Mary Delisle
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  • Florence, MA
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My Strike Up the Band

"Mary, l think just musical notes, crossed drumsticks, and a replica of drum & cymbal...you won't need keyboard, fiddle or guitar with all that :-))"
Jul 28
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My Strike Up the Band

"Riana Noyes,  I am thinking about one for the drummer.  My husband says to omit the guitar and do the drums in that space.   But I am thinking his is going to be bigger.    The Piano Player only sits in occasionally, so…"
Jul 27
Riana Noyes commented on Mary Delisle's photo
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My Strike Up the Band

"Oh l'm sure he'll love it, Mary. Now the keyboard player will need one...and l wonder how big a one the drummer will need....hmmm."
Jul 27
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Strike Up The Band

This is just a litter lighter picture of the two (2) guitar case quilts.I did a red flashing binder on both of them.There are five (5) guys in the band I hope they all don't one.
Jul 27
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My Strike Up the Band

Two years ago, when I started home machine quilting my husband and I saw something similar to this. It was an award winning graffiti, wall hanging done by a woman Karlee Porter.Being that my husband plays Bass Guitar in a Rock band he wanted me to…
Jul 27
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Fiction and Fantasy

"Riana Noyes,  I didn't to much of a problem , except for the top and the bottom.  Those scraps are actually part of a log cabin block that I sewed together, and there seams were pretty thick.  But other than that, it really…"
Jun 30
Riana Noyes commented on Mary Delisle's photo
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Fiction and Fantasy

"Wow, that was a lot of seams to quilt over...how did that effect your stitching on the front? Any tips?"
Jun 30
Mary Moore commented on Mary Delisle's photo
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Fiction and Fantasy

"The front is amazing!  But being a librarian in a library that is out of shelf space...the back looks like what I'm afraid we are becoming in the library.  Never can have too many books."
Jun 30
Ginny Andersen commented on Mary Delisle's photo
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Fiction and Fantasy

"Your quilting is very intense and full of fantasy! Impressive! "
Jun 28
Ginny Andersen commented on Mary Delisle's photo
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Fiction and Fantasy

"OMGosh! I couldn't put this on the back! I love scrappy quilts too much! How fun! "
Jun 28
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Ginny Andersen commented on Mary Delisle's photo
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Hunting Under the Stars

"Beautiful, Mary!"
Jun 19
cindy greenwell commented on Mary Delisle's photo
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Hunting Under the Stars

"WOW what an accomplishment, it turned out great."
Jun 19
Mary Moore commented on Mary Delisle's photo
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Hunting Under the Stars

"Wonderful colors!"
Jun 9

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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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