As a quilter in the digital age, I am a Bonnie Hunter fan! Her designs, often based on simple base units like rectangles, squares, half square triangles (HST) and quarter square triangle (QST) are a scrap lovers dream!
And, just like last year, I'm changing some of my colours up from what Bonnie suggests. Last year, the pinks were supposed to be orange, and I used light green in place of yellow. I must've done an OK job, because the quilt was entered into my local fair, and placed first in the machine pieced and quilted category!
Anyway, as I said, I'm changing up a few of Bonnie's colours, all based on photos she took of the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island, Michigan.:
I'm making this quilt twice, once in full/queen size for our trailer, and again in a twin size for my nephew. I'll be doing both quilts in the same colourway, as shown above. I think the woodsy palate will be appropriate for both.
Today is the first progress report on the quilt. I must confess, I did look at the directions on Friday morning after I got home from the bus run. I made a note in my quilting journal - then set it aside. All weekend I was thinking about what colours I could use, knowing I didn't want the pink and turquoise.
This morning, I pulled these fabrics - then I stopped. Work calls again. Perhaps I'll get a chance to start cutting later tonight...Wish me luck!
Will any of you be participating in the Grand Illusion?
I'm linking to Mystery Mondays at http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2014/12/mystery-monday-link-up-part-1.html
Mary is a local quilting friend who loves to piece, but gets bogged down during quilting. These are 2 of the quilts I machine quited for her this spring :)
Working with local schools has been very fun and the students are pushing me to design ever more interesting layouts from simple subunits. Take a look at the third quilt I helped to make this year!
Memory quilts aren't always cute and cuddly, this t-shirt quilt is all about hard rock and good times!
A local Mom asked me to turn her children's baby outfits into a bed-sized quilt and I happily agreed!
A very sentimental Mom asked me to make a bed-sized quilt from her children's baby clothes, and this is going to be one beautiful memory quilt!