Friday, April 21, 2017

Hands 2 Help/my new baby

I would like to introduce you to  "Bonnie".  The newest member of my sewing family.  Isn't she a sweetie?
Now I know she isn't as large or sophisticated as some as your ladies but this little girl fits in just perfectly at my place.  I think we will be great play pals.  Bonnie was named after a dear friend of mine that introduced me to quilting.

Now onto the "Hands 2 Help"  update on my choice of quilts.  This is a vintage top I was thinking would be good for a veteran to use as a lap throw.  But now that I look at the picture
I think that maybe it is a little to dull and has a couple places with a little discoloration.  I'm going to quilt the stars and stripes in off white and still looking for the binding.  I'll show it again when finished and you all can tell me what you think.  I'm leaning towards just keeping it as my first quilt on Bonnie though.

Most of  you have met Maggie,  (faking sleep).  The moment I turned my back to get the camera,

Yep, you guessed it.  So this will have to be washed before shipping.   You never know  who has an allergy to cats.
I think I'm just going to put pink heart quilting in the solid Blocks.  Keep it simple.

Now who can resist that sweet kitty, but I'm telling ya, just try and scratch that belly.
I still have another quilt I want to try to get done just in case the vintage top doesn't work out well.
Guess I had better go and get busy.

Hope this finds everyone well and getting along with their quilting.
Hugs and blessings


  1. Wow Tonia. Your new friend is pretty darned impressive. So happy for you to have gotten it. Hope all else is going well for you.
    xx, Carol

  2. I know you're going to have fun playing with your new toy! Looking forward to seeing what you end up creating.

  3. WOW! What an awesome find. Have fun playing with her.

  4. What a wonderful machine! Congratulations to you. Many beautiful quilts will come from that machine. The quilts are both pretty. Whoever receives them will both be delighted.

  5. I would say any quilting machine would be a welcome addition for a quilter! Lucky you! I like the quilt tops you are working on. Your little cat looks very playful and sweet. I don't know about cats really, but my dog will take a belly rub any day from anybody ;) Happy quilting Tonia!

  6. Congratulations on your new toy. I hope you enjoy many hours quilting on Bonnie.

    I love your quilts, they are going to bring someone great happiness.

  7. You are going to love quilting on your mid-arm machine. It is great not to have to pin or baste anymore!

  8. Congratulations on your new quilting machine! I am sure it will do a great job with your quilts.The Hands 2 Help challenge sounds very good. And cats! I know, our cat loves to test what I am making too :) She loves to sleep beside me when I knit socks, so I think I also will have to wash the socks I will give to charity.

  9. Such a fun new "baby" to play with! Sweet face on that other baby, too! It looks like a very happy kitty.