Quilt Show Continued! 7-31-2020

You guys do some beautiful work and thanks so much for sending me your pictures!

And then this scene, every day in the barn!

“Sisters, sisters! There were never such devoted sisters!” From the song of the same name – do you know it? I take one hen out every afternoon and by the time I leave the barn she’s back in the nest with her sister. I have given up – they must like it!

And here’s our Sweet Angel, helping Dad at his desk.

And here’s a picture I took last night of Connie’s zinnias – isn’t it just beautiful?

Tomorrow is August 1 and we’ll be drawing the Dirty Dozen number for August – get ready! I’ll try to post early in the day because I know you can’t wait to see what you’ll be working on.

Until tomorrow…..be still.

29 thoughts on “Quilt Show Continued! 7-31-2020

  1. Margaret in North Texas

    I can only echo what others have stated about the beautiful #5 finishes. Oh, I love the zinnias and the backdrop just makes the colors pop!!

  2. Sandy in Indiana

    Beautiful Post! so many beautiful quilts 🙂
    Love the Sisters & the zinnias!

    Stay Safe Everyone…..

  3. Charlotte Shira

    WOW what beautiful quilts! There’s a lot of talent in this group. Love all the pictures.

  4. Sandy

    So many beautiful finishes, but I do love red and that red and white quilt is gorgeous. I did see two of each block. What an undertaking. I am so glad to see it finished, but can understand how it ended up as a DD project. Sometimes the best projects are so daunting. Loved the chickens and those zinnias. My mom has grown zinnias forever, but at 91 is not able to manage that anymore. It was 100 degrees here today in eastern Washington. Stayed in and even took a nap. And, we are two weeks in on our new puppy adventure. Love her, but oh, those sharp puppy teeth. She has definitely put a dent in my sewing time. Stay safe all.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Sandy – I remember those needle sharp teeth – Hazel has chewed on so many barn doors that her teeth are squared off, something I worry about.

  5. Kathy Hanson

    The quilts are all so beautiful! Loved seeing the sisters – they are best buddies for sure!
    Loved Hazel “helping” dad!!

  6. Sheila in WI

    Another fantastic, mini quilt show! And the picture of the sisters just made me smile! I know there have been bumps in the road with your blog, but thank you for not giving up. It is so refreshing and appreciated.

  7. Jan from TN

    Love seeing all these quilts!
    Karla’s R&W Christmas quilt is stunning. Karla, is that by chance the “mystery” Christmas quilt from Primitive Gatherings from about 4-5 years ago. I never even started mine & at this point I think I’ve used the red fabric for something else. Lol! Your is gorgeous. If it’s the same quilt, those were 6″ blocks. If Lisa Bonjean from Primitive Gatherings was to do that quilt today, she’d probably use 3″ or 4″ blocks. She likes the teeny, tiny pieces. I don’t! Ha!

    1. Karla T

      Jan, you are exactly right ~ Yes! it is the mystery Christmas quilt by L.Bongean of Primitive Gatherings. Lol..you are probably right about the 3″ or 4″ blocks. She does like small pieces☺️ I was crazy enough to do TWO of each block for a larger quilt. Lol.

  8. Kathy in western NY

    The two color red and white quilt I made years ago is still my most favorite quilt to display thru winter so of course Karla’s grabbed my eye. So fun seeing what everyone makes and feels so good about completing. I am excited to see what I start on tomorrow……..

  9. Nancy TD

    Great finishes. Loved them all. The red Christmas quilt made me want to make one. The zinnias are so colorful. Wish I would have planted them this year. Keep busy at quilting and stay healthy.
    Looking forward to the new DD tomorrow.

  10. Beryl in Owatonna

    All of the quilts are beautiful!! I will join when I get into an apartment. Each day is one day closer, I am waiting for the call it is my turn!
    It has been good being back in MN, it seems to be cooling off some. Cooler next week, YAY! Sunday only 68 and some rain. I am ready for fall I guess. I will be back in Iowa next week, some cooler there too, then back to MN on Friday.
    Thanks again for all the wonderful pictures!! I sure enjoy seeing what everyone does.

