Saturday, August 3, 2013

VIRGINIA BOUND WITH BONNIE HUNTER!

Next month I will be in a workshop with Bonnie Hunter!!!  So, I ordered the book and today I decided to get a head start on some blocks.


Upon reading the instructions, Bonnie said to print out the foundation piecing template on tracing paper. It just so happens that I had a couple partially used tablets of tracing paper that I had bought at garage sales.


Here's my first block!  I used about 12 different strips from mens' shirts for one block (actually it's 1/4 of a block).


Here's a complete block set out on the floor.  I think I better cut up some more shirts because with using about 12 different strips per block, and not wanting the same fabric ending up next to itself, you need to use lots of different shirts.  I have a lot more, but I was anxious to get started and didn't cut strips from all the shirts that I have.


I am going to trade some blocks with this blogger so we'll both have more variety of fabrics.

This week I reached a milestone in my life.  It was my birthday on Wednesday.  My 70th birthday!  I can't believe I'm that old!!  I got a call from my DGD Abby who is 4 years old wishing me a Happy Birthday.  She said that she was sending me a bracelet for my birthday that she made herself!  Here's the bracelet!  Isn't it pretty?  I also received calls from my other sons, cards, and pictures from Jonah and Eli.  All the love sent my way was wonderful!


20 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

Hey - 70 is not so bad! We're HERE! LOL

Happy Birthday. Love the new project. I'm going to be seeing Bonnie as well near end of October. 8-))

Karen said...

Happy, happy bIrthday!! I hope this will be a wonderful year. What fun you will have with BH, the blocks are looking good.

~Joan said...

Aren't those blocks FUN??? Yours look great! How many are we trading?

Happiest of birthdays to you, too, you spring chicken!

Betty Lou said...

Happy Birthday, such a thoughtful grandaughter, how sweet.

Lesley said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Your blocks are wonderful...way to go!

canuckquilter said...

Happy birthday Ruth! Here's wishing you many more. Your block looks great.

Leanne said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday. I hope you had a wonderful day. Enjoy your workshop. your blocks look great.

lillianscupboard said...

I love the block and the shirting fabric.

Happy birthday - you're just a kid to me!
Lillian

Me and My Stitches said...

Happy Birthday!! Love your bracelet!

Jo said...

Happy Birthday!
Perfect presents... sweet bracelet and a workshop with Bonnie Hunter. Life is good at 70!

Quilting Babcia said...

Happy Birthday Ruth! I like to tell myself that 70 is the new 40, LOL! Sweet bracelet from a sweet granddaughter.
Your quilt block is fabulous. Wish I had a shirt collection to start one of these. They are so expensive at the thrift stores around here, guess yard sales is the only way to go.

Freda Fields Alley said...

Love your shirt fabrics and your blocks... gonna be a great quilt! Lucky you to be going to a BH workshop! What fun you will have...

Happy 70th Birthday to you! How wonderful... looking at the printing off stuff, you're definitely a hip and happenin' babe! You go, gf!

ann hermes said...

Happy Birthday! I would have never guessed you were any where near 70. You look fab and have so much energy!

Lori said...

Your block looks great! How fun to swap with someone to get a better variety of shirts.
Happy Happy birthday! Have you even taken the adorable bracelet off?

---"Love" said...

Happy belated Birthday! Sorry I missed it! Cute bracelate from a little cutie! The shirting blocks are going to be great! Have fun at the workshop. ---"Love"

Doniene said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday!! What a wonderful milestone!! What a sweet granddaughter!!

Love your blocks and I know you will have fun with Bonnie!!

blessings

Beth said...

Happy Birthday!!! Love the bracelet Abby made you.
Your blocks will be so great with all your shirts and the swap.

Liriopia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RUTH! What a wonderful gift from Abbey! I am a regular reader of Bonnie Hunter (who isn't?). My suggestion to you is cut every shirt you can get your hands on and take the strips with you. Chances are there will be a box full of scraps that everybody will pull from and contribute to. Her workshops always look like so much fun!

Katie said...

Happy Birthday! The blocks look great, but be careful with shirt scraps. They multiply when you're sleeping (my mom can tell you that really does happen - we've both seen it) and you start off with one paper grocery sack of them and by the time you get all the useable parts cut out and folded neatly, you have TWO bags. You're so lucky to get to do the workshop with Bonnie. We expect photos and stories!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Happy birthday! Sweet little Abbey made you a wonderful birthday gift. My greatest joy in life are my two grand daughters who call me Grandma. :)