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Sunday, March 09, 2014

It Felt Like a Sleep In…..

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It felt like a sleep in, but it wasn’t!

The clocks jumped forward an hour last night!  Did you remember to set yours?

I treadled and treadled and finished the string piecing I needed for my sashings.  Actually --- I over pieced! LOL!

There is much more than I need, so there will be something fun to use somewhere else, perhaps in the backing for this quilt ---which is growing VERY LARGE, which is typical for me.  Oh well, big quilts are where it’s at for me so I just keep on going.

Funny thing, you would think that large quilts would use more fabric.  These sashings did not even begin to make a dent.  The bin is as full as it ever was.

Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?

I think it is a FUN THING!

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This is where we are this morning!

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with the cornerstones, but low, and behold – there was a stack of 3.5” squares just sitting here on the cutting table from last weekend’s Lozenge cutting session ---and there was a scrappy enough mix to just deal them out like a deck of cards. 

How is that for serendipity?!

No pieced cornerstones are needed.  The sashing is so busy, as are the blocks, the bigger one-piece cornerstones give a nice shot of color and a place for eyes to rest.

I love how the light sashings make the stars pop and shine.

You can find the free tutorial for the Wonky Wishes block by clicking the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog.

Not sure on borders yet ----but my goal is to get this top sewn together today.  And with the beautiful weather in store, go for another hike this afternoon.  And who knows what else.

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This morning’s view from the upper porch at Quilt Villa!

“Springing Forward” is always the first real sign to me that Spring is, indeed on the way – even if it seems slow to get here.  I LOVE it when the daylight lasts much longer.  I feel energized and able to do so much more in my day!

Have a great Sunday, no matter how you spend it!


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43 comments:

Lakegaldonna said...

Love the different color cornerstones instead of all the same color. Makes this quilt top sing!
Have a lovely day and enjoy that hike.

Julie Young said...

Awesome view! Fantastic! I love the way the quilt looks with the various colors of corner stones! You rocked it!

D Brown said...

I wasn't sure about those sashing units but I love it!. Don't know why I ever doubt you :)

karen.clark2012@comcast.net said...

Bonnie, Love the quilt! Here I go again trying to use up my scraps. Will definitely make this quilt!

Gretchen quilts said...

The sashing looks perfect with those colorful blocks as do the cornerstone blocks. Seeing your pics inspire me to head to my sewing room to create. Have a wonderful day!

Mary said...

Looks great! Your view is gorgeous from Quilt Villa. I'm glad the walk/hike is in your plans. Don't work too hard. Is Sadie with you up there?

Quiltingloulou said...

The quilt and the view are both devine. You never seem to do anything wrong when it comes to scraps. I think my problem is I think too much before putting colors together. Maybe I should just go for it and see what the outcome is.

Barb in Mi said...

Fabulous quilt! Couldn't imagine how the sashing strips would look, but it's perfect! Ok, adding one more quilt to my bucket list... Looking forward to your Hawks Nest workshop in May in Michigan! Let's hope the snow & ice will be gone by then ;-)

Kevin the Quilter said...

Your Wonky Wishes quilt is screaming at me to make it! It truly is beautiful! Enjoy your Sunday!

Quilter Kathy said...

Another amazing Bonnie quilt! It just sparkles with colour and energy!

Cathy said...

I love the quilt! Yep another one on my list to do. I keep falling behind...the list gets longer, before I even get one finished! Thanks for your inspiration! Enjoy your hike!

Tammy said...

Your Wonky Wishes is fantastic! The cornerstones are perfect.

Donna said...

I really really like this quilt and I' m not sure if it were mine I'd put borders. It already has a finished look to me. I love the sashing strips. Great way to use up those strings. Think I'll go make some now!

Sadie said...

The washings really work for this quilt. Great job. it looks so vibrant.

Karen said...

Bonnie I absolutely love this quilt! You did a fantastic job! I would love to make this quilt.

Lynda Johnson said...

