Saturday, September 27, 2008

Happy Saturday!

Some days work our really nicely!

Fons and Porter had a nice program on Love of Quilting, we didn't have ANY political nor financial news on the TV, I managed a bit of housework, went grocery shopping and came home to THIS (below) in the mailbox. I ordered it directly from the distributor, just a short time ago. Oh Bonnie Hunter, of quiltville.com thank you, thank you! The book is just wonderful. It will be interesting to see how our fabric-consumption-world will view this approach.

I love Bonnie's quilts! For years her site was MY home page on my home and office computers, and if you've followed her blog, you know how often she posts new projects!

This Shirt Quilt (below) sat on the living room floor for 1 week until I decided SOMETHING for a quilt pattern! I finally decided on a light gray, allover swirl. Again, I used water soluble thead for basting (hey, I had some left!) in addition to the pins, because there is a lot of pushing and mashing that quilt through the machine harp. The water soluble thread is visible in the flying geese border. The pins can be removed early and there's no fear of sewing over them.
And if it hadn't been for Bonnie, I NEVER would have thought about using Mission shirts for a quilt.

I can't wait to rinse out the thread and see the end result! Maybe tomorrow?

14 comments:

dot said...

sounds like I am going to have to order this book.

Catherine said...

I was thinking I needed to order the book and now, having read your blog, I know I have to!! :-)
Love the quilting on that quilt!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm supposed to be on a book diet Elaine - but I've already been looking at this one on her blog. Sigh. blessings, marlene

Lindah said...

Oh, hurry, hurry...I can't wait to see it, too! :-) Your work is so wonderful. Hey, maybe you should write a book, too! 8^)

Joyce said...

I think I need this book too but I jsut ordered Gwen Marston's new book so maybe I'll have to wait a bit. Your quilt looks beautiful.

Morah said...

Hmmm...water soluble thread for basting. Good idea. Guess I don't remember reading this before. I don't pin baste as it's impossible to quilt when pins are getting stuck everywhere.....I may be makeing some purchases later today.....

Rosaline said...

Whenever I look at your quilting, I can't believe we have the same sewing machine. I wish I could make mine dance for me like yours.

Purple Pam said...

Great quilting on a wonderful quilt. You must feel very joyful. I feel joyful when I look at your quilt. Super job well done!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Its darling but your quilting is always my favorite thing to see at your blog.

quiltmom said...

Hi Elaine,
THe shirt quilt turned out beautifully- I love the swirly quilting - it is so happy looking-
I have been watching Bonnie's site for a long time and I am sure that her book is going to be wonderful. I will order it some time soon too.

Thought you might be interested to know that I am no longer blogless- I have jumped in- if you get a chance you can check it out at:

http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

Hope that all is well with you and yours,
Regards,
Anna

Sharon said...

Oh Elaine, you do the best quilting! I love the all-over swirls with the straight lines of the plaid in the blocks. What a happy quilt! You must be very pleased!

meggie said...

Your quilting is just Wonderful!!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love your shirt quilt. I have shirts but haven't even started them until I finish off some of these half done things. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

I love the Mission Shirt quilt - the swirls quilting is just perfect!