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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Following My Muse!


A certain thing happened over the past 2 days.

It’s actually been brewing for years, but finally found direction on Tuesday.

Why? How?  Because as most quilting inspiration goes, it happens when you start cleaning and organizing! LOL!


My friend Jessica!

While the Stitch Mob was “quarantining” at Quiltville Inn a couple of weeks ago, Jessica came to spend some studio time with me while I was running a quilt in the long arm and adding borders to Shoo Fly Shoo, Variation II.

Needing a project, and never having sewn on a 301 before, I sat her down with a bucket of strings and let her have at it.

While we talked and stitched, she continued to pull pieces, putting them together in her own Jessica way – I just love how even pulling scrap strips becomes a personal reflection on the choices we make as a maker.

When she left – she left a small stacks of blocks for me to use as I see fit. I wanted to use them in a special way.

And she is now in search of a 301 - because those babies sew like the wind!

Tuesday, while herding stuff from one flat surface to another, I spied a handful of hexie stars in a basket – just waiting for some day.


Would I? Could I?

I thought I’d try just one.  I stitched four of Jessica’s string blocks into a diamond pattern, and centered the English paper pieced hexie star on top to applique it down.


I prepped 3 more for a total of four!


Because the seam allowances on the hexie stars are already basted over -

It was a quick evening of hand applique and I finished 3!


Lola can’t resist the string bin!

When I am not working from the bin, I keep the lid on.  But as soon as the lid comes off – in she goes!  Hey Lola!  Are you in there?


I made 20 block quarters for 5 foundation blocks yesterday afternoon.

It didn’t take long.

It was rather brainless.

And frankly, brainless is quite a comforting thing in times like these.


I got a later start last evening.

We played with Zoey until it was quite late – so my stitching time was not as plentiful as the night before, but that’s okay.  I finished another 2.


There are now 5 on the design wall!

There are not many more hexie star blocks at hand here.  The remainder of them are back in Wallburg.  I should have picked them up last week when we went to exchange mattresses – but you know, it wasn’t a PROJECT then! I see a 100 mile road trip in my near future because this has me excited.

You know what else has me excited?


I can save and repurpose the trimmed out centers!

I have ideas on how I want to set these. There is more going down in this project than meets the eye!




What was SO funny to me – I shared a photo of  just one block on Facebook.  The sheer number of people saying “Why don’t you do it this way, Just surround them with strings and square them up,  Oh that is going to be too busy, I don’t like applique, I’d machine stitch it down, you need to do this and this and this and cut your borders 2” then 3 1/2” and make them neutral because that is too busy…..” From SO MANY PEOPLE. 

I had a conversation with a friend who saw the whole thing – “Wow, people are opinionated!” And all I could say was “Yep!” 

I KNOW it is Keyboarditis. Because we wouldn’t jump in on another person’s project with our own opinions if we saw them making something in person.  Am I right? I would hope not.

Would you walk up to someone who was hand stitching on a project and just tell then “I don’t like applique!”

I know we are tired of feeling cooped up with limitations being placed on our lives in this extremely scary time.  Let’s be kinder with our words (or opt for no words at all!) when we comment on someone else's project online. 

Some thoughts need to stay in your head, and not escape through your fingers!


And before I forget – it’s time to draw for our Love Your Creative Space book tour gift-away!

I had a great time visiting all of the stops on the tour.  This is a FABULOUS book and I can’t wait to put more of what is in here into practice in my own creative life.

How many more projects will find new direction as I rediscover things that I forgot that I had? LOL!


Who is 1744 out of 4631 entries?


Kathy Foltz!!

Kathy, I have sent an email to the address you provided!  Please reply so I can double check the email address for your PDF copy!

Love Your Creative Space books are on their way, and should arrive at the QPO any day. Did you get your order in?

We can be well on our way to organizing  all the things – TOGETHER!

You'll find it in the New & Books categories of the Quiltville Store.

This morning I’ll be braving a drive to town – It’s been a while since I’ve shopped for groceries and I want to do it before the weekend is in full swing.

Yes, I am masking up – I’ve got my list in hand and I will be in there and out of there as quickly as possible.

It’s going to be a very quiet 4th here -



Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Isn't this just the best advice ever?

There is no doubt about our passion for fabric, needle and thread and quilters are never bored!

At times like these I am grateful my quilting anchors me.

