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Friday, June 20, 2008

3am Hot Flash.....


I don't recommend piecing at 3am on a regular basis! Believe me, it will make you a zombie for the rest of the day, and you'll end up taking 2 naps to catch up on sleep, and that will throw the NEXT night's sleep off kilter too!

This little ditty measures about 38X42. Fun working with the solid strings. I want to play with more :c)

I leave in the morning for Woodbridge VA! Getting excited here. We've had this trip planned for a long time. The weather here has been gorgeous, much cooler than last week and I hope it will continue up through VA. The trunkshow is already in the car. I just need to pack my clothes, load my own sewing stuff for in the hotel...and vroom vroom I'm off!

37 comments:

  1. HI BONNIE, MY NAME IS CIDA, I'M FROM BRAZIL. I LOVE YOUR QUILT, IDEAS FANTASTICS.CONGRATULATIONS, YOUR BLOG IS BEATIFUL!!
    SORRY, MY ENGLISH NOT GOOD.

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    1. Cida your english isn't bad :)

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  2. you weren't joking when you said you'd get started at the wee hours in the am! and you are right about catching up on sleep - that part is hard to for me... I made the mistake of stayin up all night before Father's Day last weekend and have been paying for it ever since! But life goes on.. ready or not. :P

    Love your "Hot Flash" another wild and crazy sting quilt... what a great way to capture a hotflash! :P

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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  3. I LOVE the new string quilt! I may have to borrow that idea, as I've been looking for the perfect Amish, yet funky, quilt idea for DH's Aunt & Uncle. I think every quilt I've gifted so far has been one of your patterns! :)

    Now GO GET SOME SLEEP!!! ~Jessica

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  4. It's really pretty, Bonnie. Kind of reminds me of some of the quilts I saw at the Gee's Bend exhibit when I visited Boston.

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  5. And the name of the quilt? Insomnia?

    It's worth some nap time the next day. It's really great.

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  6. Really pretty, bright, bold.....hope you have sunglasses handy!

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  7. Loving this new quilt. So happy and full of movement.

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  8. Mmmmmm. Love this one. Now I know what to do with all that solid fabric I have. Thanks.

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  9. Wow! What a great 'flash' of inspiration :-)
    Have a great trip.

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  10. Yikes! Love this quilt...

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  11. Siobhan has taken the words out of my mouth. It's awesome.

    Sympathise with the flushes. Been there, still there and bleuch!

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  12. Wow. I'm not usually a fan of solids but I *love* this top! (It wouldn't have looked that good if *I* had done it at 3 a.m.!!)

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  13. I am not a big fan of solids, but I like how this looks. I may have to try it (if I live long enough). I like your new picture in your profile section.

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  14. Welcome to my sleeping schedule !
    10 years of working nights does this to a human being. No hot flashes yet so, you have my sympathies.
    Love the stings

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  15. I was also going to mention Gee's Bend, but Joanna beat me to it. There is a lot of energy in that little quilt. I had forgotten how much I liked the Amish look of solids. Beautiful.

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  16. Bonnie, this quilt is gorgeous! Yum! Yum!

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  17. Sorry to hear about the hot flashes...but just look at what you're doing with them!!! LOVE love love this quilt!!! Very Gee's inspired!

    Your profile pic is adorable!

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  18. love love love love love it. enjoy VA!

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  19. I absolutely love that quilt!!

    Annie
    : )

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  20. I love this quilt! I looked at it yesterday and just couldn't get it out of my mind, so I came back today to admire it some more. Awesome! :)

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  21. That quilt is gorgeous!!! I know being a zombie for a day is no fun but heck, just look at that quilt and it will be all worth it :)

    Peggy in NJ

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  22. Love your quilt! It's very Gee's Bend-ish, with a little Gwen Marston thrown in on the side! And I love the name "Insomnia"! Have a great trip!

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  23. I am basically a night owl and early riser but I also like those quickie 5 minute naps...I blame those harmones...quilt Gees inspired...very nice...Maine

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  24. Bonnie, I just noticed your new photo on the sidebar. Please tell me we will see something like this inside the book cover on the "about the author" section! I think this photo captures your personality so wonderfly!!! :)

    Perfect for "Scraps and shirt tails"!

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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  25. Bonnie, I LOVE THIS! Very fun! It looks pretty easy, too. Is it? I'm hopeful. :o) Love ya, Sis! Joy

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  26. Anonymous9:32 AM EDT

    ..and I thought solids were boring..how wrong am I! It's absolutely gorgeous!

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  27. Oh my It's fantastic! Really love, love, love, it!

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  28. Reminds me of a Gee's Bend use of color...I love it.

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  29. I love the bright colors in this quilt. I love all fabrics, but lately I have fallen in love with solids. That middle block is the best.

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  30. Oh this is so beautiful.

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  31. I'm lost of words, cannot believe the energy and creativity you've got! I like your work so much, and right now I have started on you Blue Heaven. I hope to get it done as soon as possible, but I not as fast as you work, lol! :-) Love your website, too.

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  32. Anonymous3:35 PM EDT

    Having had many, many hot flashes, I understand. I also understand that the pattern of the quilt was dictated by the hot flash. I wonder how many of the antique quilts we admire were hot flash quilts.

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  33. This quilt speaks to me! Big fan of color and solids!

    Long time reader, first time commenter. Really enjoy your blog! Have even started a Scrappy Bargello.

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  34. Love it!!!!

    It's so Amish and yet, so NOT!

    The tiny one for Tonya is wonderful too. I love all your string quilts too -- your Atomic Orange star inspired me to make a slightly calmer version in blues and browns. :-)

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  35. Love the solid colors in your quilt. Wow! you can come up with the most awesome quilts. At 3:30 AM my eyes are still shut.

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