Saturday, December 4, 2010

I love this post!

Holly with berries quilted on Carol's charm runner screams homespun Christmas! Love it!!

I have a new feather design that I'm in love with! This is Carol's Butter Churn quilt using Moda's Wild Rose fabric....YUMMY!

Gosh seeing the texture in the perfect lighting! Thank you Carol for allowing me to share before you see them in person! I was just too excited about seeing these quilted.

LOOK at my win from Cyndi at Bluebird Swing Designs!!! I have to tell you that this tote is awesome! I cannot get over how professionally put together with grommets, zippers, pockets, it!

Here is a look at the inside. Cyndi makes beautiful handbags and totes. Please, please spend some time on her blog scrolling through older post to see some of her work. She takes orders! She is amazing! Let's try to convince her that we want an Etsy or special tab on her blog of her professionally made totes!

Cyndi included extra goodies in the tote that I forgot to photograph. Thank you Cyndi for not only the tote but pocket calendar, recipe cards, notepads etc. I'll be placing an order soon!
Another photograph I completely forgot to take before this post was a win of some patterns Julie no longer wanted. Thank you Julie!
I've been emailing back and forth with Sue today about us both freezing. I lived in England for three years before moving to NC. It has been snowing in England and cold. I told her I was thankful to not be there at moment. Well, a look out my window and IT IS SNOWING!!


Tonya said...

that is a super nice tote bag, love your quilting too

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a beautiful tote. I know Cyndi does gorgeous work. And so do you!!

Sue said...

I love those quilts and the quilting is gorgeous! So beautiful.

I love following Cyndi's blog and she does make some beautiful hand bags.

Enjoy your weekend

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Gorgeous quilting again and lucky you to win that great bag from Cyndi! You are both so talented!

Anonymous said...

Love the quilting on Carol's quilts!

Nancy E

Candace said...

Yikes - fabulous quilting on a fabulous runner, Mary! Love Cyndi's bag, too! We have snow as well today - just another day in now country (wink)!

irishgirlsews said... the machine quilting, not to mention the fact that the quilts are beautiful, but they really sing with your lovely quilting stitches. You are a very very very talented machine artist!!

Pat said...

Your quilting is always so wonderful!

kasthurirajam said...


Cyndi said...

Mary, your quilting on Carol's runner and quilt are breath-taking! I'm just in awe of your talent! Carol showed me a photo of it last night and I was instantly in love!

And I am so happy that you like your tote. I'm going to be sending you a little something for your birthday to go along with it! ;O)



Cheryl said...

More wonderful quilting. I do love the holly and berries! Tote looks very useful!

Sharlotte said...

That Charm Runner is to die for! I am so excited for your win of the bag Mary!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wow! That feather design is awesome...I love the texture and depth of it. Cute, cute bag! blessings, marlene

Diane H said...

Wow! Goodies galore, love it all!
Off to check out Cyndi's blog, that's quite a bag!

Kathy said...

Beautiful quilting and wonderful bag. What a great prize to win!

It's been snowing here, too. I had to scrape the driveway before I went out this morning. At least it was just a little to have to push off, instead of a huge amount to shovel!

Julia said...

Beautiful quilting again Mary..and congrats to win that great bag from Cyndi!
Julia ♥

WoolenSails said...

Love the berry designs, really looks beautiful.
I can't wait to start trying some free motion.
Today I spoiled myself and bought some patterns and some fabric.


Mary Lou Casada said...

Another stunner, Mary!! I love the holly and berries, and that new feather is VERY cool!!! Great work as usual. Cool bags! They are like gadgets, aren't they! You just wanna have a bunch of them so you can be "stocked up" for this or that project and not have to repack! LOL
It's snowing in KY, too!! Maybe a white Christmas! Oh, how I love it (I snuggle into quilt heaven!).
Mary Lou

michelle said...

Absolutely BREATHTAKING!!!!!!!!!!!have a great week.blessings Michelle

Carol said...

I love the quilting, I'm so excited, thanks Mary for bringing out the beauty in my quilts. I agree Cyndi needs to open an Etsy shop to sell her tote bags. That bag is cute as heck.

Shakerwood said...

The snow didn't make it all the way to south Charlotte but it sure is cold enough. It looks just miserable now at the ACC Championship game that Dear Hubby is watching on tv.

Cute, cute bag! Hope to see it in person soon!

A Plain Path said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! How many ways can I say that your quilting is beautiful? :)

And I love that bag! What a great win! Of course, I'm very partial to the color red and to cherries. But, the design and quality of the tote look amazing.

So, when I finish my Civil War quilt, hopefully in a year or a little more, I'd love to see if you are available. You've won me over!

Fiesta said...

Congratulations Mary. I have received gifts from Cindy and she is more than generous.

Linda said...

Quilting is gorgeous! Way cute bag!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh that feather design is wonderful!

Wendy said...

Absolutely love your homespun Christmas quilting...beautiful!! The tote is awesome and congratulations on the win :)

QuiltSue said...

I love all things Christmas, so of course I loved the runner quilting. I love feathers, so of course I loved the quilt.

I do not love snow!

It may be cold but I'm sure the bag you won made you feel all warm and happy when you saw it, it's lovely.

Carol said...


Barb said...

I'm absolutely drooling over the feather quilting - stunning!
great tote bag prize!

Lori said...

The beautiful tote is a wonderful win!!!
The quilted quilts are so lovely to see, thank you for sharing them on your blog.

Millie said...

This is a yummy post, Mary. I love how your quiltng shows up in the pictures, just beautiful.

Cindy said...

I see why you love this post. So do I. What a great tote, Mary !! For a special person, from a very talented person.

Ooh la la, that feather quilting design is fabulous. Another quilt/tabletop brought to LIFE !!!

Valerie Z said...

Love the new feather design! The tote is awesome! All the quilts just "sing" with the wonderful quilting designs!

Micki said...

Congrats on the win! I love your machine quilting!

Betty said...

You are an AMAZING quilter... Yours is the quilt blog I open to and check others through you... and I'm never disappointed.

MARCIE said...

What a great feather design! And your holly leaves are darling also. Can't believe all that you get done! Enjoy the season!

Janet said...

That is a great tote bag, the attention to detail makes it. I do love the textures on the quilt, great job with it.

Allyson said...

Oh Mary, that holly and berries quilting is just wonderful. I need to make a Christmas quilt just so I can have you quilt it with that pattern.

Beautiful cherry tote!

Wendy said...

When I grow up I want to quilt just like you, it's fantastic. Great bag for a wonderful person.

Can I send Boo Boo to live with you? He's getting into trouble again!

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Love the quilting and how wonderful that you won - the gifts are great!!!

Michelle said...

I LOVE this post too! lol!

Michele said...

As usual I love the quilting! Great tote too! Snow! We don't get much of that in Florida!

Vivian said...

More gorgeous quilting. Your photos show us the beauty of the projects so clearly.
Love that tote!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Mary, the quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I love the bag too, way nice. Sorry I'm absent so much, I lurk but with everything going on in the house I don't stop much to comment. I'll be back to normal one of these days, LOL. Hugs...

Serena said...

excellent quilting!

we're at 10 something here.

and what a beautiful bag.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Oh. I'm loving that tote bag! The quilts are beautiful too.

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