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Friday, May 16, 2014

This One Is Done!

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I finally won the binding battle against the interminable Wonky Wishes Quilt!  Another Binding DONE!

Gosh, I really love this quilt in all its…..ultimate wonkiness, of course!

I’ll definitely be adding more string sashings to future quilts, it was a great way to use up stuff and really stopped the quilt from being ho-hum and boring-snoring.

I took it outside for a photo shoot this afternoon once the sunshine had left the deck --- oh our trees are so nice and shady now!

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Okay, it still managed to shine through in that ONE BRIGHT SPOT!

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The back doesn’t look half bad either, in fact, I rather LIKE this side ---

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It just may reside on my stack – wrong side out for now just so I can look at it!

You will find the free BLOCK pattern for Wonky Wishes under the free patterns tab.  I have not written full quilt directions yet.  No time, and other deadlines in the fire.

Oh, and while we were photographing a quilt – it was suggested that we photograph me too – time for that new profile photo since the hair is now gone:

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Now I could only do something with those crows feet and laugh lines – but then I guess I’ve earned each and every one of those!

We are headed up to Quilt Villa in just a little bit.  The pink and purple baby quilt for my sister is in the van, I’ll be working on THAT binding on the drive up.  It needs to be finished this weekend so we can mail it off on Monday.  This is a deadline not to be missed, that girl is due with my niece sometime within the next 3 weeks ---Ooooh, can’t wait!

Have a great weekend everyone ---off to finish packing!


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82 comments:

Debra said...

A real stunner. Hey, so is your haircut. haven't seen you in awhile. you look great!

Karen said...

Bonnie - Love the quilt. Your haircut is fantastic and you look like a kid, be sure and carry your ID as you're going to get carded. I'm finishing up my b/w/r Strip Twist as we fry in the hot So. Cal. weather. Bring cool clothes as it's hot, hot, hot!

Karen J. in Corona, CA

Claudia E said...

I love the quilt, both sides and your hair looks fantastic! Have a great weekend!

Leeann said...

Love the hair and love the quilt.

stitchinpenny said...

I don't know how or when I missed the haircut, but I love the new 'do.
I also love the quilt and the string
sashing is great. I always love your quilt, but I think I could make this one!

Potpourri said...

Bonnie a beautiful photo of you and your quilt. Congrats on collection of the binding, enjoy your weekend!

Anonymous said...

You're looking great! And I love the quilts you're showing now!

sewnsew said...

I really like this new pic of you.. Love the quilt. have one block done, haha, a year ago.

farmhousequilter8 said...

Your hair makes you look so much younger and healthy. Just love it.
Paula in KY

Anonymous said...

Bonnie, the quilt is awesome but you are the stunner in this photo shoot, LOVE you new hair do!!!!

Pauline said...

Bonnie you look beautiful in that picture! The quilt is fantastic on both sides. Great work!

elively said...

Love the quilt and the back is smashing! A real winner! I really like your new do and the picture is terrific. You look so young and healthy, rested and ready togo!

karen a. said...

The hairstyle is very becoming & youthful, love it and the quilt :) :)

Merry said...

Hair and quilt are lovely!

Gweneth said...

Great new do !23 Grow out the bangs? I did and I love that part too.
P.S. Quilt is awesome as well.

Kristy said...

Very cute! Love the quilt and the do! You look very perky! Enjoy your beautiful cabin. K-

Mandy Laseter said...

I looove the quilt and the spot of sunshine on it makes me smile. This is the best pic of you, Bonnie. It looks like the cover of a new book. Hint, hint.

Carole said...

You and the quilt are both beautiful. Your hair looks great!!! And the quilt is wonderful. now I have to add that on my "to make list". I just finished My Blue Heaven quilt and am loving it. Thanks for all you do.

Karen said...

You look great. I really love the quilt. I so enjoyed quilt cam last night. Thanks. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Mary said...

YEA fro a binding finish. I have a few to get DONE. ie: my Celtic Christmas Solstice...Love the new Pic! I thought for a bit it was the Nieces quilt you were wrapped in when I saw it on FB. Have a quiet week-end at the Cabin- only the sounds of the Treadle or hummm of a Vintage machine to be heard.

Jackie in WI said...

