All About Aunt Marti

Everyone should have an Aunt Marti -- now you do, too!


The Author



My two boys are both twenty-something tech savvy types who call me "end loser." 
The younger one (Younger Son or My Little Sailor) nagged me into starting a blog when his brother (Elder Son) pointed out this time last year that I was on track to make 52 quilts in 52 weeks. After that, it was all over but the Blogger registration.

I made my first quilt in 1976 while I was waiting for my fiancee' to return from Air Force technical training school so we could get married. It was a log cabin, using Eleanor Burn's pattern. This was before rotary cutters -- we "snipped" the selvage and tore across the width of the fabric! It was made from blue and mauve calico, and I donated it to the Salvation Army twenty years later. 

Favorite quilting tip from my mother: "Measure twice (that's 2, two, TWO TIMES); cut once!"


Your Aunt Marti runs her new MegaQuilter Longarm quilting Machine

7 comments:

  1. Love the blog and as a transplanted San Franciscan, your orange blouse wows me - we love our orange here for the second time in three years !~! World Series Champs (that's baseball) in 2010 and now again in 2012.

    Thanks to your tach savvy son for the blog "clean-up" altho I don't know what magic he performed, I suspect it was needed and has helped a lot. Thanks for sharing your quilt journey.

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  2. You have a happy smiling face! Bet you are a terrific gal to know.

    Marti, I can not say enough about the tutorial on that rollover- with flange- binding!!! And sewing it down by machine too. WOWOWOW. This is going to be tried on my next (now being pieced) quilt. TOO EASY!!!
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    JulieinTN
    PS I am a Bonnie K. Hunter Scrap Quilter...after almost 45 years quilting, I am so happy to have found her...and now YOU too!

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  3. Hi Marti, thank you for visiting my blog and I've come to have a read of yours. I've so enjoyed reading some of your posts :-)

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  4. Hi Aunt Marti, I loved seeing the sailor sewing from this past month. When I was in the military, I too sewed patches on uniforms, but I was in the Army stationed in Mannheim, Germany from 1978 to 1983. I sewed using my mom's Singer Featherweight Portable. I even made many of my children's baby clothes when I got out of the service overseas, because my babies were much more slender than the German babies. Thanks for the fond reminder.

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  5. thank you for the wonderful tutorial on magic bindindpg, I will have o try this, it looks pretty easy. yeah, famous last words!!

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  6. Hi Aunt Marti,
    Another pin here for your map ~ Puyallup WA USA
    I am really enjoying my journey finding great information on your blog. I so admire your yearly goals ~ Thirteen in 13 and 52 Quilts/52 Weeks WOW!
    Thanks for your caring and sharing.
    Debbie

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  7. I would love to win the drawing, but also want you to know, I have tried leaving comments on your site, twice, and forgot my stupid google password,so here it goes again, if you get this comment 3 times, I apologize. Anyway, enjoy your blog, and want you to know, I like sewing, have made numerous quilts for our family, some friends, but are currently working on a "Delectable Mountain" quilt by Eleanor Burns, it looked hard, so it took me 2 years of studying it, and thinking I can actually make it. So far, so good, have gotten some of the blocks done. Anyway, keep up your good blog, Thanks, Carolyn Hoxton

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