Double Whammy!

This morning I gave you Number 5 of your Dirty Dozen list and now, since it’s September 1, I’m going to hit you with our next Quiltalong – Hidden In Plain Sight.  A double whammy for September 1 and lots to think about and work on.

Im going to start by  only cutting out half the pieces – in case I don’t like my choices.  Here’s my basket of fabric.

And here is a fabric pack that is in my cupboard from the shop and I’m going to use some of this, too.  Isn’t it beautiful?

And here is Hidden In Plain Sight as a reader’s quilt made as a gift.  It is wonderful!  Don’t have the name so if you’re the quilter who made this, please leave your name in the comment section.


The pattern for Hidden In Plain Sight can be found in our latest book Beyond The Battlefield which can be purchased from us for $31.00.


Connie taught this class on the cruise last spring.

And here’s another Number 3 that didn’t load last time – sorry.

Tomorrow is Rug day – just a quick post to check in on your progress – for those of you making the rug.

Rick took me to Antiques in the Park today but I spent most of my time chatting with former customers who all told me they miss the quilt shop.  I didn’t buy one single thing!  It was just too difficult to walk around so we went to McDonalds for lunch instead.  A Big Mac will top a walk in the park any day!

22 thoughts on “Double Whammy!

  1. Kathy in western NY

    I love a big ole Big Mac too occasionally. Good for you having some time to yourselves for awhile even if you came home empty handed. Take it easy tomorrow with that knee. We are getting some much needed rain here so good sleeping night.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      And Kathy – thank you for the guacamole packet! That sounds good for tomorrow with beer, don’t you think?

      1. Kathy in western NY

        It’s 5:00 somewhere so I hope you have your feet up and enjoyed the day and now have a beer in hand and guacamole and chips in another!

  2. Jacque

    Mary – I’m in a small exchange group with some great friends – and we had selected HIPS as our next project with blocks to be exchanged at our retreats over the next few months. Our main colors will be rusty reds and mourning grays. Can’t wait to get started on it!!

  3. Bernadette Dixon

    I am the one who made the quilt for a gift. I read your blog all the time. I loved the pattern, Hidden In Plain Sight, and currently making another quilt with this same pattern in different colors. It is a very fun pattern and I like the simplicity of it.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Thank you, Bernadette – you did a lovely job with your quilt! I just knew everyone would love it! Mary

    2. Meredith

      Your quilt is wonderful! I need to get some fabrics together, so I can have fun with this, too.

  4. Sue in Oregon

    Bernadette….I love your quilt. Hope to see your new one, too. I have the book so I need to make it. We have recently re-discovered McDonald’s. You gotta love those Big Macs.

  5. Diane Bauer

    While I certainly do not need another UFO, I already have the book and am thinking I have ample fabrics in the right colors, so looks like I may be starting a Hidden in Plain Sight project! Good thing my #5 is not too complex!

  6. Dorothy

    I have the book, so I think I am in–:-) –just have to find the time 🙂 Will do in “brights”

  7. Pam Forsling

    I am so glad you r back! You make my day so special! What is the small quilt on the red table cloth? Thanks.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Pam – I’m not sure which quilt you’re referring to – small quilt on red tablecloth? I need more info.

    2. CountryThreads Post author

      Pam – I’m not sure which quilt you’re referring to – small quilt on red tablecloth? I need more info.
      I looked again – do you mean the #3 that didn’t post previously? That was sent by a reader so we’ll have to hope she answers your question – because I don’t know.

  8. Connie

    I have my fabrics all gathered for Hiding In Plain Sight.I am using all Kansas Troubles! And hope to cut out Dashed Dreams while I am using up my scraps. I get to go to a retreat on Thursday morning and these are going with, along with Frank!! I am putting my order in the mail for the Count in the morning. Thanks for all of the hard work with the blog.

  9. Karen Miller

    Hidden in Plain Site is a beautiful quilt. I’ll have to get the book and try it in the future. Right now I am very far behind in getting any of the quilts done each month as I promised myself to do. First my sewing machine had problems, then my sewing room was torn apart. I sold a large storage unit that held a lot of my supplies, junk, etc. Then my husband was given a large set of upper cabinets and we decided to put those in my sewing room instead. I have also been cleaning vintage machines that I have picked up recently and they will love under the cabinets. Finally have gotten everything back in order so I hope I can begin work on July’s project and go forward. Love reading your blog and am so sorry for all the troubles you have had to handle these last couple months. Glad to see you back again.

  10. Launa

    Mary, Not certain I will sew along with Hiding in Plain Sight, but have similar fabrics n the book from you!
    Should be fun! I’m behind in my Dusty Dozen! Need to concentrate on those first.
    Keep walking.
    Closed 4 ads!

  11. Sandt

    I’m with you I think a quarter pounder with cheese is better 😂 The photos are wonderful?

  12. Jo in Wyoming

    It’s such fun seeing old friends out and about. Sounds like you had a great day.
    Let’s hope all our friends along the East coast weather the storm without much damage. And I thought Wyoming was windy!

  13. Nikki M in Tx

    BigMac a treat but I love McDonalds French fries straight out of fryer… hot & salted… oh my what a guilty pleasure!!!
    Hidden in Plain Sight is one of my favorites from the book.guess I am in, think will concentrate on blues & browns…. & yes I know other colors will creep in.

  14. Penny C Maryland

    Love the hiding in plain sight but have too many unfinished projects to start a new one. Can’t wait to see yours!

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