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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

And Car Horns Honked!


We were trying to beat the rain on Monday to get this done!

Just look at those clouds!  

And the quick click of the camera in between gusts that set the quilts flapping - 

And of course, cars were drying by and honking - in approval is my guess!

Or maybe it was a honk to say "What the heck are these ladies doing hanging out laundry when it is about to rain?!"

But what a wonderful way to end our 2021 Quiltville Inn retreat season!


Grassy Creek, Bricks in the Barnyard from Scraps & Shirttails II, a lovely unknown woven design, and Blue Skies from String Fling make up this first section!


Jewel Box Stars Leader & Ender challenge from the Free Patterns tab, Mai Tais in Paradise from the Addicted to Scraps book, Fish School Leader & Ender (including a large shark as her her son demanded one! LOL!) And Straits of Mackinac from String Frenzy – made without strings!




Just take a look at this Bitcoin!


Straits of Mackinac from String Frenzy, Midnight Flight from MORE Adventures With Leaders & Enders, Frolic, Grassy Creek & Wonky Wishes!


Well done, ladies!

It was a flurry of activity yesterday morning as everyone headed home for the holidays.

I was wiped out!  There just may have been a nap in bedroom 5 while laundry was running.

I boxed up the Christmas décor and put what was to come home with me in the back of the van for holiday cheer here.
The rest I have already put away, and brought out the box of Valentine stuff so it is close at hand when it is time to decorate for our 2022 season. (I had to come downstairs anyway, so why not?)


I've gotten this far on the brown/turquoise thing that is yet to be named.

As it turns out - my Triplet blocks became the alternate and the Ohio Stars took over!

I still love it - and am moving on to some pieced borders -

For those wondering, be watching for this pattern to be available likely in March. 2022.


There will be more of this today while holiday flix play in the background. 


Lola (Cat & Mouse! LOL!) thinks I should name this quilt after her. Of course, she does!

And to make a long day even just a bit longer:


Boosters & Burgers date night!

We headed over to CVS in West Jefferson NC to get our boosters.  It was 4:30pm.  The place was EMPTY.  There was no line - we just walked up to the counter with our vax cards and asked if we could get boosters.  Done deal.

And off to a favorite little pub for some grub before heading home for the night where we settled in to watch Holiday in the Wild on Netflix.

This morning, not even a sore arm really unless I go poking around the injection site.

And that catches me up to NOW!  Whew.

With that all taken care of, today it's time for me to do any graphics and photos of step outs needed for Rhododendron Trail, Part Three.  Friday is not that far away!

What are your plans for today?


Quiltville Quote of the Day -

My mama used to quote "To know and not to do is not to know." And "When you know better, do better!"
Isn't this quilt fun? I'm not sure if it's fish or birds in a circle, but it's got me captivated!

Have a lovely Wednesday -


 

55 comments:

  1. Absolutely LOVE the 'as yet to be named' quilt. The aqua a brown is a great combo, but then you knew that from the start. Will have to start collecting fabrics for the pattern release.....

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  2. I'm going with fish!!!

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  3. Hubby and I are doing boosters on Monday morning. Mmmmm breakfast out? Looks like so much fun has just happened at the Inn. My sis and I have decided to spend some much needed time together one night a week working on Rhododendron Trail. It will be fun doing it together with snacks and movies in the background. Merry Christmas to you! Hugs 🤗

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  4. The brown and Turquois quilt reminds me of depression era glass -

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  5. WOW! Those hourglass blocks really did take the backseat. I love the look of this quilt. So very different from the blocks. :-)

    Happy Wednesday Bonnie!

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  6. My "plans" for today are to get my gaggle of geese flying. They are cut out but a badly sprained ankle has kept me grounded. Stay safe God Bless and thank you for all you do.

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  7. What an amazing display on the rail for the close-out retreat of 2021. And even with a nap you got so much accomplished. I'm looking forward to putting up our tree this weekend. So, I better get busy the rest of this week, so I can. My vote is for a circle of fish on the "quote" quilt. I will be checking out the movie on Netflix, later.

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  8. You are one busy active lady. You make me tired just reading about everything you do. I really admire you.

