Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Sneak Preview!

Well! I'll have you know my whole day went out the window!

That is.....I stayed home and sewed and the other things I was supposed to do....just will have to wait for another day.

When the muse strikes, you have to run with it, right? And OH, what a delightful mess I've made in the quilting room today! A red and green bomb truly went off....

I've got the columns laid out...this is the office/sunroom floor, in other words, DH-land. And he's just going to have to put up with quilt backing columns on the floor for a bit, because there is no where else in the house big enough to lay this stuff out! Lucky enough I can close the double doors and keep the dogs and cats out of there from rearranging things.

Speaking of which....Oscar is doing FINE! The antibiotics have seemed to have cleared everything up, and I'm really really happy to say he is back to normal. He's been really really lovey and cuddly and purr purr purr...so I think in his own cat way he is saying THANKS, I feel better now. >^..^<

The next step for me is to trim all the columns to the same length...No just sewing sewing sewing and then lopping off the extra at the end. These all need to be the same so I don't end up with troubles when I load it to quilt it..

But before I do that....it's time for dinner...and I really REALLY ought to clean up the mess around the quilting room before I try to machine these long columns together....(but I don't wanna...)

Besides, after dinner I have plans to finish writing step 3 of the Mystery! Cleaning can come AFTER that, right?


  1. Anonymous7:26 PM EST

    Well, I hope I can get this to work this time...I just wanted to tell you that I think this quilt back is awesome! I am just drooling over those columns! I guess I am what you would call a "lurker" cos I don't have a blog myself, but enjoy seeing others' blogs. Anyway, I love to read yours, and find it inspiring. Thanks for all you do for all of us quilters! You are amazing, and so is that quilt back!
    Jacque in SC

  2. AHaaaa! I am caught up, Bonnie...at least with step 2, LOL! Love, love, love your backing! Just gorgeous.

  3. Wouldn't it be great if we all made additional blocks all year in Christmas colors, (or Holiday of one's choice) Then when you get enough--ta da--a extra beauty to show off what you had been working on. I love your scrappy strip/blocks. cw

  4. Thanks for the Oscar update, what a relief! Your quilt back is gorgeous, I can't wait to see the front. Looking forward to step three's unveiling this evening. Lisa in CA

  5. Seems a pity to use that as the back of a quilt! It would make a great front on its own!

  6. Sounds like all fun to me! Since I put up heavy curtains in my sewing room to keep the light from fading the fabrics I find that I haul audition fabrics into the kitchen where the light is best...Dh has finally gotten used to it and to eating in the dining-room!

  7. Anonymous8:14 PM EST

    Looks good Bonnie...I see you've been busy, busy!!

  8. That looks great! It will be great that you reverse it when you want! I have a ton of orphan blocks that I always say someday I will make them into quilts.

  9. Glad to hear that Oscar is purring and cuddling.

    LOVE this quilt - and the variety - you can't stop moving the eyes all over it.

  10. Oh, wow, is that looking good! Sure you don't want to make it into the top of a quilt? I think it's sensational. You had a lot of orphan blocks to contribute to the cause, didn't you?

  11. First of all, thank GOD your fur baby is doing well. 2nd of all, WOW your back is frikkin incredible! What a beautiful Orphanage. = D
    3rd - YES cleaning always is last on my list of things I'd like to be doing haha.

  12. Cleaning can ALWAYS come later - the dirt/mess is not going anywhere! This looks great - so much to look at.

  13. That is one cool looking back.

  14. That quilt back is wonderful. Good job!

  15. I am so happy that Oscar is fine!!!
    And I want to tell you that your blog is very inspiring, I love your beautiful scrappy quilts!

  16. Hi Bonnie

    CONGRATS!! on Oscar's recovery, shows the power of purrs....LOL

    love the quilt back too, have to wonder just how many more gems will come out of hiding in your studio...

  17. glad Oscar is ok and I just love the backing of this quilt
    wow amazing you had all that in a drawer!
    wonder what will fill up that drawer again!

  18. That sure is pretty!

  19. agh, top of quilt, top of quilt. you knew I was going to say that. glad to hear Oscar is feeling better.

  20. OH well, it was really worth "invading" a bit of additional space in the house :)
    It really looks great, and I particularly love this applique block in the third row from the left. It stands out beautifully.
    And good to read the good news about Oscar !

  21. I'm in love!!! Beautiful

  22. Amazing interest for your backing! Like 2 quilts in one.
    And the totally wonderful news about Oscar! What a great start to December. I am thrilled for you both :-)

  23. Bonnie, I am so glad your Oscar is bouncing back- what a star!!
    And just to let you know how much fun the mystery is- great way to bust some stash fabrics!
    Thanks so much for running another mystery.


If you are commenting as "anonymous" please leave your name at the end of your comment.

Did you know that ad space on this blog provides for all of the free patterns and free mysteries and challenges at no cost to you? Without ads, this blog would not be possible.

Thank you for understanding the many hours that go into this blog 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year. :)