Friday, August 12, 2016

It's Been a Weird Month

Well, apparently, I HAVE been sick.  I can't believe it's been nearly a month since I blogged and I don't have a whole lot to show for it.  Above is my August block for CQJP 2016.  The big daisies on the blue background is a really cool woven stitch from TAST.  If you haven't already, you should head over to, very cool stuff!  She's been traveling but things are about to start up again.
 I managed to do another Art Nouveau block.  This is my TAS project for the year.  I kind of lost my motivation for awhile but it was nice getting one done.  I love the black background, all the colors pop.
 Look what came back from the long arm quilter!!  You've probably already seen it on Facebook, or at a meeting,  I can't help it!  I'm showing it everywhere I am!  I'm so proud of it!
 Hopefully you can see Judy Burk's amazing quilting skills.  The thing is, I'm pretty jealous of her work!  Seeing her work, having everyone ask me if I did the quilting and seeing the disappointment when they find out it wasn't me, has me determined to do it myself some day...

 I love the way she seperated the blocks.  They're almosted encircled by the cross-hatching.

The scalloped edges are filled with feathered hearts.

Each block is different, filled with leaves, stems, hearts, SO GREAT!  Full disclosure, I used a floral backer and it totally shadows in the front... But other than that, I' super happy.

While I was getting my on-line store ready, I did an inventory of ALL my yardage fabric.  It was exhausting and probably not neccessary...however, I found this cute panel set among it all.  So, I decided to finally make pillows out of them.  By finally, I mean I got these from Sweet Annies' somewhere between 5-8 years ago.  Then, I decided to donate them to my quilt guild for our auction in November.  
They're each a different picture but made the same.  I did some light quilting on them.  You know,
bone up on my own skills a bit.  I think they turned out really cute!  I was tempted to keep them but throw pillows die an ugly death here at Mantz Manor.  Ain't no body got no respect round here!

I guess that's all the artistic stuff I did this month.  The rest of the time, I was super sick while starting my website, and you know, working full time.  Still trying to figure out why NOW was the time I needed to start the website.  But, I did it...  Hope you take a look, I add new stuff all the time.  Use coupon code HELLOTHERE to get 30% off your order.  If you're local, message me and we can make an appointment for you to pick up your order & save on shipping.

I've got the weekend off, so hopefully, I'll be migraine free and stitching like a maniac!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I've seen that quilt in person and it is GORGEOUS! Wondering how much more you have to go on your Art Nouvewa Quilt???? Hope you're feeling much better!

  2. Such pretties to see today! Hopefully you're feeling better.