40 thoughts on “AMEN!

  1. Judy

    Mary, your Gypsy Wife is wonderful. Who knew all those fabrics would look so good together.
    Mine is only 1/3 finished. I will do it after the New Year.

  2. Jo Schmitz

    Amazing quilt!! I am in awe of all that you do! Love seeing pics of all your animals as well as the quilts. Looking forward to making a rug in January!

  3. Betty Klosterman

    Very interesting! Very busy! Very challenging and who would ever know if it was put together right? And who cares! It looks great, especially with all the color, shapes and streamers. Patience is a real virtue and you did it. Great job. It works. Maybe the incomplete instructions are to challenge the sewer as there may not be a really easy way to put it together?

    In the meantime, back to something simple? Isn’t “retirement” fun?
    Have a nice Thanksgiving. Hope you aren’t having bad weather. It doesn’t sound very good around us with blizzard warnings, etc. If you can believe the weather report, Rapid City should get just 1-2″ of snow with wind and COLD–enough snow to make it slippery. It is about 25 degrees right now, but the wind is blowing and it chills to the bone. Had to turn the heat up as the house is cool. Supposed to be colder tomorrow and Friday, but this is November. We had 60 a couple days ago.

  4. Diane

    Wow!! I’m impressed and love the colors. AND, May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs:)

  5. Fiona at Ice Bear Quilts

    Wow! Well done Mary, your Gypsy Wife looks fabulous! I am still cutting strips, but this gives me hope!
    Have a great Thanksgiving,

    Kind Regards Fiona.

  6. Diana

    I just started my Gypsy wife this week – hope it turns out as nice as yours did!! LOVE IT!!!

  7. Kate Schloemer

    Wow!!!!! It came together beautifully. Wonder how you managed sewing today with all those grand dogs there.

  8. Lisa

    Wow, it’s beautiful! I have gathered all the fabrics I want to use in mine, will start cutting and sewing in the New Year. Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. VA Mann

    Wow! Very impressive. When you first started this journey and posting various blocks I though ok..looks interesting. But now…amazing! Might have to put on my to do list next year. Love all the stories on the furry borders. What is the update on your newest kitty? Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  10. Rose Mikulski

    Big Hallelujah! It looks great! Glad you had the patience to finish it the way it suppose to be. Love looking at all the fabrics you used, it’s like fabric hieroglyphic.

  11. Pam

    You are a brave woman…..inspires me to step out of my comfort zone and get something

  12. Carolyn Boutilier

    Love the way this scrappy quilt went together. Just beautiful.
    Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you are not getting all the bad weather.

  13. Beryl Hoff

    I am with Becky…WOW!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for!

  14. Carol

    I cannot believe all those discreet and sometimes weirdly wild blocks came together so well! It really is a show piece. I loved your pinwheels when you showed them individually, and I am drawn to them again now, they make your eye travel around the quilt!

    What a fun project, now that it is done.

  15. Denyse

    Thank you for sharing your experiences as you worked through the sections on this quilt! This finished quilt will not quietly lie on a bed; it will insist on being examined and touched and explored and loved. Mary, you met the challenge of exceeding your comfort zone and look at the result! Beautiful! A wonderful Thanksgiving treat for all of us. Thank you!

  16. Lorna

    Awesome job…..you can add one more thing to be thankful for at dinner tomorrow! I want to make one, too!

  17. Amy

    Holy wow! Was it just yesterday you only had one row done? I don’t know how you do it, knowing all the chores and other things you do in a day! It looks great. Congratulations and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  18. Lisa

    Your Gypsy Wife quilt is awesome! All of those unique blocks came together for a fun and great quilt. Great job! Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  19. BeckySchoonover

    Your guilt turn out great and you were so worried about…..love all your posts!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!

  20. Heather K

    I love it! I am jealous- I am stuck on the last few filler blocks and my motivation is gone….but I was just looking at her “it’s a small world “…..next year?????

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      No! Not unless you’re going to be the leader, Heather! Then I might consider it.

  21. Julie DeBower

    Wow! Love it! So colorful!!! Also—Is there any other way to watch a football game other than having some animal/s snuggling on your lap???!!! Way to go Hawkeyes—keep it going!

  22. Judy

    Congratulations, job well done. Love the fabrics, now I need to get mine back on the table. You are a true inspiration. Hope your Thanksgiving day was wonderful. Thanks so much for the finish photo.

  23. Freda Ireland

    You did an Amazing Job with your Colors & Contrast! Each Block is Visible but none of them jump out & steal the show! When you get it Quilted, it will be so Cozy and just such a relaxing piece of Art Work as you & others view & study it up close! You may even forget all the Frustration that came with putting it all together! You are an inspiration!!! Congratulations on completing this challenging Quilt! Freda

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