Travelling to a quilt show and quilting at home

We had a fun bus trip to Monroe Washington to see all the quilts on display.  Wow oh, WOW!!!  There were over 500 quilts … tons of eye candy … I took a picture of only a fraction of them.  Click on the slideshow below to see what I took pictures of.  Of course, I took pictures of every single Bonnie Hunter design I could find!  🙂   I also included the description of each quilt … usually following the quilt, but some of them came before the quilt …  I’m sure you’ll figure it out!

Did you see the quilt with the itsy, bitsy, tiny, tiny paper piecing?  My friend put her hand up to help show the size … I think the pieces in the flowers might have been 1/4″! IMG_3314.JPG

And this made me laugh out loud!  “It wasn’t Ugly When I Bought it”

Design Wall




Daisy Chain Mystery – Clue 3 … It’s a simple and fast step!  Making 4 patches.  And yes, you can see on the bottom right that I twirled the intersecting seams.   If you want to join in the fun, it’s not too late.  I’m making the throw size quilt and each step has been quick and easy!

Webbing:  This coming week at our guild meeting, I’m demonstrating how to “web” quilts together … I had to do a bit of sewing and cutting on some UFOs that are not on my “Top 12/13” list … so, they might be timely finishes, if I need a quick finish!  🙂


I finished quilting one secret project.  Binding is on. Quilt is done.

img_2943The label is made for my March Island Batik challenge. Sew, just a bit of quilting and the binding and it’ll be done and I’ll show you the quilt.  I absolutely LOVE the fabric!!!

I know I’m totally biased, but it is a very pretty quilt.

Stash Report

fullsizeoutput_a0aThe winter table runner was finished.  It used up wasted a lot of fabric.  If I had read throught the directions prior to starting, I would have used a totally different method.  It used 3.5 yards, when in reality, 2.25 would most likely been more than enough!  Serves me right for not reading the first instruction “read through the pattern prior to starting.”

IMG_3317I did buy a little bit of fabric at the show  … I bought 1.25 yards of knit fabric for a t-shirt top (on the bottom of the picture on the right) … I debated whether to include it because it’s for a garment, not for quilting … but in the end, I decided to include it because it does add to my stash!  I also bought 2 half-yard cuts of Island Batik material!!!  (top of pic to the right). There was only one vender at the show with IB fabric (that I could find).

sewing machine pic

One  of the secret projects is done, done, DONE!!!  The baby quilt challenge for the guild used 2.5 yards.  I’ll show you a picture after our quilt show in May.

* Fabric Used this week: 6 yards table runner/baby quilt
* Fabric Used this year: 51.45 yards
* Fabric Bought this Week:   2.25 yards knit / 2 island batik
* Fabric Added this Year: 44.55 yards
* Net Fabric Used for 2019: 6.9 yards
* Husband’s purchases 6.5 yards

Stitchin’ Time

  • January – Feb:  42 out of 48
  • March: 16 our of 17
  • Year-to-date: 58 out of 65 = 89%

For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces

PHD in 2019:  Quilting UFOs and Finishing New Projects

The winter table runner is done … so that makes a total of 3 UFO finishes this year!!!   Still have a few more to go …

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Happy Quilting! 


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19 thoughts on “Travelling to a quilt show and quilting at home

  1. Those pieces are so tiny!! Sounds like you have a blast at the show. I’m glad to be QAL with you in the Daisy Chain QAL. I’m very interested to see what her final layout will be.

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  2. I love that comment–“it wasn’t ugly when I bought it!” I have some fabric that applies to!!!

    You are the third person this month that I’ve seen mention webbed piecing. From what I’ve read, I don’t understand it. Can you point to any online tutorials (or even better, videos) that explain this process? I can’t visualize how it works.

    Looking forward to your March IB project! Those fabrics are beautiful!

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    • Hi Emily,
      I’m sure we all have fabric that wasn’t ugly when we bought it!!!
      Webbing … I’m toying with the idea of doing a video on it … or at the very least, a slide show with the steps … as usual, I have added an extra step that makes it even easier.
      I’m LOVING working with the IB fabrics!!! Absolutely LOVE them!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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    • Hi Judy,
      You’re welcome! I was blown away with the small pieces!
      It was a great day! It also helped that the bus trip organizer was totally organized and everything went smoothly!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


    • I’m just learning to do the slide shows … it’s fun!
      The quilt show had lots and lots of inspiration! and you only saw about 1/7 th of the quilts!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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