Thursday, August 20, 2009

Some Pretties I Have To Share....

My friend came over today with this gorgeous top! The top still needs the borders. I'm in love and tried to convince her to make me one too! Who all wants one? Maybe I can hook us up! LOL The above pattern can be found here and is called Gathering Baskets.

Here is a top I quilted for my no blog friend today. The quilt is from "The Sweet Life" book by Anka's Treasures. Pattern name is Citrus Punch and Arcadia fabric used. I simply quilted all-over with Jacobean quilt motif.



In yesterday's mail I received the sweetest little surprise from Pat. She knows I love signs and she also sent me two FQ's along with that adorable homemade card! (some people have all the talent!) Thank you Pat you truly made my day! Look...Merry (Mary) Quilting! Too fun!


Kim's husband Tom's tests confirmed a complete blockage in Tom's right leg. From the groin to the back of the knee the artery was completely blocked. What little blood flow he had to his lower leg and foot was from secondary veins. They caught this just in time. A bypass procedure was done. I thought it would be nice if you could take a moment to send a prayer two her way during this difficult time.

39 comments:

Karen said...

Oh, you do know that I love it! Baskets done in dark colors. Couldn't you just say the quilt disappeared? Must have been a break-in! LOL!

Carrie P. said...

You are right, the basket quilt is gorgeous. I really like that big flower too. The other quilt that you did is great too.
Very cute sign.
I don't know Kim but I will go over to her blog and send get well wishes for Tom.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Boy your friend made a beautiful quilt. And I love the Merry Quilting sign. Have not seen that one before ;-)

Kaaren said...

That's another thing I've recently added to my 'to do' list...a basket quilt. I just love them and they sem to be popping up all over.

Love the quilting on the second quilt. Pretty colors.

I'll keep Kim's dh in my prayers, Mary.

Carol said...

I love basket quilts. This one is beautiful! Love the applique on the border. Too bad about Kim's husband, thanks for letting us know.

Sherrill said...

Ooo, I love that top quilt and have the pattern/book as one of my 'to do's' so guess I won't pester your friend to make it for me! HA

Rebecca P said...

Your friend's basket quilt is so pretty, you are so right about that. Your quilting on the other quilt is wonderful. Love her fabrics.
Prayers going up for Kim & Tom

Fiesta said...

Mary the quilt your friend made is spectacular but I know it was alot of work.
You must tell her that your blog friend said it it spectacular.
As usual you do the best quilt designs for your customers.
Are you feeling better?

Danielle said...

Love the baskets, add me to the list of people that want one! It's awesome ;-)

Anne said...

Love love love the basket quilt. What pattern is that? The sign you got is so clever too. What a nice gifty!

Pat said...

You are very welcome Mary. Thanks so much for letting us know about Kim's hubby. Thoughts and prayers are on their way.

Kim said...

Thank you so much for leaving your kind thoughts and prayers for Tom and I here among Mary's beautiful quilts and friends. Tom will be so pleased and surprised when I share this with him later this morning.

Rita said...

Marvelous design, they look so nice with clean work.
I like the basket in dark colors.


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Stina said...

Oh my gosh... Love the Basket quilt.. I mean I really really love it..:o))) Gorgoeus... tell her that!!! :o)
Oh.. love the little sign from Pat.... I love all kind of signs too.. and they cant be foud here..YET.. but I have seen some around... so maybe in the future!!!! :o)
Pat is a sweetheart!! :o)

Barb said...

Love the quilts Mary....and your fun surprise.

Julia said...

Love Love it!
count me in for a basket quilt too!
I really must make one!
Julia ♥

Anonymous said...

Could you let us know the name of the basket pattern. It is really nice.

Tins and Treasures said...

Yes, those quilts are amazing.

Pat said...

Just went and posted a little note to Kim. The basket quilt is wonderful and so is the one you quilted yesterday (great fabrics). Now...if you friend is so inclined (after your urging) to make multiples of that basket quilt and give them away.....heheheheHE......then do put me on the list to get one!!! LOL

Shakerwood Primitives said...

Well, yea, I want one of those quilts. Beautiful! If she could just cut a kit for me, I'll do the sewing! And I REALLY like the Merry Quilting sign. What a good friend!

*karendianne. said...

Yes, a prayer is in order. Scary. That could have been a real serious situation.

That basket quilt is lovely. Yummy. And the work you did on the 2nd quilt is perfect. I like the Jacobean Flower treatment.

And look at the sweets you received in the mail. For once you get something!!! I love the sign. That's the bomb.

How are the boys? School? Hope to hear you're feeling well? We need a real life chat. You know, of the carbon-based Land Line Connected Sort..

Lori said...

Wow! If you can hook us up it looks like your friend will be busy for awhile making baskets! LOL

Melody said...

You can go ahead and hook me up too! That is a beautiful quilt. The sign is great too!

Tam said...

Oh Mary! That quilt is gorgeous!
Your quilting is perfect and what a great sign!
I sent Kim and her hubby some prayers and best wishes, thanks for sharing with us.

Zlaty said...

Very pretty! Your friend is talented. You did great job on the quilting!

Happy sewing!

Candace said...

Love the baskets, Mary - tell her I'll take one! And the second quilt is so pretty - great colors! So sorry to hear about Kim's husband - I'll go right over!
Cheers!

Elaine Adair said...

Look how much MORE beautiful that basket quilt is by the applique ooching over the border lines. Exquisite - I'm going to use that technique on MY next applique/pieced quilt. It's a beauty!

Wendy said...

I can't believe I've missed a couple of posts this week. You're right I love those baskets. Your friend did a wonderful job of making them. What a cute sign for your sewing room, I would keep it up all year.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Mary, Love the Basket quilt, it looks like a Primitives by Lynda Pattern. Your friend has a special quilt coming along nicely. Thanks for sharing, I love signs too and yours is extra special.
Thanks for the update on Kim.
Hugs, Carrie

MARCIE said...

Sign me up for that quilt giveaway! Ha! It is a beauty! Let us know when it shows up on her blog--and where.

Karen said...

Oh Mary I love it!!! The basket quilt is simply scrumptious! Count me in for wanting one!!
Your quilting looks great!
How wonderful for you to receive a surprise gift in the mail! Lucky you!
"Merry Mary Quilting"!!!!! It has a good ring to it!

Lizzie said...

Love the basket quilt. what pattern is it?

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Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Sign me up for one of those basket quilts! That's so gorgeous! Do you get to quilt it? I've started cutting pieces for a basket quilt, but after seeing your friend's baskets, I don't even like it any more! I want hers.

I love your quilting on the Citrus Punch quilt. But then I always love your quilting!

Cute sign! That should fit in well with your others.

Thanks for letting us know about Kim's husband. It's good that he's doing well now.

Hope you have a good weekend!

Kathie said...

great quilt , is it a pattern do you know?
oh I just love your new sign
that is awesome
Kathie

Allyson in Alaska said...

Ok, I think we all need to ask Pat where she got that Merry Quilting sign, cause I want one! It's fantastic! The basket quilt is beautiful. Great colors for fall. Thanks for sharing.

Millie said...

Mary, your friends Basket quilt is gorgeous and thank you so much for sharing!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I am a big fan of Heather's designs. I love see different color variations and this one is right up my alley, as far as fabrics. I LOVE IT! It is so dynamic.

Michell said...

These quiltling are awesome...
Thanks for sharing..

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