Love the hairdo and the quilt. You are an inspiration.
Jackie inWI

HelenMarie said...

Great finish!
And I love the new do!
I'm still working on dancing 9s for my grandniece born in february... I guess I'm the auntie slacker! I did get a bunch more strips sewn together during quiltcam last night and hope to sneak in some more sewing time on Sunday to get the 9patchs made. I think I've enough for 3 of 4 rows.... I'm getting there!

hm

Marlo Raub said...

I love the back. I am working on a baby quilt and I think I will do something like that on the back. That way if one side gets a little dirty it can be reversed saving mommy some wash time. Lol

Gretchen quilts said...

Love the quilt!! Your hair cut looks so good on you!!! What did your DH think of your haircut???

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I hadn't heard that you had your hair cut it looks wonderful! love that quilt too and off to take a look at the pattern - thanks!

Loris said...

Lovely quilt. Lovely Bonnie :-)

Jackie said...

Quilt is beautiful! The string sashings are a great addition. Also the new haircut is really nice,suits you perfectly!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Oooooeeeee...Love the Wonky!!!! And your haircut...A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E!

Anonymous said...

Love your new haircut, you look stunning and refreshed!! Love the quilt with the string sashing. And the backing is fabulous too!

Bev said...

Love the hair. That's a great picture of you!

Jan Duffy said...

Just love it. Back is awesome and your new doo !

Nonnie said...

Love your new hairdo. Especially the curls! Are they natural?

TcMay said...

I have been waiting to see that red binding,it is terrific.I love red,consider it a neutral most of the time but here it really sets the quilt off. Day 2 and your hair looks so bouncy,hope you love it as it looks sensational.
May,Michigan

jude said...

the new photo is just stunning! the wonderful quilt, the very flattering haircut (you look MUCH younger!) and you in red- wow!! love love love it! you go , girl!

Ivani said...

It is a beautiful quilt and You look great with the new hairdo. Enjoy your time on the mountains.

Aliceart said...

Love, love the new haircut! Also your wonky stars quilt.

Leslie said...

And just yesterday I did a similar thing with my hair...trying to take advantage of my natural curl. Lookin' good.

Carol Leak said...

Great finish on the Wonky Wishes! Mine is just a top, finished it this week and have loved every minute of working on it - think I'll be making some more of the wonky stars for another one of some kind. You haven't had time to write up the pattern? Too bad, I did it anyway! So loved the idea of the scrappy sashes I couldn't wait to do them, and they were pieced before I even got the blocks together. The FW did the wonky stars, the original 830 Bernina put the blocks together, and the original 15- did the paper piecing on the sashings. Now this happy piecer is working on some small crumb and paper pieced blocks on the FW - more fun--hope you have a wonderful weekend at the cabin before your busy week starts. Carol in Arkansas

Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

Love the quilt and the new hair-do!

LJ said...

Love the quilt and the hair!!

Kim said...

What happened to your glasses? I think the new do looks fabulous, makes you look younger :0).
Embrace the laugh lines and crows feet not everyone gets the privilege of growing older
Your quilt is so inspiring and so is the backing .....I need to get sewing on some UFO's.
Enjoy your weekend away and Happy Sewing

JeanInMaine said...

I really love your haircut, it's a terrific look for you. The quilt is a winner.

Sharon Hughson said...

I love the hair cut and is that eye make-up? Dishey!
If you are serious about the crows feet and laugh lines, BING Racheal Ray .com from today. She had a guest who taught a 50 second face lift. I'm trying it. Simple and quick. Frankly I didn't see any lines on your face. Good luck finishing the quilt.

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Love your quilt! The back is stunning. Love, love love the hair!

Grammy's Quilting Studio said...

The finished quilt really sparkles with the string sashing, great idea. You sparkle too, with your new hair cut.
Mona in Melbourne, FL

Lindah said...

The quilt turned out beautifully. --I'm not done with mine yet.
Love your new 'do.' As for the barely noticeable crows feet and laugh lines --they make you more interesting!

Elizabeth said...

What crows feet! The new haircut looks great and you look youthful.

scrappy101 said...

Saying YES to the hair !

stitch quilt knit said...

Oh I love Wonky Wishes Quilt. Front and the back. And your new profile picture is superb!!!

JaneB said...

