It’s a wonderful day in Minneapolis

It’s sunny, breezy and cool, Chesty and I just got back from a walk in the park, AND Keith gets home late this afternoon from Denmark!

I finished the binding on my HeartStrings Rectangle Strings quilt last night – you’ve seen photos before but this is the final one. It’s in the dryer now and will be ready to donate when needed.

I also pieced the Lizard Strippie top last night – it might not look like it but these are very cute when quilted and make great donation quilts. I like to practice my border quilting in them and I’m going to look through the Frameworks book by Diana Philips that I bought at MQS to see if there’s one in there for this top. There’s an instruction sheet on called Quick Strippie.


  1. I often wonder if you have a quilt cheering sections sitting off of your balcony.I know if I was your neighbor, I would be sitting on my balcony eagerly awaiting the next creation! LOL!

  2. The string quilt turned out cheerful, Mary. String quilts are probably my favorite kind to make…and I have so much raw material in reserve for them!Thanks for sharing the Heartstrings link, too.

  3. mary, i love them both. the lixzards are so striking. thanks for sharing. and now you will rest a while and visit with keith, right? hehe chesty looks happy in the park. he’ll probably be glad when keith is home also.patti

  4. Your Heartstrings came out beautifully! I love the colors and border! The Lizard strippie is cute. I like using the strippies to work on my handstitching during the winter months.

  5. I love the Heartstrings quilt. It’s so vibrant. I often think that other people have much nicer scraps than I do and so their scrap quilts turn out better :o) I think it’s just that other people’s scraps are fresh.

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