Thursday, October 1, 2015

Advice from a 1949 Singer Sewing Machine manual.

All I can say is that I am glad that I have a can sew when your house is messy AND when you, yourself are messy. 
In fact, the messier the better. Here's to sewing anytime!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

candy for becca

here are your peppermint squares! I hope they're the right size. I wasn't sure how everyone was doing their HSTs. Only 86 days until Christmas!


Friday, September 18, 2015

Peppermints for Becca

I'm feeling pretty proud, the month isn't even over and I'm done! Thank you Becca for having us do a simple yet cute square!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Christmas Pinwheels for Becca

I've turned over a new leaf! Here is my post for September...wait for it...IN SEPTEMBER!!
My real goal in life is to finish and post before Camie! Hope you like them, Becca.

Love, Mardie

I keep forgetting to ask Liz about using the labels... Help?

Monday, September 14, 2015

Mardie is catching up on all her posts...

Most of these squares have been sent off long fact, I sent of Amy Gardiner's without taking a picture first! With great embarrassment, I present the following: For Camie, Kristin, Jen, Nicole and Amy C.
(Why, Oh, Why is Kristin's square off to the right like that!!! Arrrggghhhhh!!)

Amy, we have books on umbrellas, ballerinas, birdhouses, homes, foreign places and ships anchors! I can't wait to see this finished!
Rose Trellis or (Hugs and Kisses) for Liz's baby Charlotte.
"Miss Kate
 by Bonnie and Camille 
Some other projects from this year:

Baby Charlotte on a simple stacked block baby quilt.
"30's Playtime" by Cloe's Closet

Railroad Crossings for my Idaho daughter Grace's baby, Andy.
Loved this "Oh, Boy!" by Blake Riley
 I am struggling with the blog... I will just publish with love to all. 
Thanks for my Patriotic Stars which keep coming in the mail! I'm so excited!

Friday, September 11, 2015

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas-

Polka dots and Snowflakes-
A table runner is a great idea and I can't wait to see it.  I've always loved pinwheels!  I hope these are ok.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Little Helper

I think I'm going to love this quilt. Like a good little helper I tried to make these just right but somehow the end pieces almost always ended up narrower than you wished. Sorry! Hopefully they still work. 
I love you,

It's Patriotic September!

What? You haven't heard of this awesome holiday?  Well, it's when all the cool chicks decide to do their July blocks in September.  Technically, I did sew these in July, but didn't get around to mailing them, or posting them, until today. So, Patriotic September was born. :)

Mardie, I even have some of the red flower and cream/blue flower material left over, so I am sending that back as well.   I cannot wait to see this quilt when it is finished.  I bet it is going to be so gorgeous!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Two In A Row

Here are two finished squares from a very delinquent Hot Sprjngs quilter. I'm sorry the pictures aren't great. We lost our camera, so iPhone pics are the best I've got. 
For Mardie
For Amy C. (The pic is darker than it is in real life)

Hope these are ok!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Peppermint Candy Block

I had this sneaky suspicion that this was my month to chose the block, but was afraid to look at the list because of my crafters' guilt, as I have yet to finish Mardie or Amy C.'s block.  I am very sorry, ladies.  It is my goal to be all caught up this weekend.

I have been pining to do a Pickle Dish quilt, but my current life style is not affording me the time for such a delightfully complicated quilt.  So, I've opted for something I can most likely finish. 
Here you have a very simple half-square triangle block that will grace my kitchen as a Christmas table runner.

You will need:
(2)  8" squares in red (feel free to use solids or small, simple, or ditsy prints with a red background, just so red is the main color you see- brighter/cherry/summery reds are my preference and please stay away from muted/burgundy/orangey reds
(2) 8" squares in Kona white

Create 4 half-square triangle blocks (using your favorite method) that look like this:
Press seam allowances to the dark. 
Sew them together like this:

Press long seam allowances open.
That is it.

Thank you so much!