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Monday, February 09, 2009

Florida Bound :cD

I'm off to Florida to meet up with Tonya in Sarasota for some well deserved girlfriend time! We've got some projects we are working on, and there is only so much you can do over the phone and email, you know? Flights were CHEAP...so I'm flying!

And because I'm seeing her in person, I felt ultra inspired (read that as....under the gun!) to finish this little ditty.

Tonya had sent me the L O V E letters many months ago, and I had set them aside because I didn't know how I wanted to set them. Then I started working on them...and they got set aside again. THEN they got LOST!!! Well, a few weeks ago they were found, baggied up inside another project. By this time I had started to re-make some of the letters, and what has resulted is a combination of hers and mine mixed up together.

I have decided to call this one "Love Lost, Love Found".

Jeff wanted to know why there is a purple part in the border. Did you ever have the occasion to give a 19 year old MALE a lesson on "Design Element"?? SO the next time he sees a beat up Honda on the road with one front quarter panel a different color than the rest of the car because they picked it up at a salvage yard...he'll probably tell me "Design Element!!"

The photos in the completed top don't do the colors justice. The pics of the 4 blocks are more accurate. I tried taking pics outside on the deck,but the red looks washed out and the purple isn't that color, and the pumpkin colored sashings look better than they do in the photos. But I think you'll get the idea.

No time to baste it and start quilting on it....it will have to wait for the next go round!

I'm back Wednesday night....be good! :cD

27 comments:

Pat said...

Very nice...have a fun time in FL with that super-fun quilting gal. TAKE PICTURES, too!!! :)

YankeeQuilter said...

Love lot and found looks great! Have a great time in Florida.

Meredith said...

love the pruple!

Clare said...

Great colours and name. Very "inspirational solids".

Have fun.

Judy in Michigan said...

Have fun Bonnie!! There are lots of neat quilt shops in Florida - one near Clearwater is called "Rainbows End" - it is the largest quilt shop in FL and is located at 941 Broadway in Dunedin. There's a great place to eat just across the street (kitty corner). Always pair up a quilt shop adventure with a restaurant!! I hope FL is ready for the two of you :-)

Judy in Michigan said...

Have fun!! There is a great quilt shop near Clearwater called "Rainbows End" - actually in Dunedin right near the gulf. I hope FL is ready for the two of you!! :-)

swooze said...

Very cute. Reminds me of the LOVE stamps.

quiltycat said...

WOW! Wonderful...I love as the solid colors look in this quilt!
nichi

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Love the colorful blocks, love the quilt top. And the next time I see a car with a different colored fender I'll think "Design Element" too. Either that or "Bonnie."

Have fun in Florida.

Shellie said...

Hey Bonnie!

I'm so glad you liked the quilt!

Thanks for the wonderful comment! You made my day!

Have fun in FL!!

:)S

Sara said...

Bonnie:
I love the title of that quilt top! I've yet to try free piecing letters. It is so on my list of things to do.
Have fun in FL.

Kelli Simone said...

I second the emotion about Rainbow's End. I was there in Jan and I nearly lost my mind. I think Tonya may be in Miami though...maybe another trip. ~ksp

Lynn said...

What ever the colors the design is delightful, as are the mix of letters! I hope that car is an Elemment. (we love ours) Although all parts are the same color to date! Have fun with girlfriend. Best time that! My Best Friend ever is coming up on Wednesday to go to the art gallery to see my work displayed there. Such a fun thing to share.

rcp said...

Have fun! Tell Tonya that there are people in NC who want to meet her!!!!

sewkalico said...

This is really cute. Love the design element ;-)

Shari said...

I totally 'LOVE' this quilt. Have fun in Florida in the sunshine!!

Kathie said...

have a great time!
enjoy the florida sunshine and of course can't wait to see the pictures!
Kathie

Wanda Sotkowy said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip!

Lucy said...

Locve this quilt! It makes me that I want to dig in my 'solid suitcase'

KarenF said...

I LOVE it!!!

Mama Koch said...

It reminds me of Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw in the movie Love Story! Was 1970 that long ago? The blocks are great and you did a great job of showing them off.

Have fun with Tonya.

nannergirl said...

Another great quilt Bonnie! I can imagine the fun you and Tonya will have :)

KathieB said...

Love the way you used the LOVE blocks. Great little quilt.

not so zen -quilts in Paris said...

oh me oh my, love that quilt! hugs for both, i miss Tonya so much! Will in Paris

Faith said...

Oh the colours sing I just love this design, this design reminds me of the Beatles band of love and Peace sweet harmonies of colour.

Moorea said...

I really love these- they are so fun!

jmbmommy said...

I love the "LOVE". It is beautiful, just wonderful....I love all of the triangles. I also enjoyed the south Amish stories, you and Tonya are so funny!