Martha Projects

My friend, Martha, and I sewed often together for many years. Some weeks she came to my house and some weeks I went to her house. She sewed fast. She liked to have a lot of projects going at once. She always had a wire basket in her space that contained strings. She made a lot of projects with strings and scraps. I once asked her how she managed the wire basket because it always looked about the same. She said that she would bring in a piece of fabric and immediately cut a piece off to add to the string basket. 

Then she let me in on a secret. . .she had cleaned up her space. She told me there were strings in drawers, strings in the closet and strings under the bed. She giggled. I figured she was telling me a story because I never saw evidence of extra strings! When she passed in July 2017, I helped clear her sewing space. I asked for her strings and scraps. Little did I know that she had told me the truth! 

I decided that I would document the projects that I made with her scraps. If she were here, she would tell me that I was crazy to keep her scraps; but, she would be happy that I've been stitching them into finished projects!

11. String of Lightening: Made with strings packed into a gallon bag. There was a little left over so expect another project at some point! Click the link to read the story. Finished February 2022.

10: Bear Paw: Fourth Flannel quilt made with bits and four fat quarters as a start. Click the link to read the story. Finished December 2021.

9. Flannel baby quilt made for charity. Click the link to read the story. Finished October 2021.

8. Scrap Vortex: Click the link to read the story behind it. Finished September 2021.

Scrap Vortex

7. Tailings: Click the link to read the story behind it. Finished April 2021


6. Second Flannel Quilt: Click the link to read the story behind it. Finished March 2021 


5. Spring: Click the link to read the story behind it. Finished March 2021 


4. Joyful: Click the link to read the story behind it. Finished March 2021


3. First Flannel Quilt: Click the link to read the story behind it. Finished March 2021


2. Little Bits: Click the link to read the story behind it. Finished February 2021

1. A-B-C Quilt: Click the link to read the story behind it. Finished October 2019.


 


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