Wednesday, May 25, 2016

What do you think?

I just could not resist doing Halloween also! 

Tomorrow I will start quilting and binding the two.   I must take my notes to write this up also...... I will check in later,Martha.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Class Pattern

Each time our Little Gatherings club meets I give out a pattern   useing a larger version of the block from the book  in Lisa Bongean's book "Little Gatherings".  So I started thinking  I should really get a bit ahead of the Christmas season and decided to make it for Christmas. It did not hurt that I was inspired by the Fabric that was recently shipped to our store!   I started pulling out a few fabrics from my stash , starting with 3 red batik fat quarters and some leftover light grey background.

This was my first of three blocks finished. The center blocks are fussy cut from running yardage.

I joined the second block with sashing in between.

 Then before I knew it there were three with a small outside border.

I then had time to prepare my Linen Closet blocks for sewing down.

Chit chat later, Martha.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Stitch Therapy

I have made a little progress on my Stitch Therapy project....

 That's what I have for now, chatter later, Martha.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Stitch Therapy

Monday stitch therapy meets. I have made a little progress on my blocks. I have made about 30 nine patch blocks in 3 shades of green and 3 shades of yellow. Five blocks of each shade.

I have also prepared 8 of the wool applique blocks needed. I have only just started the embroidery on some. When finished they will be cut and resized to 5" square, the size of the 9 patch blocks.

It is a good start, chatter with you later, Martha.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Wind Not Cooperating

I was trying to take a picture of a flimsy that I just finished. The wind would not be still long enough to get a good pic. Here are  4 pics that are so so. I will wait until it comes back from the quilter's to get a better one....

I visited all three sides of my deck, none worked. Oh well. I had just the right brown batik in my stash for the backing ( It was 108" wide.)  The jelly roll was moda's Lizzie's Legacy by Betsy Chutchian. The pattern was by Villa Rosa called "The Lady" and was 54" x 72". All I needed to add was 1 yard of fabric, which was brown linen.Chatter with you later, Martha.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Splendid Sampler

I have been putting together my blocks from the  "Splendid Sampler" .  I figure why wait till the last minute.

This is the first row. Just green sashing cut 2" x 6  1/2". Cornerstones are 2" square.

These are the first twenty blocks. I actually have 24 done, so waiting to finish one more for the next row. Have a lovely weekend. Martha.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Again Catching Up

I have been sewing away and trying to catch up with my "Splendid Sampler" blocks....

I also finished clue's #9 and #10 in my Thimblecreek sew a long. So I am up to date there....


Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! Martha.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Little Gatherings meeting

We had our Little Gatherings meeting last Tuesday and had some show and tell . I thought I would share with you all also.

Twyila Parker made 2 outfits for her grand-daughters.

She also did some of Little Gatherings quilts!

Love her red bird!

Carol Osborn used her embroidery machine to do the words on the quilt. Smart cookie!

As you can see she was busy too!

This is her Mystery Block!

This is Janet's Mystery Block! And she also made a table topper/lap quilt....

So many talented people. Hope you enjoyed it! Have a Happy Mother's Day.