Sunday, August 6, 2017

Monday Meanderings 8 - 7 - 2017

Late in July I finished a really old UFO, A Tisket, A Tasket.  It was designed by Bunny Hill Designs and was a free block of the month in 2009. The whole pattern is for sale now.  I was surprised that there is a new Christmas block of the week going on at Bunny Hill Designs. I'm saving them but heaven knows I don't need another Christmas quilt.  A Tisket, A Tasket is all hand appliqué in quilting cottons and some wool.  There was a lot of hand embroidery which I also enjoyed.  After looking at all the wonderful designs I realized I could use a new appliqué wall hanging for Easter.  Hum... 

Here it is hanging in the guest room. I won the quilt on the bed from Northern Virginia Quilters Unlimited show in 2001.  I attended the show with a group of guild buddies and as I walked in I stopped to buy tickets (6) for the quilt.  No one else bought tickets. You have to buy tickets to win!  I try to support guilds by buying raffle quilt tickets -- especially if I like the quilts.  Do you buy raffle quilt tickets? 
Current projects are being moved forward!  Here's a peak at the table topper that is almost done.  It just needs binding. (Actually, it still needed trimming when I took this picture.) 
And the back which shows off the quilting quite well.  I can imagine using this side if I'm tired of the orange and navy! (Most photos on the blog can be enlarged.) 
It was part of my goals list this past week.  I'm very happy with my overall progress from last week.  
July 31, 2017
Work on Christmas TAW
Keep hand quilting Civil War Quilt
Get serious on finishing floral wallhanging
Figure out and quilt the orange and navy table topper
Make a fabric box
Here's what's going to be worked on this week.  
Aug 7, 2017
Finish the floral wallhanging to top stage
Bind orange and blue table topper
Keep hand quilting Civil War Quilt
Enjoy a few days with the grands at the beach

I'm linking up with my regular Monday linky parties:  Monday Making, Main Crush Monday and Moving it Forward.  I enjoy spending time during the week looking at what others are doing across the internet.  I'll update inactive links as I find they are available. 

That's it for me today.  
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 


  1. I love the A Tisket a Tasket quilt, a wonderful one to finish up and get up on the wall. The blocks are so cute, my fav is the black cat in the basket with the witch, but love them all.

  2. Those baskets are very cute, it would make a very pretty Easter quilt. Love the bold table topper, the quilting is gorgeous.

  3. Oh my! My Tisket quilt blocks are all done but not put together. I'd forgotten all about it. Yours is very sweet. :-)

  4. Nice finish - I like the border fabric you selected for this one.

    Yes, I usually purchase raffle tickets, but I never expect to win anything. Someday, I suppose, I could be surprised. 😉 I love the quilt that you won, and A Tisket A Tasket looks fantastic next to it.

  5. A Tisket, a Tasket is so adorable. It makes for a beautiful finish. I love the table topper. The orange with the black background is quite stunning. Happy sewing! Andrea

  6. Hi Bonnie,
    That quilt that you won is gorgeous, and the wall hanging goes so nicely with it. I wonder what size your table topper is? I need to make one for my sister. ~sigh~ It's an odd size - 19" square, and so hard to find a pattern I want to make. It needs to be on the modern side of things, and her colors are dark gray, gray, and more gray. HA! ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Your basket quilt is charming and looks lovely in the room with the color block quilt you won. I like your quilting stitching.

  8. I really like your hexagonal table topper. Looks like navy blue on the background? So nice against the bright golds and oranges.

  9. Congratulations on meeting your weekly goals. That table topper lights up the room :-)
    Next year, please come to the show again. It will be fun to meet with you.

  10. Your Bunny Hiil quilt is adorable! That was such a fun sew along--brings back happy memories!


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