Sunday, October 28, 2018

Monday Meanderings 10 - 29 - 2018

One king-sized quilt quilted!  I finished my customer's Redskins quilt this week. It has about 189,000+ stitches in it and nearly 7 hours of quilting (by the computer) not including the time it took to load it, roll the quilt up and basting it.  I'm happy to have this quilt finished.  I'm going to throw on one of the charity quilts I'm doing for Country Piecemakers next.  Then I have another king size quilt to do.  Once that is finished I can quilt my Jamestown Landing!  That is great motivation to getting these big quilts finished.  

I also was able to make a block for a clubhouse quilter who is moving out of the area.  My block is at 12 o'clock. I didn't get a picture of my block... silly me!  I used some new dies I have for my Go.  I used the drunkard's path along with some triangle dies.  There was a nice assortment of blocks to send off with our neighbor. 

One of the things on my to do list was begin working on the heron picture. It was a kit I purchased the summer of 2015. It was the row by row pattern for Lib's Place in Rice, Virginia. Check out the other designs to go with this lovely heron. (Scroll down to see the quilts.)  It looks like these patterns are still available and kits too.  I'm just making the one heron.  He will be bordered to make the finished pieced a bit bigger.  I have a small wall between a door and a window where I hang wall hangings.  

I notice I also have a problem with my background.  I may peel off the heron and unstitch where the first and second background pieces meet.  I think that one is causing the whole thing to list slightly to the left at the top.  Fun times figuring this out!

I also had some visitors today.  Well, Theo got his picture made but Kevin didn't.  They had a burst water pipe at home and had to move to a hotel for a couple of days until the place dries out and repairs are made -- hopefully they can return by Monday.  Kevin was happy to drive down and I got to play with Theo. Boy howdy, that boy is tiring.  He never stops going.  We played with our Brio train, we threw a soft pumpkin around, he ate raisins and more raisins, and we took a walk.  Pat missed out because he had a barbershop concert. Hopefully Kevin enjoyed some time with his mom! 

I did great on my goals this past week.  I didn't have many listed because I knew it would take a couple of days to get the customer's quilt loaded and quilted. And we had a full day rehearsal on Saturday.  I'm tickled every item on the list got checked off! 
October 22, 2018
Continue working on customer quilt — 11 more rows to do!
Pick out designs and embroider Ellie’s and Theo’s Halloween shirts
Try again — Get the backing for the heron picture done, layout the bird pieces
Knit on Theo’s sweater
October 29, 2018
Load and quilt charity quilt
Bind the monkey quilt
Knit on Theo’s sweater…. it’ll be on here until it’s finished! 
Order backing for Jamestown Landing

Buy fabric to border the heron piece

Here's a couple of pictures I snapped in Charlottetown, PEI.  I was taken by this big mural on the side of a building. (Sorry, I have no idea whether it was a private home or a business.  We had walked downtown after our bus tour around the island.)  
I thought it was just an interesting mural and maybe there was a quilt shop with it.  But no.  We found this sign that went with it... 
It was part of a story walk.  Unfortunately we didn't have time to walk to any other locations.  But it seemed like a fun way to interact with children.  Try clicking on the pictures to enlarge them.  Do you know what a skulk is? I didn't really read the sign -- just photographed it.  I was charmed by the story unfolding on this sign once I read it at home.  I would have liked to see some of the other locations. 

I've got a few more photos from Charlottetown and PEI.  Keep checking back as I will continue to post photos from our Canadian travels along with my quilting info. 

Today I'm linking up with my favorite early week linky parties.  Honestly, I'll try to remember to link up when they go live.  Last week it didn't even cross my mind until Thursday when most of them were closed.  I'm going to link up with Oh Scrap!, Monday Making, Main Crush Monday, and Moving It Forward. Ok, 2 out of 4 isn't too bad. (Writing note to self to remind me to link with the other two blogs!) 

Happy quilting all! Bonnie


  1. The story walk is interesting - I ❤️ that idea. Good job on accomplishing all your goals AND having some playtime with Theo. Your heron banner is going to be gorgeous.

  2. Your block is a beauty and what a thoughtful gift to send your neighbor off with.

  3. Bonnie, do you have a picture of the Skins quilt that isn't a close up of the cool football quilting? I have been trying to figure out what to do for my stepfather for a skins quilt and haven't found "it".

  4. Fun football quilting motif! I'm sure your customer will be thrilled with their new (HUGE!) quilt. And I'm looking forward to seeing your Jamestown Landing quilted up. Sounds like you had fun with Theo :)

  5. Great progress for you, Bonnie! Sorry about the burst water pipe (hope there wasn't much damage), but a nice impromptu visit. There is a quilt shop in Charlottetown. It was right down the street from the hotel where we stayed the first time we went to P.E.I. I still have the fabric I bought.

  6. Sounds like a very busy but productive week. Hopefully you've been able to move along and you've got Jamestown Landing all finished.


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