Thursday, August 15, 2013

My version of Dancing 9-patches is complete!

I learn something every single day I sew. I also learn something every time a make a Bonnie Hunter quilt. My lesson this time was to be CONSISTENT when adding the sashings. I just slapped them on where ever... not a good experience. So there will be another quilt coming from this pattern that is wrong. I did not want to resew the blocks. I sew things with a short stitch length...

I also had a senior moment when I thought I had until September to make this quilt. Another big wrong! Great Grand Son's birthday is MONDAY!!! Glad I had already cut out the parts. I was going to use it as a L&E while sewing the Split 9-patch blocks that are this season's challenge from Our Bonnie.

I taught myself how to knit. So far only meager dishcloths. But I am getting good at them. So I decided to gift Our Bonnie with some dishcloths that were in Easy Street colors. I knew she had a busy schedule. She posted about them this morning. And she will be taking them up to her quilt villa. So as she is doing some housework tasks she will be using my humble dishcloths. I will sure be with her in spirit!!!
Click on the link below to take you to her blogpost and a photo of the gift.
http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2013/08/home-again.html


All done! Just need to get it pinned up and quilted. Okay...I have three days...whoops only 2 days as we are celebrating the birthday this Sunday! Yikes I need to get moving!!!!

A few of the units as I was sewing....


Our tomatoes this year have been fantastic. That is a full size dinner plate the tomatoes are sitting on. I do not see how the poor plant can hold on to them!!! Of course DH gets all my selvedges to tie the plants up. I just checked his container and he is almost out!!! I will get it filled up again!

Maggie Mae and I watched Quiltcam last night. You can barely see Bonnie but she is there!!!
XOXOXOXO Subee

11 comments:

Grit said...

Your version looks really fantastic!!!!

Kay said...


I was worried about you when you hadn't posted in a while.
What a fun quilt!
Aren't dishcloths fun. I hadn't knit in years and decided to whip some up. They're all I use. That was so nice of you to make some for our Bonnie!

angela said...

Great quilt! Love my hand knitted dishcloths, they last for ever and feel nice in your hand. Well done you xx

TexasQuilter said...

I love your choice of colors. that quilt is on my list of things to make real soon!

I also loved the dishcloths you made for Bonnie. Is that a pattern I can purchase? I especially loved their size. I have knit a couple of cloths and they were always too big!

Thanks again for sharing.

Wonky Girl said...

Saw your quilt on FaceBook where Bonnie Hunter posted a photo and link to here.
All I can say is...
WOW- WHAT A FUN QUILT !!! (LOL)
Birthday boy is gonna love it ;-)

Ah, I'm jealous of your tomato's.

Marilyn Norman said...

So glad you taught yourself to knit. I used to teach knitting 60 years ago and now if I have any down time, I work on another dishcloth. It is great to do when I am not sewing and productive as well. Keep up the good work.
Marilyn

Bev @ kwiltpharm said...

Love the dancing 9-patches. think I will set my split 9's in this design.

Debbie said...

My mom makes those dishcloths and I love them.

scrappy101 said...

Missed you, love your dancing nine patch, very exciting colors and fabric pattern

Grace said...

What a cheerful quilt. Love it! How is Lucky Lucy doing?

Grace

Sarah said...

I've also been using skinny strips in the garden. Makes me feel good when I see a favorite fabric. Don't think I'll ever run out though.
I didn't know about Bonnie's summer project but I'm starting tomorrow.