More Quilts, 4-26-21

This is 30 Stars – our most shining moment! Story to come.

This is the most exciting time to watch the ground and see what’s popping up – here come the peonies!

The climbing hydrangea is heading up the tree!

This was Sunday when we came out of church.

25 thoughts on “More Quilts, 4-26-21

  1. Janice Hebert

    Did you catch Hazel in mid-air?! That’s amazing Mary! Love the photos of the changes happening all around. Our peonies are actually a little bit ahead of yours which surprises me! Oh, no! Snow?! But it won’t last long, I’m sure. Beautiful quilts, especially love Kay Crandall’s and Joyce from NY’s. Jan in MA

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jan Hebert – yes, Hazel was in mid air! She’s there a lot!

  2. Charlotte Shira

    Buds just popped out on my peonies. Looks like Hazel is climbing the pole! All the quilts are beautiful.

  3. Heather K

    What timing – I just started 30 Stars after all these years! I was going to do the original color way but decided to go “ Jen Kingwell” at the last minute !

  4. Judy

    OK. I’m not sure why I started to count the stars but I’m coming up with 29. 😀

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Judy – you actually made me doubt myself – on the original quilt the center star had more contrast. It’s there, I promise!

        1. Mary Etherington Post author

          Judy – it’s going to be a great post – I’m still searching for the magazine!!

  5. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    Wonderful finishes, Mary. Thank you for posting. I love the shot of Hazel in mid-air. She is so cute! 🤗

  6. Sandy

    Hi Mary, l thought Hazel was climbing too! The quilts were great, Kays was amazing! I am embroidering a book for Luna, a story about a mouse and hedgehog from aussie magazine, hope to give it to her at Christmas. All the best, stay safe from sandy

  7. Jeanne S in Co.

    I have a suspicion Hazel either saw, heard, or smelled a bird on the
    birdhouse and she’s leaping to reach it!?!?
    Loved the quilt show today, especially the 30 stars quilt. Was it originally in one of your Country Threads books? Who or what is a Jen Kingwell?
    I didn’t know there were climbing hydrangeas. What color are the flowers? Mary, you certainly have a green thumb with all of your plants, or is it because of the good country fertilizer and Iowa’s good black dirt or a combination of all three? Will look forward to pictures of it when it’s blooming.

  8. Jo in Wyoming

    Lovely, lovely DD’s today.
    Perfect timing for Hazel’s action picture. She is a card!
    Is that hail or snow?
    Have a great week, everyone.

  9. Karen Gaither

    I have my 30 Stars neatly packed in a project box with the kit I purchased at camp the year it came out. I will add it to do this year, if I get to sew. I am 80% sure the magazine would be with it in the project box. I will look tonight after work.
    Amazed you go snow so late. We are going to have rain storm today thru Friday. Hopefully, sunny for the weekend!

  10. Diane in Maryland

    Hazel sure can jump! Kay Crandall does beautiful work and a lot of it! Wow! Loved all the quilts! I am not familiar with 30 Stars and looking forward to the story. The flowers know it’s winter’s last hurrah. Last week I was pulling out winter clothes but today and tomorrow are expected to be in the 80’s. The weeds in the flower beds grow quickly but they are easy to pull out when they are bigger! haha

  11. Kathy in western NY

    Wonderful quilt show as always. Nice idea to make a Runner from my bullseye blocks so thank you Joyce! Between using fat quarters to make a table covering and this runner, your blog continues to inspire. And I would love to see Sandys embroidered book pages. Snow is moisture which helps our grounds. I would rather it snow or rain than hear drought conditions cause we know what can happen with fires spreading quickly.

  12. Janet of MN

    Wonderful quilts today. I’ve never been a fan of Halloween quilts – until I saw the beauty today. Kay Krandall, I just want to move to your house and play with all the quilts. Everyone of them gives me something to shoot for. For some reason, my peonies in Minnesota are ahead of yours in Iowa. Maybe the snow we had last Sunday scared them into growing. Everyone, have a great week.

  13. Mrs. Goodneedle

    Mother Nature flexing her muscle. I’m confused as to why that lovely quilt is named 30 Stars, I only see 28. Maybe that’s the “story to come?”

    1. Betty Klosterman

      Don’t forget to count the center star + 29 stars. The mystery continues.
      I was thinking of how a person would write a mystery story this morning. In my world it would be “what happened to that piece of the block….. oh, it fell under the table.” Dull and boring aren’t we? Good news is IT’s RAINING. We need it so much. Take care. Betty in Rapid City

      1. Mary Etherington Post author

        Betty K – hope that rain makes it to North Central Iowa!

  14. Lori

    Beautiful quilts, I also did not know about climbing hydrangea. I think I may get one to grow over our propane tank.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Joan west – feel free to download and frame if you’d like! Hugs to Buddy from me!

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