Just my musings about life, quilting, my family and my dog.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Blue Ridge Beauty

Road to California was excellent again this year.  The quilts were beautiful, the vendors were plentiful and the classes were fantastic.

Bonnie's Blue Ridge Beauty that Blogger insists on posting sideways.
Of course, the best class one was the one I took from Bonnie Hunter.  I was so lucky that she was teaching Blue Ridge Beauty on the only day I could take a class.  I have been lusting after this quilt since the first time I saw it on her website.  BUT, like most of Bonnie's quilts, it involves a gazillion units and I just never seemed to make time to make the quilt.  I thought this sounded like fate: meet Bonnie, make The Quilt.

Here I am with Bonnie Hunter























 It's a two color quilt so I dug out all my red and neutral scraps and started cutting.  I sewed ALL DAY and got this done:






 I sewed some more and we played some more and Bonnie came up with this:


I think this is the version I am going to make. It's sweet.  Now I just need to figure out how I want to make the center blocks so the heart looks good.  I'm thinking just 4-patches without the 1/2-squares.


Since Valentine's Day is coming up and I have a heart-shaped quilt on my blog, I thought this might be an appropriate thought on which to end:

 "Love is the condition in which the happiness of
another person is essential to your own."
                                Robert Heinlein
 
 

2 comments:

  1. Chris, I'm just thrilled that you got to meet Bonnie and also to take a class! What good fortune to have it be a quilt you really wanted to make! I love, love, love the red and nuetrals, couldn't be a better choice. And the layout is perfect! Loving it is an excellent way to keep it from becoming a UFO...right??? *VBS* You go girl! Hugs, Finn

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  2. I love your red version!! And the heart theme is perfect. I will watching for the finished quilt!! I'm making one in greens and neutral, not rushing it, just doing the leaders and enders while I sew on stuff I need right now!!!

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