Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Blustery Days

What are we going to do when it's freezing out (even with sunshine and blue sky, it was in the 30s!) and it's time to take some group photos out in front of the house and attempt to do some "over the porch rail" quilt shots?

We bundle up and make it as quick as we can!

You can't see it here, but then wind was not cooperating with our efforts, and  there was much flapping in the breeze of those lovely quilts over the rail - but even quilts being fluffed by the breeze can be considered "action shots" right?

I love that the ladies from the Richmond Express group wanted to take their group photo wrapped up in colorful quilts on the front steps at Quiltville Inn.

It's all in good fun!

Sometimes photography can be tricky.  We have to obey where the sun decides to be in the sky, and that means that photography out front is best in the morning.

But when it's 17 degrees out in the morning? Naaahhh - we'll wait until afternoon and then take it on the front steps instead of down by the mailbox because the sun has everything backlit by afternoon.

Here I'm taking the photo "where the sun don't shine" just to avoid that back lighting!

However - late afternoon sun is best on the side porch as it faces west!

Waiting for that one moment when the wind is behaving and leaving the quilts alone!

It was a constant fluff of quilts in the breeze -

But they still look so pretty!

I love the sampler at the far left - what gorgeous colors!  This is followed by a 30+ year old work in progress, traditional cathedral window, all hand stitched.

Next up is Happily Scrappily Irish from Adventures With Leaders & Enders, perfect for a St.Paddy's Day weekend stay!

The sun is shining brightly on On Ringo Lake at the far right!

Oh, that cold breeze!

I love the subtle colors in the star quilt at the left, followed by a newly completed Chilhowie top, and a gorgeous green version of Easy Street found in MORE Adventures With Leaders & Enders.

Hold on to your hats!

And on to your quilts!

Check out the colors for this Grassy Creek rendition!

Ruby Jubilee in blue!

There are two more borders to go - it's truly lovely!

All of these little squares - perfectly sewn and assembled, and pressed to perfection!

Two more Pat Sloan samplers - both in Halloween fabrics!

So cute!

I so enjoyed having the Richmond Express visit and bring all of their creative energy over to the past week.

Wow!  My email is still blowing up- New River Star PDF pattern purchases are flying out of the Quiltville Store and the Quiltville Etsy Pattern Shop.

The introductory price is already marked 25% off and is good through 3/31/23 - no coupon code needed.

We've got over 3900 entries already!  So hop on over to the Gift-Away post and get your entry in.

All of the pattern details and particulars are there -

Stash Enhancement at Cotton to Quilts!

The folks at  Cotton to Quilts have been busy at work getting fabric rolls and even yardage ready for you!

Facets of Blue color rolls will add some pizzazz to your blue scraps on hand, and of course their Notable Neutral rolls just can't be beat for the fun prints your quilts long for.

New this time around - they've got Bella Solids in both Chartreuse and Key Lime if you want to go a bit brighter. You can purchase a 3 yard cut on the website, or they will cut by-the-yard for you if desired.

And we are going to be giving a way two of these rolls!

I'll be drawing for two winners who will each receive a New River Star PDF pattern from me and a Facets of Blue color roll from Cotton to Quilts!

(Winner must have fabric prize shipped to a USA address.  If you are outside of the USA, we can send to a friend within the USA who can forward the prize on to you.)

So go get that entry in!

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

It might be comfortable within our own comfort zones – but we’ve got to push a bit if we want to grow!
Keep at it!

Today I WILL get those paper pieced units trimmed and depapered - it's a MUST!!!

Have a terrific Tuesday, everyone!



  1. All such lovely quilts. Wish I could be there. Love all the quilts Bonnie Hunter designs. And appreciate all her hard work. I enjoy the blogs and information. Nice these ladies could come enjoy this place. Enjoy and happy quilting everyone.

  2. Soo do love Bonnie Hunter quiltville mystery

  3. it's raining a-gain-- had a lovely 'tease' of a warm, sunny, sweet day promise of Spring, but by golly taking her own sweet time to get here, impatient in Carlsbad, CA but grateful for encouragment and happy thoughts.

  4. Anonymous11:12 AM EDT

    Wrapping up in their quilts is unique, I love it! ❤️

  5. RuthW in MD11:12 AM EDT

    That Star quilt over the rail was just beautiful! No name given...

  6. Anonymous11:19 AM EDT

    Congrats to RichmondExpress… those are some good looking quilts!

  7. Love the Quilt wrapped ladies in front! We have Rain, all day, all night. It makes the flowers bloom! Waiting for my Tulip Choir!

  8. Your thoughts on taking the great pictures are totally creative, Bonnie. Loved how you waited till afternoon but still caught those retreat ladies with quilts wrapped around them. Sweet.


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