Quilt Show Continued, 3-24-21

More charms and mini charms projects:

And we needed to see what Connie’s been working on, right?

Here’s my blue and white project in progress:

I bought backing for the bird quilt so that I can get that quilted but I’m going on a little adventure tomorrow to Rochester to meet Penny! Hopefully I can get to the mall to look for an Easter dress, too. Since I’ve been fully vaccinated for almost 6 weeks now, I’m not afraid to go shopping. I hope I can find something.

Siri is coming back for another visit next month and since she knows me now, she’s going to stay in the sewing room. She is declawed all four paws so I’m somewhat concerned about the dog door but I honestly think if she did go outside, she’d know where “home” is and not go far. She might really enjoy going outside to soak up some sun.

I’d still like to receive your photos if you have a project to show. Send your photos to:

maryehazel2020@gmail.com

Iowa State women just lost in the final second of OT to Texas A & M by a final desperate toss at the basket. Oh, I am so sad for them!

41 thoughts on “Quilt Show Continued, 3-24-21

  1. Donna St. Paul

    Siri is so precious. I’m surprised all four of her paws are claw free. When folks do this it seems they usually only do front paws. Apparently she is not up for adoption.
    I love your blue quilt Mary. I love the house quilt. I must have 3 different house quilts to do one plus newspaper for background.
    I have a runner using 2.5” charms but it may be buried under other finished projects. I know I have charm ones too.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Donna St. Paul – I think as long as I’m willing to keep Siri when her owner needs to travel, she probably is not up for adoption. When Tami got Siri as a rescue, she was already declawed front and back. I think it’s very cruel, don’t you?

      1. Donna

        Yes, Mary declawing cats is cruel. I think those that do it is so that their furniture isn’t used as a scratching post. A good post or two and some training can save your furniture. Plus if a declawed cat escapes it has no chance to run up a tree if being chased. I know some vets refuse to do this procedure. I do take care of two sister kitties & they have no front claws. It rather surprised me as this couple don’t seem like it would be something they would do.
        I love your blue quilt but I know I’ve said this before.

      2. Donna

        Yes, Mary declawing cats is cruel. I think those that do it is so that their furniture isn’t used as a scratching post. A good post or two and some training can save your furniture. Plus if a declawed cat escapes it has no chance to run up a tree if being chased. I know some vets refuse to do this procedure. I do take care of two sister kitties & they have no front claws. It rather surprised me as this couple don’t seem like it would be something they would do.

  2. Deb B

    Connie’s “house” quilt with the newspaper print back ground is wonderful and your blue and white one is beautiful. Can’t wait to see the backing on the “bird” quilt. Cherry blossoms are out and my allergies are horrible. Just another version of beauty and the beast (as I’m calling my allergies beastly these days). Not much sewing going on here but lots of knitting and I’m off to mix up chocolate chip cookies for Stephen. Keep the slide shows coming – they really are inspiring.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Deb B – Hi, Deb! Just wondering what you’ll be sewing next – guess chocolate chip cookies are a universal treat!

  3. Mandy Stewart

    ISU ladies should have never lost that game. I was just sick. They played so well the whole game. They are going to be awesome next year … those freshmen have a good year under them and they’re going to be tough in the Big 12, give Baylor a run. Our coach retired, Sherrie Coale, so we’re going to have an interesting year with a new coach.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Mandy Stewart – I thought there were some questionable calls towards the end of the game / I don’t think the coach played that OT right but I’m a sideline coach so I shouldn’t judge!

  4. Doris Gardner

    Mary,
    I love your blue and white quilt! And Connie’s quilts are always great! We are in the bullseye for the strong storms tomorrow so may not get much done!
    Doris in Alabama

  5. Claudia

    I would be very scared to let Siri go out… she has no protection at all with all paws declawed. ( just a worried cat mom) .

  6. Jacque

    Mary – sorry your team lost – but my family are all Aggies so we’re pretty happy the Lady Ags are doing so well!

  7. Sandy

    Hi Mary, l love the serenity of your blue quilt, l have just found a bag of odd blocks done many moons ago with some similar blocksin it, so will look at them with different eyes now!everyones quilts are inspiring, i just finished my large hexagon quilt today, so will take a photo after washing pencil lines off it,Perhaps siri needs a outdoor caged area. Take care everyone, best wishes from sandy a

  8. Jean

    Oh gosh Mary but Siri just cannot go outside… ever. Poor soul has no protection whatever. And if she were to wander off…
    Connie can put fabrics together better than ANYONE! Your blue and white quilt is just lovely!

  9. Connie R

    For Kathy in Western NY: I love your charm cubby! Can you tell me the name and company of that cute paper doll type pattern sticking out of the wire basket on the top. Thanks!!!

