Wednesday, June 11, 2014


I had a short visit with a couple of my sisters.  They drove down to have a little getaway. Bonnie Hunter was in Portland this week to teach and I was fortunate enough to get into her Smith Mountain Morning class. The sisters went with me to Bonnie's trunk show on Monday evening. What a wonderful speaker she is and her quilts in person were beautiful!

            Here she is signing my book.

    Showing some of her beautiful quilts.

     Tumalo Trails is one on 
         the bucket list.

This is Pineapple Crazies . So amazing to see it in person.
I have started this quilt. I think I have 8 blocks made and only
40 gazillion more to make! It's not a race.....right!

And then the next day......
Smith Mountain Morning

I started my "morning " at a nearby bakery,
With a cup of Earl Grey!

     Here I am set up and all ready to play!

       Quiltzilla came to play too!
        There is a story there....

          Selfie with Miss Bonnie!

        She demoed , and there were quite a few
        Vintage machines among my fellow classmates.

     My first block is coming together.

And then there were two!

    Fun to see a lot of variety in our colors.

         And again a pic with Bonnie. My blocks are behind us.

    We had a delicious lunch and I had quit a few comments
    About the lemon bars that I took. And a request for my's a secret recipe!  Don't tell.


      A little collage of our day. It is one that I
      Will cherish for sure!  Until next time Bonnie......

This is a nice picture of Jan and I with our Celtic Solstice Quilts.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Split Nine Patch

I have had this quilt done for a while but am just getting around to taking its picture to post. I like the scrappy way this turned out. I do need a new leader ender to replace this though , I am still pondering that. 

I just love the red in this!

 The back is a bunch of leftovers.

And Bonnie Hunter is coming to Oregon the week after next.
 I was lucky enough to get into her Smith Mt. morning class. 
So I have decided to make a "Christmas Morning" version. 
Yesterday I got busy and cut my strips for the class.....

Can't wait to meet Bonnie and take her class!