Mari

My main responsibility is designing new quilt patterns for the fabric collections Connecting Threads develops. How exciting this is, as I enjoy exercising my creative bent, which is almost exclusively devoted to quilting. I have been a quilter for thirty years, and during that time chose to frame my booming interest with a number of classes in design. Another creative outlet I find extremely relaxing during my private time is painting fine art in acrylics.

Recent Posts by Mari

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    Weekly Curated Sale ~ Appliqué & Embroidery Tools

    We LOVE appliqué and embroidery here at Connecting Threads! There’s nothing better than sitting on the sofa at night with a good movie, needle and thread. For this sale, we’ve picked some things that work well for appliqué projects and embroidery. Both are so popular right now– especially embroidery! I so enjoy the challenge of choosing the right thread color and thread that will blend well and sink into the fibers of the textile, like you would sink into a warm, soft ...

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    Partridge Mug Rug

    Our Partridge Mug rug shown here is made from the collection, Grace. Perfect in blue, and the partridge is offering a branch of peace to the receiver. What a lovely thought, eh? This is a simple construct with just two pieces of fabric to make up the base, and the appliqué which can be done quickly with fusible. The blue base is quilted in ...

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    A Memorial Weekend Project

    This last week I purged my whole stash and donated most of it to the Linus Project. While purging I found this project. It was put together to make a scrappy bow tie quilt for a twin bed. The bow tie blocks finish at 2-1/2″ and I need 420 blocks. I know, crazy, huh? Well, I love little piecing and have wanted this ...

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    October Itty Bitty

    This is my favorite Itty Bitty of the bunch, October! I’ve been making all of them again from wool, however, the original is so cute with the Quilter’s Candy Basics and Osnaburg, I just don’t want to remake it. I love how the Osnaburg tears and the color looks so much like bandages. SO perfect! And, this ...

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    September Itty Bitty Quilt

    September Itty Bitty was a snap. It went together so fast! Really! Even locating all the perfect wools, binding and backing. I was so pleased with the results as well. Contrary to the pattern, the numbers were cut out of wool rather than being embroidered. Well, you’ll see all the ins and outs below. Now to get business out of the ...

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    August Itty Bitty

    The August Itty Bitty was a challenge for me, not in the way you would think. It was the most, uh, how shall I put this, plain of all the Itty Bitty’s. I really had a hard time transferring it into wool and I finally came up with an option that I loved!!! Wahoo! Below are ...

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    July Itty Bitty

    The construction of the July Itty Bitty Quilt was so much fun! Of course I love everything red, white, and blue, so construction this Itty Bitty was especially enjoyable. Here are a few tools I used for all the Itty Bitty quilts… Itty Bitty Quilt book Wire Scalloped Single Stand Fabric ...

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    Itty Bitty June

    Whether you are working from the June downloadable pattern or the Itty Bitty Quilts book, the construction of the June Itty Bitty is probably the most detailed of all the Itty Bittys, however, it’s just SO cute! It is so Summery and luscious. Here’s a rundown of the tools I used in the building of this

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    May Itty Bitty

    Whether you are working from the May downloadable pattern or the Itty Bitty Quilts book, the construction of the May Itty Bitty is a little more detailed, however, I think you’ll love it! It is so happy and pretty with lots of freedom for variation in color. Here’s a rundown of the tools I used in the building ...

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    April Itty Bitty

    Whether you are working from the April downloadable pattern or the Itty Bitty Quilts book, the construction of the April Itty Bitty is loads of fun and another one that is the easiest of the bunch. I particularly enjoy the needlework. Here’s a rundown of the tools I used in the building of this quilt… Itty Bitty Quilt book

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