Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring! is Done

Spring! is done... the wall hanging -- not the season.  I am doing the Snoopy Tango (watching too much dancing with the stars... can't you just see Snoopy doing one of those dances??)So, with no further ado, here is Spring! 


Spring! was designed by Kim at Kim's Big Quilting Adventure and you can purchase the pattern at Kim's Big Quilting Adventure Etsy store. This is the second wall hanging I've started and completed this year. This is way different from my normal working style.  My usual modus operandi is starting several projects at once and working on them in rotation.  I may be sewing two and sometimes three different projects when I sit down at the machine.  I have fully embraced Bonnie Hunter's leaders and enders method. I try to have some block or part of a block to continue sewing on instead of using just a piece of fabric.  Sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn't.  My fall back sewing-on-something is my bow tie blocks.  Might need to look at putting some together.  They do add up!

I was very productive at the Wednesday sewing group.  I finished hand sewing the binding on Spring!  I made and decorated a jacket for a naked bunny. (Hey I finished 2 bunnies at a class oh, 4 or 5 years ago. They were hanging around the fabric shelves... probably freezing, ya know, they were naked...) Anyway I decided to drag them out and see how fast I could clothe them.  One got her coat today. I still need to finish decorating her hat and figure out a closing for her coat.  The other one is lonely and naked now!  (so, I've cracked slightly, remember, I was an elementary librarian for years!) I ripped some stitches on a cute little thread holder -- for some reason on the fourth one I tried to make I screwed up and it's been waiting months for me to fix it.  And, I also got some more blocks done for Bricks and Stepping Stones, another Bonnie Hunter pattern.  When it is pieced I'll share it with you. 

Tomorrow's plan is to bind a baby quilt, and start a new quilt with batiks.  It is a wonky nine patch from one of the recent magazines.  (and put clean sheets on the guest bedroom, sing at church for Maundy Thursday, maybe clean a bathroom... etc, etc!) 

Pictures tomorrow of the bunny and the baby quilt. 

Happy Quilting All!   Bonnie 


4 comments:

  1. Hi, Bonnie! Your Spring quilt is beautiful! Mine is still on my design wall.

    I wanted to let you know that you were the first place winner on my blog giveaway for my second annivesary. I'm still in the process of writing the post, so it may not be posted yet if you look within the next 30 minutes or so. Congratulations on winning. Please e-mail me your home address and I'll mail it to you as soon as possible. It's alhquilts2(at)yahoo (dot)com.

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  2. Your spring quilt is very pretty.

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  3. Spring has sprung. How cute your Spring Quilt is. Happy Easter.

    Gale/OK
    thequiltlady.blogspot.com

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  4. Cute Spring Quilt - don't you love Kim's patterns!
    Happy Spring!

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