Aren’t you?



91 comments:

  1. Very appropriate quote. Without my quilting and needlework I would have gone bonkers during the pandemic.

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  2. So sorry you have to endure peoples rude comments. I for one love your strippy hexi blocks. Wonderful idea.

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  3. Thank you for being you! Your quilting knowledge, creativity, common sense, and work ethic inspire me. Thanks to you I am now piecing quilts on 2 old Singers (featherweight and 301) and loving it!

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  4. I have a stack of hexie flowers and I too had been wondering what to do with them. Your plan with the string blocks is so much fun! I am going to keep this idea in mind.

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  5. Thanks, Bonnie. I’m also very thankful for my passionate interest in all things quilty, that passion woke me up very early this morning and wouldn’t let go! Not for the first time, I wish my husband had a similar hobby or interest to fill his days.

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  6. "Keyboarditis"! "Opinionitis," too! Lol! It appears to be a more common affliction in these stressful times. I see it in other groups.
    The star applique blocks are surprisingly different. I like them. Looks like (carefully) cutting away the backs leads to more creativeness. Oh dear, is there ever any success in using up scraps? Are we savers doomed to never ending scrap stashes? At 85, I feel like Sisyphus climbing uphill over and over. Joking! Love always having fabrics, scraps or not, to make things.

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  7. I was just fascinated when I saw your idea a couple of days ago. Never would have occurred to me to provide "advice." I love any type of handwork, though, and feel sorry for those who don't enjoy it. Cats are quite good at finding comfortable spots, aren't they?

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  8. Your hexie block with the strips is absolutely beautiful. I also think the mix of different types of sewing really makes the project special!!

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  9. Everyone has an opinion and they should do their thing the way they want not tell you how to do yours. I love seeing what you do and i either do it your way or do it my way,but never would i ever think about telling someone how to do theirs my way. Thanks for all you do.

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  10. I love the way the neutrals really set the stars off! Way to go Bonnie with another fun project!

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  11. I think your hexy's on the string blocks are great! I try to keep all my comments positive -- most people have enough negativity in their lives!

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  12. I just love those little blocks! So creative, that mind of yours, to put them together in that way. Thank you as always for the inspiration!!

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  13. Well spoken. Thank you for great inspiration and reflection.

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  14. Yes, as quilters we are never bored. We have all those snarky comments to make LOL. Bonnie just laugh them off & keep doing you. You do that so well. And I really appreciate you.

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  15. Well, I think that's a VERY interesting way to set those hexie stars - certainly one that I never would have thought of. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the blocks will go together in the finished project at some point down the road!!

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  16. I personally LOVE THOSE BLOCKS!!

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  17. Hi Bonnie, please tell your friend that there are still 301's out there... I found one at a antique store about 2 years ago. Works fine.

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  18. You have inspired me! I have a few blocks of all sizes and types, hexi, stars, random I don't know or I didn't likes. What if I made them all the same size using my strings? Then I could put them all together and they could play nice in the riot of string color! Oh... looking forward to playing! Thanks for the ideas! You are the best idea person I know!

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  19. Some people... my only thoughts were 'those are happy blocks and they are so Bonnie!'. Enjoy YOUR blocks, I'm sure the quilt will end up beautiful!!

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  20. What an exciting idea and so creative. I have no idea how your creative mind works but I am so glad you share it with us so we can be creative too.

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  21. I think what you are doing with the star blocks is ingenious!! Also beautiful.

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  22. You have to have a thick skin to put stuff out on the internet. I love everything you do. I sure wish you could do quilt-cam again. I really miss it.

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  23. I love them. And I love your honesty and faithfulness to trying to nurture the best in others.

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  24. Bonnie, your creativity is outstanding! I feel privileged that you share it with us. I think Lynzee (10 yrs old) is going to love the string blocks. Thank you for the inspiration as I guide a young quilter on her journey.

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  25. I love a happy ending! Throughout the reading of this, I kept thinking, "But what about all those string middles that are being covered up?" Silly me--I should've known you'd save them for their own unique purpose!

    This post has also reminded me that string blocks don't always HAVE to be 8, 9, or 10" large! Some wonderfulness is happening with those smaller string squares.

    As ever, thank you for sharing your ideas. I hope your holiday weekend is safe and healthy.

