$5 Friday and QUILT SHOW! 2-10-23

Here’s the $5 Friday quilt, originally made with one charm pack and just a bit of yardage. It’s called Walk – Don’t Run, not as intriguing as Never Take Beer To A Job Interview but a sweet little quilt. Connie made this new version and liked it so much she wants to make a king size quilt – of course she does. She wants to make them all into king size quilts. Not me!

You know the drill – $5 sent to me.

I’m going to write another rug post this afternoon after a reader said something that alarmed me and I had never thought to point it out. So check later for that rug post.

Reader quilts – 11 of them! Yay!!

The Free Quilt
Show this to your husband!

Watch for the rug post later today.

39 thoughts on “$5 Friday and QUILT SHOW! 2-10-23

    1. Sheila in WI

      Hi, Deb.
      If you keep scrolling down on the blog post, you’ll see Mary’s address.
      Hope this was helpful.

  1. Denise. Central TX

    I appreciate the way you are posting the rug instructions. I started this rug MANY years ago and never finished it. My husband made the placemat frame. I figure I’m more likely to finish a placemat size.

    Thank you for all your postings!!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Denise – you are so right! I always encourage making a smaller rug first rather than get overwhelmed and discouraged by the floor rug. Bravo!

  2. Diane in Colorado

    Haha!!! I was given a dozen eggs as part of my birthday gift from a friend just last week! We all got a chuckle out of it, but it’s real, isn’t it!

    More pretty quilts! I need to get busy!!

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane – it was a great birthday gift – but still funny! Who would have thought getting a dozen eggs for a gift would be notable. My brother-in-law law in CA paid $1 per egg recently – yikes!

      1. Diane in Colorado

        Eggs were $8.76 a dozen here a couple of weeks ago. I hope there will be some recovery in the flocks before too long.

  3. Sandy

    Hi Mary, wonderful quilts today, l need to go back and write down some that l could make! I now have a hard cover notebook to keep lists of quilts to make in instead of scraps of paper(that l lose!) Hope to buy a bird feeder and bird bath today, we have a lot of birds here and l enjoy watching them feed on berries etc in the trees. Stella starts ballet today, she loves that type of dance, no rock and roll for her! Take care everyone, best wishes from Sandy

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sandy – oh, I can just see Stella in her little costume! I, too, have gone to a notebook because I lose all those little notes! I’m curious about what kinds of birds you will feed.

  4. Diane, Squeak, and Buddy in Central Ohio

    What a beautiful quilt show. The Big foot and trees made me laugh out loud . My husband’s neck surgery is Monday so I am hoping to finish some quikts next week whike he recuperates and I stay home😀. We have to be in Columbus at 5:30, oh joy! Luckily, no traffic. Cooler here today, 43*.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane – I, too, like others sympathize with you worrying about that 5:30 am appointment. When we make appointments at Mayo which is 2 hours away we try to make them after 10 am!

  5. Kathy in western NY

    Diane, will be sending lots of well wishes your way for your husbands surgery.
    Those early morning surgical appointments are tough on us retiree’s!
    Hoping quiet sewing time for you next week during his recuperation.
    I am in awe over so many of these beautiful quilts. It’s such a treat to see them posted for us to admire. Thank you all. Wind blew some colder temps here for the weekend but I got out and have my hamburger, rolls, onions & cheese so looking forward to crockpot burgers Sunday night!!!

  6. Jeanne stenerson

    Loved all the quilts today. A great show of talent. As I am looking at my huge stash of 1 1/2 “, 2 1/2”, and 3” 1/2” squares of colorful scraps, the first quilt really took my eye. What is the name of the pattern and where is it available. It would be a fun quilt to sew on during rainy gloomy days. How could you feel “down” while sewing all those cheerful wonderful colors.
    Mary, any news on the Samantha book? Your picture of the tiny goat in a blog last week made me think of it. Have a wonderful week making rugs everyone. Looking forward to seeing the pictures of place mats, table toppers and rugs that everyone is working on. Jeanne from. Colo.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jeanne – funny you should ask about the Susannah book because I have an appointment with a printer next week! I’ll keep you posted.

