And for my finale

I pieced batting, loaded, and quilted this HeartStrings top pieced by Sue and her Oroville/Chico California group using a line type meander from Patsy Thompson’s DVD.

You can see it drawn out in her free download — page two is the version I tried. Click on the photo and you might be able to see the quilting better.

This one was a bit of a challenge because the strings are flannel and there was a lot of bulk. There are a couple more flannel ones in the group they sent and I’m leaning toward taking those to Maine next month and tying them.

This was the first time this summer I wrote down a *to do* list and I checked off everything (and more) with a couple hours to spare.

  • piece some more diamond string blocks – check
  • piece and machine stitch a binding — Three done not just one
  • finish up instructions for the diamond string blocks – done and posted
  • load and start quilting a top – pieced the batting, loaded, and quilted


  1. Hi Mary,
    Just wondering if you used to work 3rd shift in your former life.
    It seems you can bop back and forth between 1st and 3rd without any trouble.
    Very cute quilting on the line one.
    Vicky F

  2. Wow! I am impressed. I've struggled to do anything this month. I FINALLY managed to get the curtains for the bus finished — only took me 1-1/2 months.

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