Saturday, November 28, 2015

Black Friday

Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving  and a good weekend shopping. I thought I would try to finish at least one more Christmas project.  A couple of month's ago Cherrywood fabrics had a sale on a few 8 step and 4 step bundles. I  decided to do "Tree Farm Quilt " , a free pattern from Moda by Gina Martin.

I am working presently on the left hand side of the block. And there are 16 blocks, 2 of each color way!

I don't see much of a difference in the pics but you might.  Wish me luck on getting it finished, Martha.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Gingerbread Men

I have the top finished of my gingerbread men. I need to sew on the heart to the center man. I am thinking about embroidering a white outline on each man also, have to give that some more thought. Anyway here is a pic of my progression....

The carmel colored flannel these are made of, is so soft.

I think I will both hand quilt and machine quilt this one. I want to finish this before December 1st.  I also finished quilting and binding  the third part of the Christmas panel I had in my stash.

For a cat lover, of which there is only one in my family.

Forgot to mention I finished the binding on this one too!

Chatter later with you thanks for stopping, Martha.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

A Little Bit of Everything

Remember my Ginger bread that came apart?  Well working on that again with number six in progress....

I was digging thru my stash and found an old Christmas  panel . I thought I would try and sew up all four parts to this and send to my daughter. I am currently working on the second part of this panel....

Part I

Part II

I am currently sewing down the binding on this one!
I have block two of  My Enchanted Garden in place and have begun stitching it down.....

Colorz  has an applique group that meets the third Friday each month  and is free to everyone who wants to come and stitch.  Here are some pics of friends who stopped in...

Karen Martin working on her Buttermilk Basin blocks.

Paula Murray working on her project.

Twyla Parker working on her Christmas ornament. Arleene stopped by to chit chat.

And what would a post be without a Farmer's Wife block. With the holidays coming we all have a lot on our plate, chatter with you later. Martha.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Farmer's Wife Sew A Long

Just a few catch up blocks to show you...

#57 Margaret

#62 Millie

#45 Jenny

#76 Nancy

I also finished putting on my binding last night and it is on my bed...

I know you can't tell from the picture but the ovals in the quilting mimic the ovals in the background fabric. Looking forward to the Walking Dead tonight, chatter later, Martha.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Three More Blocks For Charity Quilt !!

Judy Shaw turned in her block which you see below...

Merrilee Mondo dropped off her two blocks...

Everyone has until January to finish their blocks and hand them in. This is a pattern by Anne Sutton, aka - Bunny Hill. We have applique group next friday and perhaps a few more will be handed in. I also recieved my "Sassy " quilt back from Mary Hammer who quilted it....

It has the binding sewn on and I will be working on sewing it down to the back the next few nights.

I also finished my Hugs and Kisses quilt made with "Silver Linings " line of fabric. I  took a few pics to show off the top...

I took it to Mary also.  I used all my scraps from the line and all the extra blocks in the backing. Just being frugal. Now to work on my Farmer's Wife 1930's blocks! Martha.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Christmas Is Coming!

I have been working on a few little things , one of which I have just finished and am dying to show you.

It is a small wool applique in a 14" square frame. It has sparkling  red swakorski crystals in the wreath and tree.

I have also been working on a lap quilt using the fabric line called "Silver Linings" . The pattern is called "Hugs and Kisses" by Julie Herman  of Jaybird Quilts.

I still have one more row of twenty 6 1/2" blocks to go. I am going to do a few more than that to add to the backing fabric.
I had been working on a pattern by Edyta Sitar  with gingerbread men, but I will have to start all over with that one.....

After I put it in the washer on delicate cycle to let the wash a way paper melt away ,so did the seams. It was linen and I did not zig zag the edges. I also used hot water and it shrunk. Totally my fault and I am starting all over again. Talk with you later, Martha.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

So So Week

This week has been a blah week. Not only with the weather, overcast and wet and cold. But also with the sewing.

My Halloween embroidery quilt got finished. Take a look at the top right hand block. I used a yellow, orange and red  crayon to color in around the moon and witch. I was trying to mask the fact that when I washed out the transfer ease the thread bled . I used two different skeins of thread, so it did not happen with all the blocks, only two of them. I tried Synthropol and I also tried a color catcher. Neither helped. I ended up giving it to a friend for her to quilt for a charity or crisis quilt. I new every time I would look at it I would see The black wave of color.

Just a close up of crayon work.Now a little bit of Farmer's wife to show off...


#78 old maid

This week I also went thru my yearly mammogram, everything fine. It is breast cancer awareness month.  I also had a colonoscopy, everything fine there also. Please do what you can to keep yourself healthy!