Saturday, September 5, 2009

Bonnie Hunter

My friend Estelle and I went to a quilt show in Auburn. I had free passes to see Bonnie Hunter and her quilt show. She has the most amazing quilts all from scraps.

I need to work on organizing my scraps better. I was doing pretty good for a little while. Her way of doing it seems easy. She said just do it a little at a time and you will get there.

I really would like to do some pure scrap quilts. They are so pretty.

I did get brave and enter one of my doll quilts. I did not expect to win but was more interested in what they had to say about it. Anyway I think you had to be a member of their Guild to win. At least that was the way it appeared.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I Got Mail

Yesterday I got my "Doll Swap 7" quilt from Shelli in Delaware. I just love it! She did a beautiful job on the quilting and the colors are fantastic. Mariners Compass is not one I have tried - yet - but sure do love them. Thanks Shelli.

My quilt went to Denise in California. It is one I had made before. I told Denise she was a triplet. She has a sister in IN and one in Australia

It is one of my favorites that I have made.

Since we came back from vacation I have been trying to catch up. I am in a "Crazy Compass" class that meet about every 2 week. I was doing pretty good till I missed 2 being sick and 1 from vacation. When I went last week I found that they had given out the last 4 patterns the week I was gone. So everyone had gone ahead and made their blocks. These blocks and all made in the embroidery hoop and take about an hour for each block. Each lesson has 4 identical blocks so that is alot of time. Then if you screw up like I have on some it takes even longer. They are looking pretty good but I don't know how it will look when I put them altogether. It is a quilt as you go. These are the sets I have completed. I have some partial ones done too.

More later. Back to sewing more of these blocks. Sure wish they were done.