Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bonnie Hunter Orca Bay Mystery Quilt

I just happened on this this morning. I guess this is one way to stay committed. I'm putting it on my blog for fun. Let's see if I can keep up. It starts November 18, but here is the introduction. This gives the fabric description and everything we'll need to complete the project. I'm digging in my scraps today! Want to join us?

Bonnie Hunter, Orca Bay Mystery Quilt

I really would like to do this...but I think I'm a little delayed in getting started. I will not abandon the idea, but it may take me a while to get into it. So goes my good intention... Do you ever do that?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Favorite Bag, Kati Cupcake Pattern Co.

Here it is in process....almost there. It is definitely not for beginners. There are a lot of pieces and steps, and some areas are a little vague. If you've never seen one up close and touchable, good luck! Watch out for the Peltex fusible stabilizer. It comes double sided, or just one side fusible. I would recommend the single side only. Otherwise you'll need a teflon sheet when you're fusing to the inside of the bag. The next step that is a bit confusing is the magnetic clasp. There is no diagram or picture of where it goes and instructions come with the clasp, not in the bag pattern. I'm going to call it an option. Trying to match the fusible interfacing with the other pieces is like chasing a magnetic bumble bee with a magnetic wand, an old game called Tickle Bee. I'm trimming as I go to keep things even.

This is the outside with stitching on the bottom...

This is the lining with the clasp installed.

The handles are black and are sewn on...

Check back in a few days for the finished pictures. Thanks for looking.
I am Bonnie Russell, owner and quilter, and my business is making beautiful quilts and making quilts beautiful. NABQC came about as a partnership between the love of sewing and hazelnut farming. That's how the name was chosen. My husband, Fred, is the nut farmer, and I do the sewing using many bolts of fabulous fabric. My studio is located in Dundee, Oregon, the beautiful Willamette Valley, in the center of a hazelnut orchard. Experience came with 42 years of dress making, 40 years of marriage to my wonderful, loving, supportive husband (34 years of nut farming), 25 years of raising three daughters, and now we have seven grandchildren to mentor in Future Quilters of America!

With a Statler Stitcher and Gammill Optimum Plus longarm quilting machine, a 14 foot table, and the drawing program AutoSketch, no project is too big or too small. Anything from hand guided meandering to custom digitized designs can be applied to a project to complete that labor of love.

This blog is to temporarily serve as a source of information until a website is produced. It contains pricing, products, helpful hints, pictures, inspirations, and who knows what else will show up. Thank you for reading and I hope you will find it helpful.

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