Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Tuesday, feeling almost like fall!

You can't believe what a break it is when it starts to be a bit cool and less humid in the mornings in South Carolina! It's been GORGEOUS the past few days...yes! Come on FALL!

With fall brings the desire to pull out the crockpot for some wonderful soups that simmer all day long, whole wheat bread dough rising in the bowl, and hot cereal for breakfast with brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins and milk...comfort food!

I just can't cook like this in the summer...it's usually too hot to even want to drink hot tea in the mornings. Once school starts and things settle in, I hanker for my tea pot and the smell of tea steeping as well.

I have another little picture for you! Let's see..what have I done so far? 90 hour glass units....turning 1/2 of them into puss in the corner type blocks....and now..180 flying geese units! Some quilts just require building one block at a time so you can match colors and get things just so. Other quilts...like this one...just call for what I refer to as POWER SEWING! Figure out how many units you need, and just chain them through the machine in mile long strings of pieces. THIS is that kind of quilt!

Now that I've finished the fying geese units, I need to make 180 1/2 square triangle squares, blue and neutral. It's a daunting task, but with power sewing, books on CD, or music from XM radio 70's channel blaring, I can get it done in no time!

I finished the binding/hanging sleeve on Weed Whacker last night at guild meeting and showed it for show and tell. It was a hit :c)



  1. Can't wait to see what you're doing with all those blues!

  2. I'm really liking this blue thing you have going here. You make me want to pull strips and just sew, sew, sew! But instead I have to clean house. :-(

  3. It's all looking very good!!

  4. Hi Bonnie, of course it was a hit!! It's another one of YOUR great quilts!
    So good to see you back piecing and enthused again! I've missed YOU...Hugs, Finn

    The new one looks like great fun..I'm loving it!

  5. you are certainly on a quilting roll, Bonnie, it's all that fall energy fueling you! go Bonnie go!

  6. I just realized that the red plaid is your ironing board cover. I was thinking what a great idea to match the blues with that nice red plaid. Hmmm...

  7. Living in GA I know what you mean about fall. I had to drive up to our condo in the north GA mountains today and it's beautiful - the leaves are just beginning to turn and it's cool - such a treat.

  8. There you go - tempting us further with more pictures. I'm wanting to get out fabric and sew along with you - but you've not given us any dimensions! Can't wait to see what this is going to turn into!

    I'm with you - fall weather, soup, fresh bread and oatmeal is absolutely the best - gourmet soul food! We've had no rain but temperatures are in the 70's and evenings cool off - SO much better!

  9. Anonymous3:25 PM EDT

    Yes Bonnie, fall is here!
    Love all your free patterns...mmm...all of them are yours, right? heheh, ok, just joking
    can't wait to see the top of the quilt.
    Your Weed Whacker is really beautiful, congrats!
    Hugs from Spain

  10. power sewing is the only way to go at times, and you do have so much to show for your time at the machine, but its not as "fun" I find, as I can't see what I'm making as I go...

  11. Dying to know what this is going to grow into, Your Weedwacker quilt is just awesome. Power sewing is wonderful...so relaxing!

  12. I agree with you about the coming of fall and the change in food. I love fall for the same reason, but I also love the changing colors of the trees.

  13. I wish I could get into that serious power sewing. I start, then I need a rest (usually computer related, or lying on the bed related). Then I do a bit more, then I have to try something else for a while. Short concentration span maybe?? Summer is coming here - very depressing. Today it is raining at the back door and sunny at the front, and they are only about 8 metres apart.

  14. I'm not surprised it's a hit Bonnie - it's a lovely quilt - you never cease to amaze me the ideas you come up with and so generously share with everyone

  15. Anonymous5:25 PM EDT

    I'm avidly awaiting the next installment of your blue/neutral quilt - keep up the power music so you're done quickly, I don't like waiting for things LOL.

  16. I love Power Sewing too, it's like active meditation.

    Autumn is my favourite season too, it's like a reward for having survived another humid summer.

    I would have to change that ironing board cover for a more neutral one though; it clashes with the blocks.....

  17. Congratulations on your Show and Tell, what fun to show what you've done!

  18. You go girl! I miss everyone from the the south but I can't honestly say I miss the weather...the cool British air is doing wonders!


  19. i really like this quilt sarah, especially the fabrics


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