Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WOW – April 24, 2013

Another busy few weeks at the Mortell house.  With everything going in our life right now I’m surprised that I managed to get any sewing done.  We went to Friday Harbor the weekend before last to get our boat because it’s shifting cable broke the weekend before and we had to leave it to be repaired. We had a really nice trip home on the boat we saw dolphins and lots of sea lions.

My daughter is graduating June 15 from apparel design school and he is working on her final line.  She needs my sewing machine right now for zigzag her machine only dose a straight stich.  So this means that I’m pretty much relegated to hand sewing until she is done with all her garments.  I started a new quilt a Yoko Sato pattern.  I have most of the first block done. 

Here is my progress on my challenge quilt. I had to stop working on it because I did not have all the wool that I needed.  It came in the mail Monday so I should be able to get back to work on this project.

Lastly I went to a class last Saturday taught by Judy Irish on making a lone star quilt. I got most of my blades done.  Not sure I will be able to work on this again for a while due to being banished from the sewing room.


Well hope everyone has a good week.  The news has been so upsetting lately I have been trying to focus on what is good in my own life and for the most part I could not ask for more.



Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WOW – April 10, 2013

I was so busy last week I didn’t have time to post to my blog.  This week is no different but I wanted to show everyone what I have been up to besides the ginormous stack of partnership returns that have to go out before April 15.

Last night was my guild meeting and they announced the winners of the quilt show.  I’m so excited my Fernhill quilt won first place for small wall hanging!!  There were so many beautiful quilts I was shocked that I even placed.  

I finished the other two baby quilt that I have been working on and my daughter pieced a matching doll quilt with the scraps and I quilted it up.  Now we have four quilts to deliver this weekend.


The Sue Spargo class was incredible.  She is so talented and her work is breathtaking.  Three day with her was not enough.  These are a few of my samples that I stitched and don’t you love the bee I also did ladybugs. 


Lastly I thought I would give you a peek at what I started last night.  I know it look strange right now.  This is the challenge quilt for the La Conner quilt show in August.  More to come on this.