Sunday, March 11, 2012

Not so long ago I was sent a selection of fabric swatches.....
how exciting!!!

This is Cosmic Burst by Mark Cesarik....for Freespirit.....

This line is full of saturated color and movement!  I can just imagine these fabrics in a New York Beauty or even strategically cut for English Paper Piecing!
Mark's Cosmic Burst will be available in April!  Woot!

A couple of weeks ago I finished a class at Sew To Speak....I love all the folks I am so fortunate to sew with...and this class was no exception.  They made me soooo happy when they all decided to hand quilt their quilts.
Just check these out!

I **heart** Jennifer's log cabin variation.....she is an amazing quilter!

Then we have Jenny!  With an adorable bow tie quilt....Jenny has been bitten by the quilting bug!!!  Yay!

I love the stitching around the sweet!

Felisha is a new quilter!  Never quilted before and had in mind a quilt for her daughter....
a wonky log cabin with lots of white to keep it fresh!

Felisha used lots of vintage fabrics, including vintage sheets!  I just love it!
Rita used some wonderful Penguin and Fish fabric as a jumping off point.....and then placed her blocks on point to create a fun little girl quilt!
The colors in this quilt are fantastic...and the violet polka dot setting triangles are perfect!
And Peggy did this fun Star and Diamond quilt in fabulous vibrant colors!
Peggy used red cordorouy for the borders!  So yummy! 
Then hand quilted with a wonderful bold red....
I am hoping things will settle a bit in my life and I can actually accomplish a few things....I thought I had a block {Rose and Star} all finished and ready to show....but **sniff, sniff** when I pulled it out this morning I realized I don't have it finished at all.  Oy! 
As Spring is springing here in Ohio....
I am ready for the blooms about to pop up for a show....
My sweet friend April gave me a couple of blossoms that will keep me thinking of Spring all year long...
And - this little birdie told me that the re-released line of Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt will be in the shoppe {Sew To Speak} very soon.....YAY!
Isn't this the best?  Thank you so much Susan {Patchwork N Play} - you have helped me more than you know :)
Happy Sunday!


  1. Mary - Wow great samples! Will look forward to seeing these hit the shops. One day I must come and visit you in your shop and go on one of your courses - looks like it would be such fun!

    Your students are brilliant as ever!

  2. what a fabulous array of quilts! Hope all is well. x

  3. Wow they are all so beautiful! The contrast of the bow tie blocks looks great, I love the sweetness of the log cabins, and the star/diamond looks like you made it! All are so wonderful!

  4. The Star and Diamond is my favourite from your students little quilt show- the colours are quite unique! What fabulous fabric samples- you will have fun playing with them, planning another great quilt! I hope there is some sun in your Sunday, dear friend. S

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  6. I love your blog!!!!

  7. Your great teaching is shining through the classroom projects...thanks for sharing. I think of you often and hope that your mom is doing better, Mary. Blessings to you and yours.

  8. Gorgeous fabrics and the quilts are all amazing. Good on them for the hand quilting!

  9. Love all those quilts, I can tell where their hand quilting talents come from.
    How exciting is that fabric..just your cup of tea.

  10. Talented group of quilters to be and a great teacher is the best match! Love the quilts, so different, so pretty.
    Thinking of you and your family, and sending a hug...

  11. Such a nice quilts, I love them all!
    You are my inspiration to make a quilt for my grandson, I used the patern with the hexagons. Thank you so much for this great idea

  12. I love the quilts your students made!! Take care x

  13. Beautiful hand quilting. I think you are responsible for a lot more people hand quilting with perle cotton--yay!!