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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    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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    November Little Quilt ~ Part 2

    Here we are at the second half of the November Little Quilt! Can you believe we are almost finished with the Little Quilt Series?! I can’t! It seems like yesterday that we just started, and here we are almost back to January! Amazing! So, here is my finished November Little Quilt constructed from fat quarters given as a ...

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    November Little Quilt

    November Little Quilt is here! Wahoo! Spools, spools, I love spools! I just couldn’t pass up dedicating one Little Quilt to a quilting theme, right?! So, here’s the skinny; our November Little Quilt is constructed with the Lasting Legacies collection. The kit is now available for shipping with ...

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    Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 14

    This Luggage Tag is made from the Island Hopping collection which I absolutely love, love, love! So bright and perfect for a travel luggage tag. The Luggage Tag pattern is a free download and you can access it here! Just click! This is a quick sew, so look out!!! ...

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    October Little Quilt ~ Part 2

    Our first October Little Quilt tutorial left off with the completion of these three blocks. Now we will finish up the tutorial completing the Little Quilt. I chose to make the second October Little Quilt from my stash, however, if you want to work from the kit click here! Another option is of course, the pattern download that can be found here! The kit is made from Jenni Calo’s collection, Rest ...

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    October Little Quilt

    October Little Quilt is exactly what you would expect, a Halloween celebration!!! We had the most darling Halloween fabric still available for this, Rest in Pieces by Jenni Calo. I’m SO happy to be able to create this months Little Quilt out of that collection. The first task with the October Little Quilt is to create ...

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