April Dirty Dozen, 4-1-21

I know you can’t wait to get started on your next Dirty Dozen project.

April’s number is. 2

Number 2

Finish your #2 project and then send a picture to my email:


Here are a few Dirty Dozen photos:

This last photo is an older quilt made with Color Parade fabrics to inspire me to use mine.

Happy Easter, Everybody!

37 thoughts on “April Dirty Dozen, 4-1-21

  1. Jo in Wyoming

    Oh! What a beautiful post today. Thanks to everyone.
    Happy Easter. Happy Spring. Happy Weekend.

  2. Celene

    Love, love, love your Easter Basket representing the true meaning of the holiday. I hope you don’t mind but I think I might just “borrow” that idea and make one of my own.

    I cannot tell you how much I enjoy your e-mails. I look forward to reading them every day.

  3. Louverna Tomer

    Hi Mary:
    Those are beautiful quilts. I have a bullseye in Christmas fabrics almost finished.
    I love your basket display!! It tells the whole truth of Easter. “And they rolled the stone away.” A beautiful site.
    Blessings to you at this Easter time.

  4. MaureenHP

    Mary, thank you for the beautiful crosses and tomb scene. A simple, but life-altering statement! Did you notice that in the background, above the cross on the right, there is a tree that looks to be cross shaped? He is risen, have a blessed Resurrection Sunday!

  5. Margaret in North Texas

    Isn’t it amazing what polka dot, stripe and check fabric contribute to a quilt? Beautiful finishes. Thanks to Mary & Connie for hosting!! Happy Easter to all. Love the tomb scene.

  6. Liz Schrader

    Such beautiful DD quilts. Your display of the tomb and crosses is wonderful. I am working on the cross draped with a cloth inside a grapevine wreath. God Bless and Happy 🐣

  7. Sue Smith

    Maureen is right. There is a tree in the background that is the same shape as the crosses you have added to your beautiful basket. Your basket scene is so special. Thank you for reminding us.
    The quilts are so vivid this time. Love them all.
    Happy Easter to all….

  8. Janice Hebert

    Oh, what beautiful quilts today! Love the spring colors on many of them. Kay Crandall, you must have a terrific stash of Batik fabrics! I especially love your black background one with the appliqued blocks. And the Easter Basket, just perfect for this weekend. Gives me hope for our future. Jan in MA

    1. Kay Crandall

      Janice – I worked at a quilt shop for over 10 years and my batik stash is overwhelming – I am trying to whittle it down a bit. Both of those quilts were started years ago and hidden in drawers for a long time.

  9. Holly

    Favorite hymn “He Lives, He Lives, Christ Jesus Lives today. He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way…

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Mrs. Goodneedle – I try to leave you a comment on your blog and can never get it to post so I’m telling you here how happy I am for your church congregation – what a perfect weekend to move into your new church building!

  10. Diane and Squeak in Central Ohio

    Another bunch of wonderful DD’s:) Thank you for inspiring us to make our DD’s and for posting them:)
    Your basket depiction of the crosses and grave shows the simplicity as well as the magnitude of Easter. Beautiful.
    Take care and enjoy your Easter.

    1. Betty Klosterman

      I like your snowmen. Are you a fan of Pearl Louise patterns? Looks like her work. She lives here in Rapid City and I worked with her husband for 30 years.

      1. Diane and Squeak in Central Ohio

        Hi Betty, Thank you:). I am not familiar with her, but I will check out her patterns. The quilt is actually a panel that I added borders and quilted. I think it is from around 1999 or so.
        I was worried about you because of the fires so I am happy to hear from you. I visited SD at ages 9 and 32 loved it. 🙂

