I hope that you will enjoy this interview with Mary Lou, the original Story Quilts quilter.
The pictures below are of the quilts that Mary Lou refers to, and you can visit her website at Mary Lou Quilt Designs to discover so much more about Mary Lou, and catch up with her via her blog Mary Lou and Cherries Too.
Mary Lou’s fully beaded Christmas Quilt, a portrait of her family. This is the one that is fully beaded — I wish you could see the detail. WOW!
“I feel like a Witch when I can’t find time to Stitch” — oh, how I can relate!
The House that Jack Built — for Mary Lou’s 6-year-old grandson. It has everyone in it, including babies that are their way, via the stork and balloon delivery. What a clever cookie!
Check out Mary Lou’s shoes at the top of the picture — her cherry Vans.
Close-up view of the window detail:
Mary Lou and me, in front her classroom at Asilomar. I love the rustic rooms and arts-and-crafts-revival architecture, right on the beach.
Don’t forget to leave a comment here if you would like to be in the drawing for a cool prize from Mary Lou. The drawing will be held on April 28th! Good luck!
And, as luck would have it, I got to spend some time with Quilting Stash listener, Diane Loomis and her sister Catherine. Diane is the one referred to in Diane Gaudynski’s interview, and here is a picture of Diane and her quilt:
Isn’t it gorgeous?! She used Kaufman “Radiance” fabric. I just love the colors that she chose and her machine quilting work is impeccable.
It was so much fun to meet Diane, and Catherine — I LOVE to meet listeners and get to know them, since you know so much more about me than I know about YOU! Whenever I meet a listener, I feel like I have a new friend.
I’m looking forward to meeting YOU, too!!
One last note: here are the pictures of the projects that I’m working on, like a house on fire.
Here is a picture of all 12 of my new EFC quilt blocks taken apart…
Yep, my family thinks that I am certifiable. I need to make two quilts, one twelve block and one nine block quilt. I bought the first twelve together but didn’t find everything I was looking for. Then, when I was visiting the Sacramento area, I found these fat quarters for the second quilt:
So now, I will cut these up and assimilate both stacks into two quilts- much more variety! Do we ever need an excuse?
Here is the new version of “Simple Hearts and Flowers”, which was one of the quilts offered in the “Granny Chic” pattern. I hope you like it!
It uses all of the Lakehouse Dry Goods Cherry Baby fabric – so sweet and pretty.