Thursday, November 6, 2008

Bonnie @ NLCQG!

Bonnie was the guest speaker at last evening's NLCQG meeting! It was *such* a treat to get to meet her in person after these years of virtual acquaintance. Her quilts are great to see online, but even better to see up close.

Photos: Bonnie with "Virginia Bound," from her recently-published book "Scraps and Shirttails; Bonnie with the Third Monday Bee: Joan, Julie, Dawn (, and me; our guild raffle quilt using Bonnie's Cathedral Stars pattern (project coordinated by Julie, who created the beautiful border).

Monday, November 3, 2008

Bow Ties

The Block Swappers' recent exchange was for small and large Bow Tie blocks. I put them up on the design wall just to be able to see them all. Mind you, I have other projects. Some have deadlines. Some are UFOs. Some are UFOs with deadlines. These Bow Tie blocks were not either--yet last night I created this top!

I realized after I took the photo that the ties in the top row go a different direction. I plan to call that a design element rather than an error. It's 66 x 84 and I'm not sure whether I'll add a border, or not.