Snow Day, 1-15-21

Here’s the view from the front step this morning – I had to take a picture quick before Rick destroys the serene beauty with the tractor.

We didn’t get Jo’s 105 mph wind and I’m thankful we didn’t!

Here’s the quilt show:

And this is what’s on my little bed – the original Bullseye quilt from the book Quilts From Aunt Amy published by Martingale. I still love it and marvel at how we came up with this technique and the subsequent popularity of making it. I loved the process so much that I’d like to make another one. I’ll put it on my list.

I started a new quilt yesterday – I’ll tell you about it later today when I have more time. Right now I’m off to the chiropractor! On slippery roads!

48 thoughts on “Snow Day, 1-15-21

  1. Dorie Hansen

    Is that Van Briggle pottery on your shelves? I am a quilter and love your blog. I am a graduate nurse from State U. of Iowa 1958 and have many fond memories of Iowa. I love the saga with your new dog.

  2. Deb E

    I’ve wanted to make a Bullseye quilt for ages — seeing yours just made me put it on the ‘next’ list. Lovely!
    Hoping the chiropractor visit & commute to and from went smoothly.

  3. PennyC Maryland

    Mary, I love your bullseye quilt!! I have admired yours and all the ones your followers have made as well. I so want to make one too!! Going to Amazon to see if that book is available.

    Be careful on the roads and have a good visit with the chiropractor.

  4. Carol at Pin Oak Quiltery

    Beautiful snowy landscape. Glad you avoided the 100+ mph winds. We’re expecting Lake effect snow here on Lake Erie, during the Buffalo Bills playoff game with the Ravens. Hopefully the Ravens will wear snow boots! Anything to slow them down and help us on our Super Bowl Quest. A girl can dream…

    1. Charlotte Shira

      Go Bills! I’d love to see them in the Super Bowl. My grandson was a red shirt freshman QB when Josh Allen was a senior at Wyoming. He really likes Josh and said he is a good guy!

  5. PennyC Maryland

    Hi Mary, I got the book Quilts from Aunt Amy, said it was the last one!! I can’t wait until it gets here, so excited!!!

  6. Nancy TD

    Snow is pretty here too. 7 to 8 inches of snow. I sent you my finish on Monday, but you haven’t posted it. I will try again today.

  7. Marie Tate

    Mary, Have I missed a posting as I don’t see you mentioning the little scared doggy anymore. Have you given him up for further care? I love your blog but the advertising pop-ups are so frustrating at times.
    Love your farm setting and of course love Hazel. thanks for a nice blog to visit.

    1. Sheila in WI

      Marie: Jo, the dog you are asking about, went to live with a different family. You must have missed that post.

      1. Marie Tate

        Thanks so much, Sheila, that solves my puzzlement. I hope you have a great day and be safe, best wishes from B.C.

  8. Joyce from NY

    Love your bullseye quilt, still haven’t made mine, hope to sometime soon! The quilt show is wonderful as usual. No snow here yet, think we are getting some tonight.

  9. Sunflower from Michigan

    What a beautiful picture out your window!! The quilt show was fabulous. I wonder if Jeanine could say where she got her pattern? That is so beautiful and I love the small blocks. I don’t know if I’d ever make it but I love to read patterns! And I have scraps.
    Hope your trip was safe there and back. Take care.

    1. Carla

      I am wondering the same thing about Jeanine’s quilt. It looks like little patterned blocks are mixed in. It’s the pottery McCoy perchance?

      1. Mary Etherington Post author

        Carla – yes, most of it is McCoy – I’ll post a better picture of it.

        1. Carla

          Haha, thought so. I have a modest McCoy collection as well. I will definitely be going to Bonnie’s website to look into that crumb quilt!

    2. Jeanine

      Sunflower – That is called a crumb quilt. If you go to Bonnie Hunter’s website, she has a free pattern there for making one. Basically, all you do is sew any scraps together to the size you like, and then square the block up. My blocks are 4″. Then I sewed nine together in 9 patch fashion. You really don’t need a pattern. I love working with scraps like this.

  10. Diane Bauer

    Your snow is very pretty!!! Ours blew away yesterday with 18 hours of warm Chinook winds. Drive safely as you are out and about!!

    Your bullseye quilt is beautiful—looks so soft!! I made one during your quilt-along a couple of years ago, and it is a big favorite! Mine is on my bed as well. I’m wondering, given the interest above (including your own!!), if you would consider leading another quilt-along for it? I know I would join in and stitch another one!

  11. Pat

    Mary, your bullseye quilt is a favorite of mine. I would like to see a picture again of the black and white bullseye quilt that a reader made.
    We’re having lots of snow here in Michigan too.

  12. Marsha

    I love the quilt on your bed so much I bought the book twice – lol! I have some UFOs to finish and then I want to do some easy fun stuff and this is one on my list!

    Be careful & stay safe!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Marsha – NO! You own two books and still haven’t made a Bullseye quilt? Well, it’s time to make one and I hope you join the quilt along that I’m organizing now.

  13. Charlotte Shira

    The snow is so pretty! All the DDs are stunning and I love your Bullseye quilt. That is also on my list of To Dos! I need to get the binding on my #12.

  14. Jean

    Mary let’s do another bulls eye quilt along! Last one was such fun and it appears there is still lots of interest out there!

