Post #2, 3-25-24

Reader photos

Love this!!!
A child’s artwork
Captured in fabric for longevity by a loving grandma
What’s this pattern?
Great back!!
This quilt made on this crank machine:

March Madness Quilt

A reader said she avoids quilt like this because of the thick intersections and I asked if she knew how to twirl seams. I took pictures to show all of you but it will need to be another post which I’ll do tomorrow morning.

Good news! It’s been raining steadily for hours – we have puddles again! Sorry this got so long – but I have to say I love getting all your pictures! Keep it up!

30 thoughts on “Post #2, 3-25-24

  1. patti

    great pictures. love the plaid ‘potato chip’ quilt. did you press your seams open or to the side? inquiring minds. i made two blocks today in greens/purples. can’t decide if it will get bigger. we’ll see. i liked all the quilts today as well as the favorite things. a ‘duckworth’ quilt made on a crank machine? thanks for the pictures. bet you have truly great arm muscles. i have a hard time to imagining that. the chicken drawing into fabric. how great is that. so many different bunnies. you can tell it is almost spring. thanks for sharing everyone. patti in florida

  2. Martha W in WY

    Wonderful readers’ quilts and decor. Thank you all for sharing so we can all admire your work.

    1. Martha W in WY

      Oh, I forgot to add that our high temperature today was about 22! Winter is not giving up yet. I think the few Robins that I’ve seen are wondering why they came.

      1. Mary Etherington Post author

        Martha – I agree about the robins – there’s a bunch of them here and tomorrow is going to be cold!! Plus very wet.l

  3. DebMac

    Nice pictures again today. The quilt you asked the name of is called a “potato chip” quilt. There are online tutorials on how to make them. One I saw uses 2″X4″ blocks so if you have an Accuquilt 8″ cube you’re ready to start cutting.
    Rainy day here and Jack was determined he was going out to chase the rabbit. The rabbit was smart enough to stay away from the rain but Jack wasn’t.

  4. Judi L. in Texas

    The scrappy quilt from Cindy K. in KS looks like a potato chip quilt. It’s a good way to use up scraps. Unfortunately, I don’t have the measurements of he rectangles but you can “google potato chip quilt”. I believe two sizes of rectangles were given. Good luck.

  5. Cindy K

    The scrappy plaid quilt is a potato chip quilt. I made it for my grandsons high school graduation, Some of the shirts are his grandpas and some are his dads. The others were purchased at my local thrift shop-they have bag day once every month or two-fill a bag with clothing for $5. I put his initials on the back because I had enough leftover blocks. I also put pockets on each side of the initial T. My rectangles were cut at 2.5 x 4.5 (used my accuquilt and it still took several weeks to get the rectangles ready) and I pressed the seams to the side.
    There are several sizes you can cut for the rectangles as shown on youtube:
    2 x 3.5
    2.5 x 4.5
    3.5 x 6.5
    4.5 x 8.5
    6.5 x 12.5 -Sew Yeah on youtube has a video for this one-makes a good lap quilt
    Have really enjoyed all of the other photos and posts, have just been too busy to comment.

  6. Julie B in CF

    Love the quilt pictures, especially the one from Barbara in Mo. What is the pattern?

    It was nice to have some rain. It was spotty, but we did have a few heavier showers. Of course, it makes our gravel roads a mess and my new car gets so dirty…good thing I have a monthly pass at the car wash.

    OMG .. I swear I am going to stroke out during those basketball games…I get so nervous for the teams. You know it is stressful when I get out the chocolate. My sisters and I text each other throughout the games…we topped off last night’s game with a “strong” beverage!

    I have finally gotten back in the sewing routine. Finished a small version of Miss Honey and it goes to the quilter today.

    1. Barbara Yarnell

      My quilt top is from Laundry Basket quilts. It came out as the Lockdown mystery quilt in 2020 and she gave a clue every day or so for you to make blocks. There are 100 blocks in all. When the clues were all given, she made it a paid pattern that is now called “California”.
      I made all the blocks but never put them together. It was on my Dirty Dozen list this year so I finished it for March.

