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.