  11. Janice Hebert

    Love all of the pictures. The Sisters! So funny. Aren’t chickens fun to watch? We were greeted with crowing this morning – first time! And it’s from the youngest batch of chickens! Not sure how many roosters we have but I believe four and maybe five. Anyway, I love all of the quilts, the Christmas quilt is stunning! The others are great, all so inspiring. I love the pieced dog quilt! Brings back so many memories, my grandmother used to sew squares together like that to form the dog body and then sew it with a gusset of pieces and the back was the same dog shape, does that make sense? It was a little pillow shaped like a dog. So cute! Would go great with that quilt! After seeing Connie’s zinnia’s I am going right out to our garden and pick some! My husband always grows colorful zinnias and cosmos. Your picture is so pretty! It is such a relief today, not much humidity (although my ankle hasn’t caught on to that, pretty swollen) and much much cooler than the past two weeks. So nice. Jan in MA

    1. Jeanne S

      So many beautiful quilts. I especially loved the red Christmas quilt by Karla T. Is this a commercial pattern. It is wonderful, a work of art.

      1. Karla T

        Hi Jeanne ~ The quilt was a BOM by Primitive Gatherings about 4 yrs ago or so. I think it’s still possible to get the patterns, if you contact them I bet they could tell you how. Or possibly check Lisa Bongean’s blog in the archives. Happy quilting! Karla.

    2. Rhonda in Urbandale, IA

      Oh Janice, I know exactly what you’re talking about regarding the dog pillow. I purchased instructions for it and made one for my granddaughter. It was all 2-1/2” squares and there are floppy ears made with pairs of 2 squares sewn together on 3 sides and turned right side out then inserted into the seam at the top of the head. Button eyes attached through the stuffed dog. She loves it! It was fun to make.

  12. Sandy

    Hi Mary, thanking you for posting the photos of my friends quilts, the hand pieced stars are by Judy, and the little dogs are by Nancy for charity quilts.looking forward to our next DD! Best wishes from sandy ❤️

  13. Sue in Oregon

    I love zinnias too. They are always so bright and cheerful. They last for ages in a vase and they never seem to complain about their conditions. I have some nice ones this year too.
    I am on the last leg of my #5. The binding. Don’t know if I can finish today but surely tomorrow. It is only a wall quit and I think I will machine stitches the front.
    The last day of July and all of the finishes are fantastic. Karla’s Christmas quilt is so special. Don’t we just love our quilt shows every few days?

  14. Patty McDonald

    When I saw you post about sisters, I had to comment. Love the song and especially seeing Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby preform it on Holiday Inn. It’s a classic! Love reading your posts and seeing all the lovely quilts from around the country. So much talent.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Patty McDonald – one year I worked in a club at a resort area and the band sang that song until the other waitress and I could sing it by heart!

  15. Susan K in Texas (but in Iowa now)

    I’m visiting my grandson in Iowa this week. I finished and sent my DD knowing I needed it finished before our trip. Woke up to 66 degrees this morning and took a walk. It was so much nicer than 80’s in the morning and high 90’s in the afternoon. Beautiful quilts and love the sister chickens.

  16. Ellie

    What a collection of beautiful quilts! I’m glad I don’t need to pick a favorite because I couldn’t do it.

  17. Lisa in HOT eastern Washington state

    That song was sung by Vera Ellen and Rosemary Clooney in White Christmas. Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby did a parody of it while the girls tried to skip out of their lodging! Of course I remember that song! Ha ha.
    Thanks for sharing all the DD pictures.

  18. Janice Shock

    Be careful with the baby helping dad on the computer, ours tried to order a large order from PetSmart. And our lap tops have touch screens and when she licks them they go weird. This all started when needed to board her and the office manager would let her help do books.

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