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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    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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    March Itty Bitty Quilt

    Whether you are working from the March downloadable pattern or the Itty Bitty Quilts book, the construction of the March Itty Bitty is loads of fun and one of 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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    February Itty Bitty

    To begin, all the Itty Bitty quilts can be found in the Itty Bitty Quilts book (46239). The Itty Bitty Stack (8666) is used in the construction of the quilts shown in the book. Also, many of the Itty Bitty quilts in the book are pictured on the Wire Scalloped Stand (71445), and all are ...

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    January Itty Bitty Quilt

    The January Itty Bitty Quilt is a grand beginning to our new Quilt Along, Itty Bitty Quilts. You all probably know how I am with my quilt designs, encouraging quilt builders to “do their own thing.” I encourage myself to do that with my own quilts! So, the original set of Itty Bitty Quilts that are found in the Itty Bitty Quilts book were ...

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    December Little Quilt ~ Part 2

    Here is our December Little and final quilt in the Little Series. Today gives is the December Little downloadable pattern and the kit is already available. So let’s begin with the final tutorial of our Little Quilt! This is where we finished last time, with the house and are adding the first of three ...

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    Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 22

    Today’s project comes to you from the blog site I Heart Linen by Rashida Coleman-Hale who is also a designer for Cotton + Steel. It’s a sweet little coin purse, or it can be used as a grab-and-go sewing kit. You’ll need to click over to I Heart Linen to get the template. In ...

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    December Little Quilt

    Here we are at the end of our Little Quilt Chapter. Ho-hum, so sad, but wonderful because once done with this Little, you will have 12 beautiful Little Quilts to decorate your space with or give as gifts to someone you love dearly. This was quite a QA project wasn’t it?! Our December Little quilt is a favorite, ...

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    Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 18

    Project 18 in our Gifty Galore quilt along is an American Flag Triptych (free pattern)! You can keep the little quilt whole for your hanging pleasure, or the pattern gives directions to cut it in three sections for the Wire Scroll Tri-Stand. The tutorial following also provides direction for cutting it into three sections. Let’s ...

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