Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Spring Fever!

Some time ago, I purchased Jen Kingwell's book, Quilt Lovely.
What a fitting title!
Everything in the book is LOVELY! I couldn't decide what to start first...until I saw Spring Fever at Minneapolis Quilt Market.
I saw Spring Fever in person and fell in love with the butterflies and flowers...and that scalloped border!
In between a gazillion other projects and family obligations - did I mention we have a newly engaged daughter - I have been plugging away at the blocks...

I enjoy working on it because it is a combination of machine piecing and hand applique. That works so well for me right now. I can piece with the machine and take the hand stitching with me as I go! Perfect!

I decided the new Heather Ross line Tiger Lily would be perfect for this quilt pattern. We received our selection of Tiger Lily in the shop - and if you are itching to pick some up...we have it at a great price! Personally, I would love to stash tons of this line, but as of now, it is not being reprinted...and there are only a couple of prints available from the manufacturer.... **insert sad face**
 But since I can't just work on one project at a time....I picked up the Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt....oh my! What a lovely book!
More on that next time! 
xo mary



  1. Ohhh so pretty--love the background you chose for butterflies and flowers...hugs, Julierose

  2. Very pretty! You have so many fun white backgrounds.

  3. Oh your applique is just making me drool.:) Love those fabrics!

  4. That little plaid bowl is sure the cutest. Love all your makes Mary. I tried to grab a copy of Mollue Makes, but the two copies our local bookstore gets in went so quickly!

  5. What a happy post- what's not to love about Jen Kingwell!!! :) I have followed your blog for about a year. The one thing that I have noticed and have really enjoyed are your background fabrics! That may seem odd, but I tend to go with pretty neutral backgrounds. Yours are full of color and little motifs and just make your quilts sing! Makes me step out of my comfort box. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  6. Gorgeous in the Heather Ross fabrics! Your post had plenty of eye candy!

  7. Looking forward to seeing your version of the Farmer's Wife ! My Tiger Lily arrived yesterday too!