Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Work in Progress Wednesday ~~
A quick peek at a quilt that adorns my sofa (futon bed) in our office/spare room.  This quilt is made from my IcanQuilt it Crazy Reversible Placemat pattern.  Instead of making placemats I chose to make enough blocks for the quilt and set it on point.  Of course the picture doesn't show the vibrance of the colors as well as real life.  I enjoy working with fall colors so this was a fun one for me.

This is my pattern.

 Pattern made into placemats.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Had a fabulous time in Glens Falls with Bonnie Hunter and the gals from Wings Falls Quilt Guild.  Met so many great ladies there!! The workshop was lots of fun.  I didn't get as much accomplished on the project as I had hoped.  Unfortunately, Bella, (our navigation system) got me lost. Or maybe it was the navigator and not the navigation system??  Whatever!! Anywho, I barely arrived in time to get Barbie, my featherweight set up and pull out some of the precuts I had done to prepare for making the Charlotte basket blocks.  I did my blocks with batiks and a white background.
Bonnie gave instruction and would come by to our area from time to time.  Once I had made progress with my blocks I asked her to take a "shelf" pic with me.  You know, where you put the blocks on your "boob shelf"?  She, of course, was very sweet and obliged!  The pic with Bonnie shows the middle section we did in the morning.  We did string piecing in the afternoon for the outside corners.  The bottom pic shows 3 full blocks done and another center started.  I got them all together after the weekend.  I think I'm going to make mine into a wall hanging.  Not sure how many blocks I will make yet.  I love working with batiks! Check out Bonnie's blogpost of the fun day sewing Charolott's basket blocks here!   There is actually a pic of Barbie and moi!  I'm pretty engrossed in my sewing of those string blocks!
A few of us dined that evening in Saratoga with Bonnie at the Old Bryan Inn.  A rum and coke while we were waiting for our table sure tasted great!!

Learned lots from Bonnie both the day of the workshop and the next day during her lecture/quilt trunk show.   I was the last person that was accepted into this workshop and I feel sew fortunate that I was able to get there!  If you get the chance to attend one of Bonnie's workshops or trips, don't walk, RUN....JUST DO IT!!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013


This regularly scheduled Work in Progress (WIP) Wednesday is interrupted to let you in on a wonderful event happening for me on Friday, May 10.  I will be attending a Bonnie Hunter quilt workshop with the Wings Falls Quilt Guild in Queensbury, NY.   Lucky for me our son and his family live in Saratoga Springs, only a half an hour away!   A chance to see the grandkids!! Yay!  Bonnie is also doing a trunk show for the guild on Saturday morning.  I was the last person to make it into this class of 40!!  How lucky awesome am I??

Bonnie is one of my all time favorites in the quilt world, if you would like to know more about her, check out her website here and her blog here.  Her blog has tons of info and lots of free patterns that you can download and print...yes, you DID hear that right...FREE quilt patterns.  She has a YouTube site here and does the YouTube quilt cams when she is home and not traveling to all parts of the country/world.

I'm sure I will be energized from this trip...more to come with pics next week!!  Stay tuned!


Wednesday, May 01, 2013

WIP Wednesday~~More Turtle Quilt Love

My current project, "Turtle Love" is coming along nicely since my post last week.  The stitch in the ditch and a couple of rows of echo quilting around the turtles is complete. The inside free motion bubble quilting is almost done and then on to the outside border. A little more than a week to go before this quilt will have a new home. See more about this quilt and where it is going on a previous post here.