      1. Mary Etherington Post author

        Barbara – love your choice of colors! Looks hard to make! But I might go to her site and check it out. I need something hard now and then but it probably won’t be a tv quilt, will it? Haha! So, tell me – how did you decide on those colors? They’re all so soft looking. I have to look closer. Could you send a closeup?

    2. Mary Etherington Post author

      Julie – I’m glad to hear you’re home and able to watch the games – although I can hear that you, like me, find close games too anxious – too scary to watch. Is your life sort of back to normal?

      1. Julie B from CF

        It is starting to get back to normal…hate when my routine is disrupted. I think that comes with age. Four of us are going on our annual girls’ trip to Florida on 20 April. It will be a good break. We usually go to Sanibel Island but they are still rebuilding after hurricane IAN. This year we are going to Anna Maria Island in Florida..a new beach to explore.

        1. Mary Etherington Post author

          Julie B – Connie and Roy went to Padre Island this year instead of Sanibel

  7. Kim from Wi

    Wonderful quilt show today and I love the scrappy looking one, so many plaids. Cindy, you did a great job and thank you for adding the information. I made a potato chip quilt many years ago and forgot how fun they were to make and uses up scraps. We had 6 inches of snow on the ground yesterday and this morning the grass is showing. It rained most of the night and hopefully it doesn’t freeze. Spring weather for sure.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kim – we are getting freezing drizzle this morning – guess I’m not going to Bible Study

  8. Sally J. Mi.

    Loved everything about this post today!! I do not know how to twirl a seam? What a wonderful idea to capture the chick in fabric!! It’s a rainy day in Michigan. Off to have my yearly Mammogram this afternoon.
    Happy quilting!!

  9. RS in N Ia

    Great picture show! Barbara’s quilt took some time to plan out, and the red & white one was a nice use of the panel and matching fabrics. I enjoy the ideas I get, not as decor/design-minded as some, but can usually figure out how to put the pieces together. Will have to send some quilts to a couple charities before I make any more—no room left in the closet.

  10. Joy in NW Iowa

    Great pictures! Hank the dog is growing rapidly! So cool cute!
    Our grandson is on the mend after getting the Z-pack! Yay!
    Yay for the hawks!
    It snowed some and the wind is roaring out of the northwest. Brrr! Several schools were two hours late!
    I’ve been making cards this morning.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Joy – a very yucky day today – the only time I went outside was to do chores morning and night.

  11. Lorraine

    Love the quilt and decoration show. Everyone is such a wonderful quilt maker.
    Thank you Mary for sharing all of this workmanship.

  12. Diane, Squeak, and Buddy in Central Ohio

    The basketball game was a nail biter, but whew! When the Buffalo Bills had a close game, my mom would go in their bedroom next to the LR and listen, but not watch!! Too stressful.
    I have the kit for the red and gray truck and barn quilt. I love it and I better get busy; it will be winter again
    soon! The other quilts are so pretty. I love that we all have different tastes in decor and quilts. We are a fun bunch!!:)
    Rainy and cold here today, but yesterday was 72 and we sat on the porch. Ahhhh, come back 70’s!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane – that’s what I do, too! I just can’t watch!!! I sweep the floor, put stuff away, organize fabric – when it’s a scary nail biter!!

  13. Carla

    Sorry Mary, I never seem to be able to read the blog every day. TAVR = trans aortic valve replacement. My mom’s aortic valve was very calcified due to rheumatic fever she had as a child. She’s 87, so open heart was not really an option. The TAVR is a valve placed into the damaged valve like a stent, pushing the damaged valve to the side. The doc says these will start replacing many open heart procedures. Thank you for your well wishes!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Carla – wow! Sounds very complicated – at 87 she’s lucky this CV is available, isn’t she? Not to worry about not reading every day. It’s just easier for me to post everyday because there’s so much to show you guys!!

  14. Jeanine from SE Iowa

    Cindy K – I love your quilt made from shirts. I have made several, but never with the smaller pieces. Another project I would love to do. Like you said, the cutting out takes the longest time. Scrappy quilts are my favorite, and made from shirts is even better. Love all the quilts and pictures today.

  15. Jo in Wyoming

    Great post, both of them. Hank is growing. He will be a big boy soon.
    The quilts are so inspiring, thanks to all for sharing.

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