Sunday, September 20, 2015

Less than a week.........


Can you all believe it?????

Less than 1 week until I get to be with THE Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame!!!!!!

I am beyond excited as you all know, and I am feverishly working to get everything together for
the My Blue Heaven workshop I am taking with her.  I also can't wait to see and hear her lecture!
This will all take place during the Quintessential Quilt Show sponsored by the Circle in the Square Quilt Guild of University City September 26th & 27th.  If you are nearby, or will be worth the time and travel to come and see!  Bonnie in particular!

I just HAD to share this photo with you all!
This is little Amelia on the quilt her "Unkie Kevin" made for her!
It looks as though she really appreciates it and is really checking her quilt out! LOL
I used Bonnie's pattern, "Emery's Stars" .

And if you didn't get your fill of "cuteness" from the first photo, here is another 
one that will hopefully give you your daily dose!
Thanks Samantha and Matt for sharing these photos with me!

The following photos are of the "Perky Piecers"
Quilt Guild working on our Honor Flight quilts.
We got a lot done at our last meeting!
Photos coming soon of those quilts!

And here is your link to

For the "Look Kevin!  I Can Do Scrappy!!!!"
mystery quilt my friend Ann of Attic Threads & Quilts
is hosting.  She also has some VERY EXCITING
news to share on her blog!  Go check it out!

Here is a photo of my completed clue #3

Keep in mind, I switched my light and dark fabrics intentionally.

My blogging friend Lori of Humble Quilts
is hosting another Mystery Quilt Along called 

Here is the link to

The following photos are of my fabric selections
and the completed Part 1.

This quilt will finish at 23" square and is going to be a lot of 
fun in these colors!  Thanks Lori for hosting this!

O'Sewpersonal Fabric Shop hosted a book signing with local artist
Her book "Modern Rainbow" is truly exceptional!
The quilts in the book are so modern and colorful.
It was really fun meeting and visiting with her.
Hope to see you again soon Rebecca!

And here I am on my Union Break on the plane de-boning ties for my uncle's memory quilts.
Please disregard the sloppy shirt I have on.....I have ordered smaller shirts now!
Yep......I am losing some weight! OH YEAH!

And just an update for those of you who are interested....
The house has been on the market for less than a week, and there 
have been MANY showings already.  I hope that it sells soon so I
can focus on clearing out this house, keeping what I want for my
next home, and get down to business finding my forever home!
(I kind of sound like a shelter animal??? LOL JK)

Here's hoping your week is full of creativity!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter


  1. What an adorable baby on a quilt photo! Enjoy your workshop with Bonnie. What a fun day to look forward to!

  2. That darling girl Amelia! I hope she lives near you or you move near to her. She's adorable!! And definitely appreciates your quilt, Unkie Kevin!!! Fingers crossed on the showings!!

  3. Bonnie will not disappoint you! She does a wonderful trunk show and her classes are inspiring. It is a treat to see the quilts in person after looking at them on the internet. If you want brownie points, bring her some gluten free treats/lunch stuff. It is hard for her to get those things on the road. My husband is gluten intolerant and traveling for us mean stocking up and bringing things like treats, bagels, and bread.

  4. I love the pictures of sweet Amelia. She certainly does look like she is "checking out her quilt" and who wouldn't love it -- it's purple! You have a lot of projects going on and they all look very interesting. Looking forward to our Bonnie Workshop coming up soon.

  5. What a cute baby and quilt. Have fun with Bonnie.

  6. Amelia is adorable on her fab quilt!!! Have a blast with Bonnie :) she's fabulous!! YIPPEE on the weight loss - so hard to do, especially when you get older (like me, not you!!!).

  7. Oh Kevin i Love your ENTHUSIASTIC posts! first, I love seeing a man sew in a uniform :) You're looking great.
    I know you are super super excited to see your beloved Bonnie - I know you'll have a great time with her.
    great starts to the mystery and I'm saving the best for last.......that adorable baby on your quilt. So so so so sweet!! she is beautiful and your quilt is too -

  8. Thanks, Kevin, for being one of my 10 or so blog readers! I look forward to seeing my blog pop up on the right of your screen. Also, congrats on the weight loss. What's your secret? I love the pretty purple quilt that is Amelia's. Hope all goes well with your house sale. I can't wait to see your photos of the upcoming Bonnie-meet!

