Thursday, March 25, 2021

Quilted Bookmarks


I am working on these stain-glass bookmarks for several people who have been going through RCIA at church. All four will become official members of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.

Once I quilt them all they will be a bit smaller in size, so will look a little more normal
You can see the satin stitch on the one above on the right. All five below have been stitched.

I'm thinking of printing "I Am The Bread Of Life" on the backs, but not quite there yet. I need to get them done quickly as i have just 9 days left!!!

That is all for now folks!!! Martha

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Chapstick holder/scrapbuster project/easily find that chapstick

These are really easy and fun to make!!! And handy for easily finding your chapstick!!!
So many fabric combinations using scraps!!!

I got a little carried away with all the combinations!!

 I ended up with a huge pile of scraps to make more, but seriously, I have so many other things I need to be doing.

Here they are finished with a cute little flower heart charm on them and an extra ring in case the new owners would like to turn them into key chains.

I even saved one for myself 😉

Hope you are all well
God Bless


Sunday, January 31, 2021

Vintage Quilt repair

I am no expert on repairing vintage quilts but I am giving it another try. This quilt belongs to my 80 year old neighbor Fran. Her grandmother made this beauty. It had a lot of damage, but no so much that it could not be saved.

We decided together to cover the damage with hearts that match the sashing. Some areas were very large to I first pieced together several hearts together to make a big patch and then hand appliqued them on. 

I think it worked great. It is SO tricky appliquing an already completed quilt. You have to be very careful to not let your thread show on the back!!!!

Isn't it a beauty? So sweet. Next week is one of Fran's grand-daughters birthday and this will be hers. All I have left to do is cover the entire top sashing as it is shredding the entire length. I wish there was another way, butI think it will be ok and it will definitely stop the damage from progressing.

 I hope to complete this today and then I can get back to work finishing a dress for my granddaughter. It just needs buttons and button holes and I need to make a matching dress for her doll!!!

Happy sewing and quilting friends. I hope you have a lovely week!! Stay strong, stay safe and God Bless each and everyone of you!!!


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Re-quilting? Is that a word??

This is one that I call Seminole Sunset. I made it years and years ago before I knew anything about machine quilting. 

You can see that I stitched in the ditch. And that was about it.

So, I took the binding off and have started doing some machine quilting. I did not remove my previous quilting because. Well, just because.

Hopefully this adds some charm to this little wall hanging.

Updates will follow!!!


Happy Quilting!!! Martha

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Not much sewing going on but I did make this little miniature


These are not in order, but hopefully you can see how little this kit it!!! I am planning on taking it to work today for the patients to enjoy. I did have fun making it and it was a great distraction from all the heartache out there in the world.

I am working on another one now. A little bigger and doing it with my little seven year old granddaughter. It will be slow going because I want her to be a part of every part of the construction.

OK, now back to sewing and quilting!!! Take care my Friends,


Saturday, November 28, 2020

No Pin Curves Christmas Tree and Gnome


I participated in a workshop hosted and taught by Jenny Haynes of Papper Sax Sten and Lucy Engels.

I got all my fabrics cut and ready for the class and began sewing. So much fun!! The smaller curves were a little fussier than the larger.

When I got the large bottom piece done I realized it looked like a gnome or Tomte' Christmas tree.

I had bought a Christmas gnome from Safeway, so drew out a little pattern and got to work on an applique for the quilt.

I decided to add some arms and I also needle felted his beard to make it look a little more realistic.

I am very please with the results, now I just need to layer and quilt!!! I share when that is done.

happy quilting friends!!!! Martha

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Election:2020 is complete


It always feels really good to get an unfinished project completed. This one was done on 11/17/2020 and I am so glad. As you can see below it is hanging in the waiting room of the office I work in. 😀

Now I can start doing a blanket stitch around the lettering on the stockings for the new couple💓💓

Happy Quilting and Sewing!!!