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 Little Quilt ~ Stage 3

    My January Little Quilt is finished, binding and all! I just wanted to say a couple of things about the process that might be helpful. First, for this particular design more contrast is better. It is very easy to turn a HST to the wrong position and it happened to me. I believe had I used a higher contrasting color in my HSTs ...

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    January Little Quilt ~ Stage 2

    This weekend I worked on my January Little Quilt and finished it minus the binding. I decided to accentuate the diagonal feature of the design by quilting it diagonally. I sure was tempted to cross-hatch the whole thing, but really love just the diagonal quilting now. The 4-Patches and Half Square Triangles (HSTs) were a snap to complete.

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    January Little Quilt

    Little quilts are so fun to make. They are quick to sew up and give you a multitude to opportunity to experiment with color, variety of blocks, and gifts if needed! The January Little Quilt is 15-1/2″ x 17-12″ and can be purchased in two ways. A kit is available for $7.15 or you can

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    Little Quilts Quilt Along ~ New

    7223 January Little Quilt ~ 910061D January Little Quilt Download HELLO! This is the unveiling of our newest Quilt Along, Little Quilts, beginning January 5th! And, above is the January Little Quilt (7223), the first Little Quilt of the year. How it will work is this; on the first Monday of ...

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    Gifty Galore Project – 23

    I like to save the very quick and easy projects for the tail end of the Gifty Galore season. It seems like a practical thing to do given how little time is left to make last minute gifts, right? So, here is the final project of the year, a lovely Tree Trivet from Stitching and Bacon. The project is made from the collection

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    Boo To You!

    55883 Boo To You Tis’ the season, don’t ya think? So it’s time to celebrate! I love this time of year when the great trifecta of holidays is upon us! Ideally, these seasonal projects should be ready when the time is near, but it’s my bent to make each special project during the appropriate ...

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    Country Elegance
    Country Elegance

    I am such a lover of appliqué, especially wool work (appliqué), and this book is chock full of it! There isn’t a project without this beautifully executed technique. A rare find these days are quilt books with a country theme using rich, dark, vibrant colors in projects that stretch from pillows to bed quilts. The templates for the appliqués are reasonable to make, however, geared more for ...

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    Double Wedding Ring Table Runner

    The Double Wedding Ring table runner was a perfect fit for the bride and groom table at my daughter’s wedding. She asked for a special quilted table runner for their table and this design was perfect! Several years ago I made a Double Wedding Ring king quilt for my bed. I’ve always loved this block but hesitated to make a full ...

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    Contemporary Curved Quilts

    There are eight beautiful, contemporary projects lined up in this delightful and highly visual book. The projects are built around the use of a specific ruler, Quick Curve Ruler, and are needed to complete all the projects. If you love gentle curved piecing you will love these easily executable

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    Metro Rings Quilt

    Connecting Threads received this delightful pattern, Metro Rings, and a clever ruler, Quick Curve Ruler from the company, Sew Kind of Wonderful. I was just dying to try it. Metro Rings is a modern take on the traditional Double Wedding Ring design which I also LOVE. I ...

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