Thursday, October 16, 2014

Winston Ways-ing in El Cajon!

This is a special shout out to Ramona in Maine who couldn’t make it out to meet Debe in San Diego!

You were missed, and we hope you can make it another time!

We had a lot of fun in Winston Ways land yesterday ---it’s two simple units, but there are many, and variety is the key so short strip sets were our friend as we made units for our blocks.

It’s important to watch cutting accuracy and seam allowances with this blocks so units fit with each other ---all 104 pieces per block!

Debe’s block you see here is extra special.  She lost her hubby a couple of years ago, and these shirts belonged to him.  Fabric has such precious memory and it takes a season before someone is ready to tackle those saved articles of clothing and make them into something special.  It’s a healing process. It’s a growing opportunity.  It helps us not only remember the one we’ve lost, but maybe along the way we reconfirm things about ourselves.  Or perhaps discover something about our own strength and resilience we never knew we possessed before. 

Thanks for sharing your story with me, Debe!

It was a super day at Memory Lane Quilt Shop in El Cajon!


Our class blocks joined together on the design wall in our class room --

Such a great day ---and today we’ll do it again with Scrap Crystals!

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Winston Ways, El Cajon, CA 2014

You will find the pattern for Winston Ways in my book MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders.  Signed copies can be ordered by clicking the book image in the left hand side bar.

Today’s going to be the start of a very long journey home for me.  I’m booked on a 10:30pm flight out of San Diego that lands in Atlanta at 5:30am East Coast Time ---which means 2:30am San Diego time – just after I finally got my body clock adjusted after  a week of being here!

A 4 hour layover in Atlanta, a one hour flight home after that – and I’ll be picked up at the airport and whisked off to Quilt Villa for the weekend to sleep off the jet lag!

It’s been a great trip, and I’m already looking forward to my next trip back to Sunny California ----

Have a great Thursday, everyone!

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  1. Great blocks, such lovely colour combinations. Have a good and safe journey back. Enjoy the rest at your cabin.

  2. It is 5:30AM in So Cal. Rooster Don here up and getting ready to pack the car and make the 1 1/2 hour trip to class this morning. Picking up "rooster Bill" on the way. This will make for a memorable last day, before you head east. Two roosters in your hen house. See you soon.

  3. All the blocks are beautiful. What joy you bring to all of us through your pictures. Safe travels home.

  4. Anonymous11:01 AM EDT

    me, muffin, scone and puff are looking forward to a quiltcam session

  5. Anonymous3:39 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie!! I want to email you with a question regarding pineapple blossom,,,for some reason when I click the email me button, it doesn't recognize my email provider. Can you please email me so I can respond with my question.
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  6. Wow! Those blocks look beautiful and everyone looked to be having a blast. I love the long strip set with the "caught" red piece...it looked like it was giving us raspberries!!!


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