Sunday, November 6, 2011

I am doubtlessly foolish to begin a new quilt just before Bonnie's mystery but I had signed up for a workshop in "Patches & Pinwheels" at the Golden Gese Quilt shop in Concord. As I drove in , I was kicking myself for forgetting to bring the camera. But I had a great time! We strip sewed 2" light and dark and subcut into 2" pieces to sew back together for a scrappy 16 patch. I was behind because I chose to not cut in advance of the workshop so I spent a lot of time cutting strips. But I managed to get 3 blocks done of the 16-patches.
They don't have very much variety yet, do they? LOL! No matter, I'll get more scrappy as I work them. Here are a few more going together from the same strip sets:


What is hysterical is the pattern is a Bonnie K. Hunter from her website and I did not realize that when I signed up for the workshop. I suppose that I COULD have skipped the class and just made it myself from Bonnie's online instructions. But let's face it, the class got me started, got me out of the house, and gave me a chance to laugh with all the other gals there. So it was $45 well spent!
For all my grumbling about the 448 HST's for Blue Ridge Beauty, how come I had to pick out another quilt that uses over 400 of them???? Hee, hee, hee! I guess that I just love the look of them in the quilts.

4 comments:

JCnNC said...

My bi-weekly sewing group are all doing the same Bonnie Hunter pattern from one of my books and I chose another with less pieces - now they are all moaning and groaning and wanting to abandon their project and I tell them - just make it smaller and it could be finished. I did Criss Cross Applesauce and mine is already back from the quilter. LoL from Judy C

P.S. I wonder if Bonnie's mystery might have the same size squares you are currently using and could maybe transistion in. Just a thought.

Mavis said...

After seeing your post, I visited Bonnie's blog and printed out this pattern. Love it!

Michele, a distracted quilter said...

The society of friends is no doubt good when you are still grieving the loss of your devoted pet and friend. I understand how the day could be uplifting. And the pattern is one you could continue working on as a leader and ender during Orca Bay.

Kathleen said...

Oh my, you are really out to torture yourself! Just kidding, but that is funny. I don't think I could start another scrap quilt with Orca Bay coming up. I'm going for one that has bigger blocks and fewer pieces.

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