Saturday, January 10, 2015

Pineapple Blossoms Workshop in San Manuel!

 Laura picked me up at the crack of dawn and we drove a few hours to San Manuel.  We got to see a glorious sunrise on the way!

 Here is Laura and I in front of Bonnie's sample quilt.  Love all its scrappy goodness.  Most of the gals at this workshop knew each other and were members of the Copper Thimbles guild, but one came from Goodyear and one or two from Sun City!  Bonnie is worth early mornings and travelling for!
 I always learn a thing or two at Bonnie's workshops.  She taught us how to do the Math to get our center to fit our borders.  It actually sort of made sense to me--lol!  I didn't take any picture of lunch but they had bread bowls and three different kinds of soup.  I had a delicious bean soup and avoided the best goodie table I have seen in a long time.  I ate none of it, seriously I should have taken a picture so you could see what kind of iron willpower I had going on!  :)

 Here are some of the blocks people did.  They were beautiful in every colorway and scrappy too!  Most ladies did them with two inch strips, but Laura and I were using two and a half inch strips.

 Here is Laura with her first beautiful batik block!
 Here is me with the blocks I had all done (all others were in various stages of done--total of 17).
 I got a picture with that Bonnie girl!  Cannot wait to see her again in October for the cruise!  (By the way if you are going on that cruise, we have created a facebook group to get to know each other beforehand--please join us--Quiltville Caribbean Cruisers 2015).

Here we all are holding on to our blocks!  It was a lot of fun and the day FLEW by!

Here are 16 of my 17 completed blocks.  May play with the layout more tomorrow.  Haven't decided how I want to do them or who this one is for!  It has been the best week and I feel so blessed.
And finally, the sunset on the way home.  WOW!


Vireya said...

Sounds like a totally fantastic day! Your blocks look terrific with the dark contrast.

Scrappy quilter said...

What a fun time. Those blocks are wonderful.

Quilter Kathy said...

So jealous! What a fantastic time of creative energy and wonderful sewing!

Josie McRazie said...

Love love love your bold choice for pineapple blossom! !! Oh I dream about going on one of the cruises!! Maybe one of these years Honeyman will loosen the purse strings a bit!! ;0)

Michelle said...

I'm so glad you had such a fun time quilting with Bonnie this week! Your quilt is going to look great! Love the brights with the black background!

Kevin the Quilter said...

I am so happy you were able to take a couple of workshops with Bonnie! I look forward to be able to do that one day soon! Everything you have made is so beautiful!