Put your foot down 138

Put your foot down 138 is a weekly linky party to share your fiber arts WIP’s and finishes, and hopefully make new friends along the way. Welcome, I invite you to stop in every Thursday and share your projects.

Wall hanging finish

island batik and aurifil thread

Yes, the Garden wall hanging is finished and I am so pleased with it. It’s been a learning experience for sure. If you are in the market for a sewing/embroidery machine let me give a shout out to the Bernette B79 from Sewing Machines Plus (no affiliation). I’ve never done machine embroidery and this machine was so simple to learn on and it loves Aurifil Thread, who knew?

The wall hanging was my March finish for the Island Batik monthly challenge and I am in love with Parchment. Parchment is the background fabric I used. You can see more about it and view additional blocks here.

What would you do with this quilt?

hexie quilt

My oldest sister brought me this hexie top yesterday that my mom started to piece. Not sure if she ran out of fabric, got tired of it or ? There was no additional green fabric to add to the top right hand corner. If this was presented to you what would you do with it? Add a green fabric to the corner and quilt, leave it as is and quilt, I’m just really not sure?

Virtual quilt fest

Yes I am at it again. This time entered Winds of Change to the Sewing Machines Plus virtual quilt fest.

winds of change pape pieced quilt, island batik

Winner is by popular vote and if you have a minute I would sure appreciate your vote. Just click here, a new window will pop up showing the quilt above. Then scroll down on the photo and hit the VOTE button. Thanks in advance.

Your shares from last week

It was so hard to choose just a couple to share today because there were so many amazing projects last week.

And since I cannot share them all here are a couple.

The Quiltery

Melisa from Pinker n Punkin Quilting & Stitching shared her scrappy table topper. She also has an adorable website, welcome Melisa

Fellow Island Batik Ambassador Quilting Gail shared her Row by Row finish from last month.

The Quiltery

What’s under your foot?

put your foot down logo


  1. Since this is such a memory and tribute to your mother, you could fill in the corner with a quilt label concept and add her name and other quilty info. It would only have to blend with the rest of the quilt and not match perfectly.

  2. Your finished quilt is beautiful, Denise. Love the layout of it and the fabrics that you used. What a treasure to have your mom’s top. I think I would quilt it as it. It is a beauty. Thank you so much for including me in your post this week and for the amazing shout out. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you again for hosting the link party. Happy quilting.

  3. Hi,
    Love your mom’s quilt…I would finish the green corner and maybe put a dark border, maybe black or brown.around it. Have a great day!

  4. I love your mom’s quilt! What if you removed the row of hexies on two of the borders – would that be enough to fill in the missing corner? Alternatively you could make it smaller and make a pillow or two from the rest. Oh and your wall hanging is gorgeous, the quilting you did on it is just perfect for it

  5. Hi Denise, your embroidered quilt is really stunning. I know that you have a lot of experience quilting but wow, you just learned how to machine embroider and turned out this baby. It’s really lovely 🙂 As for your mother’s quilt, is there any way to remove another corner (or all of them) from the quilt and then add another fabric, add a border and quilt? That’s my first thought anyway. Good luck with it! Take care….oh yes, going to visit your quilt (and the others) in the virtual quilt show 🙂

    1. Loving the machine embroidery for sure and this machine has made learning so easy. For some reason that corner the hexies are straight cut. Not sure if she started making this after her alzheimer’s started to affect her memory or why its pieced the way it is. I would need to take those out that were cut to get to the hexie sides but it’s definitely something to think about. Thank you.

  6. My first thought is to add the corner and then quilt, but the more I think about it, I like the idea of leaving it as is and quilting it. Gives it a story. One of these days I need to start my version of Winds of Change. I have all the fabrics, just need to have the time.

    1. That is seriously what I thought of doing. My first thought was making an embroidery corner with her name on it but I like the idea of keeping it the way it is. She had apparently planned on adding to it because she had left seams open on the outside. Thank you for the suggestion.

  7. I would just add some green fabric to the top right corner, quilt it then treasure it as something made by your mother. This quilt was pieced by your mother, it has sentimental value and that makes it very special. Happy stitching!

  8. Denise, it looks like the bottom of the grandmother’s flower garden quilt is folded under. If so, do you think if a row was taken apart from it that there would be enough to piece the missing corner? The only other thing I could think of is to square the top (it will cut part of the flowers off) and then add a border around it that has a bit of the colors in the quilt or a darker shade of one of the colors. I am sure there are better ideas, but that is all I can think of right now. I love that pattern. Would love to sometime make one for myself. Such a special gift your mother made.

    1. I will have to look at it closer but I believe the bottom would still be balanced if I took a row out. Thank you

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