Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WOW April 9, 2014

I wanted to start by thanking everyone for their comments on that costumes the Chloe and I made.  I made sure and told Chloe about all the great comments and praise she received.  
Last week I spent a lot of time just catching up on my housework, laundry and ironing. I did spend a few hours doing hand work and I’m almost done with the second block of the needle turn quilt I’m working on.  I should have it done by next week. 
I got about three hours in on Megan’s quilt (germs and viruses) I have one block done and many others started. I ran out of my background fabric but have some on the way.  I hope to get in at least a few hours on this tomorrow.

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Last night I had a big surprise we announced the winners from the guild quilt show and my quilt "Little Birds" that I made for my daughter-in-law to be won best in it's category and I also won best interpretation of the show's theme with was "Our wild quilt garden". It's always fun to win a ribbon. 

 Hope everyone has a great and productive week.


Lisa Mortell

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WOW – April 1, 2014

Emerald City Comic Con was so much fun!  Saturday Chloe was not feeling well so we did not were our costumes until Sunday it turns out it was really good thing because we could not get from place to place without having someone want to take our photos.  In all honestly I don’t think I have ever had my photo taken so many times.  The wig was really uncomfortable it was so long and heavy that the wig clips were pulling my hair the entire time.  That’s ok it was worth it especially when the little kids would run up to us so excited to see Merida and her mom.

You can see we made all kinds of friends.


Well now I can get back to quilting. 

Have a great week.



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WOW March 26, 2014

This is just a quick post to show everyone the Elinor costume.  For the most part the fit is perfect but the fabric is polyester and I don't like the drape but it's ok.  I'm glad it's finished tomorrow I have to style the wig.

Have a great week,


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WOW – March 19, 2014

I have finished a small project for my Cousins Birthday it’s about 14x12 I think it turned out nice the red binding ads a lot. 

I started a new project last night I’m making a graduation quilt for my youngest son’s girlfriend she is really into science and is going to college to be a veterinarian.  So I’m making her a quilt with germ’s bacteria and viruses.  I know it should warm and fussy.  I have three blocks started I have fused and marked for embroidery.  Still lots to do on this but I have a deadline of June so I need to get busy.

Last weekend was my guild quilt show and it was so much fun.  I love talking to people about quilting what a weekend.  I need to focus most of my attention this week on finishing my Elinor costume. Hope everyone has a great week.


Lisa Mortell  

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WOW – March 12, 2014

Always hard to believe its Wednesday again but hear it is.  I have been working hard on quite a few projects and also getting ready for our guild quilt show.  My daughter and I are working on costumes for Merida and Queen Elinor from the Disney movie Brave.  We drove to Portland to visit our favorite fabric store The Mills End for fashion fabric. Chloe doesn’t have my pattern done yet but I have sewn up quite a few muslin mock-up’s it’s almost there.  She has started sewing her dress and it should have it done by Friday then we can get going on mine. 

Most of my efforts have been focused on finishing my Chateau Hexagon quilt. All I have to do now is sew the borders on and get it ready to quilt.


I also started the new Sue Spargo BOM I have the first two blocks done but can’t show them on my blog right now.  She has asked that we don’t post photo until the pattern is published.  I’s so fun and I can’t wait until I can show everyone. 

I also finished the quilting on my Dr. Who quilt now my family is fighting over who gets it.


Have a great week.


Lisa Mortell

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WOW – February 5, 2014

I seem to start every blog post with I can’t believe how long it’s been since my last post. So I will skip that and show you what I have been up to.

My Chateau Hexagon I just all caught up. I love the way this is turning out. 

Last time I posted I showed you all a stack of fabric and this is what it’s turning into.  I only have six blocks done so far and I little mistake in one that I have to rip out. See if you can find it.

My biggest new is that my oldest son has become engaged to his girlfriend.  He took us all out to dinner to celebrate last weekend it was really special. I’m very excited to have Catherine as my daughter in law.  She still have 6 more months before she graduates form college so they are planning to set a date then. 


Well God bless


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WOW December 11, 2013

I can’t believe that Christmas is so close I have been delinquent in posting anything to my blog.  I hosted Thanksgiving this year and had 25 guests.  We had a wonderful time but boy did I have a lot of cleaning to do after that may people.  My mom and I also made over 800 Biscotti.  We make them every year for Christmas for our friends and family.  

So my husband and I made my design wall and we got I up I love having this.  I also hung a few of my quilts up and bought a TV so I can listen to the news. I just love my new room so much having all that room is wonderful.


I made this little bag for the birthday of a friend of mine in October.

I’m trying to get caught up on my Chateau Hexagon BOM I did the October and November’s blocks and I have the December’s block cut out but not sewn.

I started a baby quilt for my cousins step-son this weekend I have quite a bit done these are the fabrics I should have it finished for next week. 

I’m plotting with this stack of fabric. Maybe next week I will get started with it.