Friday, March 2, 2012

Already Friday? Where Have I Been?

I quilted this little top weeks ago in with a bunch of other small ones and finally got it bound. I missed Darlene and Cheryl's Christmas Through The Year for February and will submit this for March with (hopefully) some other finishes for gift giving.


I missed the date because I've been busy quilting others and then somewhat ill again. For those who follow me and remember my episode last July...something similiar again. I've been nursing myself and drinking ALOT of water.



I wanted to show the back of this little quilt and a very simple and inexpensive way to hang it. You can place a slim dowel rod under those corner flaps and then hang on one single hook or nail.



Gift or not, I had to model the latest finish around my home for fun. It is now safely tucked away in the gift giving box that Darlene and Cheryl suggested.



This is another sweet finish. Carol gifted me this tiny top ages ago. I finished the binding on it this week too. This little quilt is only 12" x 13" if that. I love chestnut quilting all over for fun texture.


I hate when photos turn but there it is. I wanted to share a photo of the tiny iron shoe that I've had for years. I don't know a thing about it besides its discovery when my parent's home was built way back and it was found in the dirt.



A nice surprise showed up in the mail this week. These are Marcie's latest patterns fresh from the printer! Aren't they wonderful? You can see more of her designs at Patchalot Patterns.

I spy a sweet giveaway at Carol's blog too so I'm spreading word. If you are interested in winning the book called, "Sonoma Rose" get on over there and tell her I sent ya!

51 comments:

Sue said...

Very lovely quilts, Mary. I really like those corner flaps on the back for hanging purposes. What a great idea.

Love Marcie's new patterns!!

Hope you are well soon.

Loris said...

I love how you have quilted the wall hanging! It looks beautiful.
Sorry to hear you've been dealing with health issues again. Hope you feel back to yourself quickly.
I've started sewing those corner flaps on my wall hanging quilts too. Interesting iron shoe...and how it was found. I love old metal objects too.

Laura said...

The wall hanging with the flowers is really cute!

WoolenSails said...

I love your little quilt and the quilting and I love the way you put pockets for a dowel, very nice finish and idea.

Debbie

Robin said...

Oh, the quilting on the Carolina Lily wall hanging is so pretty. It really dresses it up.

Wendy ~ Quilts by the Sea said...

Hi Mary,
I'm so sorry that you are under the weather, I hope you are feeling well very soon. Your quilting is so wonderful....I never get tired of looking at it! The metal shoe is called a "shoe last" it was probably used by a cobbler that made childrens shoes. I have several in wood, quite small also. A lovely find!
Wendy

Needled Mom said...

Hope you are feeling better soon, Mary.

Your work is just beautiful. I always love to see the back of the quilts.

Your little shoe is a tool for a cobbler or shoe repair. They actually went on top of a steel bar (into that hole at the top) so they could work on shoes. I have a couple of them and I recognized yours right away.

I hope you can enjoy a good weekend.

Miriam said...

Wow, what a stunning little quilt! Love it!

I hope your health improves quickly.

JCnNC said...

Would love to get that pattern for your Carolina Lillies - if you will share your source. What is it with February - I had a minor set-back also with bronchitis - Spring is here and do not have time for this. Judy C sending warmest wishes.

Wendy said...

Your little quilts are darling, love the quilting. Thanks for the reminder on the corners, I always forget that trick. I hope you are feeling better real soon.
Take care,
Wendy

Janet said...

Your Carolina Lily is just beautiful! Your quilting is just perfect for it.

Patty C. said...

Your little quilt is just beautiful!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well again. I hope you are back to your healthy self soon.
Love your little finnish - Anyone would be thrilled to receive it. The quilting is spectacular.
I'll be home next week to send you that backing. It will be a few weeks.

Karen said...

I like the Carolina Lily piece a lot. It has a different setting which makes it unique. It is a good addition for your future Christmas gift box.

I hope you get to feeling better soon. I have missed the e-mails.

Carol said...

Love that little quilt Mary, nice quilting too. Someone will be very lucky to receive that gift. The mini quilt I gave you looks great with the quilting. Thanks for sending friends to my blog for my giveaway.

Anne said...

Ha....guess what? Your Carolina Lily is already on Pinterest. I saw it there before visiting you. Funny huh? Anyway, it's been pinned because it's gorgeous!

Shelley said...

Oh you got your Carolina Lilies quilted!! It's so sweet. Still on my to-do list using wool for the lilies. Hope you feel better soon:)

MARCIE said...

Glad you like my patterns Mary. I adore your little lilies quilt, and the wonderful quilting! I would love to make that someday. Be well!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Oh I like that little quilt, really cute.

