Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weekend bits

These are the blocks that are on my design wall today. My guild is doing a mystery Block of the Month project this year and these are the first 2 blocks. I am doing 2 sets of blocks...one in brown scraps and one in brights. I have blocks 3 and 4 cut out but not sewn yet.
Mostly this weekend I am getting organized for my trip to Michigan to see Bonnie Hunter! Since Bonnie had to cancel her Canadian visit in 2012, I decided that if I was going to be able to see her I had to go to the US, and the Town Hall Quilt Guild in Clarkston has allowed me to join in the fun with them! I am so excited! I will also make a quick visit to see my neices and nephew who live in Michigan.
So this week I have been stash diving and trying to put together somewhat co-ordinated piles of stash that I want to use up. I started out thinking, all old fabrics are going in the "use up" pile, but since then I've put a lot of them back on the shelf because they are too nice to use...like my favorite batiks (even I know that this is CRAZY!!).
Now I'm thinking about using up my old plaids for the Blue Ridge Beauty and for Cathedral Stars I am still working on a plan...I have one more day to decide! Okay Kathryn this is not rocket science...just pick some fabrics already !!  Here are the background scraps and the gold pieces for the star points, but I am still working on the other decisions. Oh yah...I should probably also pack some (preferably clean) clothes!
What are you doing this weekend???  If you don't have anything else to do today, how about a virtual fiber field trip?!? Check out the fabulous list that Vicki regularly compiles and visit a wide range of interesting artists & projects - click here...enjoy!
And if you are in southern Ontario, Canada and want to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and take a road trip, check out the Erin Studio tour, which is guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing - click here.

11 comments:

  1. Oh lucky you - a getaway to meet Bonnie Hunter and see family. WooHoo!!!

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  2. Have a wonderful time with BH. I'm jealous. I love her stuff too. Tell us all about it when you're back. Your mystery blocks are lookin good.

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  3. Your golds and neutrals look scrumptious! I love golds - they are so warm and rich looking to me! I would travel a good ways to spend some time with Bonnie Hunter! Enjoy your trip (and no one will notice if you wear the same clothes twice! LOL :-D) It's MUCH more important to choose the right fabrics than the right clothes! :-D
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  4. Oh you lucky thing, getting to meet Bonnie in person. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time and look forward to hearing all about it :)

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  5. Have fun on your trip to Michigan. Enjoy your time with Bonnie!

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  6. I love your blocks. I'm so jealous that you get to meat Bonnie Hunter. I love her work. Have fun on your trip.

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  7. No one will notice your clothes. People go to these things to look at quilts. Just bring nice fabric and no one will see what you are wearing! :-) Have fun with Bonnie. I am very disappointed that she is not coming to Canada

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  8. You are going to have such fun seeing Bonnie Hunter and being with your family.

    And your blocks look great ........

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  9. Kathy, you'll love Bonnie and her classes! I look forward to seeing your results. Safe travels and have fun.

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  10. Have a great time!! Can't wait to see what you make!!

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