Here it is all finished-my LONG term UFO, Blue Ridge Beauty. This is the first Bonnie Hunter quilt I ever started.
You can find it in Adventures with Leaders & Enders: Make More Quilts in Less Time! by Bonnie Hunter. Kelli already made this quilt and gifted it as a wedding present. You can see her version here. Can you believe that at one point I complete lost the blocks. I knew I had made them..but ugh. I couldn’t find them. Finally after looking and looking and completely giving up, I did find them. They were under another project.
The quilting was quick…just an over all floral stipple. It’s easy and quick for me to do this design and it’s nice on quilts that I want the pattern to be the focal point.
I have made so many Bonnie Hunter quilts and I am NEVER disappointed in them. You can see a whole listing of all I’ve made of her patterns here. She will be hosting a free online mystery soon that I really don’t want to miss.
Hubby loves this one…I love this one…It’s staying at my house. I knew that all along and I think that’s why I didn’t finish it sooner. Oh why oh why do we quilters hold off and not finish our own projects.
Today, we are hooking up with……Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday, Freedom Fridays, and Crazy Mom Quilts. Oh and if you missed the “Try it on Tuesday” giveaway, you can find it here.
32 thoughts on “Friday Finish: Blue Ridge Beauty”
Somethings are worth the wait!! This is a great one. I would keep it too!!
Magnificent!! Love it too!!
What a pretty quilt. Love it!
I have had Orca Bay (a Bonnie Hunter mystery) quilting and waiting to be bound for almost 2 years now. Yep, we never finish our own projects.
Just fabulous! Love the blue and “white!”
I’ve made a start on a blue quilt with a fairly easy pattern. Now that I’ve seen Blue Ridge Beauty I wonder if there’s enough time left to make that one instead. It is stunning, and fits perfectly in my color comfort zone. Gonna think long & hard on that decision. So glad you shared the finished quilt.
It’s gorgeous Jo!!!! That is one that I want to make to.
I love this quilt. It is absolutely stunning! Good job!
That is sooo beautiful!! I love the pattern and the colors. Great job!!
It’s gorgeous! It looks like it was made especially for Ruby!
Beautiful quilt! I love Bonnie’s designs!
Did you use a panto or free hand it? What color thread did you use. I love it!!! Can’t wait to start Bonnie’s new mystery. I did the one for last year but it is not quilted yet.
This one is my absolute favorite, and it is of course on our bed !
Beautiful! I am planning to join the mystery this year- changed the colors and have pulled the fabrics!
So glad to hear you are keeping this “Beauty” Jo! It is one of my favorites of Bonnie’s patterns too. I hope to make one someday – and it will be for me!!!!
Oh so pretty – it’s one of my favorite Bonnie patterns and is on my to-do list.
It is gorgeous!!! Be proud of yourself.
Awesome quilt. Do you mean to tell me that it isn’t normal to loose your quilt blocks. I have did that. LOL
That is sew pretty! I love it. I have to make one of my own!
A great inspiration for me to get started on one for our house. A beautiful, glad to hear it’s a keeper! I just added an Intelliquilter to my long arm. Going to need sewing projects to do while the computer is doing my “work” – haha
Your Blue Ridge Beauty is gorgeous! No wonder you want to keep it for yourself! Congrats on a beautiful finish.
Looks great! I bet DH is glad you are keeping it for you own! We are on the countdown to finish up before the Mystery starts.
Love your quilt! It’s one of my favorites. Hope I can get around to making one for myself one day too. Just bought my fabric this week for Bonnie’s next mystery, so I’ll be sewing along with you.
visiting from crazy mum quilts. This is spectacular. What a huge amount of piecing. You must work really hard to get so much done!
Yep, Blue Ridge Beauty is on my list of “Oh, I really want to start that one, right now, but need to conquer some of the 12 Bonnie UFOs I already have! ” HEE! HEE! Still piecing away on Orca Bay! Easy Street parts are all done, waiting to be sewn into blocks. . .Lazy Sunday is sorta started. . .Spending the Fall Back NIGHT with Fair and Square. . .my tradition is to see the clock strike 2 and turn it back to 1. :) I sew the night away!
Yep, that’s definitely a keeper! I need to tame my blue scraps…wonder if this would do the trick. Its fabulous, Jo!
This is one amazing quilt! Congratulations on your “stick-to-it-tiveness” until it was finished.
What a beautiful quilt! I’d keep it, too. Maybe. LOL
Oh, Jo, you did great on this! I especially love your choices of “Bonnie-busy neutrals” all throughout the quilt, it adds such zest to the design. Good job!
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