Mary Delisle
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Hunting Under the Stars

"Beautiful, Mary!"
Jun 19
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Jun 8
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The quilting motif I used on Hunting Under the Stars, Hunter Star Quilt.
Jun 7
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"I love this style of quilt.  They are they are my most favorite, and the  warmest ever!    The cutest!"
Sep 9, 2016
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Log Cabin & Sea Shells

"I love log cabin. But love how this one is quilted."
Sep 9, 2016
Ginny Andersen commented on Mary Delisle's photo
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Log Cabin & Sea Shells

"Wonderful twist to the log cabin block, Mary! The clam shell shape and the quilting is gorgeous! "
Sep 6, 2016
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Log Cabin & Sea Shells

"This is beautiful, wonderful quilting."
Sep 6, 2016
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Log Cabin & Sea Shells

I just finished this queen size quilt. I never thought I would do a log cabin, but I actually like the looks of this. All free motion home machine quilted.
Sep 6, 2016
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polar express

"Pictures never do the quilts justice, but YOU KNOW this is adorable!  You are all set for Christmas!"
Sep 6, 2016
Mary Delisle commented on Janice Sheets's photo
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a collection of orphan blocks

"I am loving your blocks.  Great color combos. "
Sep 6, 2016
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EAA Quilt Show

"WOW, this looks like ALOT of work.  Were these really all scraps, or was it made from yardage, or fat quarters? There is a lot of different prints in there."
Sep 6, 2016
Mary Delisle commented on Ariella Sapere's photo
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"GREAT!  Beautiful colors.   Are the squares on the right side, top and bottom home made fabric design with permanent marker, or quilting thread, or a store bought fabric with that print?   Very interesting.  I love the…"
Sep 6, 2016
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Scrappy 4-patch Stars

"Those are my Colors!  Love it!  NICE JOB!"
Sep 6, 2016
Mary Delisle commented on Tara Brannagan May's photo
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"I love elephants.  I saw something very similar to the shape of the elephant , posted on F.B. from Suzzie's Quilt store.  This one is very colorful.  Love it.  I don't know how to paper piece. Yet."
Sep 6, 2016
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Dottie's (my mama) quilt

"Great place to display your quilts.  My husband was jus saying yesterday, he wished we had an area where we could hang all of mine to display, so we could see the progress in my work."
Sep 6, 2016

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I have been sewing since I was 8 years old. Have made drapes and curtains, with and without patterns, have made suits, men's shirts, and woman's dresses etc... I have done cross stitch, candle wicking, and other embroidery. I am a retired Insurance Agent, who thought she knew frustration and aggravation .

I saw one of Paula Nadelstern's Kaleidoscope quilts, and had to have one, but also knew I would never be able to afford to buy one. If I wanted one, I would simply have to build it myself. I searched for fabric prints to be used in my kaleidoscope for 5 months, and after finding what I believed would work, I started drafting my 22.5 degree triangles for the template. Well, needless to say, after brain aches, and sleepless nights, I completed the Kaleidoscope portion of this quilt. (as I said earlier, I thought Insurance was frustrating.) Now I am working on the squaring off of the Quilt top. I started this project because I knew I would never be able to afford buying one, and now that I have gotten as far as I have, I look at it and am so pleased with it, and the beauty of it, I am afraid I will never be able to afford to have the quilting done, that this quilt top deserves.

So once this Kaleidoscope Quilt top is done, and all the boarders attached, I will admire it, and perhaps move onto the good old Log Cabin quilt, that I know I will be able to afford to have quilted. Then, maybe onto a pineapple quilt. But, my biker brother who is 54 years has requested a Kaleidoscope of his own. I will make him a small wall hanging, and have that quilted for his game room.

People have asked why I started with such a complex technique to start with. My answer: Nothing in my life has ever been easy, why should I start with easy at the age of 62.

I do not intend to be knocking out 4 or 5 quilts per year, I can't afford them. So one very difficult technique that comes out so beautiful is very satisfying.
How many quilts have you made?
0 at present, working on my first.
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
make and enjoy them. They are a work of art.
How long have you been a quilter?
I can't say I am really a quilter, but have been working on one for 7 months at this point.
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Paula Nadelstern Kaleidoscope
Why do you quilt?
can't afford to buy one
Do you have a website?
http://no

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Posted on July 13, 2015 at 3:32pm 2 Comments

I am about to start home machine quilting my very first real full size quilt.  I have been doing a number of practice sandwiches for the last 5 weeks or so.  I increased the size of the sandwiches as I progressed with the practice, to get accustomed to working with a larger size under the needle and in the throat of the machine.  Even though I have the extra length in the throat with the Janome Horizon, I know it will still be a challenge.  I am not Leah Day, or Patsy Thompson.  They make it…

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At 8:12pm on April 27, 2017, Riana Noyes said…

We just got back yesterday, and got internet today. I use polyester batting. The children's hospital here in eastern Ontario prefers it, as it is light, warm, and hypo-allergetic. In Fla., everyone prefers cotton. When there is a scrim layer on it, l put that closest to backing.If you don' t like poly, and find wool too expensive, a cotton/ polyester blend works well...toss in dryer on warm/ delicate for 20 min. I' ve had excellent results with cotton as batting and minkie fleece as backing. That combo can be quilted on domestic if you spray baste the sandwich. On a frame, take care not to stretch backing at all. As to brand, l use what l find at a decent price, as long as it' s a known brand.

At 6:47pm on April 23, 2017, Riana Noyes said…

Hi, Mary :-)), l think you need to update your profile. You've obviôusly been very busy since theñ.

At 8:54pm on June 10, 2014, Kim Allison said…
I'm impressed with your hard work
At 6:20am on March 18, 2014, CJ Tinkle said…

Hi Mary, here is a picture of my modified Yuletide Magic quilt.  I never finished quilting it because I wasn't happy with the quilting and have decided to rip it all out... one day :)

At 5:54pm on February 2, 2014, Vickie Smith said…

Hello Mary, welcome to MQP.  Hope you enjoy the site.  There is a lot to see, fun groups to join and friends to meet.  I love kaleidoscope quilts.  Hope you can post pics of yours.  We love seeing what others are doing.

 
 
 

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