Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Scrappy Kind of Day

Bonnie was here today. We hadn't seen each other since late last summer. It is always fun to catch up when we finally do get together. I'm always completely blown away by her talent of taking a pile of scraps and turning them into something beautiful. She showed up with this bin of tiny scraps today to start her next project.


This girl has stitching fever and can quilt anybody under the table for sure! Did that make sense? You know what I mean, right? I think within the first half hour of sewing together and from that bin of scraps came the two paper pieced blocks. She had a stack of them finished when she left for home!

If you are not familiar with Quiltville check out her website. Bonnie generously gives away numerous free patterns in addition to her latest offering of a free mystery quilt that started on New Year's Day. The quilt you see hanging is her latest "Double Delight" mystery top. The borders are still left a mystery and not posted yet. I can tell you, the quilt is very pretty and so much better than a photo.
Wondering what I was working on while she was sewing circles around me? That will have to wait.


15 comments:

Kimberly said...

Sounds like a wonderfull fun day: stitching, laughing, catching up with a good friend. I'm so happy for you and Bonnie -- wish I could have joined you. I could sure use some girl talk and a carefree day of sewing!

Pat said...

What FUN to be able to take a bin of scraps and turn out such beautiful work! I'm sure you and Bonnie had a very nice day. Thanks for giving us a peek.

Millie Kriel said...

What a fun day you had with Bonnie. I have always admires her quilts from scraps and her machine quilting. It sounds like you two had a lot of fun sewing.

Carrie P. said...

I know Bonnie, not real well yet, but she is in 2 guilds I go to. I love her blog too.

Karen said...

Love the paper pieced blocks.

mau said...

Love that mystery quilt of her but I have a question. Can we see the quilt that is hanging over the chair that you're sitting on...its also looks amazing.

Libby said...

Sounds like fun . . . . I was playing in the scrapbasket yesterday, too *s*

Karen said...

It's always fun to sew with a good quilting friend.

Idaho Quilter said...

Oh lucky you, yes Bonnie is very generous, and a speed piecer for sure. I am working on the mystery that you show in the back ground, what a knock out.

Wendy said...

Looks like a fun day of sewing together. I love scrap quilts and Bonnie's are wonderful inspiration.

Patchwork Penguin said...

Oh it sounds like you had a lot of fun. I am totally jealous.......

Quilty Hugs!!

Judy said...

Wow is that your sewing room?? What a room to sew in!! Yes, Tonya used to say she could sew twice as much as anyone else! Looks like you guys had lots of fun!

Carole said...

Sounds like a fun day! Not much of a scrap user myself. I somehow cannot seem to think creatively unless I have 1/2 yard or more! lol Cheers!

yellowfarmhouse said...

WOW those paper pieced blocks are amazing - sounds like you had a great day together.

Hugs- Karen

Tins and Treasures said...

Oh that looks so fun...I save all my scraps from crafting too...was wondering what to do with all of them.