Thursday, September 26, 2013

Orange Marmalade

Our long time, very dear friends and neighbors, the Geislers, are going through some tough days. Their son Damen needs a second liver transplant and his small family could use some help. You can learn more about Damen here

We are auctioning off this Marmalade Quilt. You can find the link for the auction here. There are a lot of other great items there as well.  We are rooting for you Damen!

Just a few details about the quilt, 
     *pieced by me, Bonnie Olaveson
     *quilted by LeAnn Powell
     *size 68" x 77"
     *made from "Marmalade" fabric line by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. 
     *original sample quilt for pattern. Never been used. 

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Give your friends and family a little extra hug today, they might need it!


Monday, September 16, 2013

Moda Blog Hop Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Moda Blog Hop!

Gail in Durham NC - The Dodds won the Scrumptious Fat Eighth bundle.  She said:

"Oh Bonnie, I love all your patterns but if I must Poppies is my favorite. I really think any of your patterns made with your fabric are fresh looking and so cheerful and sure to please anyone that ends up with a quilt I made for them using your fabrics and patterns. You fabric and patterns are the first I go to and now have quite a few to make so I can give them away to friends. 
So pretty!" 

and for a charm pack of Scrumptious and favorite pattern:

Logan Marriot
"Funny story about your MIL, she obviously didn't realize what great things were coming in that small package, ha! I think my favorite pattern right now would have to be Carousel ride, but Twirl is a close second! Thanks for the giveaway!"


"I like your pattern Baskets of Marmalade. Love your pattern today too, so cute. My husband is a foot taller than me too, used to it after 34 years of marriage. Have a nice day." 

Please e-mail your addresses and I will get your Scrumptious fabric right out!

Check out the Moda blog today to get instructions for putting your blocks together.

Thanks to all of you that stopped by and for your lovely comments. Come back often, I am busy designing new patterns for Quilt Market next month and will be introducing those soon!

Have a great day,

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Moda Bog Hop

Welcome to my day for the Moda Blog Hop. 

Hi, I am Bonnie and my pattern company is 
Cotton Way

I hope you are all enjoying collecting blocks and lots of ideas for projects to give you some 
quilt therapy. 

With lots of giveaways for fabric, patterns and quilting gadgets, whats not to love about each and every Moda Blog Hop?

Speaking of Size Matters...

...when my husband and I got engaged, my future mother-in-law said, "You can't marry her, she is too short!" She was very serious. I was speechless. Coming from a mother of basketball players, as you can see, she had a valid point. (I am wearing the tallest shoes I could find.)  Her son is a foot taller than me and she certainly didn't want short grandchildren. To her, size did matter.  After many years, I am pretty sure she has totally forgotten about that comment and I don't think it matters at all to her now. Yes, he does have a cast on his arm, actually, one on each arm (that's why he is wearing a cream colored suit - we thought that way maybe no one would notice). And yes, they were basketball injuries, but that's a story for another day.

My block is called Greek Cross and I decided to make it scrappy.

 I stitched three of the blocks together and made it into a Table Runner. 

You can find my block instructions here.

It can be made from one Charm Pack which you can find  here.
The binding is also scrappy and is part of the charm pack. Such an easy project.

My daughter Camille and I design fabric for Moda. Our latest line is Scrumptious.

 A few pics from my patterns from this line.


and Cupcakes

The cut goods are in stores and the yardage will be shipping very soon!

I have a yummy Fat Eighth bundle of Scrumptious to give to one lucky winner. Thank you Moda!

Two more winners will get a Charm Pack of Scrumptious. 

Just make a comment telling me which Cotton Way pattern is your favorite and 
what project you just can't wait to start.

I will announce the winner on September 16 so please come back to see who the winners are.

And in case you didn't hear I now have a facebook page, and a brand new Instagram account 
(I am @bonniecottonway) and if you would like to follow along, come on over.

Don't forget to visit Blackbird Designs and Stephanie Ryan Design Studio today as well.

Have fun and happy stitching,

Monday, September 2, 2013

April Showers

April Showers by Bonnie and Camille

Guess what I'll be doing this week?  Sewing!

April Showers

April Showers by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.  
Showing at International Quilt Market in Houston in October
Shipping this spring