I love Wonky Wishes. I adore the back, too. Two quilts in one. See the wavy, curly look with the shorter haircut. Like you I resisted for years and kept my hair about shoulder length. When it was bugging me, I would just pull it back into a ponytail. A year or so ago, I cut my hair in a bob like yours, then I went farther. I'd say mine is more like a "pixie cut" from when I was a kid. All of these little waves and curls appeared from my bone straight hair. You are looking great. Love the new sig pic.

Judy said...

Love the new hair style and both sides of the quilt. Beutiful quilts bt a beautiful quilter!

jam said...

Love the quilt and the new hair cut. Looks so cute and young!
Inspiration from Bonnie comes in all forms.
thanks and have a great weekend.

Judymc said...

The quilt is so pretty! And I love your new profile pic--your hair is so cute!!!

Sharon Siacci said...

Looking good there Bonnie

KathyinMN said...

Love the quilt, but wow your new hair style is stealing its thunder. It looks great.

Janarama said...

I really liked your hair when I saw you on QuiltCam Thursday evening, but I really LOVE it today. Very becoming on you. Love your quilt too!

Dawn said...

OMG! Bonnie! Great hair! You look 10 yrs younger! Awesome quilt finish finish, too. ;)

Quiltingloulou said...

Well Bonnie, what more can I say that hasn't been said already - nothing! Both you and the quilt look fabulous. I wasn't convinced on quilt cam because my picture was a little fuzzy but boy, it really suits you and yes, you do look younger. Enjoy the cabin.
Linda

Judith said...

hai Bonnie! I am also working on a Wonky Wishes quilt and up to the point now, to think about the sashings: love the ones you made, so I am going to try that too :0) love your hair! and the crows feet and laugh lines: cherish them!:0)

Jantine said...

Wow... for this quilt but really for your haircut too. You look much younger and energized. Guess that is what a good haircut does, right?

JoyceT said...

This length hair, a little curled and a little fluffed up, is just perfect for you.

susiefloozie said...

You are such a bundle of energy! Love the 'do and the "laugh lines" just add to your inner beauty!

Yvonne said...

Love the hair!

Carol Hemmingsen said...

Your smile takes care of the crow's feet! Your hair looks great!

Marci H. said...

Bonnie! I just LOVE this quilt! I don't get many quilts made but I've been inspired in the land of Quiltville! Wonky Wishes is definitely my favorite scrap quilt! I'd better start studying your instructions! And your haircut is cute. I don't have the nerve to cut mine off again. Yet.

Mariel said...

Love the quilt! I have started one myself. Your haircut is adorable!

Diane said...

Bonnie: I am going to have to make this quilt. It really sparkles. Your new hair-do took years off. It added lots of beautiful body too. It just looks darling.

Nancy H said...

Sure the quilt is great, but can we talk hair??? Didn't know you had cut it. You look 10 years younger and 10 pounds lighter - wish I could say the same about me! Bravo on the new look! Must have given you a fresh new outlook. Congratulations on being brave enough to chop!

Sandie said...

Absolutely LOVE the new cut! Makes you look years younger and just so flattering!

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Sandy D said...

Awesome Quilts and I love the new Do.

Barbara O. said...

Your new haircut if fabulous! Your quilts are stunning, as alway. Thanks for sharing!

DBrez said...

Love the wonky quilt- it is fabulous. Love love the hair-do, it's so youthful!

Robin Love Lehr said...

LOVE the new do!

Anonymous said...

Love this quilt : the 2 sides and "cerise sur le g√Ęteau" your hair cut. What's better than a new head for spring Helena408c

Reena said...

Love that quilt- the string sashing is fantastic! And your hair is fabulous Bonnie. Lookin GOOD!

Lynn Czar said...

I know I've said this too many times, BUT this is my favorite pattern you have created! I am using this as my leader and ender while I am making Turkey Tracks!!! I love this!!!! :) thank for creating happy quilts!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie: You look stunning!

Andee said...

Gorgeous haircut, smile and quilt! You look great girl!

Margaret said...

your hair looks marvelous!!

Anonymous said...

Love your new haircut. Very flattering and polished looking. And your beautiful eyes are just sparkling.

Anonymous said...

I love your new hair cut and the quilt is wonderful! Lisa in AK