Monday, July 27, 2015

Show and Tell Challenge

Over at Jo's Country Junction, Jo and Kelly are having a short challenge, Show and Tell Challenge, based on their need to get some Bonnie Hunter quilts done before their retreat. Those of us that have an unfinished Bonnie Hunter quilt are encouraging each other to finish or move further along those quilts. I have only one so it was an easy decision for me. I have been working on Double Delight for a while. I liked up last week with my sandwiched but unfinished quilted quilt. I have now finished all of the quilting. 

This first picture shows the quilting I already done. I had quilted straight lines through all of the nine patches. 

I wanted to do something in the bigger blocks. This is what I came up with, but after two blocks I did not like it so I stopped. When I got the quilt out again, I decided I liked it and just went with my original idea. It is not perfect. The lines are wavy and none of the flowers look the same, but that is what I like about it. I need to stretch my quilting wings and this is the way to do it. 

Here is the quilt under my machine. I just love being able to do this at home.

Then I decided I needed something in the big triangles. I wanted something simple. I love how this turned out. 

Now I am off to trim up the edges, make and sew on a binding, then a label. After all that, a turn in the washer and dryer. I will be so excited to have this quilt done. Thank you Jo and Kelly!!

Oh one more thing, these were my quilting buddies. Buster the dog and Alfie the "broken" cat. How can she sleep like that? Just to mention about keeping it real, look at the floor. 

Because we are talking about Bonnie Hunter, don't forget her Leader & Ender Challenge 2015, this year, Tumblers.

 I have joined in with this and have quite a few done. I am using a stack of 5" rainbow charms. I love it. I am not sure on the layout yet. You can see in each of the three pictures I moved the bottom row over just a little bit each time. So for know I am just sewing them together in color order. It is not that hard to unpick a seam. 



  1. That's a large quilt! Congrats on finishing up the quilting. The tumblers are such fun.