Wednesday, March 15, 2017

WIP Wednesday 3.15.17

What an awesome week.  I finally met one of my TWO favorite quilt teachers -- Bonnie Hunter!  (The other fabulous quilter I'd like to hang out with is my grandma.  Someday we will be together again.)  But here's a picture of Bonnie Hunter at our workshop on 3/10... in Bonnie style:

Of course I asked to have a picture of myself with Bonnie.  Her box kite pattern from her newest book, Addicted to Scraps.  Shortly after our photo I heard a giggle from Bonnie as she said, "I feel like Santa at the mall."  Everybody wanted their picture taken with Bonnie.  She was so sweet and genuine.  She always had a smile and was there to teach and help.
But here's what I got done this week:
I only made five box kite blocks at the workshop.  It doesn't seem like a lot for being there the whole day, but I was there to learn from Bonnie and Bonnie's way of doing it.  I could have made a ton "my way", but I wanted to learn how to make the block from start to finish... cutting sewing and all.
I FINISHED Celtic Solstice in time for Show & Share at the Bonnie Hunter workshop.  Imagine the honor I feel having my picture on Bonnie's Blog!!! Quiltville's Snips & Quips.

My Allitare! was there too!

Today I completed block #13of 25 of Pat Sloan's Solstice Challenge.  It is called Studio Time.  I'm linking here.  Whohoo.  This means we're half way through the solstice!  I found a fun red print too!
I made three challenge blocks for my guild.  They aren't due until the 2018 Spring Tea!
I completed another block for Cheryl Wall's Welcome Home Sampler.  One more to go!
I added a little wool project to my "to go" bag so that I have something for Slow Stitching Sundays.
I WON a quilt at our guild's spring tea!  You can read more about guild quilts here.
Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Be Social
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Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers.
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I'm also joining in with Mama Spark's for WIPS with Friends.
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2017 Finishes (listed by date)! 
1.   01.07.17  Country Roads, Humble Quilts Mystery 2015 here.
2.   01.13.17  Stars Stripes & Other Things quilt here.
3.   01.20.17  Candy Cane Mini quilt here.
4.   01.27.17  Sunbonnet Sue charity quilt here.
5.   02.17.17  Large Microwave Bowl Cozie
6.   02.17.17  Medium Microwave Bowl Cozie
7.   02.18-17  Small Microwave Bowl Cozie -- All Microwave bowl Cozies shown here.
8.   02.27.17  Sew Sweet Simplicity 2015 BOM by Jacquelynne Steves here.
9.   03.03.07  Allitare! 2015 Bonnie Hunter Mystery here.
10. 03.10.17  Celtic Solstice, 2013 Bonnie Hunter Mystery here.
Current WIPS 77 --
2017 New Projects...
1.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite baby quilt
I did a little re-check on my BIG list of WIPS.  Here's the updated list:
Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Underpants Project 
2.  Digging up Bones (Owen's dinosaur quilt)
3.  Rock Island Campfire Quilt
4.  Picadilly Circle
5. ...And Sew On BOM at Quiet Play (one block to go)
6.  RSC17 Scrappy Dogs with red backgrounds, inspired by Made By Me in Red blog
7.  Patriotic Folk Animals (from Americana Quilts Book) -- hand work for school
8.   Soul Searching -- need 2 more blocks for Julianne swap
9.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA

10.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA (turning this one into a baby quilt) (from block Lotto, mostly circles w/lines)
13.  Drunkard's Path Fish quilt for LQG charity quilt (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14)
17.  Amish Country BOM (from Lynn, Johnna's mom)
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.)
19.   2.5" Scraps from Dani making "cracker" blocks
20.  Flowers and Watercan (wall hanging)
21.  Little Houses (3.5" blocks)
22.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
23.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
24.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need two green blocks)
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Laugh Yourself to Stitches And So It Crows pattern (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
27. Tin Soldier Tree Skirt for 2017's Christmas
28.  2015 Orange, pink, grey kite blocks (from Accuquilt die, RSC17)
29.  Start 2017 Bonnie Hunter Mystery in November, 2017
30.  A Simple Six-Pocket Bag (8" x 10" x 4") (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
31.  Crown of Thorns in blues
32.  2016 Plus Blocks (from left over pieces of Soul Searching blocks)
33.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
34.  Maroon Sampler Quilt
35.  Super Mario QA
36.  Kim Diehl's Homestead Harvest (All complete except all those circles)
37.  Scrappy Hourglass Quilt 
38. Gobble, Gobble quilt pattern from Lori Holt (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
39.  Pat Sloan's, I Love to Make Quilts Sampler (every Wed. 13 of 25 done).
40.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite class from March, 2017 Will make baby quilt.)
41.  Jazz (a quick strip quilt pattern (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
42.  Slow Sunday Stitching wool project
43.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern from Mama Spark's World (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
44.  Let it Snow Wall Hanging (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
45.  Let it Snow Table Runner (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
46.  Poppa's Tree Farm from Laugh Yourself to Stitches (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
47.  Accuquilt GO! Snow Crystals Quilt  (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
2.  Scrap Crystals (working on blue pieces for RSC15)
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Welcome Home Sampler from Cheryl Wall's book Welcome Home. (2016 Slow Stitching proj.)
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt (my seams don't match Julianne's seams...)
6.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
7.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
3.  Orange/Blue Fish Blocks (that I won)
4.  Split Stars (blocks won from Block Lotto; October, 2012)
5.  African Violet baby quilt (Block Lotto inspired)
6.  Tall Fly 
7.  2016 Osnaburg Guild Swap D9Ps
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
9.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler
10.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)
2.  Churn Dash (black and red) charity quilt for local quilt guild
3.  Card Trick (pink and blue) HUGE charity quilt for local quilt guild
4.  One House, Two House... from Cheryl Wall's book Welcome Home. (2016 project at school)
5.  Spangled Stars QAL (July goal)
6.  Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild
7.  Green star charity quilt for local quilt guild
8.  Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild
9.  Black Tumbler denim rug
10. Small tumbler denim rug

Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  2016 Quilt Doodle Designs BOM (quilting and binding complete, needs embellishments)
3.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!




  1. Popping over from Let's Bee Social. Your pretty quilt caught my eye. Very nice! And the rest shown here, as well. (Is Your shirt Canton, OH? I am in southern OH. Curiosity, you know....)

  2. Lucky you to meet Bonnie Hunter and take one of her classes. A friend of mine took one of her classes and highly recommends it.

    Your Celtic Solstice is beautiful.

  3. You certainly did have a great week! Thanks for sharing the adventure on Midweek Makers

  4. I saw your pics on Bonnie's blog. She comes to our guild in June.