Here’s the Quilt! 2-15-21

Boy, you guys like this quilt, don’t you? I wish I could say it was a Country Threads pattern but it’s not. It’s from the 2020 book “Sisterhood of Scraps” by who else but Lissa Alexander! I must have every one of her books and between her and Susan Ache, I love them all and have several more quilts earmarked to cut out.

Here is the quilt in the book – it’s called Friendship Starter.

This was so easy to quilt in straight lines – each small square in a four patch got two lines which continued through to the opposite edge of the quilt.

I love the colors and just had to pull my containers of squares and jump in! This was probably over a year ago and it just now got moved to the top of the pile to quilt.

Now back to Farmer’s Daughter –

25 thoughts on “Here’s the Quilt! 2-15-21

  1. Mrs. Goodneedle

    I love that quilt and have the book~ I need to start pulling out my scrap bins, your version is lovely. Your quilting is just wonderful; I’m curious, do you use a ruler or do you set your channel locks? Try and stay warm!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Mrs. Goodneedle – that’s why I took such a closeup picture and mentioned two lines per square. Start on the left and put the first line of stitching in across the quilt. Then look ahead as your move the machine to the next spot you’re heading to – it’s like sewing a connector square – I never mark the diagonal line. Too time consuming! You must look ahead at where you’re going . I don’t know what a channel lock is nor would I know how to engage it. As soon as I can get a quilt on the machine again, I’m going to have someone film me actually quilting because everybody is so curious and so unbelieving that I don’t mark anything. And those lines are not as straight as you might think!

  2. Kathy in western NY

    You continue to inspire us all as well as so many good readers who make us laugh like Betty saying how we have so many layers on, we’d bounce. 😂😂 And I hope and pray that I am like Jeanne at 89 and still making quilts. So many good ideas from everyone. Stay warm as so many are experiencing such hardships with this weather and I feel so blessed to be inside safe and warm.
    Thanks Mary for all you share to be a part of our days.

  3. Betty Klosterman

    Mary, your blog , all the comments, especially the quilts AND the critters just keep us all warm and cozy during these cold days. We are so lucky that we have our quilting and other stuff to keep us busy in the house. If we have to go out, we have so many clothes on, if we fell, we’d bounce!
    This morning, I heard the weatherman say it again. I think the temp was about 15 below last night, BUT today it will get to just zero and it will seem absolutely balmy. My nephew used to say that too, after he had been outside feeding the cattle in 30 below frigid weather. He didn’t know why, but when it got to zero, it just seemed balmy. He was right. It does feel good. Maybe we acclimate. We are in the banana belt. Betty in Rapid City

  4. Karen Gaither

    Mary your quilt is beautiful! I love the straight line quilting as well. So basic, but looks so nice.

  5. Sue in Marion, Indiana

    Love that quilt! I just ordered the book and the Precision Fusing Mat I already had in my Amazon cart. I got an Amazon gift card for my birthday two weeks ago. We got about 10” of snow with blowing and drifting from the storm yesterday and I’m not planning to try to go out today…can’t at the moment, anyway….no sign of a snowplow! Online shopping and quilting are two great snow day activities!

  6. Linda Schluchter

    Did you show the finished pink and gray quilt? If so can you please show it again, from what I saw on the frame it was beautiful and inspiring! I’ve been looking at my pinks and grays and doing a little search on line for more! Thanks!!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Linda Schluchter- you can go backwards to see the pink and gray quilt.

  7. Ruth Tacoma

    Mary, your work is just as beautiful as ever! I am coming from a 15 year hiatus in quilting and I am so glad to see your work and find your blog. Magical and comforting all at the same time!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Ruth Tacoma – welcome back to the quilting world, the best hobby ever!

  8. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    Mary, thanks for the second post today. I appreciate the info; your Friendship Starter quilt is stunning!

  9. Jeanne from Colorado

    Add me to the list of lovers of the Friendship Starter quilt. It is beautiful in its simplicity. All of us who quilt have scraps leftover from previous quilts that could be turned into our own Friendship Starter quilt or scraps that could be traded with friends to make the quilt even more special. I predict that there will be many of us who will be purchasing the book and making our own
    masterpiece in the days ahead. At nearly 89 years of age, I am still appliqueing and piecing quilts. This is one pattern I would love to make……. if only I didn’t have so many quilts in progress already. I would need another lifetime to make all of the wonderful quilts you all inspire in each of Mary’s blogs. Mary, what a blessing your blog has been during this isolation time of covid.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jeanne from Colorado – you give me hope that I will still be making quilts at age 89, too! There are so many more to make, right?

    2. Judy

      Wow! Thank you for the inspiration to keep quilting. Hoping you have many more years of quilting ahead of you.

  10. Diane and Squeak in Central Ohio

    Yes, yes to a quilt with the egg colors. Love the one on the long arm and the red, pink, and white is perfect. It has been sleeting since 3 PM and we have at least 2 inches of ice now. Most schools are closed, but with hybrid and remote learning, most will have school. Poor kids.🤪.

  11. Donna O

    Mary is Farmers Daughter one of your patterns or might it be in one of your books? Thank you

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Donna O – we have it available as a single pattern but the original was in the quilt shop series, Country Threads – our first book published by Martingale many years ago which just goes to prove a good quilt design lasts forever!

  12. Mary Ellen

    Your ‘matchstick quilting’ is really good! Do you have rulers that do that? Great job!👍🏼👏🏻

  13. Judith Ann Jaques

    NO COOKIES???? LOL. If I bake them I eat them so I don’t bake. I did find a recipe for a small pan of no bake bars that are my new favorite. After I made them I had to give them away or eat them ALL.
    stay warm judy

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