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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    Madison’s Baby Quilt!

    Beautiful little Madi needed a beautiful little baby quilt for her beautiful little bedroom… it is her second birthday by-the-way. Truly, a princess in the making and darling to the nines, she is quite fashion forward you know. Just look at that hairstyle! Madi is my Daughter-in-law’s niece and without a doubt gift to our families. It began with a ...

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    April Little Quilt ~ Tutorial 2

    Here we are with our second installment of the April Little Quilt tutorial. I had mentioned in the first half that the kit is made from the Primitive Pennies collection. My remake of the Little Quilt is pieced in the Settlement collection. Not quite as ...

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    April Little Quilt

    It’s time for the April Little Quilt to go live! And, this quilt is a cinch to sew up! Created from the Primitive Pennies collection, April Little Quilt oozes with rich, deep color in a very elementary design. You will love how quickly this kit is ...

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    March Little Quilt ~ Phase 2

    Our beautiful Spring Terrace collection makes such a lovely Little Quilt, and the March Downloadable Pattern is available for you when ever you are ready to make the quilt. The final construction of the March Little Quilt is brief. Once the Flying Geese borders are built, it’s a breeze!!! We have already ...

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    March Little Quilt

    Are you ready for the March Little Quilt? I love this Little and it is especially wonderful because it provides a place to showcase a favorite motif. The collection, Spring Terrace, is a super choice of fabric. It is so cheery! I especially love the center fabric with ...

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    February Little Quilt ~ Finish

    February Little Quilt Here is the last stage of the February Little Quilt. If you are wanting to participate, you may find the February Little Quilt Kit here. If you wish to work from your stash the February Downloadable Pattern is here. My quilt shown here is made from the

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    February Little Quilt
    February Little Quilt

      February Little Quilt The February Little Quilt is stunning! Made from the Nana’s Pantry Collection, it is a scrappy group of 108 half square triangles with a finished size of 1″! I know, you are probably thinking, YIKES, but it is so diminutive, being the smallest of the twelve little quilts, it ...

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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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