Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bonnie Hunter

Bonnie Hunter came to my guild last week.  I've been too busy to post about it, sorry. 
Bonnie Hunter

Bonnie Hunter
 I don't have photos of her quilts since I was one of the people holding them up.  Kinda hard to take pictures when you are holding the quilts.

Bonnie had two classes with our guild (Pride of the Prairie).  I took Patches and Pinwheels on Friday.  I'm making mine using some of my Christmas stash.  I have TONS of Christmas fabrics.  I started making pinwheels and cutting strips for my 16 patches before Bonnie arrived. 
some of my pinwheels

Bonnie shows me in two of her blog posts, here and here.  I'm the one on the hand crank sewing machine.  We had fun chatting about our vintage machines.  Bonnie is a really nice, down to earth lady.  Her class was a blast.  If you ever get a chance to take one of her classes, DO IT!!!! 
some of the HST's for pinwheels made during class
I plan on making more than one of these quilts using my Christmas stash.  Sew far, I've only worked on pinwheels.  I have lots of fabric cut out for the patches, but, I was having sew much fun sewing my Triangulations, that I never got started on the patches.  This is going to be my 'Leaders and Enders' project for the next few months, while I work on graduation quilts (3 are due).

Speaking of graduation quilts, here are the pinwheels that I've made this month for my nieces quilt.





I've had these fabrics put aside for a quilt for her for a few years now.  I'm going to use pinks and purples for the sashing and cornerstones, and put these on point.  I'm loving all the polka dots and stripes and plaids.  I've never used stripes before, except as a border.

I'll be MIA pretty much until the end of the month.  Family starts arriving in the next few minutes, and I'll be pretty busy.  Have a great Memorial Day, and, remember why we have Memorial Day!

 

16 comments:

  1. I love your pinwheels. I love the dot fabric. This quilt will be loved and treasured.

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  2. I love all your little pinwheels, and thanks for the links to Bonnie's blog so I could see you in action!

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  3. thanks for sharing. . . i could see you had fun at Bonnie's class. Now I know it's you with the hand crank sewing machine. Awesome!

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  4. What a fun class and great teacher. Your quilt is going to be a treasure. I have many great memories of taking and teaching classes....very rewarding. Thanks for stopping by CITexas Gal...Sue

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  5. The pinwheels are adorable, but I am still stuck on your hob nobbing with the rich and famous. =D

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  6. Loved seeing you working with your hand crank. Love all the pinwheels you've been making.

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  7. Love the pinwheels, the ones for the graduation quilt are adorable with the polka dots. You got to see Bonnie AND take a class, wow that's exciting!

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  8. Love the bright little pinwheels! Pinwheels are one of my favorite blocks.

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  9. Your neice's quilt is going to be beautiful! I love the cheery colors you've used!

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  10. What sweet blocks! This will be a great quilt for your niece! Sounds like you had a great time with Bonnie!

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  11. Your niece will love it..you've really been spinning around. Enjoy your weekend and family..

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  12. I love these - I've been playing with HST designs in my head lately.

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  13. Your pinwheels are fabulous! Whoop whoop!!

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  14. Love the colors in all the blocks! Red and green is a fav combo of mine. The grad's quilt is going to be so amazing. I can't wait to see it.
    Have a wonderful time with your family.
    Hugs!

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  15. Oh my gosh, Cheryl. Those pinwheels are adorable. Love those polka dots.

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