Today is a day I am answering a question from a reader.
Elizabeth K writes, “I am amazed at how much you accomplish with child care, health issues and family and all beautiful. You obviously have a thing for Bonnie Hunter designs; however, I wonder why you don’t do more of your own.”
I get this type of questions ALL the time….All the time! I’ve talked before about my work ethic and my lack of being able to watch television or sit still but I haven’t answered the last part of the comment….Why do I do so many Bonnie Hunter quilts? Why don’t I do my own?
I’ll start on the first part of the question…Why Bonnie Hunter designs? Several reasons. I like the way she thinks and designs. I love that most everything is based on quilt scraps that are 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″ and 3 1/2″. I don’t have gobs of money and don’t buy big pieces of yardage. The majority of the fabric I sew with was either donated to me, I purchase at thrift stores, or are left overs from other projects. I rarely sew a project that used large yardage because I don’t typically like those designs AND I don’t want to afford bit pieces of fabrics.
Bonnie does “directions at a glance”. I LOVE that feature. It makes sewing a project so much easier for me to make. I love it.
Typically I don’t even read the directions….I just start in with the pictures. It’s my favorite. I completely have immersed myself in the scrap users system. It makes so much sense to me. Being that’s ingrained in me, sewing her quilts is so natural.
I love simple designs coming together to make great quilts. I love four patches. I love half square triangles. I love string piecing. I love scraps. What other designer does all of that so well?
Scrap quilts are my favorite-My VERY favorite.
I love quilts but the main reason I quilt is for therapy. I am a person who squeals when I read the works make 1289 half square triangles. I squeal when I see that a single block has 45 pieces in it. I love this one. …