Following The Slope of a Filbert Orchard

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On a back road in Oregon, I found this Filbert Orchard that follows the slope of the land.

I hope you have a good weekend!

~Molly

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Yellow Table Runner

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Peach & Yellow Nine Patch Blocks

When I have little trips to take, I like having something to work on to keep my fingers busy with.  A friend gave me these blocks, and I decided to make a table runner with them.

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The hand quilting went quickly on this 11″ x 32″ table runner.

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A close up of the table runner

Have a good day!

~Molly

To Sew Is To Pray…

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Grandmother’s Flower Garden Wall Hanging

“To sew is to pray. Men (some people) don’t understand this. They see the whole but they don’t see the stitches. They don’t see the speech of the creator in the work of the needle. We mend. We women (crafts people) turn things inside out and set things right. We salvage what we can of human garments and piece the rest into blankets. Sometimes our stitches stutter and slow. Only a woman’s (a person’s) eyes can tell. Other times, the tension in the stitches might be too tight because of tears, but only we know what emotion went into the making. Only women (the sewer and his/her creator) can hear the prayer.”

~ LOUISE ERDRICH, Four Souls

*Italicized passages added by me, because I know a lot of excellent male and female sewers, quilters, and crafts people.  I like the thought to think of working on a sewing project as a form of prayer.

~Molly

Grandpa’s Shirts

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I’m working on a checkerboard for a little boy made of his Grandpa’s shirts.

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I plan on using the buttons from the shirts on the seams of the boxes of the checkerboard.

I’ll keep you posted on the progress of this little memory blanket!

I hope you’re having a good weekend!

~Molly

 

Antique Wall Hanging

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Caught in the wind

This antique block wall hanging is finished.  I used a 100% cotton batting and a light blue cotton fabric for the back.  The blocks were given to me from a friend here in Oregon.

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What looked like this before it was quilted…

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now looks like this.

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This is what the back looks like.

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The 25.75″ x 34″ finished wall hanging on the shed.

More pictures of the progress of this quilt can be found at the following links to my blog:

https://marionberryquilter.com/2015/09/01/have-quilt-will-travel/

https://marionberryquilter.com/2015/10/04/blue-wall-hanging-update/

Hope the pieces of your life are coming together for you.

~Molly

Finished Navy Star Baby Quilt

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The Navy Star Flannel Baby Quilt is Finished!

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The quilt in the frame.

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What the back of the quilt looks like.

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A close up of the quilting on the back of the quilt.

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A close up of the center of the star.

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The full quilt is 40.5 ” x 42.”

More pictures of this quilt in the frame can be found by going to these links on my blog:

https://marionberryquilter.com/2016/01/05/whats-new-in-the-quilt-frame-4/

https://marionberryquilter.com/2016/01/23/finishing-the-navy-blue-flannel-baby-quilt/

This baby quilt will be for sale through Etsy by hitting the Store option on the header bar found at the top of the page.

Have a great day!

~Molly