Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Box Kite Nebraska Style!


It was a Box Kite Workshop Day of ultimate scrappiness with the Omaha Quilters Guild!

When the weather is just nasty drippy drizzly and otherwise messy outside, where is the best place to be?  Pressing, cutting out, sewing up, and having a wonderful time with quilty friends from all over!


And of course if you have a purple machine, the world is wonderful!


Blocks a-plenty were made in no time at all!

Box Kite is found in the Addicted to Scraps book.

What I love about this little workshop – the blocks are simple enough that beginners can feel masterful with just a few skill builders such as focusing on UNIT SIZE.

All half-square triangles came easily from strip sets thanks to the Essential Triangle Tool. 


Way to chain it, baby!


Careful pressing keeps everything “in shape!”


Ohh, aren’t they pretty!


The entire quilt, including the inner and outer borders came from the same width of strip!  Quarter-square triangles for the border units were easier than they first appeared.

ALL from the same strip widths!  Sew so fun.


So happy Nel came to spend her birthday with us!

It’s her mom’s featherweight that I am borrowing this week – isn’t that great?  I get to keep the machine with me through all 3 guild visits, and return it when I’m done.

In fact, discover the rest of our day in the video below, and you’ll hear us ALL singing happy birthday to Nel during the layout phase of our workshop day!  Click to play:

Great job, everyone!


Oh, I love these girls!

And the day wasn’t over by the time we were done. We had to rush to go set up at another location for last night’s presentation. 

October 09, 2018 at 08_03PM

Very well attended!


Who can NOT have a good time with this crew in the audience?? LOL!!


And a fun selfie with Scott Flanagan!!

Scott is a regular contributor to Quiltmaker magazine, and his designs never fail to please and inspire!  So great seeing you, ,Scott!

There are many many show & share photos to come – I think I’ll combine them from all three groups into one big extravaganza of quilty goodness and post that after I get home.

Today I’m on my way to Lincoln, and the International Quilt Study Center!  YAY!  There is a cheddar quilts exhibit going on. (Can you feel me vibrating with anticipation from here??  MY FAVORITE quilt color!)  

This exhibit goes until February, so take the cheddar plunge and see it if you can.

Tomorrow – new guild, new selection of workshops and another presentation!  Let the Nebraska tour continue!

And this is it folks.  today is the LAST DAY to enter our Nov/Dec ‘18 Quiltmaker Gift-Away.  This bundle will be drawn for after entries close tonight, so don’t delay. 

Enter ON THAT POST if you haven’t already.


Quiltville Quote of the Day!

Let go of self expectations and create for the wonder and fun of it!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  1. Love the t-shirt! Did you know there is a Bad Ass Quilter's Society page on Facebook? Wish I had the energy of a 5 year old, I do get some naps in, tho!

  2. Starting each day with quilty fun just gets me in the best frame of mind. Love seeing the lovely folks who share time with you. Thank you for sharing with us here. ♥

  3. See you in Grand Island!!

  4. BAD Ass Quilters and Holy Scrap. I bet these girls are really fun!!! lol

  5. I want one of each of those t-shirts!! Too cute:)

  6. You sure know how to make a gal feel special on her birthday! XXOO Nel

  7. There are 'Bad Ass' Quilters in Chattanoga, Tennessee. Lovely bunch!

  8. Bonnie, we're so happy that you could come to Nebraska. I'm looking forward to your trunk show tomorrow night and your class on Friday. And while you're here, you need to learn to say "Go Big Red!" :)

  9. The purple sewing machine is wonderful! Is she a Featherweight?


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