Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WOW – January 27, 2015

Last Friday my first Block came for this year’s Sue Spargo BOM so I stitched all weekend and during my lunch breaks at work I’m about 90 percent done.  I wish I could show you a photo but you have to agree not to put photos on blogs or social media until the pattern is published.  It’s just wonderful like everything else she does.  Next year I will be able to show you when it’s all done. 

I made two receiving blankets for gifts this week.  I love making these they take about an hour and turn out so nice.

I pin basted and marked the quilt I have been working on since October for my son’s girlfriend.  I’m also putting this in our quilt show so I have to get it done by the end of February.  Hopefully I will have it done by next week’s WOW might be wishful thinking.

Back of the quilt

I have loved seeing everyone’s Hazel blocks on Facebook!! Too bad I don’t have time to make that quilt I think it will be lovely, but man do I have too many projects going right now. 

Hope everyone has a great week!


Lisa Mortell

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

WOW January 19, 2016

I have had a very productive sewing week yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. day and I had the day off from work so I spent the all day Sunday and Monday sewing that doesn’t happen that often.   I have been working on a baby quilt for a very dear friend she picked the fabric out of my stash but other than that the quilt will be a surprise and I will give it to her at her baby shower in about three week.  She also wanted me to teach her to sew so I decided that a matching bed skirt for the crib was an easy project that we could accomplish.  You forget how long it takes to get anything done when you are teaching someone and having them do all of it so they can really learn.  We spent about 5 hours on Saturday and got the bed skirt a little over half done.  She is doing a good job I’m having her line it so it has a more substantial look to it. We are also going to make some bomber pads too.

I also started a new BOM from Jenny Reynold of Elfantz Designs this will be sweet.  This photo shows my first block and the other fabric I'm going to use for the sashing and the border.  I have had this fabric for a white now just itching for some project that would do it justice. I think this is it.  

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!


Lisa Mortell

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

WOW – January 13, 2016

My first blog post of 2016!  I’m hoping this year to take time to post to my blog. Our family has had a very nice holiday season and we finally finished our house remodel what a burden off our shoulders.  As nice as it is to have the house all new cooking all your meals on a camp stove in the garage really sucks.  Everything turned out great and we are all getting use to the differences. 

I have been sewing quite a bit over the last few months with a few things to share with you.  First I made a small bag for my husband to give a coworker for her birthday.  I love the trim. 

Next over the New Year’s weekend I made myself a new sewing bag.  This was the first time I used this pattern and I would do a few things differently but overall I’m really happy with how it turned out and it was a great use for this fabric I had just purchased. 


Well I just wanted to say I’m really happy that Esther’s group has moved to Facebook.  So much easier to communicate with people real-time. Hope everyone has a wonderful week.

God Bless

Lisa Mortell