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    1. I too thought about covering the centers but forgot about cutting the extra fabric out and making another "idea to come."
      You keep doing you, Bonnie. I like to see what you come up with.
      Polly Blank

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    2. Before I finished reading, I, too, wondered if you would cut out the back! I haven't done that very often with applique.
      Sometime people can word things too personally as if they know you. Maybe this is because you "talk to us everyday", bring us into your world and make us comfortable. It would be better if they worded some suggestions not at you, but toward anyone who might prefer or need a different way of constructing a block. There can be more than one way.

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  26. I also want to thank you for all that you share. A friend and I were talking/laughing about our stashes we haven't been able to delve into because of the covid 19. I guess we'll be playing catch up with you and the rest of the quilting world. I love the new Leader and Ender for this year. :) I have 2 already done, not much but it's a start. Again thank you for all you do.

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  27. I think your stars-on-strings is a great idea. It might seem like making two quilts into one because of two types of blocks, but I don't see it that way. So many of us "hit the ground running" with a quilt top -- following the pattern "A" to "Z", and it's done. But this process assumes a periodic use of scraps -- like a leader-ender project -- till you have stacks of both types of blocks and can combine them any wonderful which way, just as you have with these. *And* you have those cut-out centres to play with another day. Quilty goodness any way you look at it! :-)

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  28. I luv what you did with the two very different style blocks to make one very interesting block.....you are so creative.....Keep playing and having fun, we Love you for the interesting person you are.....Dot in Pa.😷😷🌈🦋

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  29. Very clever in how these hand pieced stars are easily lined up on the seams of the four string blocks.
    I look forward to watching where this takes you!

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  30. Pure genius! Love those blocks.

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  31. Woo-hoo! The bells are ringing. The fireworks are going off. Inspired idea, Bonnie! Go for it! Love the stars on the string blocks. And the cut outs are like unwrapped candy, ready to use. When I first saw your blocks combined, I was stunned. What a great idea. I love it when you, or anybody else, expand my way of approaching design. A great way to start my morning.

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  32. It continues to-amaze me that not enough Mothers taught their children , " If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." !!! You are so very generous,sharing your life and that wonderful creativity you inspire more than you can imagine. so many of your projects give an aha moment & a jumping off point for us to think maybe I could......whatever. Thank You loads.

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  33. Those blocks are beautiful!

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  34. Thanks Bonnie! Your blog is fun and enlightening, as always. I'm so so grateful for my quilting and my garden to help me through the pandemic. Thanks to all the people who are risking their lives to provide us what we need. Yup, quiet independence day here, cuz we'll be cuddling a scared pooch, but we'll hide out in the basement where it is quieter and make string blocks! Best to you and stay safe!

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  35. You know what they say: everyone has an opinion. They also say: it takes all kinds. It seems that you've created something new and thought provoking. Celebrate that!

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  36. What a completely fabulous idea for the hexies!! I fell in love the minute I saw what you were doing. I have started your scrap saver system, I think I'm in trouble!!

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  37. Keyboard Commandos are so opinionated, and some are just as bad in person unfortunately. Add a late night glass of wine and they are over the top.I love the new project just love it. I am working on the Mrs Bill8ngs coverlet and need to applique hexagon flowers to squares. May I have your permission to do something similiar with strings?

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  38. Oh my! Did you see what I saw on the quilt with the quote of the day! It's our leader-ender block all dressed up in those half square triangles! I love your stars over strings. This gives me inspiration to do some English paper piecing. Hexagon never inspired my, but diamonds do. I think it comes from my expensive tastes! LOL Have a great 4th of July! Ours will be a quiet one also.

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  39. I have been churning them out since you got started. Love the idea and the way they look! May have to go back and look with a different eye. Thanks. Marilyn Marks

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  40. Bonnie as my Mama taught me so many years ago If you can not say something nice then don't say anything at all. Also you catch more Bees with Honey than vinegar! So many of your followers love and care about you. Accept this huge Hug from all of us!

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  41. Huh! It would never have crossed my mind to put EPP stars on top of string blocks. That's wildly creative and clever and unique and it's going to be a gorgeous riot of fun. It's going to be neat watching this project unfold as you share it. Cool stuff!

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  42. Thank you Bonnie. I am one of those people who suffer from not thinking before speaking. But I have to admit that since following you I have really improved. I started out liking two color quilt patterns with straight lines. But now I find freedom in quilting scrapes and seeing what happens.I still have the knee jerk reactions to peoples quilts but I now focus my comments on them and not me. So please forgive us who have foot and mouth disease, you are part of the cure. Please don't stop.

