Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bonnie Hunter, Part 1

Today was the first day of Bonnie Hunter classes with one of my quilt guilds.  This was the Tulip Fields class.  I didn't want to make those tiny, tiny blocks, so I re-drafted mine, and made them MUCH larger.  I showed my 'prep' work for these classes in a previous post here.

I got all of my block parts finished, except the sashing.
64 Tulip Fields blocks

I wasn't sure if I liked the size I picked for the sashing, so, I didn't cut any of that fabric until class today.  I finished one block, and sashed it.
Tulip Fields block with sashing
I didn't want my quilt to be as busy as Bonnie's quilt, so, I made the blocks larger, and made the sashing larger, too.  Now to cut the rest of the sashing, so that I can sew the blocks together.  I also have to square up the rest of the tulip blocks.

I'm using Betty Sue, the purple Featherweight on this quilt. 
Betty Sue next to one block
The block above, with sashing, measures 21" square.  My quilt will finish, with borders, as a queen size quilt.  I still have lots of border string blocks to finish making, too. 

Here are the other ladies in the class, along with Bonnie.  There were 6 Featherweights at this class, including a mother and daughter table, each with their own Featherweight.
Diane sat across from me

Bonnie and some class members

LOTS of strings!

a string of tulip triangles
Bonnie speaks at our guild tomorrow night (Pride of the Prairie Quilt Guild).  I'm taking a 2nd class on Friday.  Bonnie is teaching 3 classes this time. 


  1. Your quilt is coming along nicely. Looks like you ladies are having a fabulous time.

  2. I like the bigger block and the colors you're using, perfect for queen size without making yourself crazy. I had to go back and look at the quilts on the walls in your pictures, like a mini quilt show.

  3. Oh, you are so lucky!! I like that you made the block bigger. Love the sashing. I agree- I love Bonnie- but some of her quilts are migraine alerts in busyness. Keep us posted on the classes!

  4. Fun! I would enjoy taking one of her classes. Love you bigger block and sashing. Enjoy the lecture and the next class. ~Jeanne

  5. I am jealous! Have a great time!

  6. Wish I was with you--envying you the chance to take a class with Bonnie Hunter. Saw you and your purple FW on her slide show on her blog this morning. Treadleonion Anne Oelke from Wisconsin.


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