Saturday, 3-6-2021

I can’t get behind waiting for the comments to appear so here we go. Connie has been very busy finishing her Tula quilt. Here it is – Betty had to try it out!

Wrinkled but DONE! And it is spectacular, isn’t it?

I can’t wait to see where she hangs it.

Here are the Dirty Dozen photos I’ve recently received:

Not a DD but sent after I expressed a desire to make this block – I love it!

And this old Country Threads improv quilt went on the guest bed yesterday. All those leftover blocks put together created a quilt!

We’re back to normal church tomorrow – one service at 10:30! It’s so exciting to be back!

I’m finishing up a few projects before I can allow myself to dig into a new one. Jill’s quilt needs only borders, an old Country Threads quilt is on the longarm machine and I’m working on blocks found in this book to be presented as the April meeting of women’s fellowship at church so I’m not relaxing but really wanting a new project.

Thanks for hanging in there with the blog, comments or not!

35 thoughts on “Saturday, 3-6-2021

  1. Gloria B.

    Connie’s quilt is a stunner. And others you shared are wonderful as well.

  2. susie Q

    I just left a comment but don’t see it, will check to ask I be notified, etc. this time

  3. Kathy in western NY

    What a great post on quilting inspirations!! Connie’s gorgeous piece, your one of blocks on the bed, the wonderful ones your readers share with us and then imagining you putting together your talk for church with the book. No – you certainly make the best of every day Mary for sure!!!

  4. Charlotte Shira

    All the quilts are beautiful! I love Connie’s Tula quilt and that is a great way to use all you blocks Mary. Very clever!!
    I still can’t read any comments….I even cleared my cache and cookies. It didn’t say I needed an update on my Chrome. Glad I can at least read your blog.

  5. Jean

    No comments. Boo!
    I love love love Connie’s quilt. I tried so hard to find that kit. No luck.

    1. Shitley

      I love Connies Tula quilt. Very eclectic. But I really love your leftover bed quit. ❤

  6. Barbara Moore

    Love all the DD quilts, plus the ones both you and Connie are working. And Betty? Be still my heart.

  7. Carolyn Boutilier

    Lovely show of quilts and full of inspirations. Connie’s quilt is stunning. that quilt is on my wish list. I worked today cutting out the remaining blocks for the School Girl sampler. I just need to sew the last 21 four inch blocks and all 72 blocks will have been sewn. Need to applique the center which I am changing as I will applique a salt box house like the one we live in. I put little houses in some of the blocks. I need to hook some gifts so this quilt will be put up for a few months then finished later in the summer or fall.
    Glad you are getting back to your friends at church and services.
    Carolyn b Shenandoah Valley Va

  8. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    The comments do post eventually; this afternoon, I read what I posted yesterday. The projects in this post are all wonderful. I have never made anything like the black and white geometric w/a splash of orange, but it intrigues me.

  9. Sandy

    Good news Mary, l found the cat! She had slipped under the quilt folded on the bed ,last place to look after checking all the cupboards, drawers and stuff.take care,best wishes from sandy

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sandy – oh thank goodness!!! She’s probably scared yet but she’ll get over that. Remember I told you how much I loved Bengal cats? Well- I might be able to rescue one! Stay tuned!

  10. Jo in Wyoming

    I said WOW more than once looking at the picture on today’s post. They all are fun.
    Thanks, Mary for not giving up on us. You are a treasure.

  11. Betty Klosterman

    Connie’s quilt is pretty nice. I have a question. How did she piece the striped star points so she got the stripes matched going around the center? Did she use the freezer paper method?
    A lady brought a large bag of quilting scraps to the quilt shop and I ended up with them. There are some very interesting pieces that will go with my scraps. As I have time, or mood, I iron a bunch and then cut them into desired pieces. I just can’t throw them away – or they go into pet beds. My Gramma who raised 5 girls in the depression instilled in me “don’t waste it.” She didn’t have a very easy life.
    Sure glad the little boy is home looking very perky.
    Take care. Winter isn’t over, but spring isn’t very far away.
    Betty in Rapid City

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Betty Klosterman- Connie’s Tula project was indeed freezer paper pieced giving her absolute control over how the fabric lays in the quilt. It is a very complicated pattern and one I don’t really want to struggle with but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the work that has gone into it.

