Tuesday, August 28, 2012

12 Days of Show & Share! Day 8!

As I write these posts ahead, I’m wondering how our adventures in Bali are turning out! Perhaps by now I will have found ways to send updates, or a photo --- SOMETHING ---but not knowing exactly what the connectivity will be, I know that at least these posts will show up on a daily basis and leave you hopefully enjoying the 10 days of Show & Share!

Today I want to share some photos that showed up just recently in my inbox….under the subject of “Hello from Western Australia!”

The email was from Kathy C who had turned in to catch part of QuiltCam!

She writes:

Hi Bonnie, I just wanted to let you know how much fun it is to sew along with you!


Kathy’s Winnie the Pooh Machine ---sewing along with me!

This morning (last night for you) I was watching and listening to you telling us about how we should use old machines so they didn't seize up, well I remember I had his little Brother embroidery/normal stitching machine that I haven't touched for probably 10 years!

I wasn't even sure it did a straight stitch as well as embroidery, but I looked it out, cleaned all the crap off it, and yes it does do straight stitching! So I sat down today and sewed my scrappy tumbler blocks on it! It's a lovely little machine and will certainly get more use....

Thank you for your inspiration! You saved this poor little machine from more years of neglect! I am a bit of a Winnie the Pooh fan and I bought it for its embroidery talents, but since have moved on, so it got put away!

Not any more!


Kathy’s Tumbler Quilt!

I am making a pair of quilts to cover our lounges, I have completed one tumbler quilt and the other is a work in progress! I have added two photos, one of the first tumbler quilt and the other which shows my rectangle wrangle quilt!


Kathy’s Rectangle Wrangle Quilt as found in Scraps & Shirttails II!

Thank you again, you are a wonderful giving person and certainly my hero!

Kathy, your colors just SING with happiness! I love to see what you’ve done with these. I have a whole big baggie of cut tumblers that my friend Karen L sent me ---I was thinking they would be a good leader/ender project ---they need to make their way to the front of the queue!

And while I am in a mood for bright colors, here is a recently sent in photo from Jean S!


Jean’s Diamond in a Square Strings!

She writes:

Dear Bonnie,

Just wanted to share my picture of the quilt that I made using your Diamonds in a Square pattern that I made for my daughter and son in law. I entered it in our local 4H fair and got a blue (1st) and a purple (honorable mention) ribbon.

One interesting fact about this quilt is that I made quilts for my grandchildren first and scrapes for all of their quilts are in their mother’s quilt. I had seen the pattern on your website and was just trying it out when she saw what I was doing and claimed it for theirs. Christy was also in charge of her company’s charity recently. The people involved made over a hundred and fifty pillowcase for kids with cancer.She got the fabric and I cut it into kits for her to distribute to people at work to sew together. I also used some of the scraps from some of the pillowcases.

It was a fun quilt to work on. ( By the way, the quilt had to fit a California king sized bed). My son in law who is holding up one side of the quilt is 6’7’’.

I am now working on a Scrappy Sister’s Choice for my sister. Thank goodness her bed is only a twin.

I am going to discuss your Scrap User’s System with my quilt guild sometime this year. For the past year and half, I have been cutting up my scraps and have quite a box full of 2 1/2 inch squares.

Thank you for all that you share with us.

Jean S

Thanks so much for sharing your quilt with us, Jean! I LOVE red and yellow together….awesome way to show off the scraps in the string blocks!

Don’t you love seeing familiar quilts in different color combinations?

I fell in love with LeAnn P’s Smith Mountain Morning in Greens & Browns:


LeAnn’s Smith Mountain Morning as found in Scraps & Shirttails II!

She writes:

Hi Bonnie, I just finished my version of Smith Mountain Morning. I made it king size. It is for my daughter who is getting married later this month. She picked the green and brown combination. I am pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for ALL the great patterns and inspiration.


LeAnn, Thank you for sharing the photo of your yummy quilt with us! And KING SIZED?! Wow! It really shines. I personally love more repeat of the pattern across the quilt surface, which is why I like working with smaller pieces and smaller blocks, so that more blocks just make the pattern look that much more dynamic! You certainly captured that in this quilt. Great job!

There are two more days of Show & Share left! I hope you will come back tomorrow and see what other gorgeous quilts are waiting to be seen!


  1. Loving the posts from Bali. Also great to see a fellow Aussie showing her quilts & I must get out Scrap & Shirtails 11, as I really like the Smith Mountain quilt. Annette....Melbourne, Australia

  2. I'm loving the show and tell. It really helps me get out there and do something! Right now I am getting ready to go to my senior center to work on some Great Granny Squares.... nothing as elaboarate as these gals, but I have enough to make 3 baby quilts, and some borders w the leftovers.

  3. Anonymous9:40 AM EDT

    JUst love seeing all of the quilts! To everyone, these are wonderful quilts. I call cuddly quilts "Home and Hearth" quilts - something you are free to carry around, snuggle with and sleep under ... they give me the feeling of "all is well" Silly? Perhaps, but I just LOVE these quilts. And would love to meet each person who is a Hunter-ite like me.


    1. Anonymous1:05 AM EDT

      You hit the nail on the head. Your description of Home and Hearth is exactly how I want my family to feel about my quilts. I have told them that when they sleep under them, I want them to feel my love giving them a hug.'Jean

  4. Anonymous2:28 PM EDT

    I am really enjoying seeing what others are making. I will be at the SMM workshop in Aiken, SC in a few weeks and I loved seeing the SMM in king size, which is my goal. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Bali looks wonderful!

    Melissa garcia@reydelasnaciones.com

    1. I will be at the Aiken workshop, too. I will be using green and brown, too. I hope mine looks as good as LeAnn's!

  5. I love LeAnn's quilt too! That just may be the motivation I need to get mine together this weekend! Thanks Bonnie--and LeAnn.

  6. Cindy, The Purple Quilter5:24 PM EDT

    Great quilts, once again! Will definitely be back for the next two days of show and share.


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