Tuesday, May 27, 2008

MONTERREY MEDALLION



I don't have anything new of my own to show, so I thought I would share a beautiful quilt made by my friend Marae who lives in Mesa, AZ. Marae is a long arm quilter and she does most of my quilts for me. Occasionally she even gets to make one for herself! She pieced and quilted this one. Marae's color choices are wonderful! The quilt is called Monterrey Medallion and was designed by Terry Atkinson. (Click on the link to see Terry's version at her website.) You know I love medallion quilts and I even have this book. I would love to make it for myself someday. Terry is a Minnesota quilter whose work I greatly admire. She creates clean and original designs and her directions are impeccable! As one who must write directions myself, I can't help but critique those written by others. I am always looking to learn a better way to create quilts and patterns. If you are a new quilter I would especially recommend Terry's designs. I bet there is not a quilt shop in America that doesn't carry them. I am a little more selective about to whom I sell my patterns. Ha ha ha ha ha ---hysterical laughter! If you have purchased my patterns I want to thank you and tell you that I admire your good taste!
So what am I working on now? Wool--I am playing with wool again. I will have a photo soon. I enjoy having something to stitch on in the evenings. It is getting hot here and we will be forced to turn on the AC, but will try and hold out until June 1st. I know it was over 80 degrees in the house today. I have to bear it for a while to convince myself that summer is here. After all, we wait all winter for it to return. I could do without the humidity though.
Tomorrow I think I will watch a flower bloom. It could be a long, quiet day. --Marcie





12 comments:

Karen said...

Oh my, what could the wool project be? Looking forward to seeing that. There's a Terry Atkinson pattern in the shop, Slide Show, that always attracts me as a good pattern. Marae's quilt is soooo pretty. My house was over 80 degrees today also and I also couldn't bear to turn on the a/c. How I hate to close the house up and use a/c but there is too soon no choice here in Atlanta.

Kathie said...

it was over 80 in our house yesterday and yes the A/C went on , too humid for me.
can't wait to see the wool project!
beautiful quilt by your friend, thanks for sharing.
Kathie

Darcie said...

That is one sparkling quilt! Very crisp and fresh looking.

I admire you good pattern designers! The direction-writing is always a bugger to me.

Libby said...

. . . . it's not the heat that gets you - it's the humidity! *bwahahahaha* Why do folks think they need to tell you this? Can't they see the moisture dripping from my formerly well coiffed head?
Can't wait to see what you're doing with wool? Stay cool and share a pic of your bloomin' flower when it makes its entrance *s*

Leslie said...

I too like the look of your friend's quilt, Sawtooth Star is one of my favorites. I really like the look of her quilting too. Would you be willing to share her long arm contact info? Tx!

julieQ said...

Wow, what a pretty quilt your friend made! Just what are you making with that wool...?

Gypsy Quilter said...

Simply lovely. I'll have to look for that book.

Rose Marie said...

My, what a stunning quilt and love the colour combinations. I have seen this pattern at numerious quilt shows and seeing this one gets my vote for the Best of Show.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I want a long and quiet day. Lucky you. The quilt pictured is wonderful.

Jean C. said...

Marcie, I wrote a comment on your blog for Memorial Day and then I went down a bit earlier on one of your other bloggs about the tiles and family etc... and that your favorite restruant is Tia Rosa! So funny, and talk about a small world! My SIL Judy and her hubby Don B. practically live there! I've only been a couple times since I live in Utah, but yes... it gets to be pretty small some times. The tiles are pretty and the food is really good! To funny though that I should just happen to run across your blogg. Guess I will have to send her your blogg address. She is quite a quilter and enters the Quilt Guild Shows a lot. You may even know her.
Take care. Jean C.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Wow, your friends quilt is spectactular!

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