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MaRTiNi anyone?

Posted on: November 15th, 2021 by Lorna McMahon

I love this fun, new design! It’s got that MCM vibe and makes me think of the old Rat Pack boys.

The bright backgrounds allow for those white glasses to pop!

I have been a very busy stitcher for a while now. And had quite a few finishes piling up. Then I recently had the opportunity to get some outdoor photography done, as I mentioned in my last post, when I went for a drive with my son, Russell.

The sunny, warmish day seemed ideal. But the open road is too windy, even on a nice fall day.

This quilt likes to wear a hat on windy days….

Hey! Let’s see if the truck can offer a wind break! He suggests…..

Of course, I oblige. I like taking pics of my truck. But the quilt is not going to offer us a clear shot of the front.

So off we went for a little longer drive. And then headed home for quilt photos out of the wind at home.

I truly enjoyed choosing the background fabrics for this quilt.

I quilted with the usual organic wavy lines.

For the backing, I dove back into my quickly dwindling tote full of solids, and pieced things together that seemed to go with the background fabrics chosen for the front. I love how the quilting looks! And am happy with this sweet drinkin’ quilt!!!

“Olive” it very much! LOL!

My “MaRTiNi” quilt finished at 48″ x 56″

You can find the pattern here in my NEW SHOP!

It occured to me on this fine Fall day, that my son had grown. An awful lot. Since the beginnings of this blog.

Here he is 21.

Here he was 8 years earlier, at the age of 13, sewing squares together. I still have the shoe box, filled with the finished rows, and a lot of other squares. Still waiting. I think he will get back to it one day soon.

From around the same time, this was originally shared in this 2013 post, when I made this wolf quilt for him.

Jump ahead 3 years to February of 2016 with this epic photo of my Rural Squirrel in a winter wonderland….

What a great pic!!!
What an EPIC quilt holder!!!!!!

Russell had to trek through a snow filled ditch to get over to the wonderland.
Of course, his boots were about 4 inches shorter than the depth of the snow.

DON’T think that I don’t remember how much you have suffered for the cause, buddy!!!

From June 2016, this photo was shared at the end of my post about all the calves born on our farm that summer.

This was from the month following, in July of 2016. I had just completed this BIG MOD Bear Paw quilt, and need a couple of helpers that time, one on each end of the stick.

Here below you can see those two guys were more interested in the height of the corn by this time. Notice how his father is measuring the corn to be NOSE height? And son is measuring the corn to be CHIN height? He obviously had surpassed his dad’s height by then already.

Knee High by the Fourth of July

I am so grateful to have this blog to look back on all kinds of highs and lows. All through the years. Making quilts.

Raising calves and kids.

Spring, summer, fall and winter.

The wheels of life, keep on turning.

Keep On Quilting On!


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8 Responses

  1. Dusty Huxford says:

    My youngest son just turned 38 today! And it was so much fun to see how your son has gone through his stages of life with you. I so enjoy your blog and seeing all the beautiful work you do. One of my favorites is the bear claw quilt. Thanks for sharing your life and talent with all of us in this world. I wish you continued success and look forward to seeing new beauties on your post.

  2. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    What a fun quilt. I could use a drink after today’s long day at work……

  3. Annmarie says:

    AWESOME post. Love all the family pics. As a martini lover, loved the martini quilt although I prefer anchovy olives – LOL!

  4. Trudie Case says:

    Just wondering if you have a meerkat design. My grandson is in love with meerkats. Thanks

  5. Kathleen winslow says:

    Could I suggest a quilt just like this but with wine glasses?
    Pretty please?

  6. Kathy says:

    What a great post! How fun it is to see him grow, and it makes me smile that he\’s still willing to be a great quilt holder! As much as I adore the critter quilts, this Martini is totally me! My brain went into spin cycle and I thought…you know, I\’m going to make some martini blocks and Molly Sparkles Lava lamp…and see what happens! I think it would be so fun to combine those, I mean, that retro vibe!

  7. Ursula says:

    Olive or twist lol.
    Love this pattern.

  8. Colleen says:

    I hadn’t noticed before but you have a brilliant way of holding your quilts for photos. I will have to try that!