Football Saturday, 9-12-2020

FINALLY! Live football is back at Iowa State and it feels like a normal Saturday. I honestly couldn’t write anything yesterday on 9-11 because it’s a sad and disturbing day when I think back and what could I say that hasn’t been said?

So today I’m catching up on the Dirty Dozen quilts.

(I love this one!)

I simply cannot be responsible for names on these quilts so if you want your name posted, it must be shown on your photo.

I am working on my rug. I want to finish it so I can start a controlled color palette rug.

I can already see my mistake – the bottom part was done first a few months ago. The top half was done last week and I can see that my tension is not the same. The lesson here is to keep the top and bottom about equal when you stop – and I know that!!! Why didn’t I do it?

Time to concentrate on the game! Talk another day. Be still.

30 thoughts on “Football Saturday, 9-12-2020

  1. Signe Burgen Vaughan

    I love the green, yellow and black quilt! I have some fabrics that would perfect for this pattern. I will always remember where I was when 9/11/2001 happened. I was on the west coast so it was early in the morning, I was still in bed and heard it on the radio. I immediately went to my living room and turned on the TV, only to see the towers collapse. It certainly was a long sad day! My father had a rug loom he made for himself and was the master rug maker in our family. The loom did not make the move to the east coast 10 years ago. I have several of his rugs though. Have a nice weekend!

  2. Charlotte Shira

    The Dirty Dozens are great…love them all. Your rug will be beautiful.
    Love college football too. My grandson plays for Idaho State and they won’t be playing till the spring.

  3. Angie from Baltimore

    English football/soccer has started as well. Paper piecing a king size quilt and multi tasking away. Love it!!!

  4. Sue in Oregon

    Love all the finishes. Rhonda…your puppy is so cute!
    I have put my rug away for too long. Hope I can make both ends the same. So glad you posted how Not to do it. What will you do now to fix it? Or, just go on.
    I would love to know the name of the anonymous quilt.
    The smoke here is still bad. I try not to go outside very much. There has been no wind to blow it away and no rain to wash it. Yuk!! I feel like I need to part the curtains or something. Just grey and still out there for days now.

  5. Kathy in western NY

    Oh my that little dog just made me smile for its cuteness. Nice seeing stuffed animals sewn. I look so forward to seeing all these things people make and sure am so thankful you take the time to share the pictures with us so generously. I miss my quilt shows more than guild meetings!!!!
    I felt sad so much of yesterday remembering 9-11 and how our nation all reached out together for such a tragedy that seemed so unthinkable to have happened.

  6. Sue in Oregon

    It’s me again. I should not complain when so many in this state and CA and Wa, have been devastated in so many ways.

  7. Lisa

    Sadly no football here in Washington state. We’re a mixed breed family, with both Univ. of Washington and Washington State Univ. alumni! Cross state rivalries at their best! Go Huskies!!

  8. Kathy Hanson

    I like the same yellow quilt that you like, as well as the others too! The little dog is so cute! Yes, remembering 9/11 is always hard. Another of those things we will always remember where we were and what we were doing. When I think of the almost 3000 people who died I can hardly imagine the horror for those families!!Glad it is a bit warmer today!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Judy Brundage – and I have searched my email for that quilt photo – where could it have gone??? Not in trash either. Maybe the reader will comment and tell us who I’d the designer.

      1. Beryl in Owatonna

        The center of the quilt looks like the very popular Snowflake quilt. I think it is Pat Sloan. The outer blocks must a variation of the pattern because I have seen it done differently. It looks like a fun quilt and is so different in different colors. Many on FB have posted their versions. All of the other finished projects are so nice too!

        I just had a hummingbird at the feeder…must be on his way south as all of the other birds have left. Haven’t heard a robin for st least a month.

        Thanks again for posting all them!! So glad the rain stopped and I have seen the sun peek out a couple of times!! I have enjoyed the cool.

  9. Meredith

    Watching Norte Dame game. Love college football! Feels like a wonderfully normal fall Saturday. Now, if only Ohio State was playing, it would be perfect…

  10. Marcia Rocheleau

    I love that green, yellow, black, & white quilt, too! If anyone recognizes the pattern, perhaps it could be shared. 😊

  11. Marj in Western Wisconsin

    I too am hoping the green, yellow black & white quilt pattern is identified. I have been searching the internet, but haven’t found it. Our Packers will play on Sunday, but the Wisconsin Badgers won’t be playing until spring as of now. I want my football, but I want everyone to be safe. Great post today, Mary, Very dreary, light rain, Fall is coming.