Lesley said...

Love your little quilts! The quilting is wonderful, as is the piecing!

Lynn said...

Love the quilts, the quilting on them is really exquisite. Every quilter in NC needs a Carolina Lily Quilt I think!

Kaaren said...

I have to say that this is my absolute 'fave' of all of your small quilts, Mary! I'm definitely in L-O-V-E!!! And the quilting??? Simply devine!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my goodness that first little quilt is gorgeous! And thank you for showing the small flaps - I've not seen that before and it would certainly work well for a couple of my quilts. blessings, marlene

onlymehere said...

I lovc your idea to hang small quilts. I'm going to remember that. Sorry you've been ill again but hopefully you'll kick it for good this time. Thanks for sharing your fun thing. I hope somebody who knows something about that shoe can give you a history of them...if not the actual history of this particular shoe.

sunny said...

Your quilt is adorable! The quilting is fabulous, and I love they corner flaps. Someday, I hope I can afford to have some professional quilting done.

Carrie P. said...

I remember when you showed us that picture from the magazine. Your little quilt is lovely and someone will enjoy it very much.
sorry you have been having problems again. get well soon

Darlene said...

Well, there you are!!! I've been missing you. That's a sweet quilt you've finished for a gift - it's adorable.

I'm sorry you've been feeling poorly again - take good care of yourself.

Deb said...

It's adorable and I really like the way you added the corners for hanging. Need to checkout those patterns too!

Rebecca P said...

Mary, I'm sorry to hear you are not well again. I will keep you in my prayers.
What beautiful quilting as always. Such a darling lilly quilt. I just love that all over pattern on the twister wall hanging.
Neat antique shoe.
Rebecca

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt! Hope you are feeling better, what a neat antique shoe

Stephanie said...

Both are little beauties! Love how you photographed them.

AnnieO said...

Such a gorgeous Carolina Lily, Mary! I used that flap idea on a wallhanging I made too, works a charm. Love your little twister and iron shoe, too.

Michelle May said...

Hope you're feeling better! Beautiful quilts and that idea to hang them is just brilliant! Thank you!
xx

Ariane said...

Wow! Love both your quilts. They are beautiful!!

Sue said...

I love your carolina rose mini quilt! What a clever way to hang it. Thanks for sharing.
Get well soon.

Sinta Renee said...

I am just trying to catch up and see all that you have been up to! Beutiful things for you and for gifts too. I love that shoe... how cool was that to find and now it is a household treasure!

Bari Jo said...

Hi Mary! I am so sorry to hear that you are sick again! Oh I feel so badly for you! I hope you are doing better now. Your quilt is soooo cute! I remember when you posted it and I looked high and low to find that magazine and was so happy when I did! Seeing it all quilted makes me want to go make it!!! Get well soon!

Bari Jo said...

ps I love your triangle idea for hanging small quilts! Genius!

Denise :) said...

I love that little wall hanging, Mary -- very darling!! And I especially like your quilting in the border!

Has anyone tried to talk you out of using the word verification yet?!? :)

Quilt Hollow said...

Note to self to check word verification

Melanie said...

Hey Ladybug--- This was from American patchwork and quilting ,right?!? What month-- WOuld you mind sharing..... I just picture it in blue and green....

Sue-Anne said...

HI Mary, Your little quilts are gorgeous and the quilting on them it stunning! Hope you start feeling a whole lot better soon.

Tammy said...

Love the corner flap tip, thank you!
Gorgeous quilts, get well wishes and prayers being sent your way.

Marie said...

Both quilts are just wonderful! I love the little shoe, also. They seem to go together.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Adorable little quilts!

Sorry I'm late, computer probs. I hope you are feeling much better now!!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Your quilts are so lovely! :)
www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

merumo said...

Ohhhhhh, I've seen this one (I keep saying that to you!) at Pinterest not too long ago and book marked the pattern. Love yours!!! Thank you for sharing the hanging idea. I will have start doing this for my minis as this is really a nice way to show off all the minis I'm making :D

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

The minis are so pretty! My goal is to make a mini Twister one. I have the tool. Just need to get on it!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Oh and I hope you're feeling better, Mary if not, I hope you start to feel better soon!

Allyson said...

Love the little tulip quilt. The quilting's beautiful, as always, but the little block itself is sure a cutie!

Kim said...

I see a number of people have mentioned that your "iron shoe" is a shoe last. My grandfather was an old Italian shoe repairman and he had many of these. When he retired, he set up a repair shop in his garage and I remember the nuns would come to him to have their shoes repaired. Thanks for the memories! I wish I still had his forms.