo sewn down in center of the flower.

The block measure 12 1/2" square and 12" finished. The basket is made out of the focal fabric we are all useing.

Yesterday was our first meeting of Prairie Women's Sewing Circle.  We had one show and tell by Colleen Both who brought a Primitve Gatherings   she was working on.  Here are some pics...

The friendship stars we have been collecting for a quilt for Habitat for Humanity are behind Colleen pinned on our display board.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting for a spell!  Martha.