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

    OLQ 22A
    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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    OLQ 10
    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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    Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 11

    Welcome to Week 11 of Gifty Galore! I chose to make a project by Jenny of Elefantz—she published a tutorial about a Pincushion/Needlebook made with old CDs. To read her tutorial, click HERE. The fabric for the top and bottom of the Pincushion/Needlebook  is 7820 Spring Aqua from the Vignette Collection by Laura ...

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    Sep LQ 8A
    September Little Quilt ~ Part 2

    Wahoo! We are finishing the beautiful September Little Quilt using the Birchtree Lane collection. The September Little Quilt pattern is now available for download here if you prefer working from the pattern. The kit is still available if you love the rich dark hues of Primitive Pennies. This step is where we finished last time, so lets begin…

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    September Little Quilt Fab
    September Little Quilt

    We have the most beautiful Little Quilt this month. Two of my favorite elements with the September Little Quilt are Log Cabin blocks and warm, rich country colors. A great combination I’d say! Our Little Quilt is made from the ever popular Primitive Pennies and we were lucky enough to get the ...

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    August LQ 16
    August Little Quilt ~ Part 2

    Here we are, back again for the finish of this wonderful Attic Windows August Little Quilt! The downloadable pattern is now available and you can access it here! As I mentioned last time, I used the collection Garden Square for most of my Little, however, I did throw in a couple of

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    August LQ 9
    August Little Quilt

    The August Little Quilt is constructed with the Connecting Threads Quilter’s Candy Basics in a cheery winter theme. The Kit is now available with the pattern download becoming available August 3rd! I like the idea of this cool-themed quilt for August! Our August Little Quilt is a sweet repeat of the Attic Windows block. This is perfect for showcasing a fabric with a ...

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    Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 3

    Here is the Happy Sunshine Pincushion found in the Fast, Fun, & Gifty book. It is my gift to all the Gifty Galore members who inspire me every day with their wit, wisdom, and love for each other. I made my beautiful pincushion in wool. I love wool work so much as it brings a

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    July Little Quilt ~ Part 2

    Here’s our July Little Quilt in the collection, Land of the Free. I was huffing and puffing last night finishing this up so, unfortunately, it is not quilted. However, I will post a pic later when it is quilted. The July Little Quilt downloadable pattern is found here through this link, and ...

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    July Little Quilt 12
    July Little Quilt

    Hey, ready to gear up for a crackling good time with the July Little Quilt? Ready to infuse your world with lots of Americana revelry? This Little Quilt will do just that with all the opportunities to dip into your red, white, and blue stash, or use what comes with the July Little ...

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