  12. Karen Hamilton

    I love your rug! I have the placemat loom, but would love to have a rug loom. Do you know where i could get one?

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Karen Hamilton – do you have our book Rugs From Rags? The directions are included for both the throw rug and placemat sizes. I don’t know of anybody who makes them to ship.

  13. Diane and Squeak in Central Ohio

    We miss Ohio State football, too, but our grandson plays HS soccer so that fills up Saturdays:). All the DD’s always intrigue me. It is fun to see what everyone is working on. I have to take a too heavy flannel strip out of my rug and start again. Mary, thanks for the reminder of doing some top and then bottom. Squeak “helps” me by sticking her paws through from the opposite side. Tooo funny! Love the blog.

  14. Jan from TN

    Yep! I hope whoever posted that green, yellow & black quilt let’s us know what the pattern is. Not sure it’s a variation of the snowflake quilt first done as a mystery by Fat Quarter Shop & now started (not as a mystery) by Pat Sloan who is still recovering from 2 broken wrists & a couple of broken fingers from her fall in June. What a horrible injury for a quilter! But she’s still her cheery, inspiring self, as usual!
    Mary, if that quilt gets identified that all of us like so much, will you please share the name of the pattern in another blog post? Thanks!!
    Enjoy your college football & while I like pro football, my husband & I will no longer be watching it based on many of the players’ words & actions over the past few months. ‘Nuff said! Have a great weekend, y’all!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Jan from TN – you can bet I’ll post the maker and pattern designer – wonder why she didn’t put her name on this gorgeous quilt!

  15. Kim J LeMere

    Sept 11 is a day that makes me sad deep down, so grateful that we remember that day. Lots of great finishes and lots of folks are getting lots of UFO done.

  16. Sheri B

    I was in New York on a long planned tour exactly one month after 9/11. We landed in New Jersey and it was very disturbing to see armed military inside the airport. Everyone thanked us for coming to NYC and supporting them. We went to a mall outside of New York City and almost every store had a picture of someone who died that was a relative or friend of someone who worked there.

    1. Pam forsling

      A few days ago I saw 2 quilts posted. One was a Bonnie Hunter and the other maybe hers also, but call “flimsey”??? I have gone thru your postings numerous times and cannot find them again. Sorry if this is too non descript.

      1. CountryThreads Post author

        Pam Forsling – can anyone help? Bonnie calls her unquilted tops “flimsies” but I never have. Maybe it wasn’t my blog????

  17. Judith Ann Jaques

    I have not made a rug in ages. Maybe it is time to do another. Rhonda’s puppy is adorable.I enjoy seeing the quilts and am really drawn to the one with the embroidered blocks.
    I am now on a mission—- looking for a yard of fabric that is old hahaha. Linen texture, muslin color, with a thin line design.
    I know it is a long shot but saw a picture of a doll dress and I NEED to make it. I saw it on a Chase doll (pressed face cloth doll) And I have a doll I have been working on for years. She needs this dress and bonnet.
    I know it is not quilt related but have not been inspired to do much of anything for several years, and this doll dress inspired me.
    Have you ever had something stick in your mind and just NEED to do it? I will try some antique shops. j

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Judith – oh, yes, I’ve had this happen many times – things I just NEED to make whether I get it done is another story.

  18. Karen

    The QUILT you’re all looking for appeared on the cover of Australian Patchwork and Quilting, Special Children’s Quilts Edition, Volume 28 Number 3. Cover quilt uses Sunkiss Collection by Tilda, and the quilt pattern is by Cheryl Filby. I’ll send Mary a copy of the quilt magazine cover so she can post it…

  19. Diane and Squeak

    When I looked at the DD’s on my phone, I didn’t get as close a look as on the computer. The handwork is just beautiful; i didn’t see it as well before.
    9/11 is a hard day for Americans just as Pearl Harbor Day is.
    Thanks for sharing all of the photos and your farm life, Mary.

  20. Susan K in Texas

    That puppy is so cute – good job Rhonda! And the green/yellow/black medallion quilt is beautiful. I want to pull fabric and make one right away! The embroidery quilt is nicely done too.
    September 11 is my son’s birthday. He was 16 in 2001. It is both a joyful day for us celebrating his birth and a sad day remembering the tragedy in our country.

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