Happy to be Scrappy

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Monday, September 19, 2011

On the Wall Today

I had the opportunity to take a class from Bonnie Hunter last week in Holton, Kansas.  She taught her techniques for her quilt Smith Mountain Morning.  It was a great class. Bonnie is a super person with high energy and lots of great ideas. 

So this week I am working on my version of Smith Mountain Morning.  I wanted to do mine as a Christmas quilt therefore all the greens and reds.  I already had a great selection left over from last year when I did Judy Laquidara's  Walk In The Forest quilt from her book Weekend Quilts. So I just added a few more greens and reds and this is how it is turning out.

These blocks are the three blocks that I got done in the class and we were busy the entire time.  It was a lot of instruction using the rulers Bonnie suggests you use to make the block easier in the long run.  She uses the Easy Angle, Tri Tool, Rec Tool and the Companion Angle rulers.  And they do work.  It is worth the effort to figure it out.

And these are the 30 blocks I have been working on since the class.  They just need red on the lower side and then a green on the other two sides.  The pattern does not call for this many Cornerstone blocks but I will be making my quilt larger so it will be big enough for my bed.  I have been using the pieces to make the stars center pinwheels as my leaders and enders. So I end up working on both the star and the cornerstone blocks at the same time.

After Bonnie's trunk show she asked if anyone had brought quilts made from her patterns and three of us had.  Here is Bonnie and I showing my Roll Roll Cotton Bowl.  It was so much fun to be a part of her trunk show.  I also showed my version of Bonnie's Blue Ridge Beauty.  You can see a picture of that on a previous post.
Be sure to check out all the design walls at http://www.patchworktimes.com/  Have a great week.



Quilter Kathy said...

Your blocks are looking great! How fun to be able to take this class, and it's a real life highlight to be part of the Bonnie trunk show!

Connie said...

Congrats on finishing your RRCB quilt and having it to show Bonnie. Love the design and colors in your new quilt blocks! Will have to add that to my list!

marcella said...

I saw your red and green blocks on Bonnie's blog and am so glad to "see" who made them. They are wonderful! I can't believe how much progress you have made in such a short time. It's going to be a great quilt!

AnnieO said...

Gorgeous blocks! Bonnie has a great brain and I always like to see how she figures things out. Congrats on your RRCB--I downloaded that but got stuck on the strings...

Jackie said...

Your Bonnie Hunter quilt in this post and the one below are some of the prettiest versions of her quilts that I've seen. You really do have an eye for color!

Bouts Choisis said...

I would have loved to have been there with you. I love Bonnie's quilts too and wonder how she ever has time to sleep!Your versions of her designs are beautiful.