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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Sew Many Scrappy Projects!


Judy's Stitchers may have left on Monday - but echoes of their laughter and visions of their quilty productivity still remain in my mind!

My yesterday was a whirlwind of getting things ready for the Pieceful Hearts who are arriving this afternoon - and not much sewing happened as I spent MORE time working on tomorrow's Rockabilly Swing PDF pattern release than I had anticipated -

And when I feel bogged down, all I need to do is look at all of the design wall goodness that continually happens with retreats, and it puts me right back into my happy place!


There was much Grassy Creek assembly going on - I love how this photo looks like Grassy Creek is taking over the whole room!  It's actually blocks from different makers!

This section is now together!


And who says you have to go queen size?


Final pressing in progress!


This big is simply big enough!

Connie writes: "Me with my Grassy Creek quilt (Bonnie Hunter's 2020 mystery quilt) at Grassy Creek Road. The rain stopped just long enough for us to take photos."

Love it!

There were other fun and scrappy things going on as well:


Judy's Bitcoin ladders are multiplying!

(And I see a bit of her Serpentine Web from String Frenzy coming together too!)


More ladders!

Yes, Bitcoin makes a FANTASTIC Leader & ender project!

 
But you have to admit - these Fish School blocks are pretty dang cute!


One of these has a lucky fun - can you find it? LOL!


Connie assembling her last year's Leader & Ender challenge: Easy Breezy!

I love what she is doing with the wider sashings around groups of four sashed blocks. Another great place to use MORE four-patches as cornerstones!  I can't wait to see this one finished, Connie!


I Spy some Garden Party blocks and Carolina Chain blocks from the Addicted to Scraps book!  

Fun little scrappy units that also make great Leaders & Enders!


We all loved watching this Lori Holt design evolve!


Allietare blocks coming together!


And Straits of Mackinac from String Frenzy is also under way!


Down the Rabbit Hole in progress -

Pattern by Sarah Fielke.

And there was more - so much more.  Every time I walked in to the Quilting Quarters, the design walls were covered with something new, something different, something to inspire and capture my imagination.

And this afternoon it all begins again!  I can't wait to see what the Pieceful Hearts gals will be working on!

And I hope these gals are bringing LOADS to sew as it looks like rain is in the forecast for the rest of the week through Tuesday when they leave:

Today
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 2pm. High near 78. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am. Low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Monday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Well okay then!  We can handle this - no problem!  It might mean no hiking to see ponies, but we have each other, machines, fabric, good food, good friends, good fun!


Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Carolina Chain quilt from the Addicted to Scraps book.

Hold your loved ones extra close, this world is a crazy place, and there is much chaos happening right now.
Wonderful words from Mother Teresa.

Have a wonderful Wednesday - wherever you are and whatever you get up to!


 

23 comments:

  1. Yes, bottom right Fish block . Great collection of photos. A feast for the eyes.

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  2. OK Fine! I just had a knee replacement yesterday. Now I'm drooling over all this fun and I won't be in the studio for at least 6 weeks! Keep it up girls. I'm gonna need a LOT of eye candy😀

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    1. I had a knee replacement in March 2020, just before Covid struck. 7 days later I was in my quilting room. I sewed for limited time each day, but I did it.

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    2. When I had my right knee replaced, I learned to use my left foot to use the pedal with. I wasn't as quick, but I was able to sew. I would have been bored to pieces if I couldn't have been in the sewing room.

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  3. Sure wish we were getting some of that rain here in Utah... also Oregon, Washington etc.... love all the pretty's!

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  4. Bonnie, thanks for all the pictures of quilts in progress. It always give me "squirrel" moments. Keep up the beautiful design work that you do, please!
    Susan

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  5. Oh how I would love to see that forecast here in North Idaho! We are under severe drought with several wild fires in the area.
    Beautiful work ladies! Such inspiration!

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  6. That fish was in the middle of changing direction to swin back the other way. That forecast looks like mine, more sewing, not so much outdoor time.

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  7. What a great photo op—Grassy Creek quilt in front of the Grassy Creek road sign. I love it!

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  8. Nope! Bottom left fishy! One of the fins is going in a different direction!! Not wrong, just different :o)

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  9. Oops! It's just a different species of fish. There are a lot of fish in the sea.

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  10. Rain makes the flowers and the Grass grow. It's dry in the West, send some our way. Getting back to my quilty self. Gotta play in some fabrics today!

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  11. Please send the rain to the West. So very sad seeing our forests burn up. Desperate for rain.

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  12. Every year I save the instructions for the Leader Ender Challenge and every year, no blocks get made. This year is no different as I'm focused on doing Winter Blues for a Christmas present (Plan B is his birthday in January and Plan C is Valentine's Day). I'm also slowly turning scraps into the Scrap Users system. Right now I'm just sorting my scraps (anything smaller than a FQ) by color. Then it'll be going through each color and sorting by strip size. And I think Bitcoin is the perfect project to use scraps that haven't already been cut into strips - at least some of them. Strange how I have multiple hunks of the same fabric! LOL!

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  13. Too bad you can’t send some of that rain out West where they really need it.

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  14. The block on the lower left has a half square triangle sewed in the wrong direction.

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  15. Send all that rain out west! We’re in desperate need! With all that rain, perfect time to be inside quilting. Love the inspiration ladies!

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  16. Here in Central Illinois we would love to send you in the west some of our rain! It rained most of the night here. The colors on that Allietare are so happy on a rainy dreary day! Everything in the pics today makes me smile. I gotta get started on my fishies!

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  17. I love all the fish in the Straits of Mackinaw!

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  18. Pretty much the same forecast here in Topeka, KS. It does make for good sewing weather. I'm always sew inspired from the pics of quilts that you share. I look forward each day to seeing what's happening in your neck of the woods.

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  19. Please, please send some of that rain to the midwest!

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  20. With my first knee replacement, I had to spend ten days in rehab. I prepared by filling shopping bags with cutting board, rotary cutter, fabric, etc. I also had other bags with books. I numbered the bags and as I finished one, I would have my husband bring up the next. One of my friends still talks about coming to visit me and laughing when she saw me sitting up in bed cutting a quilt. It killed the boredom and really was very productive. One of the aides got me a second bed tray so I didn't have to move aside my projects when meals were delivered. Rather a painful way to get a retreat, but it got me through.

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  21. Your weather forecast sounds like what we've been having the last week or 2!! Today is the first day in a while that we haven't had any rain falling yet. Although I am not complaining, it has kept the temps down about 10 degrees!! But we do need a chance to dry out. As far as quilty things going, I am starting a new Happily Scrappily Irish in greens for a customer who wants it by Christmas! I think I can get it done by then. We are going back to school and work soon. How did 2 months go by so quickly?! Though I did get my main goal accomplished which was to clean my sewing area!
    I am absolutely loving the new Rockabilly Swing and how it turned out. Also the new Fish School blocks are cute too! Thanks for continuing to inspire every day! Happy quilting! :)

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