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Monday, April 15, 2013

It’s a Studio Day!

I just looked up at the clock and woweeee –where is this day going?!

I am so excited to be home….I set in right away to adding borders to my Sister’s Choice top.

Just seeing it sitting there on top of the table with the border strips right there waiting for me made me smile ---

The narrow purple inner border was a fabric I had brought home from Bali!  So fun to see it in this quilt.

 It also is playing double duty --- this is what I bound my Easy Street in as well!

The OUTER border – well, that was the INNER border on Easy Street.  What can I say --- that was also right next to the binding fabric in my purple stash.  I like these together.  They get the job done.

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Dagny doing her job at zooming these on!

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It was raining this morning, so a back deck photo op was not going to happen, but that didn’t stop me from throwing the quilt top over the front porch rail…and backing up into the doorway to get a photo!

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Pink Love!

I’m now in the process of getting a backing pieced, and getting it loaded into the machine – that is AFTER book orders go to the Post Office!  I’ve been gone a week, so I’m trying to get these out as soon as I can…and THEN I can play!

Enjoy your afternoon!

PS ---Questions on the next Quilt Cam are coming in.  I need a couple of days.  I leave Thursday for New Hampshire, so I'm thinking Wednesday Night at 9pm Eastern will be the best time for me to do it, so I hope you'll catch me then!

36 comments:

SweetAmbrosia said...

Snap,crackle,pop! Love your version of this quilt, as much as I like the other one.

Sure went together past. Think fast is one of the great things about your method! heck not havin gto plow through scraps ofevery shape andsize, iron them, then cutetc. Makes getting a great Bonniequilt top together both fast andfun.
KEEPQUILTING!!!!
JulieinTN



as muchasI liked the original.

Mary said...

Looking good, I've started two of these now, thanks to your Treadling on the QuiltCam and tempting me. I'm such a pushover for cute quilts. Waiting for Wednesday...

Julierose said...

Oh your Sisters Choice is so gorgeous--I love that lilac border!!

Julierose

gmp said...

WOW - this is terrific! I love the two borders you chose (especially the outer one)! How do you plan to quilt it?

Kevin the Quilter said...

WOW Bonnie! The angels are singing a new techno version of the Hallelujah Chorus for this beauty! How fun to see your creative process first hand in making this cool quilt! You deserve to take some time off! We will take quilt cam whenever YOU decide!

Mary Walker said...

Oh how gorgeous! The borders are perfect! I finished my sister's choice I've been working on with you! Just need the borders. This was fun!

Tami C said...

WOW is right! Your new Sister's Choice sure turned out nice! I love the borders, especially the inner border! Another great job!

Diane Melton said...

Just beautiful. Please tell us how to you are going to quite it.

Cynthia Pierce said...

Perfect color for the borders!

Julie said...

The new Sister's Choice is beautiful! I want to make that one too. I wanted to tell you that I found a pink Atlas just like Dagney in Mobile,Alabama a couple of weeks ago for $25.00 BUT it was 40% off! So I ended up paying $16.50 for it! I felt like I had hit the jackpot! It runs like a dream! I can't wait to get her all cleaned up and ready for piecing. Thanks for sharing your machines with us and encouraging me to enjoy own machine collection.

memckee2 said...

When I saw you were piecing another Sister's Choice that swung my decision of what to do with the 9 patch exchange blocks my "sisters" at church in the "Sew Blessed" group are exchanging. We are a loosely organized group of quilters - mostly beginners with me as their coach and cheerleader. I love to do shirt quilts as well, so I am taking shirt pieces to do the outsides. Since I got my pieces from the sleeve sections that I had bagged up to potentially exchange with other shirt savers, I am calling my quilt "Roll up your sleeves, Sisters" The exchange process will not be completed until August, so that gives me plenty of time to work up the outside parts as leaders/enders. Thank you for so many levels of inspiration!

Janet O. said...

Love those border fabrics, Bonnie!

afmom63 said...

I am not a pink person, but I really LOVE this quilt and the border is great. Like a few others I am waiting for your next Quiltcam, thank you for taking the time to do a Quiltcam before u leave...

Wanda said...

Love it!

Barb in Mi said...

Beautiful! Love it!
Wow, I wish I had your 'quilt' stamina and determination of moving things along from pieces to blocks to top to quilting....

Sally said...

perfect border! I'm thinking this is another for the 'to do' list. You are converting me to pink!

Beth said...

Sister's Choice looks beautiful.

kwiltnkats said...

It's raining today in San Diego. We need the rain. Not a problem till rush hour...eek! Love what you've done with this project. Already planning in my schedule yor yearly mystery. At Canyon Guild tonight. Mary Hiey is up! Hear you'll be in San Diego in 2014 with Friendship Guild Poway. Hope you'll be our home guest. Sandi

kwiltnkats said...

Mary Huey. Oops

Cat Herder said...

Wow, I'm so impressed at how fast you are! We were just watching you put these blocks together, and now you have a beautiful quilt top! Your border choices are just perfect.
I wish I had more motivation to get some of my tops done!
Vickie in Cleveland

ruthsplace said...

The borders are perfect for that quilt.

Andee said...

It is EXQUISITE! Love it as always! Thanks for the inspiration!

JaneB said...

So pretty. Great border choices. This one is now officially on the bucket list! Thanks for showing that "it can be done."

crazy quilter said...

So I know we all want another quilt cam but I think you should enjoy your short stay at home and skip thw quilt cam after all you are only home for 3 full days! You deserve the rest. Thw borders are fantastic!

reneequilts said...

I love the secondary sashing stars! Fun quilt

Ava K said...

I just love how that outer border is speaking to the pink star points..... "come on girls, step out and be noticed!"

Stitched With Prayer said...

Wow Bonnie, I absolutely love this quilt and the borders...well, what can I say, purple has been my favorite color since I was a little girl. Thanks so much for sharing. Big Hugs...

Jan Duffy said...

Gorgeous Bonnie. Makes me want to hurry my projects along so I can start mine !

Jan/Florida

Cynthia in urban Oregon said...

Love both border fabrics! And the name for your new sisters choice...Pink Love! You make me dizzy just following all you do on your blog. I looked at your calendar the other day and was amazed at your activities and turn around times! I also am amazed that you can fit quilt cam in this week! And for me, the timing is perfect! Thank you thank you thank you!

Mary K said...

Love the borders. They truly POP!

Stephanie Newman said...

That outer border is the most beautiful fabric and so great for your quilt! Makes the yellows and turquoise blues in the blocks really pop.

Vic in NH said...

Those borders are just glowing and make the whole quilt sparkle. I love Quiltcam and I'm coming to to see you at New Hampshire's lecture and of course the Midnight Flight workshop, too! Can't wait! Thank you for all that you share with us!

Material Girl said...

Wow, the Sisters Choice Quilt looks amazing, I love the border on it! I am planning on tuning in for Quiltcam on Wednesday, I so enjoy listening and watching you on quiltcam, you are a wealth of information, I've learned so much more about quilting from you.
Have a great day Bonnie,
Gwen

Sandra B said...

Your pink Sisters Choice is so much fun. I love it!

Pokeyscorner said...

Love,love,love that sisters choice quilt you've tempted me to do one of those myself. It'll have to wait until my "Easy Street " quilt is done 1st. :o)

Thanks for showing us what can be done when we keep focused & stick with it. I sometimes get part way thru & see something else that draws me. "SQUIRREL" :)

pcflamingo said...

WOWZA! Love that wild pink outer border! I like that Sisters Choice pattern the more I see it - I'm like Pokeyscorner above - I'm totally distracted by the latest squirrel (quilt) to run by my eyes....