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Friday, June 20, 2008

3am Hot Flash.....


I don't recommend piecing at 3am on a regular basis! Believe me, it will make you a zombie for the rest of the day, and you'll end up taking 2 naps to catch up on sleep, and that will throw the NEXT night's sleep off kilter too!

This little ditty measures about 38X42. Fun working with the solid strings. I want to play with more :c)

I leave in the morning for Woodbridge VA! Getting excited here. We've had this trip planned for a long time. The weather here has been gorgeous, much cooler than last week and I hope it will continue up through VA. The trunkshow is already in the car. I just need to pack my clothes, load my own sewing stuff for in the hotel...and vroom vroom I'm off!

37 comments:

Cida Hilel said...

HI BONNIE, MY NAME IS CIDA, I'M FROM BRAZIL. I LOVE YOUR QUILT, IDEAS FANTASTICS.CONGRATULATIONS, YOUR BLOG IS BEATIFUL!!
SORRY, MY ENGLISH NOT GOOD.

bingo~bonnie said...

you weren't joking when you said you'd get started at the wee hours in the am! and you are right about catching up on sleep - that part is hard to for me... I made the mistake of stayin up all night before Father's Day last weekend and have been paying for it ever since! But life goes on.. ready or not. :P

Love your "Hot Flash" another wild and crazy sting quilt... what a great way to capture a hotflash! :P

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Jessica said...

I LOVE the new string quilt! I may have to borrow that idea, as I've been looking for the perfect Amish, yet funky, quilt idea for DH's Aunt & Uncle. I think every quilt I've gifted so far has been one of your patterns! :)

Now GO GET SOME SLEEP!!! ~Jessica

JoAnna said...

It's really pretty, Bonnie. Kind of reminds me of some of the quilts I saw at the Gee's Bend exhibit when I visited Boston.

Ahava Hopps Brooke said...

And the name of the quilt? Insomnia?

It's worth some nap time the next day. It's really great.

Desert Threads said...

Really pretty, bright, bold.....hope you have sunglasses handy!

Nettie said...

Loving this new quilt. So happy and full of movement.

paula, the quilter said...

Mmmmmm. Love this one. Now I know what to do with all that solid fabric I have. Thanks.

Karol-Ann said...

Wow! What a great 'flash' of inspiration :-)
Have a great trip.

YankeeQuilter said...

Yikes! Love this quilt...

Clare said...

Siobhan has taken the words out of my mouth. It's awesome.

Sympathise with the flushes. Been there, still there and bleuch!

Magpie Sue said...

Wow. I'm not usually a fan of solids but I *love* this top! (It wouldn't have looked that good if *I* had done it at 3 a.m.!!)

Teri said...

I am not a big fan of solids, but I like how this looks. I may have to try it (if I live long enough). I like your new picture in your profile section.

Lori said...

Welcome to my sleeping schedule !
10 years of working nights does this to a human being. No hot flashes yet so, you have my sympathies.
Love the stings

Candace said...

I was also going to mention Gee's Bend, but Joanna beat me to it. There is a lot of energy in that little quilt. I had forgotten how much I liked the Amish look of solids. Beautiful.

Salem Stitcher said...

Bonnie, this quilt is gorgeous! Yum! Yum!

Darcie said...

Sorry to hear about the hot flashes...but just look at what you're doing with them!!! LOVE love love this quilt!!! Very Gee's inspired!

Your profile pic is adorable!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

love love love love love it. enjoy VA!

Annie said...

I absolutely love that quilt!!

Annie
: )

jovaliquilts said...

I love this quilt! I looked at it yesterday and just couldn't get it out of my mind, so I came back today to admire it some more. Awesome! :)

peggy said...

That quilt is gorgeous!!! I know being a zombie for a day is no fun but heck, just look at that quilt and it will be all worth it :)

Peggy in NJ

Sharon said...

Love your quilt! It's very Gee's Bend-ish, with a little Gwen Marston thrown in on the side! And I love the name "Insomnia"! Have a great trip!

Margo said...

I am basically a night owl and early riser but I also like those quickie 5 minute naps...I blame those harmones...quilt Gees inspired...very nice...Maine

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oooo - I love it!

bingo~bonnie said...

Bonnie, I just noticed your new photo on the sidebar. Please tell me we will see something like this inside the book cover on the "about the author" section! I think this photo captures your personality so wonderfly!!! :)

Perfect for "Scraps and shirt tails"!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

M&JHarker said...

Bonnie, I LOVE THIS! Very fun! It looks pretty easy, too. Is it? I'm hopeful. :o) Love ya, Sis! Joy

Annemiek said...

..and I thought solids were boring..how wrong am I! It's absolutely gorgeous!

Judy said...

Oh my It's fantastic! Really love, love, love, it!

Nane said...

Reminds me of a Gee's Bend use of color...I love it.

suzietee said...

I love the bright colors in this quilt. I love all fabrics, but lately I have fallen in love with solids. That middle block is the best.

Moorea said...

Oh this is so beautiful.

Litamora's Patchwork and Quilting said...

I'm lost of words, cannot believe the energy and creativity you've got! I like your work so much, and right now I have started on you Blue Heaven. I hope to get it done as soon as possible, but I not as fast as you work, lol! :-) Love your website, too.

Violette Severin said...

Having had many, many hot flashes, I understand. I also understand that the pattern of the quilt was dictated by the hot flash. I wonder how many of the antique quilts we admire were hot flash quilts.

Heather said...

This quilt speaks to me! Big fan of color and solids!

Long time reader, first time commenter. Really enjoy your blog! Have even started a Scrappy Bargello.

Kristin L said...

Love it!!!!

It's so Amish and yet, so NOT!

The tiny one for Tonya is wonderful too. I love all your string quilts too -- your Atomic Orange star inspired me to make a slightly calmer version in blues and browns. :-)

betty said...

Love the solid colors in your quilt. Wow! you can come up with the most awesome quilts. At 3:30 AM my eyes are still shut.

Nadia said...

Cida your english isn't bad :)