Design Wall Monday

Had a great weekend! Mom and I went to the Powhatan Fiber Festival, so much yarn, wool, fleece and animals, didn’t know which way to turn. And yes we did buy more yarn and wool fleece for felting…how can you resist all those colors and textures.

I did get some sewing in, worked on my Boxy Star top from the Bonnie Hunter class a couple of weeks ago. Really like how it turned out. I changed it a little…didn’t sash the blocks, put them right next to each other, it looks a lot different then Bonnie’s.
you can see where I started here it was a great class. One more in line to quilt, that makes 4 or 5 tops ready to go… Now onto Talking Turkey and its millions of pieces…

On a more outdoorsy note the dogwood tree I planted about 15 years ago is loaded with blossoms, first time ever. It usually only has a handful of blooms. Its wonderful to see.
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Design Wall Monday on Tuesday…

Forgot to take pictures over the weekend so I had to do it this morning. Didn’t do much sewing over the weekend, but I did get some tomato plants and flowers planted. And since it was raining this morning I couldn’t get pictures of the plants, but they are loving this rain. The only thing I did get done sewing wise are 2 rows on my red & black top. I need to figure out a name for this one. Its kind-of based on a pattern called “pane by pane”. I’m really liking this top, love the Marcia Derse fabrics. It will be a good size lap quilt when I’m done somewhere around 82″x99″…so I guess that’s closer to a full size. LOL

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Fun packed Weekend!!! Rainy Monday

We had a couple of great classes with Bonnie Hunter in Williamsburg. Sewed a lot, laughed a lot, just good old fashion fun with friends. She showed us a ton of very useful techniques. Some people came with the blocks almost done…(Shirley) LOL, but others like me only piles of cut fabric…
But it didn’t take long and I had a couple block 75% done. Still need to make the 4 million flying geese units. I only have 20 made and they aren’t sewn on yet. I’m starting to be a convert to scrappy…Really liked making string blocks
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is was the all day Friday class “Talking Turkey.” I decided to do mine in purples and yellows, instead of doing the reds and neutrals like in the book. On Saturday after the meeting we jumped right back into sewing on the “Boxy Stars” pattern. This is free on Bonnie’s website. So in keeping with my rainbow theme of late, I took 2 jelly rolls, light batiks and dark batiks and black for my background and started sewing away.

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