    1. Kathy in western NY

      Connie – it is a Pieced Tree pattern from 2011. The paper doll is about 6”, the rows in between are made with 2 1/2” squares. The other pattern sticking out is a Mary and Connie pattern called Puss in the Corner.

  10. Connie R

    For Kathy in Western NY: I love your charm cubby! Can you tell me the name and company of that cute paper doll type pattern sticking out of the wire basket on the top. Thanks!!!

  11. Kim J LeMere

    Connie has been busy and I do love a blue quilt and I think the dots make it so interesting. Hope you find a Easter dress and I cant wait till I feel safe going shopping. I get my first shot today, woohoo! It raining buckets here in middle Tennessee and it would be a good day to stay in and quilt but I wont miss my shot appointment. Its spring time and rain is welcomed, lots of trees are blooming and we have mowed 3 times. Siri is so cute, I miss my daughters cats, lucky you to watch her.

  12. Kathy in western NY

    Mary – good luck dress shopping. The styles I saw in Target all reminded me of little house on the prairie which is a popular look now, I guess. I have been searching myself and I pulled out my old sundress patterns and quilt backing fabrics to think I should just sew my own dresses again. Going to half inch seams again versus the one quarter inch seam will taking some getting use to after all these years. But I have gone to several stores and nothing yet. Still have the mall with Penney’s and Macy’s to check. I do miss our Sears store dearly.

  13. Kathy in western NY

    Sorry I forgot to say that the project bag picture using mini charms gave me an idea for some friends who could use them. I am use to seeing vinyl for the front and what a great use of some coordinating mini charms.

  14. Nancy

    Please keep Siri inside. Years ago my cat, which was declawed in the front, accidentally got out and we weren’t aware until we heard the commotion in the backyard. A stray German shepherd got her and gutted her from neck to tail. She had no defense. I know that is gruesome but true. We’ve never had another cat since.

  15. Sue in Marion, IN

    Sorry about the Iowa ladies…but the Indiana U women are in the Sweet 16! It’s a shame the men’s team went nowhere..the coach is fired and I hope they get somebody with some gumption to replace him! I don’t live in Indianapolis (my adult kids do) but our tv affiliates are there and we’re getting a lot of fun tournament trivia. Last night…who’s doing all that team laundry? Turns out there are two semi’s provided by Lowe’s full of washers. The uniforms have to be hung to dry! They said they’ve done 11,000 pounds of laundry since the playoffs started and have only lost three socks!

  16. Nikki M in Tx

    Made the Suburb pattern durning Covid stay at home for granddaughter & name it Covid Village since houses socially distanced.. ( warped since of humor.) Working on Village right now…132 little houses & am trying make as scrappy as possible…did not like look following directions so only using 3 fabrics per house..1 for body..1 for roof & 1 for door… happier with look. This will be house quilt # 3 in past year as also made Painted Ladies…lol, just happened, not planned! Severe thunderstorms last night, need to make animal & fence line check this morning.

  17. Freda In Oxford, AL

    I’m glad that you have been informed by others that DECLAWED Cats Are Not To Go Outside! We have 4 Inside Cats & they need to protect from each other from each other and the dog! I just TRIM our Cat’s nails just above the ‘Quick”(spelling?) once every 3 weeks or so ! Siri is a BEAUTIFUL Cat! Love Seeing her PIC/s! These Spotted Cats are very expensive (But I have not Priced them Lately!)

  18. Lorraine McGeough

    Love the mini charm quilt show. Thank you so much. Each of the little quilts is so darling.
    Siri looks quite content and comfy.

  19. Elaine Welda

    Lovely quilt show in this post! Does anyone know the name of the quilt pattern in the second quilt from the top (scrappy octagons in it)? I am interested in making it if I can find the pattern.

  20. Nancy

    I love the cross tile quilt — the colors are fabulous. And the blue and white is beautiful. I noticed the fabric your kitty is resting on. Do you happen know the name and maker of the fabric? Those dogs look like stylized Airedales to me, my favorite breed. Thanks!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Nancy – the cat is laying in a dog bed purchased online several years ago – I have no idea about fabric origin.

  21. Kelli

    I love charm quilt #3 – does anyone know the pattern???

    I love your blue quilt Mary – so very pretty! Can’t wait to see the top finished. So nice Siri is coming back to visit – enjoy!

  22. Janice Hebert

    Wonderful quilt show! Love your blue and white quilt Mary, it’s coming out so nice! and Connie’s quilts are beautiful. Kathy’s wooden cubby is adorable, gives me some ideas for my “sewing room”. Weather here in MA is wonderful this last week, spring seems to be staying! No mowing just yet but we have lots of daffodils blooming and lots of perennials are poking through the leaf litter. I love this time of year the most! Jan in MA

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