Friendship Quilt, 8-25-23

Kathy and I worked a couple hours this afternoon and this is how far we got. We’re waiting for a few more patches before we start sewing blocks together. We think it’s looking good!

A reader sent this picture of a Country Threads quilt entered in a Maryland fair – Bone Appetit from 1990!

It’s doggone hot!

It has cooled off here – I think we can turn off our AC tomorrow.

27 thoughts on “Friendship Quilt, 8-25-23

  1. brendalynne1

    memories. we had a size or two up wading pool for the dogs to all drink from at the same time. All the other water bowls kept getting dumped over with a mad rush. The two cockers decided getting in it was an advantage. The younger of the two squatted down so his head was above the waterline with those big floppy ears floating on top of the water. The other dogs just lapped at the water with him in there ignoring the comedy of it all. They have all gone on to where ever lovely furry friends go but the memories linger on.
    The dog quilt with rectangular ears is quite cute too.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Brendalynne – the dogs in the little quilt could be cocker spaniels with their long ears and stumpy tails! You should make it in memory of your dogs. I’m sure I could still find the pattern.

  2. Sandy McPherson

    Hi Mary, the dog quilt is another quilt l like too. Eileen got me jp at 5.30am this morning while they were selling up the fruit and veges stalls at the park. She is keen on running with the other dogs at the park. Not quite hot enough for dog pools yet, but Brisbane gets HOT! Too hot for me! Take care everyone, best wishes from Sandy

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sandy – I don’t understand how you have fruit and veggie stalls – aren’t you in winter there? I know you’re always grilling and going to the beach at Christmastime, aren’t you?

  3. Frances E

    The dogs win the day! So cute! If you are able to turn off the AC before the end of August., you are truly lucky.

  4. Joy in NW Iowa

    Mary, we wont turn off the AC, but the temp this AM at 7:15 is 55! Yippee! Jay and I are going to do tomato juice this am in the garage. We have a turkey cooker burner that we set the canner on. Sure saves the mess in the house! Jays teasing me that we will have to turn on the garage heat because it is so cool! 😂😂
    I’m ready for cool! We could use some normal weather for a bit.
    The quilts are cute!
    Have a good weekend.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Joy – we turned off the ac and opened all the windows – you’re cooler than us – I don’t really want it to be 55 either so guess I’m hard to please. Oh, all that work making tomato juice!

  5. Sherrill

    WOO! A record yesterday…110!! We won’t be turning our a/c off anytime soon. UGH Those dogs got it good layin’ in the pool! So funny. I love the way the quilt’s coming along.

  6. Pamela Dempsey in Northeast Texas 😻

    I love autographed quilts! The poor hot dogs need a bigger pool 😻. We broke heat records the last few days and am so done with the heat and humidity. We’re supposed to be getting a “cold “ front Monday and then temperatures will be around 95 🤣. We live just this side of hell I guess. We’ve had a few baby lizards get in underneath the door lately and Penny and Lucy have honed their hunting skills. I’m guessing they’re tasty, they keep looking for more. Went to Big Pines lodge on Caddo Lake for hubby’s birthday meal yesterday and pigged out on catfish and alligator 🐊. I hope they never close down. Praying for rain 🌧️

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Pamela – oh my, yes, that’s hot! The cold front came thru and this morning on the porch it’s 64 degrees – just beautiful! I wonder what alligator tastes like. Playtime! Baby lizards!!!

      1. Pamela Dempsey in Northeast Texas 😻

        I sent you some pictures. The alligator 🐊 was nuggets on Darrell’s plate next to the fried okra. To me it tastes like snake 🤢. He loves it, I think the novelty of it. I don’t care for frog legs or jackrabbit either. We have been watching old seasons of Survivor and believe you me they would have voted me off quickly when they had to eat live, wriggling larvae 🐛 and tarantulas. I just can’t and I don’t know how they did! 🤣

        1. Mary Etherington Post author

          Pamela – could you resend pictures? I don’t seem to have them.

