Cotton & Steel Whole Cloth Quilt

I love all Cotton & Steel prints. They are just lovely. I’ve been treasuring this print for a while; its like a piece of art. I just couldn't get myself to cutting it. So I thought making a whole cloth quilt will be perfect. The fabric for the binding was he perfect match and it gives it such a pop of color. I really love how this quilt turned out.

This quilt will be available in my shop (opening very soon!).

Also coming soon a bit of redesigning of the site and a new name. Hoping to share everything with you in a short time.

Wishing you a wonderful week.

Square in a Square Quilt.

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Happy New Year friends! I hope you had a lovey holiday season.

In the midst of the business of the season I managed to carve some time for sewing and finished a few projects. One of them is this lovely quilt I made for my sister in law who just had a baby boy. The fabric in the center was my inspiration for this quilt. I think it is Dear Stella Organic Cotton (but I’m not really sure) I bought it years ago and I stashed it away waiting for the perfect project. Do you ever do that? hold on to a pice of fabric until it speaks to you? I tend to do that a lot.

I’ve been wanting to make an economy block quilt for the longest time, but lately I have been very into large scale blocks or one block quilts… so I set myself to work out the math and make a Square in Square quilt. And oh boy I’m so glad I did. I love this quilt so much. I don’t know what it is… the colors, the whimsical characters on the center or the combination of all. It is one of those quilts that just makes me happy to look at.

Also, I have been working a lot behind the scenes and setting myself some goals as to what direction I want to take my little blog in 2019. Please stay tuned for some great things coming up. Thank you so much for following along and I hope you will continue giving me your support. I really appreciate it.

XO

Martha

Windmill Quilt

Hello friends! Did you have a good weekend? Mine was fabulous. I continue to find more time for sewing and that makes me super happy. A couple weeks ago I finished this happy quilt. The pattern is called Wind Mill; I found it on Pinterest. I used the photo for inspiration but I designed my own block sizes. The fabric that I sued was the leftover scraps from my Modern Plus Quilt II I finished a while ago. The original quilt I gave it to a dear friend who lives far away and I don’t get to see very often. So It feels kind of nice to both have quilts made from the same fabric. The quilt fined at a nice 48X48 inches; great for a lap quilt. For this quilt I used muslin in natural color that I had in my stash. This is was a first for me and I quite like it. The end result is a light and airy quilt. I haven’t washed it yet, so I have yet to see have it washes up and how much it shrinks compared to 100% cotton.

Have you ever used muslin fabric to back your quilts? What is your experience?

I hope you have wonderful week.

XO

Martha.

Scrappy Improv Quilt

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I’ve been trying to reduce my fabric stash and use up what I have on hand rather that buying more fabric. It is not easy… but I’m trying. As I mentioned on my last post, the fabric for this quilt I first used it to create my Modern Maples quilt. I had a good a amount of large scraps left over and they had been sitting in a basket on my sewing room for the longest time. Until I finally decided to make them into another quilt. I love scrappy quilts and large improv patchwork. I find really cozy for some reason. To make it even more cozy I backed it with flannel (which I already had in my stash as well). So all and all a total win on my quest to use up my stash.

I just love how perfectly imperfect this quilt turned out. Perfect for this autumn weather. Improv quilts are the best.

By the way, I even had more scraps left over from this quilt that got transformed into another quilt… I can wait to share it with you.

Wishing you a happy week!

XO

Martha.

Log Cabin Baby Quilt

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Log cabin quilts are my favorite... any form or variation. They are fun to make and they offer endless possibilities. I made this quilt a coupe week ago and I love the way it turned out. The color combo is something that I don't use of often, but I was inspired by the fabric that I had set aside for the backing. The quilting is not as neat as I would like. I was trying out a new walking foot my my sewing machine and it created some small puckers here and there. I thought about ripping it and doing it again but I changed my mind. I decided to take it as a learning experience and move on. And my pugs don't seem to mind the small imperfections at all :)

I hope you have a lovely week 

XO 

Martha. 

Stripes Quilt II

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Lately I have been busy making baby quilts, or should I say pug quilts. My beloved pug babies love mommy's quilts, so I've been super inspired making them their own quilts. This one is a simple design but I love how it turned out. I used fabric from my stash that I have been wanting to use for a while, but I didn't have enough to make a larger quilt. The back is leftover from another quilt and the batting was also leftover from various projects (and it have to be pieced). But my girls love their new quilt and I loved using what I already had in hand. 

Can't wait to show you the other tow quilts I made. I wish you have a wonderful week. 

XO 

Martha

Stripes Quilt - A Quilt for Mona

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It has been a few weeks since I sewed anything until today; and it got me thinking how our emotions play a big role in our creativity. Things have been quite emotional in our home. My beloved pug Mona has been very sick. It has taken many visits to the Vet and Vet specialists to find a few answers and her diagnosis is very discouraging. However, today she was feeling better; thus I felt compelled to sew. Mona loves quilts so I decided to make her a new quilt. So she can feel a hug from mommy every time  she sleeps on it, specially when she is not feeling very well. 

I wanted a quick finish so Miss Mona could start using her quilt right away and this design really fit the bill. All the fabrics were in my stash already and they happen to coordinate very well. I love using what I already have. 

As I type this little Miss Mona is sleeping all bundle up on her quilt, which makes this project ever more satisfying. 

I hope you have a lovely week. Please keep my baby on your prayers.

 

XO

Martha

Half Square Triangle Quilt

I'm so happy to have finished this quilt. A half square triangle quilt has been in my to do list for a long time. So it feels really good to finally check this off my list. The fabric has been in my stash for the longest time so if feels equally good to put it to good use. I've been trying to use up the fabric in my stash before I acquire any new one. So far it has been working out, lets see how far I can go. 

This quilt is on the larger side: it measures 70X70 inches and after finishing it it has given me the courage to tackle larger quilts in the future.

Can't wait to start my next quilt.

Wishing you a happy week!

XO

Martha