Here’s What We’re Working On

by CountryThreads on December 6, 2016

Readers have sent pictures of their Split Squares projects – thanks to all who sewed along!  It’s very rewarding to me when readers enjoy the Sew Along enough to start their project and after finishing they actually send me a picture!

From Rose M.

From Marsha V.

From Debi G.

From Sharon P.

From Sue S.

From Karen G.

From Kathy H.

And this sweet picture comes from Peggy S. – remind you of anybody?

I used to have a hen who looked just like this – her name was Jessica.

I hope I got everyone’s quilt project pictured and identified correctly.  After I finished my Split Squares, I decided I wanted to finish Wildflower.  Here are some pictures “in progress”.  The finished quilt will be revealed soon.

A quick note about Colton – he came in the house last nite yowling in pain – the entire left side of his head was swollen huge with an abscess.  I was able to soak it with warm water until it started draining and then I poured peroxide into the wound.  Today he is at the vet’s office for major treatment.  I’ll let you know.  Looks like he picked on somebody he shouldn’t have.

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Michele December 6, 2016 at 10:51 am

Rose and Sharon’s split square project especially look like wrapped Christmas presents. They are all very nice!!!!

Mary I think you should get about 20 of those outdoor cameras so you can see what your furry family members are doing when you are sleeping. 🙂


Diane Deibler December 6, 2016 at 11:04 am

Love the hen pic with kittens peeking under! I am not a quilter but love seeing everyone else’s .


Sue Blazevski December 6, 2016 at 11:07 am

So sorry about Colton. The many quilts you showed are beautiful. Makes me want one, but I have 5-6 projects going and do not dare to start another one. I love the way some are dark like winter skys and some are bright and cheerful. Good job everyone.


Colleen December 6, 2016 at 11:07 am

Oh poor kitty. We had a feral kitty adopt us and she came home one day with a swelling on her that looked like she had grown a second head. What ever bit her broke her cheek bone and after healing when I ran my hands over her face I could feel the dip of missing bone.
She was a lovely kitty and kept us in mice birds and lizards for many years she just loved to show us what she caught or was she feeditiunlg us?
Anyway she was with us for 20 years a long life and a great time for us


bernadette December 6, 2016 at 11:17 am

I, too, have not opted to take on this project as I am playing catch-up on my Farm Girl Vintage blocks. The quilts are lovely, though. Love the two kittens peeking out from underneath the hen. What a great moment the photographer was able to catch!


Betty Klosterman December 6, 2016 at 12:16 pm

All the little quilts are wonderful. Just love seeing all the different colorways. Right now there are too many things on my list to get done, but I know exactly how I will make it. I print out the pictures so I can remember.
And somebody has an old hoosier cupboard! I have the hoosier that was in our farmhouse north of Goldfield when I was small and I dearly love it. Dad brought me a couple pigeon eggs from the barn and I made a chocolate cake on the hoosier counter with cocoa, flour and the eggs in a sardine can….. I can still see it today. Oh, what memories.


Holly December 6, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Oh, how I laughed at those barn kittens taking advantage of a warm spot! That is the sweetest thing, and what an accommodating hen! The little quilts all look wonderful. The Christmas prints make them look like gift-wrapped presents.


Ann Barlament December 6, 2016 at 12:42 pm

I love your projects equally for different reasons, some even look like packages. It’s the darkest one, from Karen G, am thinking outside the box… I would make several in green and burgundy(?). But instead of a table topper, they would be the base of a pillowcase and sent to each friend that is doing their 3rd, 4th, or 5th tour of duty. A “thinking of you”, heart felt gift.


CountryThreads December 6, 2016 at 9:44 pm

Ann – what an excellent idea!


Karen December 6, 2016 at 1:13 pm

Everyone’s project are turning out so pretty. The hen and kittens photo is darling. Makes me wonder if kittens crawled under mama hen to keep warm or whether mama hen settled on them to keep herself warm. Sad news about Colton. I hope he heals well.


Maureen December 6, 2016 at 1:32 pm

I am just starting the Split Square quilt and am so pleased with the results. Finally, I am going to get my box of 5″ squares into charity quilts! Life is so busy right now, so it’s nice to have a simple block to work on. Hope to see another quilt along from you next year.


Judy December 6, 2016 at 1:34 pm

Those KITTENS under the hen are TOO MUCH!!!! Made my day!!!!

And quilts are inspirational too!!!!


Diane December 6, 2016 at 2:28 pm

Wow!! Poor Colton. So happy he has you to take care of him. I, too, love all of the quilts pictured. I have my 5″ blocks, but my friend needs me more now. I did take a quilt to My Very Own Blanket today. Rainy, cold, and dreary in Central Ohio today.


CountryThreads December 6, 2016 at 9:43 pm

Diane – how is she doing?


Patty McDonald December 6, 2016 at 2:50 pm

The barn kitties are adorable…love that pic. All of the quilts are lovely and I’m thinking it’s not too late to make a Christmas table runner. Sorry about Colton. It doesn’t matter how many troubles we encounter with our animals, it always throws me for a loop when they are sick or injured. Do you ever have ‘down’ time? Quilting, cleaning, tending animals, and doing a dozen other things that may pop up……you have to be the busiest woman. Also, I really like the Split Square blocks. Looking forward to seeing it put together. Patty Mc


Paula Nordt December 6, 2016 at 3:06 pm

Hope Colton recovers quickly. That abscess thing happened to my dog when he tangled with a snake and got bit.


Cindie December 6, 2016 at 3:16 pm

I thought I saw kittens under her! So sorry to hear about Colton. Praying for the best.
We just recently lost our 12 year old Emma. She was a Great Pryneise and Golden Retriever.
I am finishing my quilt along and will send a picture and also one of Emma. She is dearly missed.
Thanks Mary for all of your sharing. Your blogs warm my heart.


CountryThreads December 6, 2016 at 9:42 pm

Cindie – I am so sorry for your loss! Doesn’t it just make your heart hurt?


Cindie December 7, 2016 at 7:28 am

Yes it does. Guess that is the price we pay for loving our fur babies so very much.


Felicia Hamlin December 6, 2016 at 6:22 pm

Mary, I have to look twice to make sure my eyes were not deceiving me. So sweet! Nice quilts, beautiful colors. I hope Colton will be OK, Felicia


Jody. Irwin December 6, 2016 at 8:27 pm

Loved all the split Squares . Thank you for sharing


Joyce December 6, 2016 at 10:59 pm

Can hens Smile…?? I think so!!


Jean December 7, 2016 at 9:05 am

Also LOVE the photo of the kittens under the hen.


Cindy Jantti December 7, 2016 at 9:46 am

I have done my split square quilt and waiting to get the binding on. Wanted to send to you, but unsure of how to do that. It’s a small one to sit on my steamer trunk done with Christmas fabric. Love all the pictures!


CountryThreads December 8, 2016 at 5:27 pm

Cindy – send photo via email to


Joyce C December 7, 2016 at 8:41 pm

Can’t wait to see your finished Wildflower ❤️


Debbie October 12, 2017 at 6:42 pm

Where can I get the pattern Split Square?


CountryThreads October 12, 2017 at 9:02 pm

Debbie – I can make you a copy and send it for $10 – send to address listed on blog home page.


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