Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bonnie Hunter class preparations


My preparations are almost completed for a class with Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville, in south Denver.  The all-day class is sponsored by Wooden Spools quilt shop.  I remember how disorganized I am at a class so I cut pieces ahead of time.  Well, then I was tempted to sew "just one" but ended up with 2 Jacob's Ladder, and one Rosebud.   Jacob's Ladder had always been a favorite.  I have a 3rd set of blocks cut for Union Square but not shown here -- better save something for the class!.  Believe me, I have a LOT of plaids!  I LOVE this Rosebud -- normally it ends up looking feminine, but wowser, plaids make a big difference! We're making the quilt Bonnie calls "Shirttails."  I'm planning to set the blocks in a Row format, and each row will using the same fabrics.

I am traveling with a friend who knows how to navigate Denver traffic.  Denver is about 4 1/2 hours from my home in western Nebraska, but we'll have a lovely visit during the drive.

Thanks Jody, for that lovely soft blue plaid in the Rosebud block - it sings!

My Show and Tell will be my favorite Pineapple Blossom that I started in Casper, WY, also taught by Bonnie 3-4 years ago.


13 comments:

Louise said...

I love that quilt, too!
Enjoy your class.

Janet O. said...

Love your plaid blocks!
Didn't realize you were that close to Denver. What a great opportunity to go to the class. Look forward to seeing you post about it afterward.

Helen in the UK said...

A class with Bonnie ... I'm jealous!! Have a great time and be sure to tell/show all when you get back :)

Anne Ida said...

Wonderful blocks! Love the combination of the plaids. Have a great time at Bonnie's class (slightly green with envy here ;-))

Ruth said...

What fun! Bonnie really gets around. I was looking at her schedule and she comes to Texas just about every month! I love my VA Bound quilt and want to make Star Gazing next. Have a great trip!

paulette said...

WOW!! LUCKY YOU!! Your blocks look wonderful! She is going to give you an A+ for sure!
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PS Say HI to Bonnie for me! :o)

Paula, the quilter said...

Have fun at your class.

Lynn said...

What a fun time you will have - envy you getting to take her class. I love plaids too and have a bunch that are sitting in a box, uncut. Must get them out and do something with them.

Bonnie said...

I'm hoping to get into a class at my guild in 2015 when Bonnie comes. Enjoy!

Maria said...

Oh you lucky lady! I wish I could got to a class held by Bonnie Hunter. But so far I don't think she is coming to Sweden. I know you will have a brilliant time! I've just finished sewing Double Delight together and am going to put it on my quilt frame this weekend if I don't get distracted from the lovely cold weather outside....

Michelle said...

Wow! Look how organized you are! Those blocks are gorgeous! Can't wait to meet you tomorrow!

Purple Pam said...

I envy you in being able to take a class from Bonnie Hunter. I like your fabric choices. I know you will have a great time in her class. Lucky that you have a friend to do the driving.

Tanya said...

Have a great time! I wish I could join you. I'd love to take a class by Bonnie...