Sunday, October 26, 2014


Well, I finished the little quilt this morning. It measures 32" square. I think I
am going to name it "Connections". But not exactly sure at this point in time.
I'm very pleased on how it turned out and I am SO excited to
get it to it's owner!!! I hope she likes it!

The story behind the quilt.
You know, there is often a story with the quilts we create.

A year and a half ago a friend showed me this really cute purse made out of license plates. I thought it would make the perfect gift for my birthmom who, along with her husband, are really into classic cars and go to car shows.

My friend said she could get the purse for me, with a Washington and Oregon license plate,  and in return she would like a little quilt. I have many at my work hanging on all the walls, 26 to be exact, and any would do.

Well, that would not do. I wanted to make one that was specific for her and I told her it may take me awhile to get done, but I would create a little quilt just for her.

And this is the quilt!!! It reminds me of her and I cannot wait to give it to her. She has been so patient waiting for her side of the barter!!!

The center block is from QuiltMaker Magazine's 100 Blocks Volume 7 Summer 2013. I made it when I was doing block testing for QuiltMaker Magazine. The Designer is Jo Moury.

I added more borders and decided to do a lot of free motion feathers.

All the quilting was done with my Aurifil threads. I used both 40wt and 50wt.

I also did some really tiny pebbling around the applique!! That was a bit tough to do!!!

But I do like how it  turned out, so it was worth the effort!!
So, I am now done. Just need to put a label on the back and let the owner know her quilt is done and ready to hang!!!

Take Care everyone, Happy Quilting, and keep those minds sharp!!! Martha :^)


  1. Beautiful absolutely beautiful quilt.

  2. This is very beautiful. I especially like the yellow & green borders with those lovely feathers.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I know someone who is going to be over the moon with this quilt, a real beauty, wonderful applique and amazing quilting I think you can tell I love it

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous Martha! I love the way the appliques just pop - all that tiny pebbling was totally worth doing.

  6. This is incredible!!! When I grow up I want to quilt like you!!!

  7. WOW!! Martha, it is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! Your quilting is AWESOME!! That 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge certainly paid off!! - ;))

  8. It is so so so so beautiful! It was beautiful before quilting but stunning now!


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