Posts tagged: Bonnie Hunter

May 06 2013

Design Wall 05-06-2013

Inspired by the baby quilts that Bonnie Hunter is making, I pulled out some 9-patches from the orphan block box and burgundy fabric for sashing.

050613   (1024x1016)The blocks go together so quickly when the 9-patches are already made.

050613A     (1024x673)In just a couple of hours I have all the sashing sewn and one block completed.

050613B    (1024x775)Check out all the inspiration at Patchwork Times.

Marlene

Nov 03 2012

Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll Quilt Top Completed!

Hello and Happy November!

The 2010 Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt top – Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll – is finished and here it is.

I really like how it turned out and am very pleased with my color choices.  This one will need to go to a long arm quilter to be quilted – probably at the beginning of the new year – because of its size.

It is hard to understand now why it spent two years in a box awaiting final construction when one week of serious sewing finished it. Oh, well I guess this is just one of the mysteries of the universe.

Now I can start gathering the fabric for Bonnie Hunter’s 2012 mystery quilt “Easy Street” next month.  I plan on using the same colors that Bonnie used although the apple green fabric will involve a trip to the quilt store.  There isn’t much of that color in my stash.

The Jason Yenter red and green fabric arrived, so now the Christmas pineapple quilt top is going to be completed.

Marlene

Oct 21 2012

Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll

Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll was the 2010 mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter and is now featured in her newest book – String Fling.  I worked on this quilt from October thru December 2010, but when 2011 rolled around this quilt was set aside.  I don’t even remember why it was abandoned, however now it is time to complete this UFO.

This is where I was when it was packed up and put away.  Bonnie Hunter used greens and pinks in her quilt, while I used blues and purples in mine.  There were only thirteen blocks left to make before the rows could be sewn together.

These pictures were taken on Friday and after sewing all day Saturday the quilt top now looks like this:

All that is left are the two borders – an inner border and a pieced outer border.  I don’t have a good place to take a picture of such a large quilt (85″ x 100″ when finished).

Bonnie is going to be posting yardage requirements and directions for her 2012 mystery quilt in a couple of weeks.  This quilt top should be done so that I can consider starting on her new mystery.

Marlene