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April 19, 2020
Moving On ~ from Marty's Fiber Musings


I had to get a grip.....just before ripping out many days of hand stitching these hexagons together!!!!



I was rocking along pretty well yesterday afternoon, being almost finished stitching down the hexie frames for these seven 15" x 24" rectangles.  It wasn't until I finished stitching all seven framed rectangles into one whole that I noticed they weren't properly aligned. Well, rats behind!  I've done it again.



Oops!  Isn't  the spacing at top and bottom suppose to look alike?  



Taking a deep breath, remembering my mantra to rethink the possibilities and never envision a finished ...

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January 22, 2020
Nuts and Bolts ~ from Marty's Fiber Musings



improv patchwork  quilt in the making with silk and other remnants - marty mason




It's still on the improv design wall, but already this little gem is dubbed "Nuts and Bolts".  The nuts and bolts of it is because while happily practicing my curved piecing,  I'm loving the improvisational-ness of this piece with no rhyme nor reason to its progression.  Accepting each add-on that's fitting together like a nut to the bolt. 

improv patchwork  quilt in the making with silk and other remnants - marty mason






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December 13, 2019
In a hurry.....gotta get on the road ~ from Marty's Fiber Musings



I'm off first thing this morning for a weekend filled with Sherri Lynn Wood workshops.  It's going to be all about patchwork  doodling along with some courageous and outrageous curved piecing in two six hour whirlwind days in Lafayette, Louisiana.   My bags are packed and all the sewing gear is  ready to roll with me. 

But first a hint of what it's all about.   Here's my first 'floating square' block and finished improv patchwork quilt made several years ago using Sherri Lynn's book  The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters as inspiration and guidance.    Get ...

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