Windy Monday, 4-12-21

Honestly, will the wind never stop? And it’s only 40 degrees this morning – my list of work is long for today and I didn’t sleep well so the day itself will be long.

This is what is on the longarm – “Daughters of the Regiment” from our book “A Country’s Call”.

Here is the original in the book – what a difference, huh?

And Connie is working on Prairie and Pine – here it is in progress.

Remember this nice pile of fabric?

Soooo nice!

And for those of you who still ask about this neutral 4 patch quilt,

here it is in the book “Scrap School”.

Look at Susan’s great coat!

And for those who asked about Telly’s meds, this is what she’s on. Many of you have had previous experience with liver function in dogs and have used this medication.

(This is a private message to my friend Carol who is having trouble with her subscription – please let me know if you got this blog post in your email box. I’ll keep trying to figure out what’s wrong and why you aren’t receiving it.)

Thanks for reading, Everybody! Happy Monday!

26 thoughts on “Windy Monday, 4-12-21

  1. Jo in Wyoming

    Well, we have snow…again!!! The wind blew yesterday.
    What a nice post today, thanks for all the great pictures.
    All close by quilt shops have quilt carrying books. I keep looking for Scrap School and finally ask about it. All answers were, “We can order it”. Our world is changing.

    Going back to jail was exciting! There is a new deputy in charge and there is a budget for supplies 😁. I , no longer have to purchase or collect everything they use. Plus, and this is a biggie, there is a person that fixes their sewing machines!!! I can just teach. I took pre cut squares last week, they were so excited. I think I will take my UFO’s. They enjoy something to start from.
    Isn’t this great? I’m loving it as much as they are.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jo in Wyoming – is there something you need for mail projects that I might be able to send you instead of putting it on the garage sale? I’d be so happy to do that! Snow? Oh, ick!!! It’s supposed to freeze tonight – guess I’ll be ,ovine my little trees back into the garage. Do your quilt shops buy Martingale books? I am going to send you a care package!!!

      1. Jo in Wyoming

        If you have orphaned blocks, they would love those.
        Because they can’t have plastic bags, I’m going to bundle UFO’s with selvage ties and ask if that is acceptable for them. I will also ask about paper patterns. Last year they weren’t allowed paper.
        I’ll know more after Tuesday.

        Did I tell you…they are fostering a cat from the shelter. No dogs, they have to go out to potty, but a cat can go in a box. Isn’t that great!

        The stores around here aren’t buying any books except The Fig Leaf in Ft. Collins. They are still getting Quiltmania magazine.
        Mary, you are so good to all of us…we just love you for who you are.

        1. Mary Etherington Post author

          Holy Smokes! This is perfect – I have bunches of blocks, pieces of borders, etc! I don’t even get Quiltmania anymore because it’s so expensive and out of my league- haha! Give me a nine patch or a log cabin block!!! I’m thrilled they’re fostering a cat – I don’t suppose you can take a picture?
          I’ll get some stuff together and send you!

    2. Lynn

      Jo, so happy for you getting back to your jail program. Still waiting here in CA. I have a therapy dog that goes to our jail and some of her pups were raised there.

  2. Diane in WI

    Another windy day in southeast Wisconsin, too. The sun is coming in and out through the clouds. I hope Telly feels better; he is a sweetie. Take care everyone. Have a good day.

  3. Betty Klosterman

    Ladies, it’s spring. Just wait 5 minutes and the weather will change. A week ago (April 5) Hill City got 20″ of snow in 1 day. What we got was very little, but it was rain/snow and melted almost right away. But we were very happy to have moisture! And wind. Strong winds – 60 mph gusts. They are getting really old.
    But I’m in the house sewing plus washing and ironing clothes and a few extra things cleaning wise. I’d really rather sew. And watching the Oscar movies.
    Jo, I can just imagine the big smiles on your arrival at the prison. Sewing is so good in many ways and they have something nice made with their own hands. Your unused blocks will bring lots of excitement, too. Maybe your outside quilting friends would donate their unused blocks? Our Project Warmth group love the donations and gladly make them into beautiful quilts. I often wonder if the original makers of the blocks ever see them finished.
    Mary and Connie, your patterns with bright colors are great. You will have a whole new following!
    Our quilt show is a go for early June. It could be amazing!
    Take care. Betty in Rapid City

  4. Norma Gebhardt

    Rainy and 50 degrees in central Ohio. I bought the Scrap School book and it is a wonderful book. Would highly recommend it. I am trying to find fabrics to make the Sea Glass Star quilt. Bought the V Block ruler and I’m hoping I can figure it out. I am having trouble finding the light fabrics especially the white with black writing. Do fabrics like that go by a special name?

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Norma – I don’t think they have a specific name – they are plentiful around here!

  5. Marlene P Armbrecht


    I found the Christmas Pickle pattern booklet at a shop in Colorado where either Smith or Milligan had taught the class. They got some in and I just purchased. Go to and search for Christmas Pickle. Thought you might like to know! Thanks for your post about it!


    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Thanks, Marlene! But I already purchased a copy for both Connie and me – now to find some time!

  6. Mimi

    Vous avez vraiment de très beaux patchworks félicitations pour toutes ces créations

  7. Jean

    Oh happy day! Thanks to Marlene for the pickle dish info!!
    Great blog today Mary! Thanks.

  8. Mary Rhodes

    It odd here southwest Ohio. Rained Saturday n Sunday. Today gloomy n looks like going to rain any minute. Cold with some wind. Driveway has lots moss in it now! Love the quilts. Isn’t it something how color can change the view of quilt! So sorry for Telly and you. At least Telly enjoying himself. Wonderful to hear that Norma can do more! Christmas pickle thanks where to order. I think it was in magazine long ago because l laugh thought b great to make with backing in pickles!

  9. Kathy in western NY

    Wow Susan what a gorgeous coat you made!!! Sure will be warm for you next winter. Thanks for sharing it. The whole post was full of beauty. It is amazing how color changes a quilt and I love how you are helping us Mary to go outside our comfort zones and try something different. Rainy day but we sure needed it. I am not use to seeing cracks in our soil so you know we had dry yards.

    1. Susan K in Texas

      Thanks so much! I enjoyed making it and will enjoy wearing it when it gets cold.

  10. Jill C.

    Mary, what were the size of your setting triangles on your neutral quilt? I prefer the size you used over adding an outer border. Thanks. Jill

  11. Kathy Hanson

    Susan’s coat is gorgeous! Love seeing all the quilts as always! So tired of all the wind!

  12. Mrs. Goodneedle

    No problems receiving this post; your quilt on the longarm is lovely, as is Connie’s house quilt. Prayers continue to be raised for your beloved Telly. Spring will come and stay one of these days, we’ve done a bit of a hesitation step with the season change here too!

  13. Nancy

    This week I have been looking at a “A Country’s Call”. I love “Daughters of the Regiment” made with dark setting fabric. I like it made with the light, too. Did you make the one made with the dark fabric? Is so, do you have a link to it on instagram?

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Nancy – I will get it bound, take a picture and then put it on Instagram. Yes, I made both quilts – the one shown in the book and the dark one I just quilted.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Carol Brooks – really? That Kayla can fix anything! I’m so glad you mentioned it.

  14. Nancy

    Can’t put a link to your instagram? I looked on your blog, but see a link to it. Thanks!

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