        1. Betty Klosterman

          Thank you for your thoughts. Luckily, I live on the NE side of Rapid City, at least 5 miles birdwise from the fires. We have hills, but close to prairie. The fires are on the west side of town in the forested hills. So many people have homes in the trees. The Westberry Trails area had a fire in 1988 and 13 houses were destroyed, but many were saved. This time it destroyed 2 homes, 1 that survived the 1988 fire. The pine trees are like a can of gas. This fire spread so fast because of winds and extreme drought. I think it covered about 2000 acres this time. Lots of families had to evacuate. The firemen are getting the fires under control IF the winds don’t take over again. Last year we were so lucky as we didn’t have any big fires. It’s scarey to have them starting this early. There has been very little moisture so far. Our humidity is about 10%. This isn’t good. Betty in Rapid Citiy

  11. Charlotte Shira

    The empty tomb basket is perfect. The true meaning of Easter. He is Risen!
    Love the quilt show as always!
    Happy Easter everyone!

  12. Sheila in WI

    Thank you for this beautiful post. I especially like the Easter basket displaying the true meaning of this beautiful season.
    The parade of colorful quilts was so much fun to look at… a feast for the eyes.
    Wishing you and other readers a meaningful Easter.

  13. Lois Ann Johnson

    “Because he lives, I can face tomorrow…” Loved all of the beautiful quilts and especially your Easter basket with the crosses to remind us that “He Lives!” Thank you, Mary, for keeping up with your blog each day. Many of us “out here” look forward to it with anticipation. Happy Easter to you, Rick and all of the “livestock.”

  14. Jean

    Mary your Easter basket is absolutely the BEST! He is risen! Oh joy!! Have a blessed and joyous day.

  15. patti

    thank you, mary (and connie) for all you do for us. the dd’s were great! the easter basket is the best i’ve ever seen. we can see the three crosses in front of so many churches. but we never see the empty tomb displayed to prove ‘He is risen.’ thank you for that. happy easter to you and yours. patti in florida

  16. Kathy in western NY

    The pictures are so perfect for the post today.
    Happy Easter to everyone.

  17. Launa

    What an inspiration to see your basket. Thankful for the pictures of finished DD’s, too!
    Have a nice Easter!

  18. Freda in Alabama

    I have read all the comments, after going though your Blog 2 times!!! There is nothing that I can add to all the Wonderful Comments ! I agree with them all ! Thanks Mary & Connie ! Have a “Very Blessed Easter”!!

  19. Amy

    I have to agree with Freda, this post was just perfect. Your basket is just a work of art. I hope you take many pictures of it and take it to church to be on display as the members walk in. It needs to be shared with even more people. Besides the DDs being wonderful, I want to ask if Kay Crandall will come work on my stash? 🙂 You’ve been busy and your quilts are gorgeous. Is the flower one hand appliqued? I’m “allergic” to applique : ) and yes I could do it on the machine but some days a 1/4″ seam is a challenge! So I envy appliqued quilts. I hope everyone has a Blessed Easter and stays healthy!

    1. Kay Crandall

      Hi Amy! I won’t come to work on your stash – I need someone to come and help work on mine!! LOL. The appliqué quilt is fused and machine appliquéd with a buttonhole stitch and black thread. I made the first block after I watched an episode of Alex Anderson’s quilt show where Sue Nichols gave a demonstration. I thought I would just make one block to “try” it, but got carried away and made 9 blocks, then because I am a better starter than finisher, I put it away and went on to something else. Now it will probably be a while before it gets quilted but at least it’s a top now.

  20. Janet of MN

    Thank you all for a wonderful post today with one great quilt after another. Charlotte, you really have an eye for color. Mary, you truly are an artist and inspiration. Now I will have to go look for a basket etc. Happy Easter to all.

  21. Kathy Hanson

    That basket you’ve made for Easter is fantastic!
    Wishing you and Rick a very blessed Easter!😊❤️❤️

  22. Susan K in Texas

    A beautiful post today. Beautiful quilts and I love the Easter basket. It’s so meaningful
    My DD #2 is the one I’ve been dreading the most. It is an appliqué Christmas scene that needs a lot of quilting to stitch down the appliqué. It may be a two month project!

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