  15. Launa

    Mary, I have more snow than you…na, na, na, nu! 😉🥶 Sunny 13o up here, but could have flakes by 4-5 pm! Was sunny yesterday with blue Idaho sky!
    Thanks for pictures posted today.
    Enjoy your adjustment; hope it eases your back problems. Be careful driving on icy roads!
    My Bullseye is a UFO runner. 🤫

  16. Nikkinin Tx

    My snow is long gone & none in forecast. High winds however.
    Love the Bull’s Eye quilt on the bed. Just so soft & inviting, & i am not a pastel person.

  17. Sandy

    Hi Mary, Jeanine in Iowa,s scrap quilt is right up my street! A great way to clean out the scrap bin! It’s hot up here in the Waikato, so have been in the pool every day.l would be in for the bullseye quilt sew along too. Take care everyone, best wishes from sandy

  18. Sherrill

    WOOO! We didn’t get the snow but DANG we have the wind!!! Yesterday AND today! It’s terrible! I, too, loved the bullseye quilt and have thought many times that I’d like to do another. Maybe before too long it’ll happen.

  19. Linda in So Cal

    Get idea for another bullseye quilt along. I missed the last time you posted it. Death cleaning the quilt room…too much fabric everywhere! Need scrappy quilts to use up fabric & stay away from the quilt shop. Ha! Ha! Thanks for snow pics. It’s pushing 90 today; warm weekend predicted. We really need rain. More fires.

  20. Jo in Wyoming

    The quilt show today is great. Thanks to all.
    Mary, you’re snow is pretty. The boys and their toys. They do love to play with them.
    I am determined to get borders on a blooming 9 patch today…as they say, make hay while the wind blows. At least in Wyoming “while the wind blows”!

    Have a great weekend everyone

  21. Maureen Pierson

    I never get tired of your Bullseye pattern. It has been my go to quilt for over 20 years, for graduations, weddings, and most recently a fundraising auction. I’ve given them all away. Time to make one for me!

  22. Jeanie S, Central IL

    What a pretty snow picture, Mary! We just had soft, intermittent snow showers today.
    Jeanine in Iowa, your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the directions. I love finding fun ways to use up my scraps.
    Have a nice weekend, everyone. Stay Safe!

  23. Sheila in WI

    Your snowy landscape looks so pretty. We are finally getting snow here now.
    Today’s mini quilt was once again full of beautiful quilts and projects.

  24. Louise

    To Lynn of Scottsdale,AZ- the snowman is adorable. Is there a pattern? Is it a bottle cover?
    Thanks, Louise

    1. Lynn in Scottsdale

      Thanks Louise! The pattern is in a Art to Heart Cottage Charms book by Nancy Halvorsen copy written in 2004.

      It is a bottle cover or you could sew a thread loop on the back and hang it on the wall which is what I am going to do with the second one I am sewing.

  25. Janice Hebert

    Oh, wow. That photo of your bull’s eye quilt and the soft McCoy pottery – just beautiful! I love that look. I’d love to make another even though I haven’t finished putting mine together from the last bull’s eye quilt along, lol I have the top finished, just need to put it all together and quilt it! I’m looking at yours to get ideas for the quilting. That’s what stopped me, wasn’t sure how I wanted to quilt it. I’ve even considered doing that “large stitch” quilting on it. Yours is beautiful. And Jeannine’s Crumb Quilt, that’s beautiful too! All of today’s are lovely, nice work everyone! We’re getting lots of rain tomorrow. Not looking forward to that, would rather have snow. Jan in MA

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Janice Hebert – I will show you how the original Bullseye is quilted so you can do yours.

  26. Diane in Maryland

    Love looking at your snow! So gorgeous! I am hoping we get some this winter. It makes the world quiet and beautiful to me. I just love to quilt on a snowy day, read a book along side a fire in the fire place (ours is gas but I don’t care…haha), and drink hot chocolate. My husband is also one who races to get on his tractor and mess it up! He says he has to move it before it freezes. I say it is so beautiful and he says I have never shoveled enough of it! Some truth to that. I grew up in the south and snow is magical to me. I have daffodils with buds and other spring bulbs up! Very early for them to do this. We still have a lot of winter left in this area and typically get snow in Feb. Some years we get a lot, others none.

    A little friendly rivalry…. we are hoping the Ravens beat the Bills…haha…and that they do well playing in your snow!

    Another wonderful quilt show! So many talented quilters out there! I truly enjoy seeing each item everyone makes! Wasn’t that cute little snowman perfect for your post!

  27. Susy Boyer

    Wow! Jeanie in Iowa. That’s an amazing quilt. So many little blocks in it. Beautiful work.

  28. B. J. Berlo

    I made a BullsEye quilt when the book first came out and I enjoyed every minute of the process from start to finish. As a matter of fact, it’s on my bed right now as I’m recovering from Covid. I’ll not be doing any quilting for a while as I get my strength back. In the meanwhile, I can still enjoy this blog and think about what I’ll work on as soon as I’m able.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      BJ Berlo – best wishes to you for a complete recovery! We’ll all be here to entertain you with our chatter!

    2. Diane in Maryland

      Yes, we will all be praying for you to have a complete recovery and that you’ll be back in your sewing room soon. God bless!

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