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Monday, July 16, 2018

Tah Dah!!!!

Over the weekend I finished the latest barn project.  This one isn't finished as a wall hanging because my customer would like to frame it.  

I think you can click on the picture to embiggen it


- Pam Kellogg has put out the call for submissions for the Winter/Christmas edition of the 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' magazine and rather than me re-saying what she already has, here it is....."I'm looking for Winter and Christmas designs, crazy quilt dolls, bears...anything 3 dimensional, ornaments, snowmen, gingerbread men, santas....typical Winter themes."  and "  If you would like to share photos, articles, tutorials or if you would like to purchase ad space, please drop me an email!"   You may contact Pam through her email address     Crazy quilters are a curious bunch and we'd LOVE to see what you're working on or any tutorials you might want to share.  Remember - the magazine is written by YOU so please don't be shy!

- Many bloggers are referencing Christmas in July, so in that vein, how about lots of links HERE to making Christmas-themed table runners?  There's another pattern HERE that could easily be enlarged to make a wall hanging or larger quilt.

- Further on the Christmas in July theme, how about THIS adorable gingerbread house - in crochet!  And perhaps some of THESE little snowmen to go along with it?

- There's a tutorial HERE to make a shadow quilt block.

- THIS is one of those things that makes you simply think 'awwww'.

Another anonymous quote today.."Never make someone a priority who only makes you an option"


  1. Beautiful finish, Mary Ann! The sky, tree, grasses and wild flowers, all just
    Yes, the sock puppies are adorable and they look huggable.
    Have a great day.

  2. Well, those leaves made a wonderful tree! This is beautiful. I'm sure they'll cherish it.

  3. Wonderful job on the barn / landscape. I'm sure it will be treasured. Lots of nice 'stuff' in the links but oh so little time. Thanks

  4. Anonymous7:38 PM

    Hi Maryanne you have done a marvelous job of this,the barn pic is awesome,you are so clever my friend xx

  5. I love this barn - these works of yours are amazing to see. I can't imagine the time and effort that goes in to these but they are truly wonderful! The boards are my favourite part... you nailed them.
    And "embiggen" is my new favourite word!

  6. Another TRIUMPH!! It's gorgeous.
    xx, Carol

  7. Yep....this barn is my favourite. Love everything about it, the gorgeous hued sky, the tree with all those itty bitty leaves you so painstakingly created, the barn boards, the flowers.........! Just fabulous Mary Anne! Aren't those sock puppies the cutest??

  8. What a lucky customer! Your barn is fantastic!!! Thanks for the reminder about the magazine. :)

  9. Another fabulous finish, it looks wonderful!

  10. I love all the quilting you did on this Mary Anne. I am amazed at how quickly you got this done. And with so much intricate detail. Beautiful!

    1. Thanks Becki - I almost have to pinch myself sometimes because I can't believe I'm actually finally managing to act on something I've dreamed about for so long.

  11. It is stunning Mary Anne! I know I would be delighted with it if I had commissioned it! Christine xx


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