Oak Leaves and Acorns, 7-8-2020

Here it is – finished and the pattern is ready to sell! Oak Leaves and Acorns has a pieced background block with appliqués on top – order it now and start your applique while you relax on your deck, your dock or your porch! It will be ready to hang this fall!

Both Connie and I took pictures so I’m going to show you several settings.

Aren’t the colors perfect? I love to see it against tree bark with green leaves in the picture, too.

The light can really change the colors, can’t it?

This pattern can be ordered for $10 and a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope). Send your check or cash to Country Threads, 2345 Palm Ave.Garner, IA 50438. No credit cards.

How are your Number 5’s coming? Are you working on your Dirty Dozen project for July? I was so enthused and inspired by finishing up my #5 that I kept digging and have completed a couple more small but unfinished projects. Here’s my Number 5 – those blocks that I thought were too ugly to finish. I like them now!

Becky does watercolor paintings and she gave the house painting on the table for my birthday. I love it!

I will get the rest of my Dirty Dozen projects staged for photos and get them on the blog. I’ll be waiting for pictures from all of you who have a finish to share – like this one.

Even my WIFI is too hot to work! Stay inside and sew, everybody! And then send me a picture of what you’re working on to my email so I can post it to the blog. The corn across the road is tasseling today – that corn needs this heat and humidity so I’ll just stay in the AC – our heat index today is around 104! I’m betting it’s hot at your house, too.

Be still…….

32 thoughts on “Oak Leaves and Acorns, 7-8-2020

  1. Elaine Kopischke-Trejo

    Love that painting of the house!!! What a keepsake for your family! And I really like your finished block quilt! Very nice.

  2. Jo in Wyoming

    Yeppers it’s HOT!
    In the basement sewing is where I’ll be.
    Love the pictures especially the water color of your house…what a great gift.

    As they say..so hot, the chickens are laying hard boiled eggs😧

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Jo in Wyoming – we’re both laughing about the hard boiled eggs!!!

  3. Sandy

    Hi Mary,your quilt looks fabulous! It’s 9 degrees Celsius in Wellington New Zealand, I think that it about 14 degrees Fahrenheit, so a very chilly day.my DD 5 is rescuing a fríends quilt for her,it’s a bigger job than I thought, but we will get there,enjoy your sewing,best wishes from sandy

    1. Pat Smitheriepat@me.com

      Sandy, Wish I was in Wellington it’s so hot here. Our daughter went to school at Victoria University in Wellington for a semester some years ago. She enjoyed it very much.

  4. Carla J

    How large is the Oak Leaves and Acorns Quilt as written? Sorry if this was asked previously, I have been limiting my screen time between spending time with family and staying off line. I have a special place that could use that all fall long.
    Corn of various heights through west Ohio, northern Indiana, and southern Michigan last week. Some appeared knee high others were closer to 5 feet. It was a great week to drive through farm country, not many tractors out. We saw one swatting hay, and a couple of teams of horses cutting also.

      1. Carla

        Mary, Thank you!
        Need to get my check in the mail.
        It will be perfect for my space, this fall.

  5. Sarah Carroz

    Love your quilts; they are really terrific. What size is the Oak Leaves and Acorn pattern? Maybe I should know by looking at the picture, but that isn’t one of my skills.

    Returned from a fruit and vegetable stand about 20 miles from here. Lordy, how I enjoyed seeing the different plums, tomatoes and peaches. Have just finished bagging some for the neighbors.

    Stay cool.

  6. Sue Jacobson

    I love them both! I have the leaf pattern. I’d better dig around & put it on my to-do list! I also love your blocks put together! Terrific!
    FYI- knees are miserable. Ankles, too. Suppose the incorrect walking aggravated them. Ugh. Glad I can hear you are doing well!
    Stay cool!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Sue Jacobson – can you have your knees done sooner? I remember when I felt like you’re feeling right now! Miserable.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Mary Duval – these blocks were made soooo many years ago, I don’t have a block drawing or anything. You can draft this yourself – remember when I posted about how to draft a pattern? You can do it!

  7. Earlene Springs

    It’s hot in Arizona, too. Fortunately I’m up on the mountains so only in the 90s at my place.
    Your “ugly” blocks are lovely. Good for you!

