Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Smith Mountain Morning, Marshall Style!

Yesterdays Smith Mountain Morning workshop in Marshall, Missouri was a whirlwind of activity with 48 quilters slicing, sewing, pressing – unsewing – and having a jolly good time in the process of putting it all together!

You should have SEEN the variety of fabrics being sewn in this class.  AWESOME!

I love the individuality – I love the insight and the inspiration.  I love how everyone’s tastes and likes come shining through with each quilt a reflection of each maker.

48 different quilts are under way, each as wonderful as the next!

This reiterates to me once again the importance of NOT having everyone sew from an identical kit.  We are not robots, and we are not clones of each other.  We are as varied as the fabrics pulled into blocks in class yesterday. 

Your stash is a reflection of who you are!  I love seeing that come shining through in the projects we make together.


Check it out!!

Vicky got in at the last minute, and she chose 3 pieces of yardage to bring her Smith Mountain Morning to life.  Isn’t this great?


How about some modern Grays and yellows??


Some lime and aqua!


Wonderful prints!


Brown red and cream!


Show me your stuff, girls!


What an awesome day to sew away!

You will find the pattern for Smith Mountain Morning in my book Scraps & Shirttails II.  Signed copies are available in the Quiltville Store!

Click the image below if you are unable to view the slide show on your mobile device.  You’ll be taken to the photo album for viewing.

Smith Mountain Morning, Marshall MO 2015

It was a quick getaway yesterday afternoon when class was over.  I left Marshall at 4pm arriving in Springfield just before 7pm.

We are all set up for today’s lectures, both a morning session and an evening session with the Ozark Piecemakers!

I’ve got some time to myself in between the two meetings.  I think there will be a nap in there somewhere.  And a lot of computer work to catch up on.

And I need to do laundry.

And then there is the pull of the antique mall……

Have a great day, everyone!

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  1. wow...what color combos! i love this pattern and i am again tempted to make yet another because of these luscious colors!


  2. Wow Bonnie, love those pictures. I love so many of their color choices, I would have a hard time picking what to do it in, I loved them all. So beautiful. I am just finishing Carolina chain, but did it 3" blocks instead for a scrap quilt challenge for my guild. I love the way you see the light and dark chains. I will try to figure out how to get a picture to your site, it's in all repro scraps.
    Have a fun and safe trip.
    Natalie in Maine

  3. oh wow the purple one by Vicky made me gasp in awe, such gorgeous colors!!! nanny_of_phillip@yahoo.com

  4. I went to college in Springfield. You may need to consider getting some Springfield Cashew Chicken at one of the many places in town. It's a Springfield thing. :) Beautiful blocks. I love it when everyone's are so different.

  5. Enjoy your time here! Yes to the cashew chicken--you might also think about the burrito enchilada style at Mexican Villa (hint: order the half order--they are HUGE!).

  6. Thank you so much for sharing your photos! I always look forward to your travels and folks you meet on the way. Have a good day! Toni Kreicbergs

  7. I need to make this quilt but keep seeing in Christmas colors. Greens, golds and reds. How are Mystery instructions coming along? I am hoping I will be able to use my stash this year. Had to buy for GI as I didn't have these inbthe stash. Have a great day!

  8. Love the way the chain blocks surround the stars. Hope you got some Computer time in while the laundry got done. I hear my Laundry calling. Enjoy Springfield, Antique Mall sounds like FUN. Where to next?

  9. Anonymous7:56 PM EDT

    I love seeing all the different looks for the same pattern....the fabrics we choose really do make a difference in the finished look!!
    Thanks for sharing these!!
    Sandra B. scb304@juno.com

  10. I attended your class in Mobile in 2013 and absolutely loved making this quilt! It is one of my favorites! Just finished cutting scraps into 1.5" strips and I may just do another! Thanks for all you do!

  11. Love all these lovely color combinations! Just say NO to kits.

  12. Anonymous7:26 AM EDT

    So glad to see some young gals in the slide show learning the art of quilting. Can you imagine the quilts that they will be able to make over the course of their lifetime?


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