Monday, April 18, 2011


I finished the quilting on this Community Quilts project, and added binding.  It feels great to get back to some quilting!
 I saw this Bonnie Hunter block in the latest Quiltmaker magazine, so thought it might be good for using my strips in bins.  It is made from 2 inch and 1 1/2 inch strips, so I've been cutting like mad to make sure I have a good variety of colours before I sew any more.  
The sample is made with 2 inch strips in the inner rows and 1 1/2 inch strips in the outer rows.  To make the block you make 2 like this, and 2 reversed, with the 1 1/2 inch strips as the inner rows and the 2 inch strips as the outer.
4 block segments go together to make the finished block, and the only matching is at the hourglass seams.  I can't wait to get more of these sewn, but I have more quilting to do for Community Quilts, and my Pfaff has to go in for repairs this morning.  I could piece on my Juki, but it doesn't have as accurate a 1/4" foot, so I mostly use it for quilting, which it does wonderfully!
Check out Judy's blog to see what everyone is working on this week.


  1. Are you doing that quilting by free motion or following some kind of pattern? It looks great!

  2. Thanks for posting about what you are working on! This block is new to me -- sure do love whatever Bonnie Hunter comes up with, don't you? Nice that you too are a Pfaff sewer; I just love the dual feed!


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