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  43. so great when quilters inspire each other...i thought that was jessica i saw in the photos....love her blog!

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  44. So you made the string blocks, hand sewed the star centers in and then cut the back out. I never would have thought of that! How clever! I need to get sewing. Been lazy. Love you Bonnie! Be safe! P.S. I have my stuff delivered!

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  45. Amazing. I find it incredulous that folks who wait with baited breath for the next L&E challenge or the next Mystery Quilt find the need to tell you how and what you should do with YOUR project! Ignore them and create as you do so well. Whatever happened to if you don't have something nice to say, keep it to yourself? Good grief.

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  46. You are such an inspiration. I have a stack of 60 degree one block wonder floral blocks and I am going to string and applique! Brilliant! Thank you again, Bonnie, for sharing your life. You are my bright spot that I look forward to every day.
    Happiness is the new rich,
    Inner peace is the new success.
    Health is the new wealth,
    Kindness is the new cool. ~Syed Balkhin
    soon to be a quilted mini for my sewing station! Happy 4th and Be well.

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  47. I love these blocks! They make me feel happy, and the picture of Lola buried in the strings made me laugh out loud. Thank you for not letting the grumps out there bring you down.

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  48. I love these blocks! They make me feel happy, and the picture of Lola buried in the strings made me laugh out loud. Thank you for not letting the grumps out there bring you down.

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  49. For what it is worth, I think your strings and stars are lovely. A great out of the ordinary block.
    BTW - Is there such a thing as too busy or too much color or pattern? Take a look at a Freddy Moran quilt.

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  50. A question for you about EPP. Do you plan the groupings out or do you randomize them? I've got a bunch of hexies ready to go but I don't know how to proceed.

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  51. I LOVE your hexi strings. I have been thinking about making hexis because I love handwork but couldn't think what I would do with them----this idea is great, very eye catching. Thank you for sharing your ideas and your love of needlework. Happy 4th. of July!

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  52. Before I even got to the paragraphs about the snippy FB comments, I was thinking how much I loved all the scrappy color and unexpected shapes emerging!! Keep inspiring us all!!

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  53. We all do things differently but that is what keeps life interesting. Thanks for all the ideas and great patterns. I love your snail trail project and have started one of my own. I'm doing eight inch and I'm not doing paper piecing but that is the beauty of quilting. There are at least 3 or 4 ways to do things and a multitude of sizes to do them in. Thanks for the inspiration and the thoughtfulness of your blog every day.

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  54. I love your enormous capacity for sharing and caring. You are an inspiration most especially in your creativity but also in your kindness to people. I strive to be as kind as you and as caring as you are!

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  55. great job on the hexi stars. clever idea, not sure i would have thought about. i have to tell you and all your reader that it pays to pay attention to the ads. earlier today i got ad for brubakers sewing center. good thing they had pfaff in the ad. i found a one-owner pfaff 7550 - one of the best machines i've ever owned. the man worked for pfaff in germany for close to 20 year. when mine broke, my dh hunted everywhere for motherboard for it (proprietary chip on the board). long story short i ordered the machine. it's a 'thing' like people feel for their featherweights etc. if you had not had the ads, i would still be looking. thank you. patti in florida

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  56. Hi Bonnie, in regards to those who post inane comments - Back when I was a child my mother taught me an acronym THINK. Whenever I opened my mouth to speak she used to say to me “Think about what you are going to say.”
    T – is it TRUE?
    H – is it Helpful?
    I – is it Inspiring?
    N – is it Necessary?
    K – is it Kind?
    That lesson has stuck with me throughout my life personally and professionally. In conversation I always try to consider my words before I say them, when drafting the written word I carefully consider the point I want to make, reflect on it, tweak it, and review it (generally after I have made myself a cup of coffee) before I submit it. Sometimes after re-reading what I have written I will delete it simply because a) I am no longer angry or upset about the original comment or, b) because what I had written adds nothing constructive to the conversation.
    Unfortunately, careful thought, reflection and courtesy don't always happen in the social media environment, too many commenters’ practice keyboard diarrhea, vomiting out their surface thoughts without due consideration to those receiving or reading them. Keep up the good work there are more readers of your blog out in the blogosphere than you may realise - some may not comment or comment rarely until something hits a topic they have strong beliefs about.

