Hi! My name is Bonnie K Hunter, a Quilter, Teacher, Author, Hopeless Scrapaholic! My passion is about quilt quilting, focusing mainly on scrap quilts with the simple feeling of “making do”. I am honored and blessed to share my love of scrappy quilts through traveling this wonderful world of ours --visiting quilt guilds and shops and giving lectures & workshops, wherever they may be.
There is a reason I usually choose to use cornerstones with sashing in a quilt.
The cornerstones are a way to keep everything aligned from row to row – a check point of where things need to meet, nest, and match up keeping the rows above and the rows below in line with each other.
But with some designs – as in the attic window setting I’m using for my Diamond Tile blocks – sashing without cornerstones must happen.
And for the effect to be right – intersections need to be just right.
This is my little trick for making sure that the process is mostly painless, if not exactly pin-less.
Sometimes you just gotta say “It is what it is!” and let it be what it is.
Such was the case yesterday – because things happen.
When the Quilter’s Date Keepers and Quilty Pencil Sets were arriving, I took inventory of what I had in the shipping supplies department, and quickly placed a reorder for my usual Amazon Prime bubble mailers. They are usually here in two days, the shipping is free with prime, and we’d be good to go – they would arrive after our 4th of July holiday.
Only problem was – ONE out of the 8 cases arrived, and following tracking numbers showed that the other 7 got waylaid along their route somehow, and did not arrive yesterday.
It was one of those days where I was also racing the clock – would the remaining cases arrive by the time I ran out of the ones I already had on hand?
It has lived many places during my lifetime, and many more before that.
It belonged, as half of a pair, to my Grannie’s parents – their bedroom set back when folks slept separately in twin beds.
I’ve often wondered about this scenario, pre-Victorian times and forward to the Dick Van Dyke show reruns we watched as kids.
Why were people in TV shows in 2 beds? I think it was all the way until the Brady Bunch came round before I realized that Carol and what's-his-name were in the same bed together. Scandalous, just scandalous! Did You Click to Read the Whole Story?
A full uninterrupted day of sewing in the cabin studio – making progress.
Isn’t it amazing how having a friend also sewing along can keep you on task? You think it would be the other way around, but Lisa and I were pedal to the metal, and she finished several projects while I putzed around on this one.
Okay – my pieces are smaller – and I’m making a big quilt.
Or am I?
After I went as far as I could go with these (I need to choose the last sashing from home stash) I had 4 blocks left over that just didn’t go with the others.
I would love to have a “small quilt” wall going up the stairs at Quiltville Inn – for color and charm, certainly – but also as a way to keep people’s suitcases from banging and marking the walls as they haul them upstairs. (That’s right – no bell hop here!) What better way to pad the walls than with hanging quilts?