Day spent with BONNIE K HUNTER, Scrap Quilter Extraordinaire ….

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BONNIE HUNTER came to our guild the EVENING STAR QUILT GUILD in Davison, MI. Of the many lectures she gives we had selected to learn about her SCRAP USERS SYSTEM…. you will notice this is the user system NOT the saver system. Bonnie’s goal is to get everyone to use their fabric down to the last sliver.

2E-TEACHING TOOL-0577 BONNIE’S teaching quilt for SCARP USER SYSTEM.

She has precise size selections that she recommends to use with the many patterns in her book and on her web page.  ( There are  many free patterns on her web page.) 

 

During the lecture and trunk show she showed us the quilts that she made using her system. She went into great detail on why she cut her scraps into exact strips and patches sizes. We were in for a real treat as she displayed a number of quilts she had made using her system.

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http://quiltville.com/scrapsshirttailsII/TulaTrailsm.gifTUMBLO TRAIL
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TUMBLO TRAIL  this is the quilt that was selected for our workshop.   When you click on the picture it should take you to a new window with a bigger picture.   . . .

 

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4-E-E-EE-STING QUILT - - - 0598

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4- BH- E-581 PINEAPPLE BLOSSOMS

PINEAPPLE BLOSSOM… this is a free pattern on her web page.
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Bonnie has been exploring making quilts with strings patches.  At the guild night I purchased an older book STRING FLING.  She displayed several quilts from that book.  I think the guild’s favorites were her PINEAPPLE QUILTS.
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I think this was one of my favorite quilts.  This quilt is RECTANGLE WRANGLE from her book  SCRAPS AND SHIRT TALES 2
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11-BH-E -0587
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12a- BH- BORDER-0590
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ONE of Bonnie’s best tips was to plan the border of the quilt and use those units to be your leaders and enders while you make the patches for the quilt body.  As she has said, a quilter is always tired  of the project and ends up slapping a plain border on the quilt to get it to size.  By a little pre-planning  you can have a lovely scrappy pieced border by sewing them during the piecing of the patchwork.                      
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One thought on “Day spent with BONNIE K HUNTER, Scrap Quilter Extraordinaire ….

  1. Very lucky to have been able to spend time with Bonnie Hunter. I don’t like her color palette, but I love her patterns, her energy, her mystery quilts and all she shares.

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