Sunday, November 22, 2015

Aurifil Thread and Free-Motion Quilting book GIVEAWAY!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

This GIVEAWAY is for my followers. If you are not a follower, you can sign up on the left to become a follower and leave me a comment!!! It's that simple :^)

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Friends and Followers. To let you know how thankful I am for all of you and this wonderful world of quilting we share, I am giving away two of my favorite things.

The winner will recieve a spool of my favorite thread, Aurifil Mako 50wt 2 ply white cotton thread, and the fabulous book by Janie Donaldson, you can read about her here.

This is a really cool book with tons of designs and ideas!!!

Here is a sneak peak inside the book!!! Such fun designs!!!

And the back of the book.

Below is what I am working on currently. I am using my lovely Aurifil thread for the free motion quilting. This quilt will be entered into Quiltcon West 2016. There is no guarantee that it will be accepted, but I am going to give it a really good try!!! I will let you know if I am accepted in!! The deadline is November 30th, so I need to get back to quilting!!!

I will draw the winning name on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th. I will ship worldwide, so everyone can enter. Again, if you are not a follower, sign up on the upper left!!! Good Luck to you all, God Bless, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Quilting, and keep those minds sharp!!! Martha

**If you are a NO REPLY BLOGGER, I will not be able to notify you of your winnings, so be sure to check, and if you are, you need to fix it or I cannot send you the prize**

Monday, November 9, 2015

Round Robin Quilt

Hi All!!

We do a really easy fund raiser in our guild. We start with a block, pass it to someone else who adds whatever they choose and so on until we feel it is done. Then we sell raffle tickets to ourselves and one lucky member takes it home for keeps!!

I put on the outer white and purple borders-thought a few flying geese was appropriate. So this will get raffled this month at our meeting. Easy Peasy. And the guild makes a few dollars!!! Perfect.

I have another one that is actually completely quilted, four members worked on it. It will also be raffled. I will share that one in a few days!

Take Care, Happy Quilting and keep those needles sharp!! And changed!!! Martha

Thursday, October 29, 2015


I finished this little watercolor quilt yesterday and named it "Radiance"
I'm donating it to our church for their bazaar next weekend
I painted the feathers with a technique I call
Hope someone loves it and buys it!!!
I will let you all know!!!
Take Care, Happy Quilting and talk to you later!!! Martha

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Karla Alexander was at our guild today!!!

Karla Alexander came to our guild meeting today and gave us a fabulous lecture, click on her name to go to her web site, lots of great goodies awaits you!!!

We are a really small guild, I think we have about 16-20 members for the lecture. It was so good and we all learned a lot about Karla's quilts.

I bought a pattern and one of her rulers. Wish I had brought more money, I would have taken a book home.

So now I will give you some eye candy. Karla's quilts that she brought to show us. So amazing!!! She is a good speaker, warm personality, fabulous designer!!

It was a great guild meeting today!!! Thank You Karla!!!! And thanks to Jean and Shirley for helping to hold and fold the quilts-fabulous day indeed!!!

Take Care, Happy Quilting and see you again soon!!! Martha

Sunday, October 18, 2015

What I am working on today

I am working on a little quilt wall hanging to donate to the church bazaar. I made this several years ago and always had the intention of giving it to our church. So this is the year-FINALLY!!!

Take Care, Happy Quilting and see you again soon!!! Keep the pins sharp!!! Martha

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Quilted Feathers and Cross

Another framed free motion quilted feather, or three actually!!! Framing the little quilt allows it to be used by more people. Not everyone has room on their wall for a quilt, but make it little and put it in a frame, and now it is more user friendly!!! This can be on the wall or sit on a shelf!!! PERFECT!!!

This little quilt will be sold at my church during their bazaar next month :^)

The fabric was a free give-away, so not sure the content. Feels like a fine silk, but could simply be a brushed satin. I really have no idea!!!

using the lightbox to trace
design transferred to fabric
my lightbox
I redrew the design and will do this one next
the original design
I pressed freezer paper to the back to make
it easier to draw on, The fabric is really

The layering process. I start with Quilters Dream Cotton
Then top with Quilters Dream Wool

Then pin baste
I used Isacord thread for the first time. Worked
Quilting on my Juki TL-98Q
All done with the quilting
I shaded the cross with some gray Crayola Crayon!
Hope you enjoyed the show!!! Take Care, Happy Quilting and see you soon again!!! Keep those scissors sharp!! Martha