  12. patti

    connie’s quilt is great – looks like it would need concentration, paper-pieced? all the other quilts are wonderful as alway. still hoping to finish my #10. love the country threads improv quilt looks fantastic. good use of leftover blocks. spring will come this year. patti in florida

  13. Beth Laverty

    I am still seeing the comments so that is good…. I love all the quilts you have been showing lately. I must get back to the 9 patch I started SEVERAL months ago. I am “trying” to lessen my stash… LOL… until I find something I can’t resist buying anyway.

  14. Sheila in WI

    Thanks for the post and all the lovely quilts.
    Comments appear eventually. I did try the steps Kayla suggested, but it didn’t make any difference. Ahh! Soon or later it will be resolved. Thank you Mary for hanging in there.

  15. Synthia

    The comments are working for me, now. Hip, hip, hooray!!!! 🙂
    I’m loving all the pictures of quilts. Thank you so much for a great blog.

  16. Beryl BC

    Beautiful quilts! I cleaned a corner of my sewing area this week. I found a small kit for a small quilt “Summer Basket” from Country Threads. It was in the program where you mailed an envelope of items on a maybe monthly basis. It is so cute I think I’ll move it up on the list of projects to do. I’m seeing comments.

  17. Kim J LeMere

    Connie’s quilt is really colorful. I need to look at Tula Pinks fabrics and see if something needs to come home with me. Glad you will be able to resume church services, enjoy the fellowship.

  18. Diane in WI

    Wonderful things to look at on the blog today. Everyone’s talent is amazing. Looking forward to 50-60 degree weather this week. The robins and red-wing blackbirds are back, and the geese are flying north. Maybe it’s spring.

  19. Janice Hebert

    Aw, Betty looks so pretty on that beautiful quilt! It really is an amazing quilt, love the fabrics. So nice to hear that you had regular church services today! Our state is slowly starting to open up. We are expecting warmer weather by Tuesday! So thankful and my chickens will be happier, I’m sure. Got quite a bit of frostbite on combs of the roosters, hoping it will heal eventually. I’ve also got two broody hens! But I got 12 eggs today from 15 hens, pretty happy about that! Jan in MA

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Janice Hebert – it was 60 here today! But very very windy so the chickens didn’t venture far. I have gone from getting a dozen eggs a day to only 6 today. Now where are they laying them? Did you know that hens lay eggs on a 30 hour cycle so you won’t always get one egg per hen per day? No frostbite here except on the hen I rescued and hers is looking nice and pink again.

  20. Connie Tesene

    Hi- Connie here
    The Tula quilt I just finished is called “Tula Sunrise”. It was a kit I purchased from The Modern Quilt Studio in Omaha, NE. I’ve been working on it for about 1-1/2 years, so It might not be available.

  21. Marcella

    I am enjoying the post and comments from yesterday. I do not receive the comments on the day you post. I don’ t mind since I usually look at the post several times. Connie’s quilt is a show stopper! The quilt you like is called Winding Ways. The pieces can be cut using a accuquilt cutter die. I saw a robin today also, spring is soon to be here.

  22. Kathy Hanson

    Connie’s quilt is so gorgeous, and such fun to see Betty again too! Wonderful “quilt show” today with the DD projects, isn’t it so wonderful to see so many people getting projects done that have been having around unfinished!!
    Great job everyone!!

  23. Margaret in North Texas

    I really like the Winding Ways quilt also. Connie’s quilt is stunning!!

  24. Tanya T. in Houston

    LOVE that Jasper is home and doing well!

    Can somebody film your quilt block talk at church? I would love to be there! And, show us your blocks, please!

    Connie, we are glad that you are safely home and love your work. Can’t wait to see what else you came up with for us while you were in Florida!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Tanya T – hmmm…let me see how I can do that for you. That will make me pretty nervous!

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