I had a great night’s sleep in my own bed…and I’m ready to tackle the day here.
There is a bunch of weirdness on Facebook this morning – I can’t seem to post to my personal wall OR the Quiltville Friends wall either on mobile or by laptop – so while that is being sorted out ((Is this due to government shut down? There has been ZERO posting in my newsfeed in over 45 minutes)) I thought I would share with you the fabulous show and share presented by class members on Saturday.
It was such an honor to be able to sit back and enjoy the show – seeing the lovely quilts that kept appearing, one after the other ---and I know you will enjoy it!
Our first photo is Carolina CHRISTMAS from Scraps & Shirttails II ---in pink and purple! See how much you can change a quilt, just by substituting your own color choices? Think outside the crayon box!
Cathedral Stars – LOVELY!!
You will find Cathedral Stars under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog.
Hand Me Downs from Scraps & Shirttails!
She mentioned that most of the fabric came from Wooden Spools, a fabulous shop where you can sell your stash, and buy someone else’s! I had such a great at this shop, and I so love the concept! More on the shop to come in a future post, so stay tuned for that coming up!
Holy Toledo from Scraps & Shirttails II!
And another one!
And yet another!
Wooden Spools has a “Bonnie Hunter Club” --- and the thought makes me giggle! There is no block of the month with outlandish prices, you don’t have to buy a kit from a matched line of fabrics to promote a fabric manufacturer, there are no rules other than sew with your stash on a quilt that the group has chosen to all make….and sew your brains out! Now that is MY kind of club! The call themselves “The Bonnies” LOVE IT!
Isn’t this radiant? Lazy Sunday ran through 4 issues of Quiltmaker Magazine as a mystery in the past year. Be watching for it in my upcoming book due out Spring 2014!
The Bonnie Hunter Club chose Blue Ridge Beauty from Adventures with Leaders & Enders as one of their club projects! We had a couple done in Red/Neutral and they are just stunning!
Another red one!
And a blue one!
Nine patches make a GREAT simple Leader & Ender project!
This is Sisters Nine Patch from Adventures with Leaders & Enders.
Also from Adventures with Leaders & Enders is Mad City Mama!
I love how this gal loves YELLOW!
This is Rick Rack Nines from Adventures with Leaders & Enders – check out that piano key border!
Bargello in Plaid from Scraps & Shirttails!
And another Easy Street in a different color way!
Not sure whether you want the whole mystery or not? Do just 25% of what is given! Here she has turned Easy Street into a small wall hanging.
Easy Street was LAST YEAR’s mystery – it has been retired and will be making an appearance in my next book – stay tuned!
Scrappy Mountain Majesties is a GREAT quilt for giving!
You will find it under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog – the blocks are made with 8.5” squares – a great way to use a collection of fat quarters that have been hanging around – don’t you love these colors?
Yes, Michelle has been busy!
This is her Happily Scrappily Irish from Adventures with Leaders & Enders!
This entire quilt built itself in between the line of chain piecing other quilts…simply by sewing pairs of 2” squares, a light and a dark, to each other. It’s made with four patches, not the old boring way of seewing strip sets of 5 ---I love how this quilt sparkles! Great job, Michelle!
Crab Apples from Adventures with Leaders & Enders!
And Lady of Lake Erie from Devoted to Scraps!
I love the simple triangle border she added…isn’t this beautiful?
Check out the BACK!! Bye-bye orphan blocks!
Sometimes projects just need to stop where they are!
These units were from Carolina Crossroads from Scraps & Shirttails ---but what a lovely runner!
You know, that might be a great way to gift up some UFOs that aren’t going anywhere…turn them into runners and finish them, and gift them for the holidays! Bye bye, Quilt Guilt!!
Chunky Churndash is another favorite from the over-flowing free patterns tab at the top of the blog! The blocks come from 1-1/2” and 2-1/2” strips and squares…Easy Peasy and oh, so cute!
How is YOUR Cheddar Bow-Tie Leader & Ender Challenge coming?
Sorry this is blurry, but the light from the windows made everything a bit washed out…I just LOVE Elaine’s setting for her Pineapple Blossom – another fun one from the free patterns tab! Her borders are so awesome!
A completed Love Shack! LOVE the pinwheels!!
I hope you enjoyed the wonderful show of quilts the ladies put on for me. I hope it makes you want to dig into the scraps and go SEW SOMETHING!! I know it does me.
Today I am calling my “DAY OFF.” I have a chiropractor appointment, and a massage scheduled. Laundry is running, as is the dishwasher. Other than that, I am doing NOTHING today that is work related! I may sew.
Join me tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 22 for Quilt-Cam at 9pm Eastern!
Happy Monday, everyone! It’s a new week – what are YOU going to do with it?