Friday, May 20, 2022

Porch Sittin' Time!

This was last night's end to a very busy quilty day -

The May Quiltvillians enjoying a delicious dinner on the back porch at Quiltville Inn.

Many of these gals are first timers - their first time staying at the inn, and the first time meeting each other!

Of course, we have repeat offenders attenders as well.  (LOL!)  It makes for a happy mix of new friendships, as well as old home week for those who already know each other.

Just before breakfast - much chatter in the kitchen!

We have beautiful summery featherweights at hand!

Check out this gorgeous pink one too!

The projects are many!

Charlotte is working up her Quiltmaker Ruby Jubilee quilt in beautiful greens!

Fit for a grandson!

Basket Toss  blocks up on the wall!

Rebecca and Sharon, pedal to the metal!

I had a few takers on yesterday's walk offer!

Streams were flowing after our rain from over the weekend.

This tumble down house can barely be seen through the overgrowth.

I love sharing the Halsey house -

It would be so lovely if someone could restore it.

Thanks for keeping me company, ladies!

Evening time on the grass with Zoey & Mabel.

While dinner was going on - this was also happening:

We'll call this yesterday's Rhodie Explosion - but look up on the roof.

We had some handymen come by who are going to replace some rotted boards from the roofline.  Places with water damage from the time before we installed gutters last year.

There is also some drywall to be finished in the attic passageway, and in the garage/shop bathroom.

Son Jeff is just too busy with his job in high swing, and these guys were doing some work for Martha & Don on their farm so they come highly recommended.

They should start next week.

Today the door guy comes to measure the French doors from the kitchen to the porch for that door replacement.  We just keep picking "The Next Thing" and chipping away at that list, knowing that a house like this will NEVER be all the way done.

There will always be SOMETHING.

This happened last night.

The last quilting stitch was put in, tied off and thread ends buried.

It's done!

This morning it's in the wash getting marks removed.  I'm excited to share that result - this is the first time I've used the Crayola Super Wash Out markers to mark fans all over a quilt.

It looks like I got the hexie quilt basted in the nick of time - I'll be ready to begin that one tonight.

Today is supposed to be a scorcher - it's not even Memorial Day and temps will be reaching 87.

I know that is laughable for those who live in hotter/dryer climes, but this is Appalachia.  We rarely get above 85 in the summer.

For this reason, anyone who wants to get out on a hike with me will be ready to go right after breakfast.  We need to enjoy the cool while we can - and then quilt the rest of the day away in air conditioned comfort.

If you missed our Maymont Gift-Away kick off, head back to the Gift-Away post and check it out!  And don't forget to enter to win.

Photographed in front of one of my favorite abandoned places - I hope you have a wonderful time making Maymont your own using up scrap stash and sewing in the memories of where each of those fabrics came from.

Introductory pricing: I have placed the PDF pattern for Maymont in the digital pattern section of the Quiltville Store and the Quiltville Etsy Store at 25% off through 5/31/22. No coupon needed!

Price reverts back to $12.00 on 6/1/22. 

If this is your first time downloading digital patterns from my store to a computer click HERE.

If you intend to download to an iPhone/iPad click HERE.

And to kick things off with a bang, I'll be choosing TWO winners who will each receive a Maymont PDF pattern AND a Skittles color roll from  Cotton to Quilts!

Enhance your scrap stash with a pop of color with the Skittles color roll! Hand picked by Irene,  each color roll contains 20 different fabrics each measuring approximately 8 1/2 x 21" Fabrics may vary.

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Don't let fear stop you from doing what you really want to do!
Find a way!
Grand Illusion was an earlier Quiltville Winter Mystery. The PDF pattern is available in the digital pattern section of the Quiltville Store.

Happy Friday, folks!



  1. I adore that photo of your fan quilting in the hoop! Can't wait to see the finished quilt and hear if you are happy with how the markings washed out!

  2. I have loved the Halsey House ever since the very first time you showed it on your blog. I would love to buy and restore this house. It would be Beautiful!! Love your blog Bonnie!

  3. Oh how I love seeing all the coloured featherweights. I wish there was someone in the UK who offered this service. Thank you for my daily dose (almost) of Quiltville capers Bonnie!


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