Monday, December 28, 2015

Log Cabin

I have been working on a modern version of a log cabin quilt. It is all in solids. It is constructed a little bit differently than the older versions by Eleanor Burns or Marti Mitchell methods ,but still looks pretty much the same. I was playing with layouts and this first one is called streak of lighting....





The second layout is the pattern 's version of this quilt...



The last two pics seem so much darker, it amazes me there is such a difference.
I will be checking back after the next round of holidays, Martha.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Hugs and Kisses

Ready to show my Hugs and Kisses quilt by Jaybird Quilts. Got it bound last night while watching TV....



quilting


This is the back with all the extra blocks and all the extra scraps.




I also finished one of the miniatures from Primitive gatherings new book....


I did a little hand quilting around the outside border.



Enjoy the time with you family and share the love, Martha.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Applique Group

Our applique group meets the third  friday of every month. We had a nice turn out yesterday. First a pic of the blocks that have been turned in.....



Ladies you have until our January meeting to return your blocks. This quilt is for a charity quilt fundraiser. This picture does not do the fabrics justice. They are really beautiful!

The weather was kind to us on the day of our meeting and even though "STAR WARS"    opened up in the theater's the night before we still had people show up!  Kathi Potter came...
she was working on her Sue Spargo quilt blocks. Karen Martin and Ann Manly came....


Ann in the plaid, brought her knitting and Karen was working on her free  Buttermilk Basin  12 month wool project.  Sandy Baker also came and had a cute little minion pin cushion in her basket of goodies.




Mary Amiot shared her "Birdie all Year Round " project from Bonnie Sullivan. She is marching right along with it (I haven't started mine.)



Sharon Linders came to stitch with us and so did Twyla Parker. Twyla  brought her "Sophie's Garden" quilt to share with us. We all enjoyed her red birds!





Do you remember my "Hugs and Kisses" quilt (pattern by Jaybird Quilts)?
I was able to pick it up from the quilter's and drop off my Christmas Trees top.  When I get the binding on I will give a new pic. Chatter with you later, ladies, Martha.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Charm Square Runner

I finished a charm square runner for the store. It is so cute!

The binding is laying on the lower side. It is the same as the frames around the 5" charms. The pattern has two sizes, small (with 6 framed pieces) and large (with 8 framed pieces).



This is the large one.

 I also had a very pleasant experience in quilt prep . Lisa from Primitive Gatherings has been talking about for a long time (3 years,that I know of) about spray starching your fabrics and letting them dry naturally. Then when dry to steam press them. Less distortion and less fraying when doing small things. Also , she sells a handle to put on those spray starch cans. Just so happens that my darling hubby had one of these that he did not use. I have confiscated it and put it my collection of gadgets!  I love it! No way is he getting it back.



You can't see my floor until some of these dry....




Chatter with you later,Martha.

Monday, December 7, 2015

A Finish

I have put the blocks together, so now I have a finished top. I will take it to the quilter's some time this week. 






I am going to bind it in red. Give you a tweak when I get it back from my quilter ....last of the christmas sewing! Martha.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Progression

I have finished the left hand side of the tree....

 for all blocks and then proceeded to sew the right hand side of the block....

 As you can see from the pic below now it is time to sew pairs together of all 16 blocks.



So the next time we talk it should be all together! See you back here then! Martha.