Friday, August 02, 2013

Hershey Catch Up! Show & Share Day 3!

I’m sending this ahead….because I am four hours behind my normal time zone and will be busy until way late tonight due to an evening lecture in Soldotna!

Last weekend I was teaching in Hershey, Pennsylvania – and this weekend here I am in Alaska.  Quilters from coast to coast and then some!

Jean brought a hexie top she had inherited….teeny tiny pieces ----that is my thimble right there on top of one rosette!

At some point it had gotten wet in a basement, and she was forced to wash it before mildew and mold did its damage ---She was asking us what she could do to best finish it.

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Pieces and parts in a box – complete with pieces of “THAT GREEN” to set them.

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Main section --- one row only partially attached.

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How lovely!

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Every scrap most likely has a story behind it – don’t you wish you knew?

The consensus was that you just get in there and DO IT!  We agreed she should make a template from the extra hexies – and do a few trial rosettes on her own in her own scrap fabrics to get the technique down, and when she was ready ---dig in and finish this top.  It’s a treasure for sure!

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We also had a Tumelo Trail in  autumn tones.  Beautiful!
Tumelo Trail is one of my favorites from Scraps & Shirttails II

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Sweet Maverick Stars! 

I love how the light backgrounds and dark backgrounds alternate – fun!
Maverick Stars is found under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog.

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Lovely Antique Bow-tie!

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Close up!  Love the pops of cheddar and yellow --This top is circa 1900!

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Goodness, aren’t these great?  The blocks were about 2” each.

This antique top was owned and cherished by our quilter who then made this in a previous leader/ender challenge:

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Closer up still!

Our Cheddar Bow-tie Leader/Ender Challenge is found under the free patterns tab ---Just scroll down to Cheddar Bow-ties!

I can’t wait to see what the ladies have to share here in Alaska!  I am setting this to post as I head off to set up for this morning’s class here ---

First weekend of August 2013 – what will YOU do with it?

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  1. That Maverick Stars picture is just the kick I needed. I have made about 2 doz of the wonky star blocks that were on your blog a couple months ago, (I think it was a blog hop?) and was going to use them for a quilt for our bed. But it seemed dark. So the alternating idea here is perfect. Just the solution I needed. Thanks

  2. Tiny Hexies are so pretty. Someone had smaller fingers than mine I guess. IS she going to finish the quilt. I have told my girls TO FINISH MY UFO-- or have them finished. I will have meant all tops to be quilters. No sense having they stashed in drawers, boxes and on shelving. The girls were tickled to have 'my blessing' - because like all our kids they were brought up to have USEFUL things around. UFO's are not useful lolol...

    Just saw Quiltmaker magazine for the final issue on your mystery quilt. It looks like dishes of fruit flavored sherbet!!! YUMMMY...great for batik !!! HURRAH

    Enjoy to clean clear Alaskan air..

  3. What a gorgeous hexie quilt!
    And I LOVE Tumelo Trail in the fall colors!!

  4. This weekend I will take my king-sized Smith Mountain Morning to the long-arm quilter. Can't wait to get it back and show it off!

  5. LOVE LOVE all the Quilts Bonnie so cool old and new ones is so much fun to see the quilts through your eyes.Thanks for sharing so much with us LOVE you TOO!!!!!Debbie Kelly

  6. Thanks for the show and share Bonnie! It is always fun to see what other quilters are working on. Such inspiration!! We are headed out to the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center this weekend to get up close to our local birds of prey. This land has been closed to the public for 30 years. Looking forward to inspiration of the feathered kind! Hope Hubster loved his fishing trip! Hugs, Allison in North Texas


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