Friday, February 28, 2014

Finished For Friday

It's always good to have a wrap up of the week's accomplishments, especially when I have so much going on in my life that I keep a running list of what needs to be done and what is up next, so I often do a "Finished For Friday" post………..

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cowboy Quilt

At about 105" square it is kingsize, hard to take a picture of it .

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Scarf Knitting

Linking up with Needlework Tuesday.
With time on my hands during the journey to CO. I began knitting this scarf…..

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Back In The Colorado Mountains

We have had great family time this week and fun in the snow, no quilting! The Boy has really enjoyed his twin cousins,……..

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Jack In The Box

This is Angela's quilt "Jack In The Box" another Bonnie Hunter pattern that was featured in Quiltmaker Magazine Jan/Feb.2011…...

Sunday, February 16, 2014

We had another wonderful day with Bonnie and "My Blue Heaven", then the trek home for the weary!
 I stayed with the original colorway.……...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Day Two, Playing With Jacks

It begins!
Students hard at work-or not! Perhaps they were socializing or eating, there was plenty of that!
A few of the many "Jacks" blocks in progress and some of the many ways they can be set.
I like this chevron design.
 This is Angela's in modern fabrics.
 A blue and yellow version.
 Beginning of a Barn Raising setting I think, it is Andrea's.
 This one too appeals to me.
 Hmmmm, not sure how this will turn out yet.
 Totally scrappy.
And here is my sewing area but my blocks are half hidden.
 Angela made a Valentine Mug Rug for Bonnie…...
 and I had made two selvedge potholders from some of the "Jacks" fabrics. That brilliant smile of Bonnie's never ends and if you are not a passionate fan you will be once you take one of her classes. She is most giving of her time and talents and entirely lovable!
We made a stop at the SAS store, Bonnie had never seen one before and was rather amazed when she walked in, she said that it was a very dangerous place-to our pocket books yes!
 Even I could not resist a small purchase here, the only fabric I purchased this week. I think my weariness is showing!
On the advice of Maria, one of our fellow students from Tucson, we ended up here for dinner, good food  [the rest of the group enjoyed melt in the mouth Prime Rib] then back to the hotel for an early night! Tomorrow it's "My Blue Heaven".

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tucson And Bonnie Hunter!

What a great day, driving to Tucson with quilt buddies…..
Bonnie's lecture and trunk show…….
This is "Playing with Jacks" the workshop we are taking with Bonnie tomorrow.
lunch with Bonnie and the Phoenix group……..
shopping with Bonnie at Quilter's Market……...

 at Bella's Quilts
and at Quilt Basket. 
Dinner, was sushi at Sushi Garden!
And finally Salted Caramel Gelato, the finale to a great day!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Quilting Celtic Solstice

Originally I planned to quilt this with the same panto that Bonnie used, Celtic Swirlz.
However after quilting two swirls I decided that I did not like how it was sewing out so I frogged that and went freehand………….
 quilting swirls all over the body of the quilt ………….
 traditional straight-line quilting in the piano key border, with "C"'s in the sashing and a larger swirly design in the triangular border.
 The swirly design shows better on the backing which is pieced with left-over strips from the border.
I will try to get a better pic of the entire backing tomorrow but for tonight I am too tired! I stayed up late to finish it, because I want to take it to Tucson to show Bonnie on Wednesday! It won't be bound but neither is one of the other Bonnie Mysteries that I am taking for show and tell!