Friday, January 28, 2011

Bonnie Hunter classes, Whoo Hoo!

That is what she says, Whoo Hoo when she likes your blocks.  Of course she likes EVERYONE'S blocks, but that is beside the point. 
She said Whoo Hoo! when she saw MY blocks!

I will admit that you will have a prejudiced view because I recharged my battery last night from her class yesterday and the lecture with her wonderful quilt show and I failed to put the battery back in the camera.  I did, however, bring the camera to the class today, sans battery.
This is Bonnie's quilt:

So here are my wonderful blocks.  I see now that with the scrap fabrics I have that I need to use more corners of the light ilk than the darker beige or creams.  I can scatter these throughout the quilt and they will blend nicely.  But, the further you get away from it, the more you see the lights.  Just like Bonnie's quilt.  That little blur is Grand Dog Hugeaux's butt.

It needs cornerstones.  If you look at Bonnie's quilt you will see her cornerstones.  They are two inch strips of the scraps used in the quilt with a two inch square where the block corners meet.  That makes the little churn dash pattern and separates the blocks a bit more.

This is the Pineapple Blossom quilt on her website.  It goes really fast, so I would definitely recommend this quilt pattern.  And best of all it uses a good amount of scrap strips.



  1. I love reading your blog but the print is so small that I strain to do the reading. I don't know if it is on my end or yours but one way or the other I wish the print were bigger.

  2. I found out how to fix it on my end. Still small print but I don't strain to read your wonderful blog. Your blocks are whoo hoo worthy! I get to enjoy her company again tomorrow for our class. So excited!

  3. Hey girlfriend - your blocks are really great. I actually like the look of the creams and light neutrals in yours better than the darker ones of hers. (Do you think I'm prejudiced or something?)

    That camera trick sounds like something I would do. They need an alarm - when you pick up the camera and the battery is not in it - the alarm should sound - although I haven't figured out how to power the alarm if there is no battery.

    Hugs - Marie

  4. Actually, I like yours better too!

  5. PS I think this is because you organised your colours to show up the star effect, while hers look more like whorls. Congratulations, Glen!

  6. Your blocks are great! Sounds like another fun Bonnie class!

  7. How lucky to take a class with Bonnie Hunter. Great blocks you've made and I love the table runner in the previous post.


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