  7. Sue In Oregon

    All of todays quilts are wonderful. Vicki in Seattle…you are quite the quilt achiever. I love your deck, too. And, Big Foot and the Fox Faces are so fun. I have been saving my husband’s old shirts because I love the quilts people (and Mary) have made from them. Must get them cut before they take up any more of my precious space. Todays look like 6-inch squares. I love the little 9 patches too.
    My chickens have finally been giving me a few eggs after a long dry spell. I had to buy eggs and I was horrified! Very funny photo at the end.

    1. Jeanine from Iowa

      That quilt made from men’s shirts is a free pattern on Quilted Twins blog. They have a lot of free quilts there if you want to look it up. I enjoyed all the quilts today. I paid $3.69 for a dozen medium eggs today. I miss my chickens. They wouldn’t be laying very many eggs now with the cold weather we have had.

  8. Meredith in Cincinnati

    Great quilts! Love the “reader quilt show” every time. Thank you, Mary, for this great community.

  9. Linda in Michigan

    Once again, a great quilt show. Vicki in Seattle, is there a pattern for your quilts? I love the ones with the floral prints, so feminine looking! Thanks for showing them.

    1. Vicki in Seattle

      Linda, I was inspired by blogger Annie Ibach at

      October 1, 2022 post

      Most of my quilts are donated to children and cancer patients. This is a great pattern to use up those left over 2 1/2” strips. Color is the key to tying the random strips together. Hope you enjoy making them!

      1. Kathy in western NY

        Vicki, yours are inspiring me to use some of my 2 1/2” strips this way. Years ago during shop hops it seems they were giving out strips with patterns and I have such odd assortments now. Have cut many into squares but now I want to use some after you directed us to Annie’s blog. That was my morning read and very interesting. Thanks for sharing. So much to make, so little time so better get busy after a nice morning of reading through her blog.

        1. Mary Etherington Post author

          Kathy – I think we should look collectively introduce ourselves to Annie – I think we’d like her. I loved her dogs, too!

          1. Kathy

            Yes she sounds very interesting and she seems to have a nice following. Love that her dogs are so important to her just like yours are. Those touches are what a blog stand out to me….Homelife. Just got in from going to a pop up bakery for Valentine’s Day sweet stuff at a party house in our area. Nice way for community to support the place when not a lot of weddings happening and get some gourmet sweet treats.

          2. Mary Etherington Post author

            Kathy – other than signing up for her blog, could you see any way to contact her? I can’t.

  10. Betty Klosterman

    Lots of inspiration. Like Big Foot. Good luck with your early surgery appointment. Waiting for it is worst that just getting it done. Nice to do while watching TV at night.
    My scrap pile was growing, so been cutting the pieces. It isn’t a quick job, but a gold mine when we start to use the strips and squares.
    Take care. Betty in Rapid City

  11. Linda in MI

    Fabulous quilt show, only a couple I didn’t absolutely love but I appreciate everyones hard work and showing! Thanks everyone!!

  12. Sally J.

    Wonderful quilt show!!
    Deb who is new to the Blog. To receive Friday pattern send $5.00 to Mary at address above.
    Only send cash or check and a SASE.

  13. Linda in Michigan

    Thank you, Vicki! I found her blog, and Mary, good idea, we like Annie! Lots of dog pics, and we know how you like dogs, ha ha!
    I will be going to a FeatherWeight sewing day next weekend, so this will be a good project for that day. Now to go pawing through my mountain of 2.5 inch strips.

  14. Diane in Maryland

    The quilt show is wonderful! Thank you to Vicki and Carla for putting your names on your quilts. I really wish everyone would do that. Mary, thank you for posting them. We do enjoy them!
    Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane – how many times do I have to ask for names on quilt pictures? I give up. Many thanks to those who follow directions and include their name.

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