          1. Pamela Dempsey in Northeast Texas 😻

            Yes, just realized they didn’t go through, sorry. Had to send in 3 separate emails for them to go 😔. The food was so good and nice to sit where you could watch the water and wildlife. Darrell kept seeing fish jumping in the water and they do have alligator 🐊 in it. I love the Spanish moss hanging in the cypress trees. Our waitress wore a Bigfoot tshirt and leather dangling Bigfoot earrings. Darrell complimented her on them and she said there were more at register. I love Bigfoot stuff but don’t want earrings. I would like one for the yard like in the picture though and he says backyard, please. Also have always wanted one of the old Bobs Big Boy statues holding a hamburger 🍔. Just love him 🥰

  7. Carolyn in GA

    Georgia is hot now, but that is common in the south. Who is the friendship quilt for? It is looking good and know it will be treasured. Have an enjoyable Saturday everyone.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Carolyn – the quilt is for a beloved couple at church, Chuck and Faye Greiman, who are moving 2 hours away to be closer to their daughters. When I moved to the farm Chuck was my mailman and likely the reason I first attended Zion Church.

  8. Kathy in western NY

    Hope it’s a relaxing day for you Mary and your readers. I am ready to crack open a new book to read this afternoon. AC is off here, windows and doors open, laundry on the line drying. Nice fresh air ! Need to sew a binding on a charity quilt to take to church tomorrow and going to cut up some veges to add to a store bought pizza so quick and easy Saturday here in our little part of the world.

  9. Lynn

    Mary if you can find the dog quilt pattern and post to you’re store I would buy it. Love it and would like to make it.

  10. Susan K in Texas

    I told someone today that the perfect temps would be between 65 for lows and 85 for highs. Opening windows for cool fresh air sounds heavenly. That won’t happen here until October sometime.
    I like the doggy quilt and I like the colors in the signature quilt. What a nice remembrance for your friends.
    The dogs need a bigger pool so the third friend can join them.

      1. Susan K in Texas

        Yes. We got home around 9:30 last night. Of course we left as it was supposed to cool off in Iowa. I wish we could have stayed longer but appointments and yard work and other things made it so we had to come home.

  11. Jeanine from Iowa

    I like the two dogs in the swimming pool. Good way to cool off. It was much more bearable here today. I like the Friendship quilt. It will be a keepsake.
    Our granddaughter and her boyfriend from Ohio have been here since Thursday night, and we have had such a good time with them. We played a lot of table games, which was fun. They have to leave Sunday morning to go back home as they both have to be back to work on Monday. It was so nice of them to come visit us. They were not able to come earlier in the summer. Have a good Sunday as you go to church to worship tomorrow.

  12. Teresa in Indiana

    What a nice friendship quilt. I’m sure they will love it!
    It wasn’t quite as hot here today. High 80s. Bearable. I need to spend some time tending the garden. We have been re-doing our 1957 original bathroom and are 99% finished. What a job! Treated ourselves to Applebee’s tonight. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  13. Teresa from Port Coquitlam, BC

    Congratulations Emily. A first place ribbon is always so wonderful. I received one once for a Halloween quilt I made. I just about cried I was so excited. It was one of those pinwheel quilts. It’s hazy here in Port Coquitlam from the fires in Kelowna I’m told. Temperatures are unusually hot for us 89 today and luckily only 30% humidity. Quite often we are in the 60%humidity range. It cooling down at night but only to 66. Glad I have air conditioning. We never used to need it, just the past five years have gotten hotter. Hope everyone stays cool. Thanks for this wonderful blog.

  14. Sandy

    Hi Mary, it’s the end of winter in Brisbane Australia, it’s a tropical city, the8r winter is a new Zealand summer! I am in Bermuda shorts and summer tops, will have to put on trousers and jerseys to go home! Fan going slowly at night here to keep me cool. So an abundance of mangoes, strawberries, cauliflower and every other vege at the market! My brother is back from his Fiji holiday doing ocean swimming with a bunch of other people. Take care everyone, best wishes from Sandy

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