Just the Facts, 1-18-24

Once again my post got dumped so no chit chat tonight. Just some info.

Little Harvey, 11” x 27”, $5.00 and SASE

Big Harvey, 21” x 53”, $5.00 and SASE

Cash or check only.

Still working at finishing even if the project is small like this table mat.

Oh, Susannah! still available for $20.00 PPD cash or check only.

Hazel got a birthday card from Launa!

I got Easter egg supplies from Susie – I’ll show you when I make them.

Don’t buy this book – it’s so confusing I can’t understand how to make even one block!

No extra chit chat. I’ll try Points of Interest in another post.

Dang – no chit chat.

21 thoughts on “Just the Facts, 1-18-24

  1. Peggy Sanford

    Mary, Mary. Several years ago my small quilting group came to Country Threads for a class on the feathered star!!
    Had a fabulous time & I made a table runner. Still in use today. On top of a cabinet & beneath several objects that would have to be moved to get a decent picture!! Ha!
    Peggy S

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Yes, and I still have it but I wanted to make a different version. And I don’t want to have to copy 6 sheets of 11 x 17” paper to sell it to you for $5.00. I thought the book would be a good compromise.

  2. Bonny

    I think the quilting universe is large enough to encompass everyone…..I personally don’t groove on the precision of a feathered star, but I can admire it. I too have the book….and enjoy the pictures! LOL

  3. Tina W in Oregon

    Years ago I was lucky enough to take a feathered star class from Marsha McClosky. Was a great class and I still have the book and all the info but didn’t finish the block! I’ll get the book out and see if it makes sense anymore. It’s still one I love and want to make.

  4. Shirley F

    I have that book. I didn’t find it confusing, but there’s nothing simple about a feathered star. Needless to say, I didn’t make a quilt!

  5. Gretchen

    I inherited that book from my mother with several other from the same author. I gave them all away, too high tech for my mind. Happy stitching!

  6. Jean

    😂😂😂 I have made a quilt from that Marsha mccloskey book. It was a nightmare! I don’t even like the quilt anymore. Stay away.

  7. Mary H

    That is one of the 1st books I ever bought. I made a 30 inch feathered Star, I still have it. Had no clue what I was doing but it came out nicely. Maybe 35 years ago?

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Mary H – you have my utmost respect. I’m no beginner but I thought the directions were impossible to read – I could figure out how to piece it just by looking at it but couldn’t find the right pieces for the block – every page had several “A’s”, several “B’s” etc – wth?????

  8. Kim from Wi

    I have never made a feathered star and probably wont, so many other projects on my radar. It is a pretty block. My daughter and I were in NC for a bread baking class this past week and had a marvelous time. We left early Thursday night to beat the ice storm that was headed their way. Made it almost to Richmond, Ky for the night before the roads turned bad. Hope to make it home tonight, its 10 hours and we will take turns driving. This morning there is snow and ice covering everything, so we will wait till mid-day and start our journey north. We have 4-wheel drive and its freeways most of our way home. We have plenty of bread & water if we get stuck somewhere, lol

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kim – I think it’s remarkable that you’d drive so far to take a bread baking class – in the middle of the winter. It would never even enter my mind – haha! You are very brave.

  9. Kelli

    I feel your pain about the feathered star book – I had that at one time and got rid of it!!😡

  10. Claudia Sheets

    So glad to hear someone else is having trouble understanding Marsha McCloskey!!!! I bought the book years ago and the ruler! Still haven’t figured out how to make a darn block! It’s on my list for 2024.
    Love your new line of pictures! Gives me inspiration!
    I think about you every Friday when I go to Britt care center to visit Tom’s mom. One of these warmer days I’ll give you a call!😁

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Claudia – I’m giving up on that book! Country Threads did a feathered star pattern years ago but I wanted a different design. Guess I’ll use my own. The thing is I don’t want to copy all the pages to sell to readers who will want it – I’ll have to raise the price to $10!!! Ugh. You mil is at Westview? I didn’t know.

  11. Launa Peters

    Just started Snowing up here in Idaho, Mary! Like we need more! Lost Trails Ski Resort had visitors from Ireland yesterday! Looks like Miss Hazel enjoyed her red truck card!
    The table mat under your Susannah book makes me feel like cutting small squares!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Launa – remember what Mary Ellen used to say – NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A SQUARE! I could make squares quilts forever.

  12. Connie in NV

    I love feathered star quilts, however they are not easy. I’ve made a table topper with one big star & that is most likely the only one I will ever make! So little time & so many quilts.
    Love the fabric in your little quilt.
    What are potato chip quilts that several have referred to?

  13. Jane Boyer

    I took a class from Marsha and she taught us a lot about sewing in the right direction. Not that I still remember much of it. Have one of her books but not this one. Didn’t buy it because I couldn’t understand any of her methods when I paged through it. Glad to see i’m not the only one.

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