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  9. Oh, fun! Your Triplets blocks almost became super-complex sashes around the Ohio Stars. Or... maybe brown frames w neutral sashes? I don't know how you want to describe it, but it's really effective and creates lots of movement. Your brown/turquoise combo is lovely, and many other colorways would be great, too. Very versatile. Looking forward to seeing what you choose for borders.

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  10. My brother is leaving tomorrow to fly back to Germany. As usual Friday is cleaning day in my house and then I'll be able to start on the MQ. In the meantime, part of the Bitcoin is hanging ony design wall. My youngest daughter already commented on it. I have one more side on her quilt (Xmas gift) to sew down the binding. It seems to take forever to sew on bindings on a queen size quilt. I wish a nice weekend for all my fellow quilters.

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  11. Love your "Lola" quilt! I'm looking forward to March already!

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  12. Look close, the quilt does look like Lola, my vote is to name it Lola😻

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  13. May I suggest "Lola's Choice" for your new quilt?

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  14. Winter landscape. Blue skies, bare trees. Love the colors. Like you did not expect the brown to take a backseat. Violet

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  15. Look like fish to me. And I think aqua and brown are going in my next unknown quilt whether its yours or another pattern!!

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  16. Your turquoise and browns make me think of the Indian tribal costumes.....beautiful beads and stones resting on The soft beige/brown buckskin clothing. So beautiful and rich.

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  17. After the bazillion geese, I only have half left to trim. Sure am glad I batch cut and sewed as the new Outlander book arrived from the library on Monday. Now I alternate time periods in North and South Carolina. Such fun.

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  18. HOw about "Earth & Sky" fora name? Beautiful top, thank you for sharing.

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  19. Lola is such a gorgeous cat! She literally GLOWS in your photos of her! ❤️ Gina in Missouri

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  20. Wow, Bonnie, That group was quite prolific for the over the rails display! What an amazing quilt show. I wish I could have been there in person to see. March is a long time away! I love the new quilt in process. So much fun to see the stars floating among the browns and teals. Now, on to the mystery and my continuing inability to count and follow directions! So I didn't have enough yellows to match my pinks and then enough neutrals to match my pinks. What did I do but put the same color that was already on it to get everything all matched up! I even sewed some with 2 neutrals instead of a yellow and a neutral! (turning 60 has its challenges! lol) I did realize what I had done and fixed it and finished sewing them all last night while watching Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Can't beat Frank singing to Esther while sewing! :-) On to pressing them open today. Enjoy your Wednesday. Can't wait until Friday! K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  21. Wow, the brown and turquoise "thing that is yet to be named" looks so much different in today's blog than the Tuesday blog. Amazing how the focus changes. I like today's very much

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  22. The porch pics are always my favorite. I loved the smaller versions of a couple o the quilts and may have to do that myself. Just finished En Provence last week ready to go to my LAQ when she is available. She has finished Grassy Creek, but she is having some prayer needs right now so I will get it next week to bind it over the cold winter. I have not started Clue 2 yet as "life" has gotten in the way. LOL

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  23. Love Love Love your new brown/turquoise quilt. Can’t wait for the pattern to come out. Thank you Bonnie for all you do!!!

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  24. Thank you for the inspiring quilt show today! I love that scrappy bitcoin and must get going on my own rainbow version. Also love the gorgeous new quilt in progress!

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  25. I love your turquoise and brown quilt--great color combination! Have you considered "Ohio Triplets" for a name?

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  26. I would love to see you draw up the pattern for the Fish/birds! That is cool.

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  27. Love the Triplet blocks turned to frame the Ohio Stars. Lots and lots of Hourglass blocks in there. Can't wait for March. Earth and Sky is a good suggestion.

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  28. The "fish" looks like a Dove in the window quilt block. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  29. Dear Bonnie: Your turquoise and brown quilt is beautiful! The "Earth and Sky" name Mary Bolton shared fits to a tea! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Love the blue & brown “Lola’s Quilt”!!

    I’m sure the ladies enjoyed Christmas at the Quiltville Inn! And now you get some rest & holiday down time… hopefully!!

    Christmas Blessings!🎄 Marci H

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  31. I love Lola’s idea for a name for the quilt….Cat & Mouse! That would be adorable! I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many Bonnie quilts in one retreat group. Only one that wasn’t your pattern. They were beautiful!

