One of my favorite quilters is Bonnie Hunter. I have only recently discovered Bonnie, she has a blog http://www.quiltville.blogspot.com , that I visit regularly. Bonnie is a very generous teacher, lecturer, quilter. Her blog site is full of wonderful hints, patterns and pictures of her quilts.
Every year Bonnie does a mystery quilt. Bonnie gave us the list of fabrics, colors, and basic yardage back in the beginning of November. Here is a peak at some of the fabrics that I will be using.
On the Friday after Thanksgiving she revealed the first step. I had company all weekend and was just itching to get started on this but I waited until my kids started their journeys home before I dove into this project. I am not a huge fan of grays so I had to buy yardage – I didn’t have any scraps to use. The black on white fabric was also a challenge for me. I purchased a few yards and when I mentioned this project to my quilting friends they dug into their stashes and gave me some. (the generosity of quilters always warms my heart).
The first step is to make 4 patch blocks – a very simple and frequently used block in quilting. We needed 192 of these blocks. Sounds daunting but, I put my music on and just started humming along with the stitching. Such a feeling of satisfaction when you are done. Woo Hoo! Here is a picture of my completed first step.
The next step will be revealed tomorrow and I can’t wait to get started on it. I will be sure to show you my progress as I move along on the mystery.
This is my first Bonnie mystery also, i am so excited to do this. Bonnie is a wonderful teacher! She shares so much. Have a great
It will be so much fun to see what everyone is doing!!
My first mystery quilt too. It’s very interesting to see the similarities and differences even in our first step. I have that musical fabric in mine too.
That was fabric from a friend. Thank goodness for the generosity of quilting buddies – they always share!
How lovely that your friends shared their fabrics with you. Your quilt will be beautiful and a happy reminder of your friendship.
I love your butterfly black on white fabric! This is my first mystery also with Bonnie. I chickened out last year on Orca Bay. My husband is from Bangor Maine, so I have a soft spot for Maine-iacs! Can’t wait to see how your quilt progresses!