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Monday, October 10, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I can't believe it's Monday already!  Sometimes I really have to scramble to have something blog-worthy on my wall to post.  Here is this week's offering:


I started this in January in a Bonnie Hunter class at Road to California.  Typical for one of Bonnie's patterns it has about a million pieces. See the lone block above the top row?  The quilt needs 224 of those.  Each of those 224 blocks has two half-square triangles and two 4-patches.  If my math is any good that means almost 450 1/2 squares and 450 4-patches.  Yup, that's a lot. 

I thought I had all the smaller units done and I plan to spend a good long time sewing them into 224 blocks.  It has taken me this long because I rarely work on it as my primary quilt.  I've done most of it this year by making it my leader/ender project.  It's been fun to see the project box fill up with completed units.

Tonight I sewed the final 4-patch unit.  I've thought for a LONG time that I already had all the 1/2 squares done but when I began making stacks to sew the blocks together I came the the very sad realization that I've been living under a delusion.  I still need about 100.  SIGH.

Go see what everyone else has on their design walls at Patchwork Times.

Have a fabulous Monday.

9 comments:

  1. You're definitely right about BH quilts having a million pieces.... but the end products are some lovely quilts!

    Love the red and white fabrics in this quilt top... going to be a stunning quilt!

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  2. Love the red, it's going to be a wonderful quilt! I've not made any of Bonnie's quilts. I don't use leaders and enders. Her quilts do have a lot of pieces but most of them are also very eye catching quilts!

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  3. You are soo exaggerating Bonnie's patterns--I'm sure she has never designed one with more than 8000 pieces, lol :). Love the red and white, and good luck on completing the needed pieces--you have come so far already!

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  4. So cool. I have two or three of her quilts from workshops in various UFO containers, jsut waiting.
    glen

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  5. I am working on a blue one for my brother's widow and you are so far ahead of me. Good work!

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  6. Love the red and white.. that is alot of piecing! Will be beautiful.

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  7. Bonnie Hunter's quilts are so labor intensive but are always, ALWAYS worth it! Yours looks like it will be fantastic. Keep going!!

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  8. oh that looks so great! I love Bonnie Hunter, My guild is doing a 1/2 square exchange. and was thinking this would be a great alternate setting. But I don't think I'll be getting 400+ HST's.

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  9. Found it - what a great project but ohhhh the HST's take forever...I just completed 600 1.5" unfinished HST's for Bonnies RollRollCottonBoll mystery. Sewwww happy those are done.

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