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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.


  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!

  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!

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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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