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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Year of Pillows, Baby Quilts and Unfinished Projects.....

I feel like I did more pillows this year than in years past....
Pillows are like doing a mini quilt and soooo much faster....

This rainbow pillow was done by Molly and proudly sits in my family room....

Union Jack....


A Dresden Plate...



Another Union Jack....


A pillow for Enzo...


A pillow to match the Coin Quilt....


I have had a few babies to sew for this year....




And a work-in-progress....


I have lots of ideas floating around for projects in the New Year.  But here are a few I will continue to work on and finish....fingers crossed!!!

  


Whew!!!  Better get to it!
Happy Wednesday!
mary

23 comments:

Little Island Quilting said...

A veritable smorgasbord of creativity. Lovely.

Jennlala said...

I found your site on Pinterest. I have been researching and trying to find paper pieced hexagon quilt examples on the internet and have not had a lot of luck. I was happy to see what you have done. Along with all of your other beautiful creations.
My MIL passed away last year at 85 years of age. Several years ago she started a PP hexagon quilt made of little, teeny, tiny one inch hexagons that are about 3/4 of an inch finished. I have inherited approx. 2300 hexagons! Some already appliqued on squares but those really need to be removed and re-appliqued on new fabric. I have sorted them according to color and shade and now have to start piecing. But I do need to find a different pattern and find fabric for backing etc. the only quilt I have ever made is 9 patch done by machine and only tied and that was 33 years ago! But I have to finish her quilt. ;o) If I have hexies left over I will make something out of them also. Guess I better go to the quilt/fabric store and get some advice and a pattern. Wish me luck! LOL

Kris said...

Lovely pieces, each one! I am eager to do some sewing for my own interests now that Christmas is over!

Leanne said...

Such wonderful projects, I love them all! And I look forward to seeing what you do next.

**nicke... said...

i think i just pinned everything. i love your work mary. you really should write a book. i would buy three! everytime you share something new i think, man i wish i lived in her town and i could go to all of her classes and become her best friend! ;) xoxoxo

Nanette Merrill said...

It is all very grand Mary. Your work is great. I love to see what you do. I love your fabrics, style and flair.

Marg said...

So many beautiful things. Your work always inspires me to try new techniques and ideas. Looking forward to many more of your beautiful projects next year.

Rachaeldaisy said...

So many beautiful projects!! What a wonderful retrospective! Im impressed that you manage to get so many things finished.

Jules said...

wow, some more stunning work!, i want to pin it all!.

Patchwork and Play said...

So many pretty things!! I am envious of your use of colour AND your fabric stash!! I wish I could throw all my stash out and buy yours!

...julia... said...

Mary,
All of the things you make are like eye candy! I love looking t them and finding the hidden treasures. Like a little Dog here, and a whale there... So many cuties.
Thanks for sharing!
-Julia

Brenda said...

Your blog is beautiful and always filled with inspiration. Thank you for your hard work...I know it takes away time from quilting but is so beneficial for us! I am currently working on my first hexagon quilt. I have been trying to think of a way to combine the flowers using a smaller element than the hexagon. When I saw your tiny green diamonds, I knew that was just what I was looking for. But...I have no idea how to make those. Would you mind sharing how you did that? Is there a paper piece out there online somewhere that I need to buy? Thank you for your help in advance. Brenda

Janet said...

You do have a distinctive style and it's all so lovely. The cushions are wonderful and you've inspired me a lot this year with your projects and productivity.

Nicky said...

Mary I need a Molly Flanders pinboard just for you!

Your flower garden is growing apace as are your pyramids. I just love how you put colours together....

Keep up the good work - can't wait to see the next year of Mary's makes!

Mary said...

Jennlala....I hope you find this reply {I couldn't find your email}...My goodness that is quite a load of hexagons! But you are so fortunate to have them. Best of luck - I am sure it will turn out lovely!

Mary said...

Hi Brenda! I hope you find this reply...I couldn't locate your email address. I used a pattern from this rather old craft book for my hexagon. Here is a link to the book - amazingly it is still available on Amazon!http://www.amazon.com/Better-Gardens-Traditional-American-Crafts/dp/0696015307/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325166682&sr=1-1

The link is rather long...the book is a Better Homes and Gardens Traditional American Crafts. It has several quilt patterns as well as other crafts. A very interesting book. Good luck!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

All beautiful! I love the quilting on the baby quilts :)

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

Mary I just love your blog! Not sure if I've left a comment before - but wanted you to know I named it as one of my favorites of the year on my blog! Thanks for the inspiration!

Brenda said...

Mary, thank you very much for responding to my note about the hexagons. I had to laugh when I looked up the book on Amazon b/c that same book can be found on my mother's bookshelf. I sure appreciate you taking the time to help me. Happy New Year!

Linda said...

I do so love your quilts! The yellow log cabin and it's gorgeous stitching is my all time favourite.

Carla said...

How fun to read your 2011 ReCap and see all of your pretty quilts in one place. I'm so very glad to get to meet you in person this year and to call you my friend. Many blessings to you in the new year, Mary!

Live a Colorful Life said...

What an inspiration you have been to me this year, Mary. Looking forward to 2012!

Beth said...

I love seeing all the photos of your work together like this, the colours are amazing and it's very inspiring. Can't wait to read what you make in the coming year.

Wishing you and yours all the best for 2012.

Beth (the linen cat)x