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  32. You are magical! Every quilt you make is a joy!

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  33. Whatever Lola wants... Hope you consider naming it for Lola. She's the "star" after all.

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  34. I made a flannel nightie for my granddaughter for Christmas!

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  35. Today's post is especially inspiring. The turquoise and brown quilt reminds me of my first apartment decor in the 50's Wasn't quilting then, but now I am already pulling out T & B scraps for my next project. Meanwhile I've become hooked on Rhododendron Trail. Love the details in the directions. No one else does it as well as you, Bonnie! Carol in GA

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  36. Loving turquoise/brown quilt. Hmmmm…. Seem to remember that I do have a lot of those fabric colors in my stash!

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  37. Wow - the brown & aqua is stunning! It is always so interesting to see how your creations turn out. Just loved seeing all the quilts over the rail at the Inn. I have to say - the shark in the fish quilt is so much fun! Great idea! I've loved reading about the retreats and seeing all the pictures this year - thank you for sharing with us. Enjoy your 'down time' from the Inn!

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  38. How about "Loving Lola" for the name of your new quilt design? Her colors and she likes to look at the aqua sky from her perch.

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  39. I always love the porch photos and look forward to them! That's a bunch of busy ladies!! :)
    The brown and teal quilt will be gorgeous. And so is your little Lola! She knows how to steal the blog! I like "Lola's Star" for a name!
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your little break as well! We have 6 1/2 days left before ours, but who's counting?!

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  40. love the brown/blue quilt too! It doesn't really look like "cat/mouse" but i think it will make a fantastic name! Will be on the look out for it in spring 2022!

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  41. The desert colors of your newest quilt remind me of stars over Arizona. Love it!

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  42. Love the turquoise & brown quilt! I suggest "Turquoise Stars Over The Prairie."

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  43. Bonnie, just love those browns & blues. I think it will be on my to do list when it's published. Now I just need to collect more browns & the turquoise fabrics. (seriously don't need more fabric must go though the stash first !)

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  44. Love your new quilt, will definitely be adding it to my list of quilts to make! I had no idea it was that easy to get the covid booster, I will have to go and see if I can get mine next week.

    Thank you for sharing

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  45. I am in love seriously with your newbie quilt in progress. Oh my stars!

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  46. Yes yes Lola has to be in the name of your gorgeous quilt! Thank you for all you do Bonnie!

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  47. I love the turquoise and brown combination in the quilt. And Lola is quite right that she should get a quilt named for her given how much help she is - lol. How about Lola in the sky with diamonds?

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  48. Hi Bonnie! Faithful early morning reader, but infrequent commenter. My finish for today is binding on a whole cloth quilt I finished for Free Motion Quilting Academy course. Sharing this with you because I first learned of Holly Anne Knight and FMQA on one of your webcams a few years ago. Finally bit the bullet this year and took the course. Have loved it. She is a very high energy gal, much like you. So, wanted to give at least some credit to you for the intro to HAK. Thanks!

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  49. I love, love, love the colors of the unnamed quilt!

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  50. Love the brown and turquoise! You continue to amaze me with all your quilty “vim, vigor, and vitality”!

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  51. Love the brown & turquoise quilt - and can't wait to make it! I have a whole file box of browns waiting patiently in the closet.
    I have a few dozen more pink/white/yellow flying geese to make as leaders and enders with tomorrow's clue! Thanks for giving me a welcome distraction from the holiday gloom. :-)

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  52. Hi Bonnie: I just LOVE Your "Yet to be Named" quilt. I am waiting impatiently for the name and pattern. I would love to make it for my spare bedroom. The colors as you have done it are just perfect.

    I hope you are still doing well w/ your Booster. Mine hit me about midnight of the day I got it. Then I had thills and aches off and on for about 15 hrs. That was it. So, you are doing Great!

    My Wednesday, I spent at a Quilt as You Go, by way of Serging class. We made service quilts, using the QAYG method and our sergers. The size was about Toddler size, but I am adding another round, and making it a little bigger. It was a great way to spend about two thirds of a day, all the while it was snowing outside.

    Take care, and Have a Great Weekend!

    Donna

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  53. Pattern might be Doves in the Window or Doves in the Air, not fish.

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