Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Class with Maggie Bonanomi

The day before the Buggy Barn Outdoor Quilt I took a class working with wool. Maggie is a designer for Need'l Love and she has her own primitive folk shop and patterns called Butternut House.

I arrived very early for the class, I needed time to look around the store before going to class. I spent a long time in the shop before Pam came over to gently remind me, the class will start soon.
The class room inside the barn is large with lots of quilts on every wall. Here we all are hard at work cutting and deciding where the oak leaves will be placed. Maggie is a very good teacher, she helped us all get our arrangements looking good. Not much else to report, only that everyone was having a good time and the catered lunch was excellent.
My wool table mat is all arranged and ready to be hand stitched. I did some hand basting of the stems to avoid having so many pins while stitching. The outer edge of the mat will have green tongues all the way around. Maggie showed a really quick way to cut these, kinda like paper dolls.
This big fabric bundle is to make the quilt shown on the open book. The shop has two samples of this quilt, one in lights and the other in darks. I was first attracted to the light colours and though about it for awhile but finally decided on the darker colours for my quilt. This will be my first buggy barn pattern, I hope I can do it with that tiny star in the centre.
I also found a couple of other items I couldn't go home without. The wool at the shop was hard to resist, they had so many colours and textures to choose from. The patterns are for 2 small quilts I really liked and the Butternut house pattern is for a needleroll.

Thanks so much for dropping by for a visit. Happy stitching.

18 comments:

Darlene said...

What a delightful project! I can't wait to see it finished with the green tongues. Great shopping, too.

Linda said...

What a great project, like Darlene, I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

Lisa D. said...

Ooo - I love seeing all the quilts on the walls in your classroom - how inspiring! I'm glad you had such a good time!

Knot Garden said...

Your table mat will be lovely in those primitive colours. The new patterns look very interesting too.

Belvie said...

I've never worked with wool before, but I like your project. Someday I'll have to give wool a try.

Floss said...

You wool project is looking good. Buggy barn sound like such a nice store to visit.

yellowfarmhouse said...

That is a great project your working on, how fun it will be to see done. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures. Does Maggie sell her patterns anywhere or have a website.

Thanks - Karen

Dawn said...

Oh I would be sooo in heaven!!!!! Guess you would love my secret project I haven't shared yet on my blog!

Carol said...

Oooooo Wendy your table mat is awesome...I love working with wool...no turning under. You can do that Buggy Barn pattern...they are so fun!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

OK-- now this is my idea of taking a class... IN HEAVEN! Amazing, your class sample is totally inspiring. Well done!!

Pam said...

The star quilt is such a cute little quilt. Have fun making it. Lucky you to take a class there!!!

Libby said...

It sounds like a wonderful experience all the way around. I seem to be always drawn to the darker version of everything . . . glad you went that way, too *S* Can't wait to see your finished wool piece.

Juliann in WA said...

I love that vase piece! Will you machine stitch it? And I agree, the wools in that store are too good to believe.

Nicole said...

The Buggy Barn is a world unto itself, that is for sure! Love that place and their unique style.

Bren said...

Your project is beautiful. What a great class! That barn is incredible! I love the spool patterns. You need to whip one up so we can see it *s*

Finn said...

Hi Wendy, just popping over to see where you call 'home' and thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment *VBS*
I see my good friend Libby has found you, and you have found her...wonderful!! You too have so much in common. Love your oak leaf piece..it's just spectacular. And the shot of the buggy wheels in the post below..right up my alley!
Sounds like a perfect day, with a perfect class...a happy combination I think!
I'll be back to see how your stars come out. Hugs, Finn

Carole said...

That is a sweet looking block! Of course you can do the small stars! What were you thinking? lol ;o) I can't wait to see your version of it. So glad you enjoyed your class. Did you stay a few days? Gosh, what a great trip! I'm envious! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm going back to drool on the last post! ;o)

swooze said...

The star quilt will look wonderful. Is Butternut the same company that does the cross stitch patterns as well?