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  57. I know how that goes, I just made a quilt that was not planned. I made one block and had to see how it played with others. Then I couldn’t stop so now I have one king sized quilt top.

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  58. Oh boy - do people ever stop being helpful in the wrong sort of way! LOL! It's always nice to see different things and the way things that have been played with are utilised into something wonderfully new. Appreciate the variety that life throws out. Except for the weather. That could be improved but hey ho, we're stuck with that!
    Love seeing Lola snuggled in there. I WANT A KITTY!!!! I also want alpacas but they will not be allowed indoors.

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  59. love the hexi blocks. Love the strings. I am going to try it, but alternating with a plainer block. If I am going to the trouble of making the block. I want it to stand OUT.

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  60. For a long time I have found it “interesting” that people would say things online that they would never ever say to someone’s face. People are so incredibly rude and it’s sad and pathetic. Facebook has been a great way to share and communicate, but it has also opened a door of rudeness. I have a friend who used to walk up to quilts at quilt shows and say “that’s ugly”. We finally got through to her that just because it wasn’t her taste, that didn’t make it ugly and you never know who is standing around you. It could be the person who created it or someone they know and her comment is incredibly rude. Opinions are like butts, everyone has one and sometimes it’s best to keep it covered. Bonnie, have a wonderful day being your beautiful creative self! 😄

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  61. So funny! I think people are thinking out loud at their keyboards. You know the feeling, you see something, you start thinking about it and working out the problem in your mind and have a "Eureka!" moment. Nowadays, we mostly have these moments at the keyboard and not WITH friends. So it's a good thing, right???

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  62. Bless you Bonnie! You always inspire me.

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  63. My husband retired and needing a project fell into repairing, refurbishing old Singers. Into my quilty life came 301s and 401s.I am in love with these amazing machines!He is happy tinkering with these oldies but goodies and I am definitely happy sewing and piecing on them!Love your blog Bonnie, and your generosity. Just took my "Frolic" to the longarmers.Thank you, I have learned so much from you!Frolic was pieced on a 401 found at a thrift store for $35.! What a bargain!

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  64. Yes. I have machinequilted four small quilt# and I am trying a larger one now. Getting a
    The unfinished pile done. Happy sewing and a quiet Fourth to you and Dave and Zoey.

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  65. It is just my opinion but I think people are more apt to comment on social media in a way that they would not speak out if they were face to face. Thank you, thank you for being so generous as to share your creative process with us! I so enjoy it and it is helping me keep going with my creative process during this time of being in. Finding your blog during this Covid time has blessed me.

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  66. Years ago, at a quilt retreat, I had some blocks up on a design wall. One of the women (from another group) at the retreat said "Is it supposed to look like that?" Geez. Thanks for that. I didn't return to that retreat. Ha! an I come and retreat at Quiltville? It sounds much nicer!!

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  67. Love your star block!!!! Oh, and tell Jessica I can't sew with shoes on either, hahahaha

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  68. Loving how the blocks came about. The comments may reflect more on how much people despice doing the hand applique work and will avoid it at any cost. I love these blocks. I can see more of what I would like to make into a final product. Keep being you Bonnie, we can't seem to get enough!

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  69. I love it when you talk about brainless sewing. With all that is going on in our country, I just can't seem to think clearly some days. On those days, I stick an audio book in my ears and do some mindless sewing. It keeps me occupied and my mind from ruminating. I appreciate your blog and do wish that people would take my Mom's advice -- Don't say anything at all if you can't say something good. Keep doing what you are doing. I dare say it helps more people than you'll every know.

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  70. Love and appreciate -- "Some thoughts need to stay in your head, and not escape through your fingers!" And love even more your combo of strings and stars!

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  71. I get it all the time, "that's so tedious", whether I'm doing applique prep (I machine stitch) or knitting or spinning. In my head, I'm thinking, seeing only the effort and not the art is what's tedious, but mostly I just smile and feel sad for them.

