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Friday, January 12, 2018

A Presentation Day with Time to Play!

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It was a full house in Oceanside, California as the El Camino Quilt Guild took charge of their new meeting location – the perfect way to start a new year!

I always enjoy listening to the different committee reports and getting a feel for how active a guild is, and what kind of fun they are having. 

I’m already jealous that there is a bus trip to the Road to California Quilt Show next Thursday, and I won’t be here to participate.  I would dearly love to go on a bus ride to a quilt show with these gals!

We had a great time and I enjoyed meeting everyone – the book signing table was mobbed and bustling – there will be more scrap quilts coming out of Oceanside, California!

After packing it all up and loading it back into Jill’s car, a handful of us gathered at Cheesecake Factory for lunch. 

And then Jill and I had one thing on our minds – to hurry back home to her house and spend the afternoon behind the machines with as much power-sewing as we could squeeze in.

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No pulling pins, Baci!!

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I guess he thinks that all of this machine time is “For the Birds!”

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20 blocks have been sewn on this trip!

I ran out of variety on my purple/black half-square triangles, so will be cutting more variety at home to do the remaining blocks from the cabin.  I think I am only shy about 8 blocks all together – this is a great start to 2018!

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Jill finished her Plus quilt!

And Baci is nodding his head in approval!

I just adore all of those fun neutrals, and you know how much I love orange!

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Prepping more hexies!

After running out of triangular variety, I grabbed the brown fat quarters that I had picked up while in Temecula from a couple of different ships.  Being low on variety seems to be a theme for 2018 – I noticed while flying out that I just didn’t have enough variety in the brown shades.  I picked up 7 pieces, got them pressed, and did some cutting so they are ready for my busy bag.

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Great reminder of this quick but so worth it trip!

Today’s plan is going to be SUPER.  I’m teaching at Quilt in a Day, the home of Eleanor Burns, my idol!

We are doing a simple Scrappy Bargello workshop from the Free Patterns Tab.  I LOVE this workshop, it is so easy and everyone gets so much sewing done.  The quilt is built in panels, and you can make them as long as you want.  I can’t wait to see the fabrics everyone will be using.  And this quilt is Jelly Roll friendly!

After the workshop we have plans to visit another quilty-friend, and who knows – there may be some more time for sewing when we get done.

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Quiltville Quote of the Day

This I firmly believe!!  Comparison can stop your own progression.

Have a wonderful Thursday, everyone!



9 comments:

  1. What a sweet bird! I am glad you am having fun, Bonnie-cakes!

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  2. Looking forward to seeing where you're headed with the purple/black blocks. Those are fun!

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  3. Sounds like a GRAND day ahead with Eleanor Burns and friends!!! I'm having a STAYcation ALL week at Road2Ca, I think I would have passed out-if I saw you there!

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  4. It would be fun to see you at Road to California. Just extend your stay, lol. I have been watching Eleanor all of her 40 wonderful years. PBS was one of the only channels I got on our B&W TV in the late 1970's. My kids said they didn't like her voice. Mamma sure did, it was my sanity break from housework and babies.

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  5. You look so happy and relaxed with your little buddy sitting on your shoulder. Have a great time.

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  6. Those scrappy purple stars on the black with the tiny dots just glow, I love them.

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  7. I also spent the day quilting with a friend in her beautiful studio. We had sandwiches for lunch and then went back to work. My friend Nancy Casey saves old machines and has a repair shop area across her deck from her house. I had the privilege of sewing on my first Bernina, an 1130 that belonged to her mother. She also showed me her favorite Featherweight Simone all dressed in turquoise.

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  8. Love cockatiels. My old budgie was a bit of a character like this one. He'd sit on my mum's knitting needles for joy rides! And in those days we wrote paper letters - ours usually were laced with beak nibbles.

    Have fun with Eleanor and don't forget to throw the bits over your shoulder - although I have visions of you keeping them close as they be precious scraps! ;)

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