Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Adventures with Leaders & Enders Bow-Dacious

I have 30 bowties made today from Bonnie Hunter's newest book: Adventures with Leaders & Enders. The snow finally stopped around noon today. DH has been a busy guy around here and doing good neighbor deeds with his shovel and snow blower.
This has given me time to sew!!!!!!!!!
Greens were the first color I sewed with.

Then of course I moved on to blues. And yes there are tiny corners being saved. But it is more to keep the sewing areas neat than planning on using them. But they are soooooo pretty.

Yesterday was spent sorting all my last three swap squares (6000+) into color families.
I also cleaned my machine and polished the cabinet. Fresh needle and a clean work area! "Yes", I say to myself. "All is under control".
The chicken and noodles cooked most of the day. It added humidity and a wonderful homey smell. And it was a great meal. We have made a lifestyle eating change. And chicken and noodles was a meal that is a "no-no". But we ate a small amount and I saved most of the meat for another lean meal.

I just love plastic containers. They keep things so very tidy and you can see inside too!
Reds, purples,oranges, reds,blacks and yellows.

Pinks and favorite colors.
Greens and blues.
As I sorted out all my squares I found out that most of the colors I received were blues and greens.
Second was reds, then purples. The least amount (color) was gray...only 20 squares.

I had this balanced on a drawer. Then a kitty was trying to help. I nearly lost the whole box. It was saved and I continued to sort. One of my favorite past times...color control.
Bonnie's pattern (Bow-Dacious) was so perfect for me.


Lynn E said...

you have been very, very busy!!!. I think I am going to sign up for the next swap. and I just got Bonnie's new Book today . So far I loved your Bonnie quilts that you have done.

Teri said...

I see a couple of my squares on the tops of your piles. You are a very patient person sorting these squares. Seeing how tidy your area is makes me envious. Your quilt is going to be fabulous. I have a bowtie quilt started that I need to finish. I haven't purchased the new book yet because I want to resist the temptation of starting something new.

Anonymous said...

You have been busy, busy and how fun to see your little coordinated colored squares...showing patience!

Pokey said...

I love your colored bows! I think color always inspires me first, and these are pretty.

Elaine Adair said...

Woman - you are BRILLIANCE!!!! LOVE that idea!

Hannele said...

Your squares look so delicious!

Bonnie K. Hunter said...

YAY SUBEE!!!! I wondered which quilt would capture you first! I loved this one too...probably my fave from the book as I adore the little bow!


Amy said...

You are doing a great job! I love your eye for color-can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Tamara Lund D.C. said...

Wow, I really love that pattern. Your color choices are always right on.

Smiley Quilter said...

Love your bow-ties and your color sorting. I have lots of cut squares in pull-out drawers but have not sorted into color, love that idea. I haven't purchased the book, yet but I think it is quickly becoming a must-have.

Quilter Kathy said...

That was fun looking into all your boxes! Thanks for showing us how you organize everything!
Love the blocks!

Bonnie said...

Sue -- bowties look great. I've been making bowties as my fall back leaders and enders for years. I've now gone through and picked out brights and have started sewing them into 12" blocks. I don't have near enough brights to do what I want to do but I can always add more. They make a great leader/ender project. I'm waiting for Bonnie H's new book for my bd in March. Thanks for sharing your organization!

Helen in the UK said...

Looks like you've got a wonderful stock of small squares there!! Enjoy your bows and other L&E projects :)