Friday, April 18, 2014

Sew Expo Show and Share!

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My favorite time of the day!

Show & Share happens at the end of lunch before we get back to working on our designated projects –and it is so GREAT to see what the students bring to class!

A couple of years ago I taught at the Bluegrass Quilt Festival in Kentucky, and students were bringing back tops and quilts they had finished since then.  I know they put in a ton of work on these, and to see their fabrics and color choices is just thrilling for me.

This top is Virginia Bound from my book Scraps & Shirttails.  I’ve loved this quilt in every color combo I’ve seen it in!

Including this one:

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The quilting texture showed up so well on this one!

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Celtic Solstice made it to Show & Share…in KING SIZE!

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And one in the smaller size ((Which is still plenty big!))

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So Did Star Struck in bright wonderful colors!

((You will find Star Struck under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog))

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Christmas Lights was the first mystery I did with Quiltmaker Magazine ---

You can also find this pattern toward the bottom of the Free Patterns tab, down where the archived mysteries are.

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A Wonderfully Off Center Scrappy Trips from the Free Patterns tab!

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Here’s another Scrappy Trios nearly king sized!

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Oklahoma Backroads from the Free Patterns tab made from a jelly roll.

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Ginny made Four by Nine using one of my Addicted to Scraps column blocks as her inspiration.  LOVE THIS!

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Pineapple Blossom from the Free Patterns tab!

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Easy Street from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders has made it to top status!

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This is ALSO Easy Street, in a different color way – quilting done, and binding in progress!

Thank you ladies, for bringing your quilts to share and inspire us to sew up those scraps!

If I am coming to your area, please bring your quilts to share with us during our workshop day.  I love it, the class loves it, and we get to cheer you on for your hard work.  Even if your guild forgets to mention it, just bring them. I love to see them.

I want to wish everyone a Pieceful Good Friday and Easter weekend.

I have pledged to my heart and to my family that there will be no “WORK” for me until  after Easter Sunday.  These three days are for reflection, reconnection, counting blessings, rededication, and most of all…REST.

Have a great weekend, Everyone!

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  1. rest yes yes yes and we will all be so pleased that you have found time to recharge

  2. Anonymous7:49 AM EDT

    Qwltr4evr@comcast.net I know its early, that's why scappy bargello is mistaken for strip twist! You are home safe and looking to kick back, good for you! Happy Easter.

  3. Have a wonderfully restful weekend! I plan to work on my Jamestown Landing from Pigeon Forge. Happy Easter to all!

  4. I'm glad you are going to the Cabin to Reflect and Rest. Thanks for all you do for all of us Bonnieacs!

  5. I imagine it must be gratifying for you to see these finished products of patterns you designed! I have created mystery quilts and I know I love seeing the finished products and how the ladies love the pattern too!!

  6. Happy Easter, Bonnie & everyone! Thanks for all the eye candy you've shared with us on your travels. Have a restful weekend!

  7. I love seeing the quilts folks make from your patterns and because so many do make it to finished top and you name and post them, I am thinking I will know the names of most of your patterns!!! You have more than earned REST see you on Monday some time.

  8. Hope that you have a wonderful Easter/family/relaxing time. Enjoy.

  9. Which one would I choose to take home? Could not decide :)

    Just taking a break from making pillowcases dresses for a mission in Haiti. MERCY, I love these little dresses!!! The USED to be call feedsack dresses :) :) :) --- the times, they change.

    Have a wonderful holy and blessed Easter.
    Smiles, JulieinTN

  10. Have a Blessed Easter, Bonnie and enjoy your family time.

  11. I am working on the Virginia Bound pattern now. Using a bag of darks & a bag of lights (all scraps from other projects). Will post photo when I get it done. Love my book Bonnie!

  12. Enjoy your rest time with your family, you certainly deserve it. Quilts are great, it's surprising how different they look when the color is changed. Hope you have a happy Easter and love to you and your family.

  13. Anonymous10:11 AM EDT

    How is your brother doing, prayers for him and his family?


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