I love this scrappy quilt. I'm always amazed at how things that are laying around can come together in such beauty. But even more, the view from your porch is breathtaking!! Such inspiration! You are blessed, my friend.

Debra Crumbaker said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Yes, the strippy scrappy light sashings really do make the stars show up. Now, about the comment on how warmer weather helps you feel better so you can get more done - How could you get more done?! You do way more than anyone else I know; in fact, I don't know how you get as much done as you do. You must be the Energizer Bunny. Looking forward to warm weather too.

Lisa Mikel said...

Your quilt top is beautiful. I love your lashings! Its all amazing. Great job Bonnie!

IMAQLTR2 said...

Oh, I just LOVE this quilt! We are taller people in our family too and love the larger size quilts, no toes sticking out for us! You have really made me look at quilting in a different way using scraps and I love it. Thanks so much, Bonnie!
Linda C.
Manitoba, Canada under piles of snow!

Lucy said...

I love your pictures, the treadle your view it is all amazing.

Jan Ward said...

Another quilt I would like to make.I love how the light sashings make the star blocks pop

Maureen Heywood said...

What a beauty, definitely would like to put this on my list of quilts to make.

cityquilter grace said...

as always bonnie you are spot on with those corner squares....pieced ones would take the eye away from the blocks....gorgeous quilt!

Debbie said...

Love how the light sashings really make the stars stand out. I don't think it needs a border.

Marilyn said...

I really like the light stripped sashings with the wonky stars and cornerstones. Perfect!

Marilyn said...

I really like the look of this! Light sashings, wonky stars, and multi-colors cornerstones.

Lisa said...

Oh WOW! Beautiful quilt! When you were working on the lattice I thought it would be too busy. Boy was I wrong. I guess that is why you're the quilt designer and I'm not! Love the view from the cabin.

sandra said...

I have to confess. When I saw those sashings I thought they looked very uninspiring. But in the quilt they look fantastic! Just right.

Lisa said...

It's brilliant. I was skeptical of the sashings but it's amazing. I will absolutely do something similar on one of my UFOs.

Mary Lou Ozburn said...

I love how you call the 3.5" cornerstones "big."

Anonymous said...

Bonnie that quilt just 'SPARKLES". I wanna make one and I had already started to make the neutral string borders just for fun over a year ago not knowing what I was going to do with them. Thank you! Janice in Sarver, PA k4squilt@zoominternet.net

Pattie D said...

Love it! You are brilliant with the scraps....I hope some day to make my scraps sing as well as yours! Thanks for all the inspiration!

JR Rackliff said...

Whoa!! I love the sashings!!
Gorgeous quilt!! Plan to use that idea!

Jeannette

Always In Stitches said...

When you started marking your sashings I thought Whoa! Were is she going with this. This quilt is amazing! By the way just reading your blog I get exhausted. Where do you get all that energy?

Carole said...

The quilt is beautiful, Bonnie. I'll have to put this one on my to do list.

Mom said...

What pleasure to vicariously share your time at Quilt Villa.Wishes for pure happiness for you.

Dar said...

I love your Wonky Wishes. Oh no, another one of your patterns that wants to play with my scraps!! I hope I live to be 100 yrs old. So many patterns on my 'wish list' and it's getting longer each month as I see your eye candy.

iris said...

(( The bin is as full as it ever was.)) YOU R RIGHT

iris said...

BESIDE it is a Gorgeous quilt stars sparkles and reflect love and happy every where.

Helen in the UK said...

Those scrappy light sashings are generous and really bring the stars to life! You said it was big already ... I wouldn't add a border, just a scrappy binding :)

susiefloozie said...

My brother lives in Archdale NC and he just got his power on Sunday at noon. Awful storm you all went through. He wasn't as prepared as you quilters though! I teased him non-stop!!!

Love, love, LOVE your quilt! What a great stash buster!

Marsha Savage said...

Love this but I love anything with stars.

Nikki said...

Love this post. Would love to win the book also!