  9. First off, Amelia is a little doll! I'm sure that is the first of many quilts you will make for her!
    So excited for you! Meeting Bonnie Hunter!! What a THRILL! I'm sure you will have at least one pic of the two of your together! Enjoy your class!
    I love your enthusiasm for quilting! Whenever I see a post from you, I know it will be a good and FUN one!!
    Happy quilting!

  10. Kevin, that little Amelia admiring her quilt is adorable! I hope you don't mind that I pinned it (under Quilt Inspiration, because that certainly is the kind of reaction that inspires, and YOU inspire with your enthusiasm and joy). Happy quilting with Bonnie!

  11. Hello Kevin !
    No doubt that you spent a wonderful week !! I love the photo with this cute little girl ! I'm sure she loooove her quilt !
    How many are we, doing the Lori's mystery ?? I'm impatient to admire all the quilts on her blog !
    I wish you a lovely week !

  12. The photos of Amelia are just adorable... it looks like she is really appreciating your fabric choices and/or quilting :)
    I'm ready to start Lori's mystery too... they are always fun!

  13. Amelia is a little cutie. Looks like she really likes her quilt. Hope the house sells quickly. Enjoy your Bonnie Hunter class.

  14. Kevin, can't wait to hang out with you this weekend. By the way, our guild has a lecturer and workshop in October. Subject? Neck Tie quilt. Better come and take the workshop and attend the lecture.

  15. 'Emery's Stars' looks lovely and little Amelia is too cute for words. Busy times for you at the moment. Workshops, lots of projects on the go, selling your house, not to mention great progress on your get fit and healthy progress. Well done! I like being busy. I find the busier I am, the more I can fit into my schedule.

  16. You have such fun filled posts - I like it all!! The little one - Oh My Goodness!!! Do they come any cuter??? She is adorable!! Have fun with Bonnie - that is awesome!!!

  17. You will have a blast with Bonnie! She IS awesome. Love the pic of your niece she is sooooooooo adorable. I want to make one of those quilts also.

  18. Beautiful Baby Girl! Lucky Unkie!
    Oh, Have a great time with Bonnie & Blue Heaven, that's a beautiful quilt BTW
    Hope you sell soon! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you Kevin...Oh, and your handsome no matter what size you are..but I'm happy for you!
    Debra in Ma.

  19. You must be just so super excited about meeting Bonnie. I am super excited for you. Can't wait to hear all about it.
    That has got to be the cutest "baby on quilt photo" I have ever seen! She really looks like she is checking out your perfectly pieced points! So gorgeous! I have to check out Rebecca's book. Good luck with the house sale.

  20. What a super uncle! She is adorable. Can't wait to see what you do for your uncle's memory quilt, these kinds of quilts are so special. Be careful not to de-bone the one around your neck in the process. And, congratulations on the weight loss. Hope you set a goal for yourself, like for every ounce lost you receive a fat quarter. That's 16 fat quarters per pound. Your new house will have to have an entire room devoted to fat quarters. Have a fun day!

  21. one of the cutest 'baby on quilt' pictures I've ever seen!!!

  22. Amelia is too adorable!! She is certainly quite fascinated by the quilt you made her. Wishing you great fun at Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville fame. Blue Heaven is such a pretty quilt pattern. You have some fun looking fabric in the mystery quilts. Looking forward to seeing the end results, as I am sure so are you! Congratulations on the weight loss!!

  23. Loved the picture of you with Bonnie on her blog!! I looked for your Grand Illusion in the show and share but didn't see it :( Can't wait to hear about your weekend!!!

  24. It was so great to meet you. You are so funny and talented. I hope to see more of you!

    Best of wishes on your home selling. I've been there and it's so frustrating.

  25. I hope Bonnie saw that picture of Ameiia on Emery Stars, that is a great picture!

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