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This and That

Hello all, ME here.

Spent some time exploring Pinterest this morning. Here are a few of my best quilty finds.

I don’t know if I’m too old for these scrap necklaces or not. Hmm…they look cute against the plain white T shirt. Definitely could be an idea to do with kiddoes.

Love this girly quilt. The dress mannequin and the parasols are the best! If I spy this pattern somewhere I’ll have to have it. What a great pieced border too.

This quilt  (Dec 6, 2011 post) is gorgeous. The fussy placement of the flowers in the clamshells is especially nice. I certainly admire the patience of some quilters–my patience is used for other things. I won’t ever be making a quilt like this but I sure do like it!

Here’s a very cool dresden fan block. Love how you can make it look very circular or more octagonal. I also like how the dark band at the center vs. the dark band at the outside really changes the look of the block. This one uses a 15 degree ruler for the wedges (6 per quarter). If you want, just enjoy the pictures and skip the “mathy” stuff at the end. For me, the former math teacher, I appreciate that she included that part!

Here’s the last one for today. I love words on quilts, and I love miniature quilts. This idea combines both. I think I may have to do something like it. Since I also love redwork, I might embroider whatever words I include.

BTW, how is your Loosey Goosey star coming along? I have the idea for the June star ready. It’s a nice pieced block, not too much matching except a few corners. I’m planning for the 6 stars to have lots of background fabric around the perimeters of the blocks so they will “float” a bit. Remember there are no “rules” for this quilt-a-long so if you didn’t want to do the first paper pieced star, feel free to jump in anytime. As you finish your stars if you would like to have a photo included in our Loosey Goosey album at the guild site, you can send a photo to me, or to Don Dee, webmaster extraordinaire, or bring it to show and share at the next meeting.


  1. Jane Browne says:

    Hi, I finished mine. I really appriciated the instructions at demo night. I am excited, I am doing a red , white, and blue quilt. Jane

    • Mary Ellen says:

      Hi Jane, I love the red, white and blue idea. I wish I had thought of that-I don’t have a good patriotic quilt to bring out on Memorial Day!

  2. Paula Foerder says:

    I love the interesting quilting ideas you find. I’m already thinking about the words on a quilt. Maybe an art quilt on one side with some words to go with it? The girly quilt was so cute – what a nice gift it would make.

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