Tuesday, August 02, 2022

All The Quilty Pieces!

Isn't it wonderful to see long-term projects make such giant leaps thanks to extended retreat time?

If you've made Jamestown Landing from String Fling then you know EXACTLY how long it takes to piece all of those wonderful neutral string units, not to mention ALL of those blue and neutral half-square triangles (Okay, I just mentioned them.)

I've watched this grow over the past week -  

And over the course of 6 days the quilt grew from units to blocks to quilt halves (because the quilt is THAT big, and there is only so much design wall space.)

And into all-together parts like this!

And all around, other design walls were full as well!

Boxy Bow Ties is looking great here!

My Emerald City quilt String Frenzy  is becoming Ruby Slippers being worked in red! Oh how I love two color quilts!

Everywhere you look - abundant creativity!

Scrap Happy double nine-patches in the works here.

I believe there is something wonderful underway here!

And over here too!

Check out these tiny Dresdens!!

Oh my goodness!

We stopped by last night for some group photo activity before one of the July Quiltvillians had to head home due to "job stuff."  Well dang!  We'll see her again next year!

Thanks to the Hubster's photo skills I could skedaddle myself right into the photos with everyone else.

Such a lovely evening!

There are more photos to come - the quilts over the rail - SO MANY that I'm saving them for tomorrow's post.

This morning everyone is packing up and heading out.

Rebecca is group mom for the July Quiltvillians, and the August Quiltvillians so she is staying today and tomorrow to help Susan and take charge of the laundry along with Betty who is staying behind a bit to pitch in.

I'll head over this afternoon and fold towels and prepare towel baskets for tomorrow's group arrival - that's something I can do on the ground floor while seated.

And tomorrow we do it all again!

Some have asked what I've been sewing on since weight bearing started on Friday and I am able to get down to the sewing studio here at home.

Guess what time of year it is for me?

And no, there are no hints!

I'm excited about revealing colors and more at the end of October which is not that far away, so I am using this time to dig in behind the scenes.

And I'll likely be pulling something else forward so I have something to share -

Does that pique your interest?  I hope so!

Quiltville Quote of the Day

Did you know that 90% of what we worry about never happens?
I'd rather be on the side of best case scenarios then manifest worst case scenarios!
How about you?

Have a terrific Tuesday, everyone!



  1. Good Morning Bonnie, I have learned not to worry about anything until I'm told to worry. Time is to short and I have to many blessings to be happy about now ,

  2. For your "over the rail" pictures, identification, the tulip quilt pattern is Tulip Seasons by Robin Pickens.

  3. Wonderful to see you at the Inn with the retreaters! Love the word "skedaddle"!

  4. Love that Jamestown Landing quilt being worked on.
    Glad you are getting around more.
    It's already August! Where does the time go?
    Have a great day ❤️

  5. Yay! getting excited for the 2022 Mystery Quilt already. I love when that happens. Love the tulips. Thank You Bonnie for all of the Great patterns. Quilty hugs.

  6. So glad to hear you are functioning and feeling well enough to pop in at the Inn, and to think ahead to the next mystery. Praying for continued healing.

  7. I've been working on my 102 crumb blocks. Pulled my 2", then my 2.5" and finally 3" strips from my "Bonnie Scrap storage system" to start sashing the blocks. The bigger strips did get cut down. I can't believe I used up all my 2" wof strips!! As I sashed I started to think about how these blocks will get set and have come up with three ideas. Seriously, there are enough blocks for 4 quilts! Thanks for encouraging your Scrap User system over the years. Nothing to waste.

  8. That quilt on the wall next to Ruby Slippers is gorgeous!! Is it a New York Beauty or Mariner's Compass variation? Whatever name, it is beautiul.


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