Monday, February 24, 2014


I'm working on a scrappy quilt again.  The blocks are Quiltville's Boxy Star pattern.  Some parts were leftover from a previous group project, so I decided to make more for a small quilt.

 The nine-patches for the border were made from my "leader and ender" squares, stitched while making other quilts this winter.  I added triangle corners to each, using 2 alternating prints - the light wouldn't have been my first choice, but I have very little stash in my southern location.  Sorry for the poor perspective on the photo - I placed it on my driveway, and that was the best I could do to capture the whole quilt top.

 My finish for this week is a small wall hanging that will eventually be given to my SDIL2.  I plan to show it in my guild's next show in 2015, but I will let her see it when we return north. 
 Dragonflies are her favourite, and my son found a wonderful picture of one, that he printed poster size so I could use it for a pattern.  It took me a while to figure out how to transfer the pattern to the dark fabric.  My first thought was to use golden tracing paper, but since the wings are thread-painted with metallic thread, I was dreading the chore of removing all the bits of paper.  When having a tidy session in my sewing room, I found an old package of water soluble stabilizer.  I used a hot pink Frixion pen to draw all the tiny lines, then pinned the stabilizer in place over the appliqued body.  I stitched the wings with Superior's gold thread.

Visit Judy at Patchwork Times to see all the creativity this week!


  1. I see so many of Bonnie's patterns scattered around blog land and each time I see one I say that one is on my list - because truly they are! just when to make them - there are so many I want to make!!

  2. Your dragonfly is absolutely gorgeous! Great idea to use the water soluble stabilizer. Love it. Really like your Boxy Star, too. The nice patch border looks great.


  4. I think your Scrappy Boxy Star quilt is so great. I love to use up old leftover blocks and you did it in such a pretty way. That dragonfly is so amazing. Your DIL2 will absolutely love it too. Great solution to getting the wings just right and with the gold thread --- perfect.

  5. I like the border on your boxy stars. I 'm working on boxy stars for the RSC with Angela over at soscrappy and will have to consider this border when I've got all the boxy stars finished at year's end. Your thread work on the dragonfly is spectacular.

  6. I came to your blog via Design Wall Monday, and I don't usually comment, but I have to tell you that those dragonfly wings are STUNNING! I love dragonflies and have never done anything with them because I know I won't be able to get the wings looking right, but you totally nailed it! Really amazing, beautiful work.


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