Welcome to the first day of our "Nuts About ?" blog hop.
With a name like that, who wouldn't want to participate.
We all have something we are nuts about. Most of us quilters are just "goobers" to start off with!
Marian must have tapped into that idea, to come up with this great hop.
A big thanks to you Marian for bringing us all together again.
I do hope, that you all sit down "almond" us and enjoy.
Hot off the longarm... my
I "pecan" a fan of Bonnie Hunter, long ago. I love her style, the way she can use up the tiniest scrap of fabrics, or the most hideous piece in the stash... you know, that one you can't bear to throw away.
Lord knows, I have plenty of them.
There is something about putting the petal to the metal, as they say, and just chain stitching to your hearts content. Many think I am a bit "walnuts" with it all, and it's a "title" I hold dear to my heart!
Now I must admit, I am no fan of mystery quilts. It's not that I don't like them but, I am one who want to know just what I am getting into. I tend to save up all the clues and start it once it's all been revealed.
This year was a bit different. I went "pistachio" and thru caution to the wind, although I did go with the colors that Bonnie picked out.
Below are the past few years of my Bonnie,
mystery quilts that I have completed.
That quilting fairy hasn't seemed to get them all quilted just yet.
Grand Illusion 2014
Celtic Solstice 2013
The last time I decided to be a rebel, I went with colors I loved. We have a "Bonnie Hunter" club here in Denver and our fearless leader told me I needed more contrast. She spent endless time with me and the color wheel. Did I listen to her??? Oh "cashew" no! After all, I knew my colors looked fabulous together. Well as you can see, Celtic Solstice just doesn't have that punch that it needs. It's my "if only" quilt. If only I would learn to listen. Rules, so many rules!
Easy Street 2012
Orca Bay 2011
This biggie is 3 times the size of the original pattern, and to this day
holds the title of my all time favorite quilt.
Could it be that Orca border I added???
Carolina Christmas 2010
So I guess I can wrap this up, by saying I'm just "NUTS"
over scrappy quilts.
The stash busting, the chain piecing, (unless of course I've run out of bobbin! Don't ask me how I know about that! :-) "Scrap quilts" are the roots of quilting, and they are just...well, the mixed nuts of life that drive me!
I hope you've enjoyed my little trip down the piecing road. If your new to Bonnie Hunter, you can find it at Quiltville.com
She hosts a mystery quilt once a year at Thanksgiving time. It's on her site for a few months, then is published in her next book.
Shes got loads of fabulous free patterns on her site to peruse!
She also has a great blog at
We have some great sponsors today, so you won't want to miss this chance to enter the give-a-way.
A big round of applause for the Fat Quarter Shop
Also to "Any Pattern.com" for this fabulous Daffodil pattern.
Both are linked for you.
Be sure to stop by and visit my fellow bloggers and see what drives them NUTS!
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