More Fun!

Here are Dot and Lily at Connie’s house – sitting shoulder to shoulder on top of a Split Squares table mat. Isn’t this just the sweetest picture of sisters? And look behind them to see Frosty ready to hang up. Remember Diane’s Dirty Dozen picture?

Just look at all those Itty Bitty Frosty quilts?

You, too, can make Frosty – this pattern is available for $3.00 and a SASE.

AND – here is a free pattern for Split Squares. You could make one in red and white for Christmas!

More Dirty Dozen finishes:

41 thoughts on “More Fun!

  1. Sunflower from Michigan

    Congratulations on finishing your PT. I hope you continue the exercises at home, you’ll need that knee and leg strong to get you through the next knee surgery. And now you know what to expect and you’ll do great!
    I also love the split square pattern and have made several. All the pictures today are so nice! We are to get a sunny day here in southeast Michigan which always is nice this time of year. Have a great day everyone!

  2. Sharon Bennett

    Oh…..those frosty quilts are really tugging at my threads! lol! So cute! Love the pic of Connie’s quilt with the kitties! That split square quilt always reminds me of presents, no matter what the colorway….though I’m thinking greens & creams would be nice! Always seeing red/white and blue/white…I’m thinking greens would be a nice change!

  3. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    Thanks for posting, Mary. Dot and Lily are absolutely precious. Several years ago, I made a small split square quilt in Christmas colors-love it and enjoyed digging it out this week.
    So glad to hear such glowing reports on your knee.

  4. Bernadette Dixon

    Glad to hear your knee is doing better and done with PT for awhile. Thank you for the free pattern. I like the simplicity of it. It will be great to use up scraps.

  5. Jo in Wyoming

    Fun post today, congratulations on your PT ending and feeling so good.
    All the dd’s so inspiring, love the colors they used.

  6. sandy kolarik

    Wow, what an awesome post. All the pictures of the quilts and snowmen gives me inspiration to get the machine going. I had to put away for the Thanksgiving meal since I sew in dining room and no one would appreciate it sitting on the table while we ate. I wanted to ask if you sew on your new Bernina all the time or have another you switch off to? I believe I have the same machine but never took classes so not sure of all it does. Found a new shop that will teach me at no cost so I plan to sign up after holidays. Can’t wait.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Sandy Kolarik – I sew on a1230 and I have two of them – one in the shop and one in the house. The new 740 is not used. My blood pressure goes up as soon as I sit down at it – I don’t get anything done because there’s always something that needs adjusting etc.

  7. Joyce from NY

    Thanks Mary for the fun post & all the beautiful DD quilts & the free pattern. I will be sending check for snowman pattern. Glad to hear your pt is done.

  8. Charlotte S

    I love seeing all the quilts. Thanks for the Split Squares pattern. Yay! No more PT!!

  9. Holly in Two Harbors

    Thanks for the fun pattern! I have new ideas for a fat-eighth bundle of red and cream French General that’s been hanging around here for way too long. Wasn’t one of Connie’s kitties named Gray Gray, or something like that? Or am I losing my mind–another possibility!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Holly in Two Harbors – yes, any cat that’s a gray tiger cat is always named Gray Gray! Your memory is perfect!

  10. Diane Bauer

    The red and white quilt is fabulous!!! Love the churn dash as well—happy colors!! I just went to Churn Dash Antiques in Rochester this afternoon—fun place! Antique store in a feed store—two of my favorite things! I was out looking for a Singer Featherweight. I found 5, prices between $275 and $750. Came home with nothing beyond a belief there are enough of them out there that I will eventually find the right one for me!!
    Mary, I’m so glad to hear your knee is doing so well and that you are done with PT already!

      1. Diane Bauer

        Haha!! I came home empty-handed. I will be hauling home a car full of stuff from my Mom and Dad’s house—my great-grandfather’s Edison phonograph and records (the tube kind) that I have wanted for as long as I can remember and an antique Bell phone among other things. I will continue looking for a Featherweight. Those I saw today gave me faith I’d be able to find one eventually. The one at Collins was in pretty tough shape at $275, and I’m not willing to pay $750 to get one. I want a classic black one in good shape, preferably with the scroll face plate. There’s one out there waiting for me!! I just need to be patient!

        1. Diane Bauer

          I love the way Churn Dash/Collins Feed is arranged—every sled in there is lined up against the wall in one spot, every alarm clock is on one table, every Christmas candle is with every other Christmas candle, all the Depression glass is in one Hoosier, etc. If you’re looking for something in particular, you can easily see everything they have that fits the description!

          1. CountryThreads Post author

            Diane Bauer- I agree! Little vignettes are fun but much harder to shop. One summer I was hitting garage sales in the Kasson area and I stopped at Randy’s house – unexpectedly!

          1. Diane Bauer

            My sister says Randy was in her class at John Marshall!

            I’m hoping to stop at a couple of more antique marts on the way back to Colorado on Saturday. I am so anxious to see my pups again on Sunday! Jenica picked them up on Tuesday and has them with her in Denver this week. She says Skyler is driving her nuts, waking her up at 3 & 4 am just for a pet!

          2. CountryThreads Post author

            Diane – oh, they will be so anxious to see you! And you them. I hope you have a safe trip home – wave as you cross I-35!

  11. kathy

    Love the kitty sisters napping together! How sweet! Lovely quilts – yes, “more fun!”

  12. Bunny Ryan

    Love your kitties, that chicken square and Split Squares!! Thank you! formerly an Iowan, from Clarion!

  13. Sue in Oregon

    Good to read this happy blog post and that your knee is so good now. Love all of the finishes.
    Thanks for the pattern. I hope to make that eventually.

  14. Bobbie

    Wow, love all the things today. The frosty are so cute. I love, love, love the red and white quilt. The kitty’s are real sweet to. I think after try the split rail one after Bonnie Hunters is finished.
    Hope you, Rick and Connie have a wonderful Christmas.

  15. Rhoda Ebersole

    Thanks for the Split Squares pattern. You are most generous.
    Good to hear your knee is good again.
    An all day r at in here in Las Vegas.


  16. Jan from TN

    Love Connie’s cats laying so nicely together! Yes, that red & white quilt is gorgeous! Bravo to the maker!
    Thanks for the free pattern!

  17. Patti in W Barnstable

    Hi Mary, Thank you for this post. More fun is right! Another pattern for all of us. You are generous. The sister cats are adorable. Thanks for all the pictures of the D.D. That red and white quilt is lovely. I hope the knee is not giving you too much trouble and lets you sleep at night.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Patti in Barnstable – honestly I forget to mention my knee, it’s so good! I had my last PT today but I’ll be returning for the right knee soon.

      1. patti leal

        isn’t it wonderful that your knee feels so good that you forget to mention it???? something to remember for when the next knee surgery happens. hugs, patti in florida who loves the pics of everything but especially the kitities.

  18. Kathy in western NY

    So good to read your blog post! Happy pictures of kitties that are sew sweet and of the lovely quilts and table mats. Your day is always filled with something we enjoy hearing about.

  19. Rita in Iowa

    Love all the quilts and the Cats also. Just finished a snowman quilt wallhanging top that I bought at your store a long time ago. I will send an email with a picture.

      1. Mary Hawk

        Thank you for the compliments on my red and white quilt. They were free 6 inch patterns from Lisa Bongean a few years back. One of those blocks has something like 136 pieces. An exercise in piecing. So glad it is done.
        Glad the knee is good, Mary. On to #2

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