Thursday, August 21, 2014

Quilts that aren’t Quilts!

Does this look like a modern quilt to you?

Well, it could be….only the shapes are cut from painted bits of paper.

This is the work of Henri Matisse, and these photos are shared with us by Stephen in London ---I thank him for sending them because I’d not seen these works before and the whole concept is fascinating!

Words from Tate.org regarding this exhibit:

Gifted Scraps, Strips, Crumbs & Strings..What to Do??

You may remember my “Please Don’t Feed the Quilter!!” post a few months ago.

If not, you can catch it HERE!

With a nice stretch of time at home, I had tackled the “DARK SIDE” of the quilting studio..the corner of the basement where things brought home from trips, and things that had arrived on my doorstep had been piled waiting for a chance to become something – to be made sense of, to be usable!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Galaxy-Gram! My Day in Photos!

I know that my day is going really really well when I am so content with where I am that I nearly forget to write my evening blog post.

It's all very simple. I slept like a log. I got up and took a long walk with Sadie. I have sewn my brains out in complete Quilter's bliss.

Show & Share Wednesday!

Photo: Good morning from my outdoor office on the deck! #sadiejaner and I have already had two and a half mile hike, and I am settling in with my laptop to write this morning's blog post. Followed by a whole day of quilty piecing! What's up for your day? #quiltville #bonniekhunter #quiltvilla #northcarolina #blueridgemountains

Welcome to my outdoor office!

Sadie Jane and I have already hiked 2.5 miles this morning, and I am relaxing on the front porch and writing my post in the open air with the sound of birds chirping and bugs humming….oh yeah, and Sadie snoring softly at my feet!  Poor girl – I think I wore her out.

I don’t usually DO Show and Share on a Wednesday, but here I am at Quilt Villa working heavy on our November mystery and there isn't anything I can show you!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

All in a Dog’s Day!

This is what it's like to drive up to the cabin with Sadie Jane.

Riding shot-gun.

Loving whatever sunny spot she can squeeze her cute self into!

We hit the road about 10:30 am this morning, after a quick stop at the post office to drop off a smattering of book orders ….AND….all of the blocks for my Addicted to Scraps column and a block for a future 100 blocks by 100 designers issue….They are OUT THE DOOR!  Whoowhooo!

Meeting Susan Shie--Quilts and the Written Word!

Some of the other quilts I got to say hello to at the Birmingham Quilt Festival were the works of Susan Shie, a lifelong sewer who has been making unique and often whimsical painted quilts since 1980.

You need a lot of TIME to see Susan’s quilts--she describes her art as “personal diary work,” and she fills in everything she paints with detailed spontaneous handwritten diary entries that record whatever she is thinking and feeling at the time.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Quilt-Cam 8/18/2014

Oh my….as I’m getting ready to set up this post I notice I am wearing the same shirt as in this photo.  Do I have time to do a shirt change? LOL

Maybe you are like me, and when things are casual at home you just grab whatever is folded at the top of the clean pile…at least it’s clean, right?

Sigrid posted her photo to our Quiltville Friends facebook wall with the following caption:

Hi Bonnie,

after a 2 weeks camping holiday and a full week of work since Monday I finally have time this Saturday to watch your latest quilt cam from the archives.

Time to hand quilt while listening to you chatting away, how relaxing!

Goodies from Great Britain! Give-Away!


I brought home some goodies from England for you!

It was fun to see all the various publications that we can’t get here.

The covers are intriguing, and I wanted to devour each and every one ---some things are the same as what we can get here, I think the internet and digital media has made it so we all see what each country is doing in live time, and that is wonderful, but I also love to catch glimpses of how things are different, how things THERE reflect the life and the times of the people in that country.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Cabin-y Things!

Laminate floor is IN!!

This floor came from Sam’s Cub…and I love it.  It has the padding already attached to the underside of each plank.

It is thicker than most laminates, and the price was really good.