Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Roll Roll Cotton Boll Mystery

I've joined the current mystery, called Roll Roll Cotton Boll, hosted by Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville.  I've changed up the colors a bit from those that Bonnie is using (Pink is not my color).  I'm going to use Blue, yellow/gold, green/brown, neutrals, and a rust color for the constant.
Bonnie is well known for her complex scrap quilts which use many, many small pieces.  Her mysteries are lots of fun to do.  Bonnie will send out a clue about once a week.  The clue will tell which colors to use and how to cut them and sew them together.  Little by little the blocks come together and the mystery is solved.  I've always loved the quilts that I've made from Bonnie's mystery clues.  Stay tuned; I'll try to post pics of each of my steps as I work through the clues.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Woohoo! I'm a Winner

This morning I turned on my computer and found an email message from Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.
Bonnie is my all-time favorite scrap quilt designer.  If you look back through my blog, you'll find several of Bonnie's quilt designs that I have made.  Actually, the quilt that I use as the background to my blog's heading is made from one of Bonnie's patterns - Carolina Crossroads.
The email message from Bonnie told me that I had won a drawing that she had on her blog (Quiltville Quips and Snips) yesterday. The drawing was for a copy of the new Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 2.  Bonnie has designed one of the blocks in this magazine.  Her block is called Birthday Girl, which is a 12" block made up of 52 tiny pieces.  Tiny pieces are Bonnie's forte.  I'm looking forward to receiving my copy of the 100 blocks book.  Chances are pretty good that you'll be seeing a quilt on this site in the future made with Bonnie's Birthday Girl block.