Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday Meandering 5 - 29 - 2017

First up this week is the block of the month from Faithful Circle Quilters.  It has a lot of cutting up and restoring but it sure looks good.  (Sorry about the dull photo -- I'm sure I took this late in the day with not much in the way of natural lighting.) The block is called Avant Garde Double Disappearing 9 Patch. Scroll down almost to the bottom to get the directions for this block. 

Next up is small wall hanging Sharon made during the retreat.  She found the pattern at Crazy Cousins in Fredericksburg when she was down here for the in-home retreat.  The pattern is by Bloomin Minds. This wall hanging will be available for purchase at the 2018 Faithful Circle Quilters show.  Sharon does think ahead of the game.  I'm trying to emulate her.    

I also want to share the finished Scrappy Stars quilt.  I was so thrilled to see how this 2 color binding perked it up.  This binding sure gave a little zing to the finished quilt. You can also see the quilting pretty well in this picture. (Click on any picture to enlarge it.) 
And a close up: 
This binding is called Susie's Magic Binding and you can find the directions to make it here.  It does take a bit more fabric and time but the results are stunning. Have you ever tried two color bindings?  Have you used Susie's Magic Binding? 

Up next is my goals report. Last week looks fabulous because I was very dedicated to getting the Scrappy Star quilt finished.

May 15, 2017
Sew Scrappy Stars rows together√
Load Scrappy Stars backing on Ruthie√
Quilt Scrappy Stars√
Make and bind Scrappy Stars√
Plan project for beach house visit√

Who knows how I'll do this week but these are the plans:
May 29, 2017
Package and mail off Scrappy Stars
Make enough extra pinwheel blocks to make 3 quilts
Sew three sets of blocks together into smaller quilts
Enjoy the beach
Pick OMG project and start it

That's it for me today.   I'm linking up with Monday Making, Main Crush Monday and Moving it Forward Monday.  Take some time to see what folks are doing this week by visiting some of the bloggers listed at these linky parties.  

Also I hope you take some time to reflect on the men and women who have served our country in the military, including my dad, Robert A. Rowe.  He began his service in the US Navy as a member of the ROTC at the University of Southern California.  His group was moved through quickly because they were needed in the World War II war effort.  He rose through the ranks to retire as a Captain in 1973 after 30 years of service.  Both of my grandfathers served in World War I and my brother was drafted during the Viet Nam War.  I am sure my family is just a small microcosm of many families across the country.  We were very lucky that none of our family members gave the ultimate sacrifice.  

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie 


  1. Your blue Scrappy Stars quilt looks great. Susie's Magic Binding really does enhance it, and her method isn't much more difficult than finishing plain binding by machine.

  2. Gorgeous scrappy stars! I love the quilting on it too!

  3. Your scrappy stars quilt looks great and the double binding is a really neat extra touch. That chicken wall hanging is hysterical! My sons are 13 and 16... and yes, I am TOTALLY being pecked to death by chickens these days!

  4. Gorgeous blues! I know the feeling having's been a few years, but there are certain things you can't forget!

  5. The binding does perk up the colors in the scrappy stars quilt. Beautifully done. Congrats on the finish.

  6. I love the two color binding method! It's a great way to add an extra color to the outer edge without too much more work. You're right, that little line of turquoise adds zing to your beautiful quilt!

  7. The block looks great and not dull at all.

  8. Well done on the binding and the blocks. Thanks for the link to the block directions. I haven't tried the Magic Binding, but it really does add polish to a quilt.

  9. Drooling over your Scrappy Stars. It glows and shimmers.
    I don't think the picture is dull. The yellow and orange do brighten it :-)

  10. I haven't tried Susie's magic binding yet.

  11. Love that scrappy star quilt. Great colour combo and I will have to check out that binding. It looks interesting.

  12. Beautiful blues and the love the binding on the quilt.



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