Author Archives: Mary Etherington

And you delivered! 8-2-21

Thank you to everyone who sent pictures of their quilt! I knew I could count on you to get us caught up so without further ado, here are today’s reader quilts.

I’ve had this pattern for years and still want to make it!
Thank you, Marlene, for sending this gorgeous cross stitch piece!
Black Beauty by Country Threads

Black Beauty is the most recent pattern in the online store – piecing directions are very detailed so anybody can do it. Maybe I’ll have time to make another block for a table topper. Click on “shop” at the top of the blog home page and you’ll find all the patterns we have for sale in alphabetical order. These are all instant downloads that you will print yourself.

I just read Jo’s blog post this morning and I feel like a lazy slug compared to what she got done last week – go to http://Jo’ to see all the quilts she finished last week. I am impressed!

I am still enjoying the Olympics but am ready for them to be over – but there won’t be anything good on tv then. Ugh – Netflix, here I come. I just have two episodes of Longmire left and I’ll sure miss seeing those guys.

Sandy in NZ – I can’t wait to see pictures of Stella and Luna

Jean E. – how’s your treatment going?

Launa – we need a fire update.

Brenda in SC – how are you and how is Jeff?

Jo in Wyoming – have you been back to the jail?

Betty in Rapid City – it’s been soooo hot there, hasn’t it?

Kathy W. – I enjoy your travelogues.

Beryl H – thinking about your knee surgery.

Barb in Tucson – I know you’re missing your sister.

Kay C. – are you all settled in at your new place?

Cyndy Frey – how’s the piano project coming?

Amy M. – still working from home?

Thanks to all of you for continuing to keep our group connected!

Dirty Dozen Day, 8-1-21

August 1 – hard to believe, isn’t it? I have not received many finishes for July – was it just too hot to sew, were you vacationing, or just plain bored with the Dirty Dozen game?

The number for August is eight – 8 – find your UFO labeled 8 and finish it before the end of August. Please send a picture of your finished quilt to my email –

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood – last day of the fair. Tonight the quilts come down. I’m off to church.

Another great scrap quilt! 7-31-21

Log Cabin Blue Jeans can be your next “use it up” project! Grab your leftover strips and a pile of old jeans and start cutting. Rosemary suggests sewing blocks together and then carefully snipping the seam to create a ragged back – something we didn’t think of at the time we made the pattern. It’s such a good idea!!!

And who doesn’t have old jeans and leftover strips?

Here is my Tilda quilt top.

This was NOT a good pattern to use with this fabric – I should have incorporated some solids – too late now but wanted you to be aware of my bad decision so you didn’t do the same thing.

Reader quilts

We had .4 of rain last night – the grass just continues to grow, doesn’t it?

Found online – isn’t it wonderful?