Monday, March 28, 2011

WINNERS!!!

Now finally the moment you have been waiting for.... here goes.... and the winners are...

1. Hannah

2. Carol

3. Me and My Stitches

4. Jenny

Yay! YOU GUYS!!! Congrats!!

Now all you have to do is pick 2 of my patterns! They are in 2 places

1. Most of them are on my website

2. Some newer ones are right below.

Just pick the 2 you want and email your wishes to me and I'll send em' to you!

APPLE JAX


SUGAR SWEET


TIDDLYWINKS


MOSAIC


STEPPING STONES



TRAILING DIAMONDS


SUGAR PLUM



MENDED FENCES


ON THE WAY HOME - SAMPLER


ON THE WAY HOME - SAMPLER


Happy Quilting!!
Mary

Friday, March 25, 2011

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It's snowing like crazy here today and I am not happy.... But, I have some news that will make you all happy! Names have been randomly chosen, I'll post them later! Just didn't want to keep ya'll hanging. I will also post pictures of the patterns that are NOT on the website when I post the winners names so you will be able to choose from all my patterns. Pretty cool huh?!

Happy Quilting
Mary

Friday, March 18, 2011

We interrupt market preparations to bring you MARCH MADNESS

Ok, so, any of you who know me know what an absolute BASKETBALL FAN I am. I love March because it is the month when the NCAA TOURNAMENT is played. I love watching the little guy upset the big guys, I love the bracket filling out/office pool thing and I especially love to sit and watch basketball game after basketball game - I know, call me weird.. (It's also a great time to get some binding done)!!

So, here's the scoop. In honor of the tournament I thought I would have a giveaway. All you have to do is leave me a comment - could be sports related, could be quilting related, could be both... I'll randomly choose 4 winners (in honor of the FINAL FOUR) on the 25th of March (I know, the real Final Four isn't played until April 2 but come on, I can't keep you hanging forever). The winning names will get to choose 2 of their favorite Mary's Cottage Quilt patterns and I'll send them to ya!

See, pretty easy huh?! Well, I gotta run, another game will be starting soon and I must watch it!

Happy March Madness! Ooops.. I mean quilting:)

Mary

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ok, ok, here goes the totally cool scoop!!

Ok, so here I am once again.. spilling beans.

Some of you know that International Spring Quilt Market 2011 is being held in Salt Lake City, Utah...which is my hood!!!! (and that's pretty cool if you ask me).

Some of the Utah based designers (pattern designers, fabric designers etc) are putting together a super awesome promo / "booth hop" called All Dolled Up in Salt Lake City! This is very cool if you are a shop owner coming to market... We are celebrating this super awesome promo by putting together a quilt or two.

Each of us has been asked to design a quilt block based on a doll (think paper doll here). We were given a template for the doll and some fabric to use for clothing etc. We all used the provided paper doll template then dressed her up however we wanted (you know, really make her "our own") these blocks will then be made into a quilt or two and displayed in the Riley Blake booth at market. I think the quilt/quilts will be given away as prizes.

We also each made a doll block for our own booth. The instructions for the blocks and the quilt will be featured on the All Dolled Up in SLC website I mentioned earlier.

I am super excited to share my doll with you. Now, any of you who know me, know that I am not a blond but... I just thought that blond hair went with my doll in this setting :). I am not an applequer (is that even a word?) But, I like how it turned out.

So, without further yammering on.... here's my girl!





I used brown buttons for the coconuts on the tree and a cool pin from my friend Valerie for the sunglasses. My friend Ann wrote my name about 25 times and I copied it to make my signature. When I told her I used brown for coconuts she said "Oh no, You didn't make a coconut bra did you"! I laughed so hard! Now I totally wish I had done that!!!

Enjoy!

Mary

Sunday, March 6, 2011

NEW POST WITH SOME EXCITING NEWS TO COME!!

I'M TYPING IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE I AM YELLING!!!! I HAVE A SURPRISE TO REVEAL MONDAY OR TUESDAY SO STAY TUNED..... IT IS VERY EXCITING TOO!!
UNTIL THEN, YOU ARE ALL LEFT TO WONDER WHAT I COULD POSSIBLY DO NEXT (MUUUAAH - EVIL LAUGH).. :)
MARY