Monday, April 28, 2014

More Showin’ & Sharin’ VCQ Style!

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Lunch time shows & shares are awesome!  Sometimes it’s hard to make students WAIT until lunch time to share what finishes they’ve brought  --and sometimes it is hard for me to wait too….

I’ll walk by, and I’ll see someone flash me a corner of a project in just a tease….Ohhhh!! You brought your Pineapple Blossom, or you’ve brought your Jamestown Landing….and then we save it, anticipation building, until lunch is over and we have gathered once again to spend the afternoon sewing.

Show and Share at the end of lunch has become a definite favorite time of the day!

Check this out!  Barbara has been following along on my latest current hexie project and has the whole center together!  Isn’t this pretty? 

She says I’m not showing “enough” of it so she can keep going ---I haven’t been working on hexies the past couple of months because I’ve been home and all of my trips through March and April have been driving trips.  I can not hexie when I drive….((This is a good thing!)) But my flying trips begin again this week, so my hexie busy-bag is ready to come with me and we will start to see it growing again.  I’m glad.  I’ve missed it.

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Check out Joyce's hexie project! WOW!

There are many many ways to do hexagons, and there is a way that is perfect for YOU to do them if you so desire!  This project is all batiks, and is being assembled with the Inklingo method.  With inklingo, no foundation papers are required, you print your lines directly onto your fabric by ironing your fabric to pieces of freezer paper, and feeding them through your inkjet printer.  Batik fabric takes the ink really well leaving sharp lines and no blurring.

And check out the back of her project:

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All of those little seams are spinning so everything nests!

To find out more about inklingo and hexagons, click the image below:

You can also click the inklingo images found in my right hand side bar ---- Those will take you there too!  And be sure to tell Linda and Monkey that Bonnie sent you!

In fact, Linda has a Giveaway for a $25 gift certificate to spend any way you want on inklingo running on her blog right now!   What would you buy with a $25 Inklingo Gift Certificate?  Deadline: Midnight tonight!

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This is one of Pat Speth’s Nickle quilts….Gorgeous in civil war prints!

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How about a modern zig zag chevron made with easy half square triagles?

I think this is a perfect quilt for a guy going off to college or just to lounge around on the couch with!

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We had Celtic Solstice in the house – all batiks!

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And another in different colors!

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Celtic Solstice in pinks and reds and greens and golds…soft!

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I love this color controlled Scrappy Trips, found under the free patterns tab above!

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And ANOTHER Scrappy Trips – large enough to fit the bed, just waiting for borders!

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A lovely String quilt, perfect for donating to a worthy cause!

Check out the String Quilting Primer under the free patterns tab for this tutorial.

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String blocks put on point and set with sashings…how different this looks from the one above…same block!

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A sweet Scrappy Bargello in Snack Size!

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And this was a monumental Scrappy Trip show & share….as she had started her blocks at home, worked on more blocks in class, worked on it in between her string blocks during our Basket-weave Strings class, and stayed until the top was TOGETHER!!  Whoowhooo!  Great job!  I love how light this one is – very summery, and can’t wait to see it quilted.

It was another great year at the Virginia Consortium of Quilters VCQ Celebration.  They hold this event on even numbered years so the next one will be 2016.  If you have a chance – GO!  It’s a walloping good time, great teachers, awesome classes, just wonderful!

So – here we are at Monday.  I’m starting to put things in piles that MUST go to Michigan with me on Thursday.  I need to switch out the trunk show, and ship class supplies ahead today.  I’ve got a pdf pattern to write up that will have SOMETHING to do with the airing of my episode of The Quilt Show that happens May 12.  That’s just a couple weeks away, and I am so excited.

I’ve got my post to write for the blog hop for Vol 9 of 100 blocks by 100 designers!  My day is May 1st – I’ll be on the road so that needs to be written ahead –more info on that to follow,

And I’ll be spending time at my desk cleaning out all the emails that came in over the past long weekend ---

It’s good to be HOME!

Have a great Monday, everyone!

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  1. I just love the show and shares!!! I love anything hexies and these two projects are just awesome..I find so many designs that I know I wont be able to make them all...and I wanna make RATH, too,-maybe I can stay in longer here once the heat sets in?!?!?!? glad you are traveling, flying--please post update of your hexie project. why cant you hex and drive? people text, smoke, and drive!!! (just kidding) safe travels this week..*~*CAROLE*~*

  2. Bonnie K? YOU personally have started a quilting revolution!

    We are now scrappie Hex-ists!!!
    I love each f the quilt here.. you just have to be so very honored that your ideas and patterns have taken root in American (and world!) quilting.

    Proud of ya girl!!!
    Smiles, JulieinTN

  3. Glad you get a few days to re-pack between teaching trips. I'm excited to see your Episode on TQS. Glad to know which day to watch for your NEW block on the 100 Blocks Tour. Show and Share was my Fav at Portland too. Wish I'd gone in after Lunch to your class each day to see the fun quilts. Glad you're going back there, you will meet a few of my online friends who didn't get to come see you at the Block Party.

  4. As much as those in your class enjoy the show and share, I love to see them too!!! Great way to share the eye candy - thanks!!

  5. I adore these show and share posts. Thanks for keeping them coming.

    Hey one of my squiggly "prove your not a robot" words is: Huntify. I guess thats what you do to traditional patterns, you "huntify" them!

  6. I like your never-ending enthusiasm for beautiful quilts! Keep up the good work!

  7. Does anyone know where the rest of the hexie quilt is that goes with the first picture on this post?


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