Saturday, September 11, 2010

Autumn Saturday!

I "ALMOST" ALMOST had to put a second quilt on the bed last night while sleeping with the windows open. Talk about BLISS SLEEP! It was wonderful!

What was NOT so wonderful is waking up to the smell of skunk outside that open window! Just one of the joys of living out in the sticks. It's really hard to sleep through that smell!! So up and at it!

What do you have going on this weekend? It gets this time of year and I really start feeling like I want to be OUTSIDE OUTSIDE OUTSIDE as much as possible, because as fall comes on full, I know it is going to get dark earlier and earlier, and it is going to start getting colder and maybe rainy and this beautiful summer of 2010 will be gone for good. I hide in the A/C when it is really hot and humid at the peak of summer, but as for now? I'm contemplating a good long walk this morning...but first things first!

I spent yesterday quilting Isabeau's puss in the corner quilt!

I just love the scrappy yummy-ness of this quilt. No borders...just the binding will finish it off. SIMPLE but so effective in reproduction scraps. She and Joes will be in Houston for Quilt festival, so I'll have these done to ship to her there. It's fun to have this connection with quilters all over the globe. I can't believe it's almost been a year since we saw each other at Gwen Marston's retreat!

I'll be heading back up to Michigan on Wednesday to visit the Piecemakers Guild in Saginaw, and the Town Hall Quilters in Clarkston! We are sure going to have some fun. One of the classes we are doing in Saginaw is the Crabapples quilt from Adventures With Leaders & Enders...and I have to say that Apples + Michigan can only = HONEY CRISP!! I know it has to be apple harvest season up there, or soon...and I've got Honey Crisps on the brain! We picked some up last year at a little road side stand, and I have never tasted a better apple in my life!

I'll be in Michigan a week...and I'm checking weather.com to see if I need to pack SWEATERS!! But I'll also need to pack some summer stuff, I fly directly to Jacksonville FL for the quiltfest there and I know it will NOT be fall weather in Florida!

I'm going to give you a shameless plug here: If you are anywhere NEAR Jacksonville and thinking of attending Quiltfest, you need to come on Friday Afternoon, Sept 24th for my TRUNKSHOW! It's free with the price of admission! I'll have books with me, or am happy to sign ones you've already got if you just bring them by. I believe the lecture starts at 1pm, but I'll clarify that in the next day or so. Come spend some time at the show, see the quilts, visit the vendors!

And just for kicks, because it is so good to be home, here is a pic of Oscar, the official "Keeper of the Pieces" doing his duty to make sure that everything stays put while I lay out quilt units on the floor. I was able to get the top sewn into rows yesterday, and the rows are now being sewn to each other to complete the center. I'm contemplating borders.....but it will come!


  1. Two quilts on the bed here.... I love it!

    Guild is today.... we miss you!

  2. Two quilts on the bed here.... I love it!

    Guild is today.... we miss you!

  3. That scrappy quilt is simply gorgeous. Nothing warms my heart more than a scrappy quilt.

    Ah, it's good to have Oscar on the job. My "Keeper of the Pieces" is named Charley.

  4. I just love Oscar. I truly miss by keeper of the pieces, Tiny.

  5. The puss in the corner quilt is wonderful! Love the puss keeping the pieces in order too ... looks like he takes his job very seriously :)

  6. You are so right about those Honey
    Crisp apples.MMMMMMMM!!!! Love the kitty & the quilt!

  7. So love your scrappy quilts. Been cutting scraps to size and almost ready to start making a couple! Now I have to practice this leader and ender and I'm all set!

    Shirley in Canada

  8. Well isn't that a great pic of Oscar! His eyes are beautiful! and I'd say he's excelling at his job as "Keeper of the Pieces" b/c I clicked to make it larger to see if I could figure out what's on the floor and It was just a teaser... no idea the layout but I do love the colors.

    Thanks for these sneak peeks Bonnie!

    Happy Weekend & Love from Texas!

  9. That cat has the clearest blue eyes I've ever seen :o)
    Nice to have a furball to watch over your quilts. You should get a sign on your front door that says "Beware of the cat" ;o)
    The scrap quilt you've quilted is gorgeous! She made a really great job!
    Wish you a great weekend :o)

  10. Hey Bonnie!! You are coming to my neck of the woods!! MICHIGAN!! And yes, the Honey Crisp apples are in!! WOOHOO!! I bought some today. Bring a sweater, the nights are chilly and fall hits us fast! But then again so does winter. Looking forward to meeting you at the Clarkston Townhall Quilt Guild and the Oakland County Quilt Guild a month later! See you soon! Nancy

  11. One more thing, love the quilt and the kitty holding down the pieces!! How sweet!! Can't wait to see you here in Michigan! Nancy

  12. OOOOH Honeycrisp! Makes me miss Wisconsin in the Fall!

  13. That's a great quilt you just quilted. Love it. Wish I could get to one of your events here in Michigan. That would be a lot of fun. I never know about these things until it's too late or when I am SUPER busy! Someday! Have fun. Yesterday was really cold here, but today is really warm again. Better pack to be prepared for either. It's that time of year!

  14. Hi Bonnie, I'm here in Jacksonville and just an FYI, it was 95 yesterday. It was a balmy 100 degrees on the field at the Jaguars game. FORTUNATELY, it looks like we are going to get a break in the weather and it will be in the 80's the rest of this week. Looking forward to seeing your trunk show at Quilt Fest.

  15. Hi! Greetings from Finland! That quilt is so fantastic! I love it! Thank for your lovely blog!
    It’s so nice to find other quilters all around the world!


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