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  72. Love your new project!!!!!!!!! Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

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  73. I was so excited to see what you were doing by combining your hexie blocks and string blocks. I have some hexies that were made a dozen years ago that I had to abandon the project due to an arm amputation that I have been wondering what I was going to do with. I haven't been able to figure out how to EPP with one hand. This will work beautifully! Thank you for being my Quilting Encyclopedia. I appreciate your generosity of sharing your creative mind with the quilting world. Am excited to start the leader/ender project. Jayne

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  74. I think they are lovely, and I see a new pattern OFF in your future!

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  75. These are so cool! These would look great with one of your quotes on it. Maybe "I did it my way"! So different. Keep entertaining us with all these new and different quilting ideas stored in your head. They are fantastic!

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  76. Love the hexie stars and how you used them.

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  77. When I was working on my first applique project, I worked full time, went to school in the evenings, and was a mostly single parent to two toddlers. I took my applique project home to Idaho (it was a quilt from an Eleanor Burns pattern) and showed it to my Mom. I was so proud, I planned to give it to her. She said "why don't you do that by machine, it would be much faster." I gave the quilt to my sister.

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  78. Yes indeed Bonnie, kindness is not a trait that people want to develop in their characters in this century! I always try to stop talking ( whether it is face to face or typing) as I think people want kindness more than they want your opinions!!Keep up the great work Bonnie, I am excited about the Leader/ Ender project as simple blocks just give you so many ideas! Have a funny story... One year I broke my ankle and was limited in my walking so I did not take my annual trek to Road to California. I decided to organize my scraps. I ended up making about three large quilts to match backings that I had bought!!! Great quilts and such fun memories of being "secluded"

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  79. Bonnie, I have already commented on this story but after I did I scrolled up and again saw that cute picture of Lola in your scrap bin. I had a great creative idea and here it is... My cocker spaniel loves to lie on my scraps like Lola does. I am going to capture her tangled in strips like Lola and then take a picture. I am going to try to make postcards of her with a saying on it: "Wrapped Up In Thoughts of You" and send it to all my friends and family during our COVID shut in! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  80. Lola!!!!!
    She is the star of your post!!! I love looking for her in the scrap box!!!!

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  81. Bonnie, loved this post for several reasons: 1. showing your friend how to use a 301, I just bought a 301 and I'm excited to learn to use it, I'm having it serviced before I actually use it. 2. what to do with those EPP stars, I have a project that while I don't mind stitching the EPP pieces I know I won't complete it as a quilt so using them in the string blocks is great (thanks for the inspiration of what to do with mine). 3. Lola in the box of strings is great, I love the way she's burrowed down into them I can imagine the fun of discovering her there. 4. I think people have forgotten (or were never taught) "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all", I call those people "KEYBOARD COMANDOS"... brave enough to say it when behind a screen but not enough to say it in person. Thank you for your blog, not only do I admire your quilting talents but your writing talent too. Virtual hugs Liz

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    1. I agree my mum always taught us the same xx

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  82. You have just solved a box of hexie flowers that have been accumulating for several years - they have been handwork projects sitting in allergists office, etc. String blocks grow themselves so quickly I can blink and have dozens. Bonnie, did you cut the hex shape after appliquing and then square up the cutout? Would it be too bulky to just cut out a square and applique on top and leave some extra? I just think I have answered my own question. I might create my string blocks to a colour as all of my hexie flowers are shades of blue. Now what background colour?

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  83. I love hove you’re appliqué stars look on these string blocks, it’s exciting to see this new product come together. What will Bonnie do next? Lol the great mystery lol. Thank you for sharing these I’ve never thought of trimming out the back behind an appliqué but it’s a good idea as remove a lot of bulk. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Love how Lola is snuggled into your string bin she is just so cute.
    Stay safe
    Love and quilty hugs
    Anne xxx

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  84. Bonnie I love your hexi block idea! So clever and fun! These will look great in your next quilt. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself online.

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  85. A few years ago while visiting my sis, her husband saw me hand stitching Tumbling Blocks together, and said basically, "there IS a faster way to make those". I replied "no there isn't not for this shape not for this project. Not every thing one makes is for a hurry some are for a relaxation." Not every commenter knows what is going on in another's life, so pay no attention.

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  86. I've never been a really big string quilt fan, but I'm really intrigued by your blocks. I love how your mind work!

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  87. Well I just love them. Each to their own, and each should keep their own opinion! Do you cut out the innies then applique over? Do you use a little template to cut around? I am intrigued how you did this.

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  88. Love the way your are using your stars. Don't you just love when you get an awesome idea by accident.

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