Sunday, April 03, 2011

Slow Down, Sunday! ((And A Give-Away!))

This weekend is moving TOO fast!

It brings to mind that old Simon & Garfunkel song:

Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.
Ba da, Ba da, Ba da, Ba da...Feelin' Groovy.

Hello lamp-post,
What cha knowin'?
I've come to watch your flowers growin'.
Ain't cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in' doo-doo, Feelin’ Groovy!

I've got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.

There is nothing on schedule today but just to “BE”. And that’s a good feeling! After my workshop yesterday ((Which was great, it was so fun to spend time with the local girls!)) I was able to come home and take a NAP! Awesome! There might be one of those in my future for today too.

My evening consisted of sitting on the couch, reclined with feet up, stitching on a binding while I watched some sappy movies on the Hallmark channel! This was also much needed!

I’ve finished the quilting on the sampler quilt for Japan….the binding is going on IT today, and there should be more handstitching of binding going on around here through the evening.

SO! That Magazine cover you see in the upper corner? That is the May issue of Quiltmaker Magazine just hitting the news stands and subscribers! I’ve got a QUILT in there, not just a column this time, but an actual quilt!


This is my Lady of the Lake variation, called Lady of Lake Erie! I cleared out a lot of blue fat quarters that had been languishing, and a lot of neutral shirtings and other prints for the white/cream/beige areas. This one fits my KING sized bed….and that triangle border is so easy and looks so fabulous to show off BIG pieces of fabric!

This is the May issue, and it features a GIVE-AWAY! I’ve sent Quiltmaker 5 signed copies of my latest book, Scraps & Shirttails II! Go HERE to the QUILTY PLEASURES blog and find out how you can win one of the copies!

Leave a comment THERE on the Quilty Pleasures blog by June 6th and you will be in the drawing!

Have a wonderful Sunday Everyone…..slow down and enjoy it!


Impera_Magna said...

I love your Lady of the Lake variation... it looks fab in blues! It's one of the patterns on my "must make" list...

Have relaxing and restorative day!

Linda said...

I was at Quiltmaker already and saw your beautiful quilt...what is it about scrappy (controlled or not) that just sings to me!
Thanks for all your gorgeous patterns...love them all!

Linda said...

:D Thank you for posting this! I went right over and commented!
Loving the blue/tan combination - it is just so.... calming yet cheery! :)
Happy Sewing!

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

I'm watching my mailbox!!!

Mary L. said...

I love blue and white quilts and I love shirtings, so I LOVE this quilt.

Lee D said...

Your Lady is beautiful. Amazing how only two colours can make such an appealing quilt. Must try that one day!!!

Cousin Jill said...

Beautiful quilt!! I am adding this to projects to do....I can walk to Lake Erie from my house! Congrat's on winning!!

Marj said...

I hope I get my copy of Quiltmaker before I leave to go to Cincinnati on Wednesday. I am going with friends to the International Quilt Festival. It is a first time for me to take a class at a show, so I decided to do Debbie Caffrey's It's Hip to be square.
Congratulations on the quit in the magazine!

sewfrugal said...

A Bonnie Hunter book would be so wonderful to add to my sewing room fun. This one especially looks like one I will treasure!

Lori said...

I love that quilt!

Patty said...

Beautiful Bonnie and I sure entered to win. Would love to have one of your quilts.

Jo said...

I am going to be watching my mailbox. I have blues and creams picked for a different quilt buy I may have to change and make this one instead. I love blues and creams...

Kim said...

Nice going Bonnie....you are getting more and more magazine space! I am not surprised...your projects are so appealing and no fabric lines to go buy.....they are just perfect for these times when all of us are trying to buy less, save more, use what we have, but still enjoy our quilting. Way to go Bonnie!
Happy sewing

Blue Bird said...

Inspiring as always!
Sherry D

Debbie Lou said...

Love your blue and light quilt, Bonnie! I need to make one for me. I'm off to win a copy of your book. Thanks!!!

sewkalico said...

Great quilt Bonnie! I love that block and it looks superb in blue especially with that cool border!

Cathie in UT said...

Love, love the blue and cream quilt. I am not sure why two color quilts are so eye catching but maybe it's the love of just a color and a background that sooth's our soul
When I read the beginning of the post and you mentioned Feelin Groovy and Simon and Garfunkle I thought you had gotten it wrong as the version that hopped into my brain was the one by Harpers Bizarre so I had to look it up and sure nuff it was done by both groups! LOL
Thanks for the heads-up and I will look for it when my mag arrives.

Leeanne said...

good for you to have some R&R, we all need that.I just bought your 2 Shirttail books, so now I have all 3 of yours! Good luck to those who enter.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Just so you know - you gave me a hankering for some Simon and Garfunkel and now I have been singing "Feeling Groovey" all afternoon. LOL! Your Lady of Lake Erie is groovey too!

Vicki said...

Funny, I just told DH yesterday that I wanted to make some 2 toned quilts, scrappy, and blue and white would be the first. Now I will have the pattern as soon as I get my Quiltmaker. Perfect!!! put the binding on my RRCB this afternoon, now for the hand stitching it down. TV time here I come.

Becky said...

Another great Bonnie quilt!

Smiley Quilter said...

Thanks for the great Sunday morning song-love it. It is great to slow down and watch the flowers grow. Also love your quilt by the way. Enjoy some relaxing time before life takes off again.

Laurie in Maine said...

I gave up ALL my quilt mag subscriptions years ago. Cold turkey. I miss them :)

Kathie said...

oh my gosh yesterday I was singing that song in my head almost all day
I couldn't believe its april already where oh where is the time going!
thanks off to the other blog, I hear I NEED this book and once I saw a few quilts inside yes I NEED this book my scraps are getting out of hand its time to start making lots of BH quilts!
thanks Bonnie!
Have a great week

Brita said...

Congrats, Bonnie! The quilt is gorgeous. I don't know if I have enough fabric in just one colorway to follow that idea. Well, maybe I do. Don't know if I can decide which color to use, yeah, that's it! I recently finished a red and white, and I was sick of red and white by the time I finished! Scrappy is good.

I am Just One Mom said...

this is a handsome quilt. love the clarity of hst in high contrast of your 2 colors. try and say that fast... let me say this slowly: beauuuuutttiiiiffffuuuullll.