Monday, April 27, 2015

Another Finish

I finished "Honeycomb" and made a sleeve for it so I might hang it on a small frame.

This is one time I used  Heritage Hollow to back it also.
I quilted it with a serpentine stitch from my machine that had been elongated.  I also used a variegated Signature thread , that went from muslin to chartreuse green.  

I have not put aside my "Critter Sampler", I am still working on it at night. I have just prepared some more of the wool pieces ,so that I might put them on today. I have a pic of my status so far......

I am so happy that I can see the end of it all, because I so want to start my stitch therapy quilt, "Sophie's Garden".  Chatter later,Martha.

Saturday, April 25, 2015


 I have been working on Kim Diehl's "Honeycomb" for a while now. Not a huge quilt, but I have chosen to do it by hand instead of machine zig zag.  There are elongated hexagons, not run of the mill hexagons. I copied my hexagons onto freezer paper and ironed shiny side to back of fabric after I cut them out.

They are sewn on top of base fabric and form little diamonds.

Our region had their own little shop hop last weekend and it was quite successful. Just a pic of our display  for women in history. Our choice was Louisa May Alcott , author of "Little Women".

 We still have a couple of kits for that blue and white small kit available at " Colorz for Quilts",just call and reserve one.Chatter later, Martha.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Cloud Nine

I showed you all a pic of my "Cloud Nine" by Kim Diehl of Simple Whatnots II.  Now let me share a few more...

The top is finished here....

Layered and ready to be quilted...

Bound and quilted.

We had our applique group meet today and I have a few pics to share with you!

Twyla  and Sherry also stopped by and joined in the fun. Chatter with you later, Martha.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Drop Off The Earth?

No I did not drop off the earth, just went to visit my kids and grand kids for Easter. Mr. Sew and I enjoyed spending time with them all! I saw a few of my friends too!  We did the trip back in record time , and unfortunately my sciatica has been bothering me ever since.  So in between the ice packs and and the hot packs, I have been doing a little sewing as you will see below....

This quilt is called "Cloud Nine" by Kim Diehl.
In each 4 1/2 " unfinished block there are29 pieces.  An what gave me a thrill was the look of the back....

So cool the way it lays so flat!

We had our first meeting of "Simple Whatnots" and we had some show and tell too!

Sharon brought a courthouse steps quilt she had made as a gift.She said she had another cut out and it ws for her.

This is Mary Theuer's quilt she brought! The shop owner is standing to the right (Susan).  Mary is on the left. Her quilt has a courthouse steps block in it too!

This week end some shops are banding together for a shop hop,so it will be busy at work. I am off on thursday and will be visiting some of them. I hope to bring you back some pics. Enjoy your week, Martha.