Another Chilly Morning, 4-21-21

Three nights in a row with temps below freezing. I even covered the hydrangeas – I don’t know if that was necessary but hated to see them all black and limp after being frozen.

I want to get the Dirty Dozen quilts posted –

Such talented quilters! I’ve got an interesting Bullseye post for you – maybe later today.

Cleaning, sorting and marking in the quilt shop as well as the sewing room – such hard work really and will be thankful when I’m done. Sale May 7-8 if you are local.

31 thoughts on “Another Chilly Morning, 4-21-21

  1. Carolyn Boutilier

    Mary, your post showing the new quilts is wonderful. I had put out a Hydrangea a couple weeks ago and then we had a freeze and I am not sure if I lost the plant. All the leaves were brown but when I broke a stick it was still quite green, The next 2 nights we are in freeze warnings. Think I will go and cover the sticks anyhow. I decided not to plant the other 2 till some time in May when it was warmer. I thought that the plants were hardy enough but wrong.
    Carolyn b Shenandoah Valley VA.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Carolyn B – I think if the hydrangeas are mature established plants they are probably fine but if you just put them out, I’d cover them.

  2. Jo in Wyoming

    It’s snowing again today. They say we are in a drought….when the 35” of snow finally melted, not one puddle was standing that I ever saw. So, I hope the ground drank it all up.
    Beautiful DD’s today.

  3. Kathy B

    I sure wish I was local! Love to read your blog, love your sweet little place with your animals ❤

  4. Linda Greethurst

    All beautiful DD’s. Could the person who did the first one share more informaton regarding the quilt – name, company, #
    Anyone know how to get more than 24 hours in a day?

    1. Diane in Maryland

      Linda, I saw the quilt in McCall’s Quilting September/October 2019 issue. The pattern is by Pam Boswell and she calls it Evergreen Spools. Her quilt is navy and green. Finished size is 84″ x 84″. I will tell you that there was a misprint in the cutting directions for the navy solid fabric. The 16 squares (D) should be 6 1/2″. When I contacted Pam via Facebook she got right back to me! What a nice gal! She is at I was happy with how it turned out. It’s a gift for my niece who graduates from college on May 1st and her favorite color is pink.

      1. Linda Greethurst

        Diane in Maryland – thank you so much for the info. I think your quilt is just so beautiful.

  5. Teresa in Port Coquitlam, BC

    Really like to see all the DD quilts, it’s very inspiring. Does anyone know the pattern name for the chicken quilt shown today?

  6. Paula S.

    We are cold here in south central Kansas also. Husband has been busy every evening covering fragile plants. Sunday will be warmer (75) after a rainy Saturday. I wish I lived closer so I could come to your sale!

  7. Mrs. Goodneedle

    I had hydrangeas putting out all new, tender green growth a few weeks ago that were “nipped” by some freezing temps overnight shortly thereafter, they’re coming back out of it again but I think your covering isn’t such a bad idea at all! I love that chicken quilt with the chicken wire quilting- clever; and I always like a good Swoon quilt; the one that you showed here is lovely! We’re supposed to have another cold snap here, it’s going to get progressively cooler all day today with a chance of frost tonight. I believe that’s the last of it before we turn the corner on cold temperatures for good!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Mrs. Goodneedle – I hate to prove my ignorance but what’s a Swoon quilt?

  8. RITA in Iowa

    Beautiful DD quilts. You ladies all do wonderful quilting. I worked outside a little today and the weeds grow no matter how cold it is. A bucketful goes in the compost for two years.

    Heading to see my daughter and family north of Chicago. First time since last August.

  9. Debby Krzyston

    I’m loving the Chicken quilt too! Then I just got the idea of tracing my family members hands and making them look like the chickens.
    It’s been snowing in Wisconsin today. And it’s melting in my area.

    1. Sheila in WI

      Debby and Jean,
      Are they chickens or turkeys? They look kind of big with long necks… remind me of the turkeys I made as a kid by tracing my hand. I like them too.

    2. Sheila in WI

      Debby and Jean,
      Are they chickens or turkeys? They look kind of big with long necks… remind me of the turkeys I made as a kid by tracing my hand. I like them too.
      Actually I Just found the pattern in Mary’s store, called Wild Turkey. Thought it looked familiar and something she and Connie would make.

      1. Mary Etherington Post author

        Sheila in WI – chickens or turkeys? Folk art can be either one you wish!

  10. Charlotte Shira

    Love the beautiful quilts today. Still working on mine! I put my little garden in yesterday….3 tomato plants, a zucchini, a yellow crookneck squash, 1 yellow bell pepper and a cucumber. My neighbor also gave me some kale seedlings. Never grew kale before. I need to hook up my drip irrigation now. Our frosts are over.

  11. Diane and Squeak in Central Ohio

    The DD’s are so different and beautiful. We have covered some plants, too. It was cold overnight and will be tonight, too, but it was 40 today and will be 50 tomorrow. Maybe we’re done, but we have pictures of our daughter in her prom dress in May with snowflakes coming down!!

  12. Nancy TD

    Great finishes everyone! Wish I was local and could go to your sale. Hope you have a great sale!

  13. Anonymous

    Swoon refers to a pattern designed by Thimbleblossoms…it has been quite popular among modern quilters the past couple of years….huge blocks each made of 2 different fat quarters. It is similar to the last photo you posted, but slightly different. Can’t remember for sure, but it seems like the last quilt was something like castle wall…made one years ago with lots of y-seams when I was young and foolish and inexperienced….didn’t know that this was a challenging pattern!

  14. Kathy in western NY

    Great quilt show! I always look forward to see what your readers are creating to show us. It’s so much fun and thank you for taking the time to give us this virtual quilt show.
    We got some wet snow thru the morning but it melted as soon as the sun came out. I drove to Olive Garden to meet a quilting friend for lunch that I had not seen since last summer. It was such a happy time together as both of us felt comfortable being vaccinated as well as the staff did an outstanding job cleaning and keeping people distanced from one another. The sweetest young girl waited on us and was so thrilled to be receiving her second vaccine this weekend and said she did it to keep her family safe from this deadly virus. My friend and I both commended her for her smart and caring heart. Can you tell we haven’t been out talking much to people that the young waitress made our day!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kathy in western ny – oh, how fun!!! We went out for pizza the other night and we’re disappointed to see that the wait staff were no longer wearing masks!

      1. Kathy in western NY

        That is sad Mary, that the staff did not consider the spread of the variants out there. It’s like my smart kids say to me “ it’s not too difficult to wear a mask to end this”.

  15. Susan K in Texas

    I love all of the quilt show quilts!
    We had a frost overnight but everything seems to have made it. We went to look at the Texas bluebonnets in Ennis today (south of Dallas). They were beautiful – just fields of flowers! There were other wildflowers too. Spring has sprung even if Mother Nature threw a curve of cold weather in.

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