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Welcome to my blog! This is where I write about quilting and quilty things and possibly more! I am from the north east of Scotland where we have lots of wind and rain, but when the sun shines everything sparkles. Or as we say in these parts "looks really bonnie!" I love bright fabric and while I try traditional occasionally I always end up stroking the brights! Thanks for stopping by Bonnie and Bright! Sara x
Interests: Quilting, Photography Exhibitions and catching up with friends.
Recent Activity
Well, it has been a year of silence here on the blog but as it's a new year I thought I would give it another go!! What to write? What to say? I know that lots and lots of blogs have fallen by the wayside recently as more and more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at Bonnie and Bright
This summer saw the first ever Kaffe Fassett Exhibition in Scotland. It was based in my old hometown of Aberdeen and I knew it was the perfect excuse to head north and take a look. During the period of the exhibition Kaffe Fassett had several talks and workshops planned and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Bonnie and Bright
I am going to be honest here and say that up until a month ago my poor sewing machine had been gathering a lot of dust. I decided to give my sewing room a massive tidy up in the hope that this would give me the boost I needed to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Bonnie and Bright
Sara is now following A Beautiful Mess
May 14, 2014
Hi there! One of the great things about becoming a more experienced quilter/sewist is that you can collect together some "go to patterns" for gifts. Recently I wanted to give a gift to two very dear friends. One of them is amazing at crochet and has made me a beautiful... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Bonnie and Bright
I recently spent a lovely afternoon in the Portobello area of Edinburgh at a quilt show. It was amazing to see so many quilts from so many talented ladies all in one place. The Milton Quilters are one of several quilt groups in Edinburgh who meet regularly to sew and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at Bonnie and Bright
Hi there! It has been a while since I last made a baby quilt and this time I felt like trying something new. While unpacking my sewing room I came across some fun child friendly scraps that I had purchased last year at the Scottish Quilt Festival. After a quick... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at Bonnie and Bright
Hi there, It is very busy round here, despite it being the summer holidays! This is the time that I can get some serious sewing done :) One of the interesting (and scary!) things about unpacking has been finding all of the unfinished projects I had squirreled away in different... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2013 at Bonnie and Bright
Thanks for your lovely comment Marsha! You are right, it is a quilt full of happy memories! I would be delighted to include a few snippets from my new life in my posts. Watch this space! :) To:
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2013 on Saying Goodbye... at Bonnie and Bright
When I was living in Aberdeen, I first learned to quilt. I fell in love with fabric and made some amazing friends along the way. On the first Friday of every month my local shop ran a "girls night in" where everyone could go along and sew, whatever they were... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2013 at Bonnie and Bright
Happy Birthday! I hope you had a special day. For me it 30 wasn't too bad, but 31 really hurt! I am making a lovely little Nancy Halvorsen wall hanging for a friend that says "sew glad we are friends". Thank you for a lovely giveaway.
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2013 on 30 at Simplify
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Thank you so much for your lovely comment! It has given me the boost I needed to get back into blogging! :)
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2013 on It's been a while..... at Bonnie and Bright
Hi there! I think the title of this post says it all. It has been over a year since I posted on this blog. The reasons why are long and detailed, but I am going to try and condense it. This time last year I was offered a new job.... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Bonnie and Bright
Just a short post to wish you all a Happy Easter. I was able to attend the Aberdeen Passion yesterday with several friends from church and it was such a great afternoon. I have spent some time over the past few months helping with the costumes and it was certainly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2012 at Bonnie and Bright
I adore my local John Lewis department store. It is a ten minute walk away and it is very tempting. So much so that people have asked me if I buy everything there. Now I can honestly say the answer is no! We have recently had some pretty wild winds... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at Bonnie and Bright
Hi there Peg, Thank you so much for your comment. Please email me at so that I can get the pattern to you. Sara ♥
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2012 on Shhhhhhhh! at Bonnie and Bright
Have you ever been asked to make a block for a secret quilt? I have - 3 times! The first two blocks I made were for ladies who were moving on from the quilt groups that I attend. Aberdeen is the oil capital of Europe and so people often come... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2012 at Bonnie and Bright
I can't remember how I came to find Sweetwater but I do remember instantly falling in live with all that they do! They design beautiful fabric and patterns but also have a gorgeous Sweetwater Etsy Shop and I can't recommend it highly enough. My first purchase was some beautiful cards... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2012 at Bonnie and Bright
Thank you!:) It's so easy to make and the fleece fabric means it is very soft for little people!
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2012 on Baby Quilt! at Bonnie and Bright
Hi there! Yes, I am so lucky, my local quilt shop not only has a long arm quilt service but you can also get a lesson and then go for it yourself! So much fun.:) Thanks for the comment. It's made my day! Happy New Year!
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2012 on Nearly There! at Bonnie and Bright
You may remember I recently blogged about planning a quilt on a train journey, then showed you the fabric I intended to use... Well I can finally say I am nearly there! The quilt was a surprise Christmas present for my step-mother. Unfortunately the surprise changed slightly due to an... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2012 at Bonnie and Bright
Thanks Barb! You have made my day!:)
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2012 on New Year - New Project! at Bonnie and Bright
Thank you! Would love to see your one too!
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2012 on New Year - New Project! at Bonnie and Bright
In the tradition if trying new things in the New Year I have just completed something I have never attempted before. I came across a great tutorial on the blog Don't Call Me Betsy (mini-bookshelf-quilt-tutorial). I've never done an online tutorial before but I fell in love with this project... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2012 at Bonnie and Bright
The quilting has taken a back seat and the decorating has begun! The cake.... The tree..... The decorations... The cards have arrived .... And Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Nancy Halvorsen! Merry Christmas to you all. I hope you have a lovely time! Sara x Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2011 at Bonnie and Bright