  8. Jean

    Mary I tried to close ads today but they just would not close. FRUSTRATION!
    I enjoyed reading the blog today. So newsy. Great stuff.

  9. Diane Bauer

    3 ads to close today—the first I have seen in awhile!!

    I love your #5 and love how blocks you weren’t crazy about combined into a beautiful finished quilt you love! I am heading home this weekend to get that baby quilt finished for my grand baby who is due in less than a month!! This grandma is behind!!!

  10. Charlotte Shira

    Love all the quilts and the house painting!! Sorry you are having such a heat wave. My dad lives in WV and he said it’s been in the 90s all week. Sure glad he has air conditioning!

  11. Sue in Oregon

    I love country quilts and patterns and both of them are, to me, perfect for country decor. Espcially Fall decorating. My fave time to spruce up the house. You two do a wonderful job of putting colors together.
    Nice finish Jeanie.
    I am doing a little each day on my #5.

    1. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

      Thanks, Sue.
      It is a baby boy quilt for a late August arrival.

  12. Anonymous

    I think your OakLeaves and Acorns is very nice but I really love the one on the table with the watercolor of your farm. The watercolor is lovely and is something to treasure. I can’t believe you thought those blocks too ugly to finish! They made a stunning quilt . Nice work finishing your DD projects ladies!

  13. Diane and Squeak in Central Ohio

    I opened a while ago, but no ads just yellow boxes so I decided , I’ll show you ads, I’ll just come back and by golly, I just closed 7 ads!!! Can’t mess with me-it’s 92 and HOT! I will be working in the basement tomorrow😀. Love all the quilts. Will check to see if I already have the leaves and acorns. Thanks, Mary😊😀

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Diane and Squeak – thanks so much, Diane!! Stay where it’s cool!!

  14. Kathy Hanson

    Your, so called, “ugly blocks” turned out to be just beautiful!!! The Oak Leaves and Acorns quilt is perfect for this Fall – i will be sending my check in for sure! It is way too hot for me – I am staying in and sewing for sure! You and Connie make such beautiful things! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!! Stay cool and Be Still…one day at a time!!

  15. Kathy in western NY

    I am glad I already mailed my check in for the Oak Leaves and acorns pattern.
    It’s a perfect size for my wall quilt holder that I change seasonally. Hot here too and news said tonight right up till July 21 we will be in this same hot cycle. We have a pool so I do cool off in that so I am glad my husband still has kept it up and maintained all these years. Has paid off for enjoying our backyard in summer time and not needing to go on vacation. Had my mammogram today and office sure was different from before but I felt very safe. They either call or email you with the results so no waiting and hand you a plastic bag to put your clothes in when you undress and you dispose of the bag on the way out. The radiologist walks you out thru one door for exits so no passing by others. So much takes getting use to but it’s reassuring for our safety. I switched though to the paper masks that were distributed here free to us residents months ago as I felt the cloth one was too hot to breath through in this heat wave. I asked the nurse today what is better and she said the paper is easier in this heat.

    1. Pat Smith

      Love the acorns and leaves and am sending my money in. I don’t have the game board pattern with me so I can’t look, but your little quilt that you didn’t love reminds me of part of that pattern. I love the way it turned out! Just shows what quilting and a binding can do for a quilt. Hot here and no air conditioning. We have propane/baseboard heat, so no duct work for air con. Luckily it’s only too hot a few days a year in northern, Vermont.

  16. Martha Engstler Gettysburg

    Only two ads to close. I too really like your #5 DD. It was in the 90’s here also. We did have a good rain night before last but can always use some more. We ae so lucky to have AC now. I’m guessing most of us grew up with no AC. I spent many days as a kid in the basement where it was cooler. We had a sleeping porch which helped at night.

  17. Cindy Karas

    Hi Mary,
    Could you tell me the size of the block on the #5 quilt-the one you thought the blocks were ugly. It has been really hot here in N.W. Wis., with no end in sight. I was surprised there were blocks to close-so I did.
    Thank Mary,
    Cindy Karas

  18. Lisa B

    Not over 65 degrees here on Wednesday. It is hard for me to imagine that kind of heat and humidity on a day-to-day basis. And yes, it is summer here, and in the United States. Take care of yourself, stay healthy.

  19. Maureen

    Beautiful quilts! Hot here also in Batavia, Ohio, staying inside and piecing!

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