A couple weeks ago I found out that Bonnie Hunter was coming to Maine!!! And not only was she coming to Maine but to the next town over from where I live! Even better. And wait for it...... it gets better. Even though the deadline to sign up had gone by there were still spots! How does that even happen? Its Bonnie Hunter! Why are there spots open??? Within about 5 seconds of finding out there was a spot I had my checkbook open. I sent off my registration and a few days later got my confirmation!! The class I got into was for her Jamestown Landing quilt, which I have been drooling over for forever. Here is a link to a picture of the quilt, Jamestown Landing. I am not sure if I can steal a picture from her page to show here so I won't. But go click. I'll wait. It's gorgeous isn't it.
I have been following Bonnie's blog for about a year now. I haven't made any of her quilts yet though I have wanted to. I don't have much of a scrap collectionbut it is slowly building. I did start the Lazy Sunday mystery quilt that is going on in Quiltmaker right now but I am only part way through part one. They just released part two. I had a few baby gifts to get done so I used it as a leader/ender project. Another one of Bonnie's methods that you can read about here.
I have been working on my stash of blue and creams for this. Last night I started to cut my fabrics down into strip sets.
This is what I cut up last night. She has asked that we have our fabrics cut in to strips so she can give us a lesson with her preferred method of making half triangle squares. She uses the easy angle ruler. I have used this method before but sometimes I find cutting them to be cumbersome so hopefully she gives out some good hints.
Here are some blues and some neutrals. I think those darker browns may be too dark. I am not sure but I really like them. I am trying to decide just how much I should cut up. The quilt we are making is a scrap quilt but there is no way I have enough scraps so I have to use my stash. I purchased the strips I already cut above and the top row of fabrics in this picture from Connecting Threads. They are all fat quarters and I only paid about $1.50 each for them. Awesome prices.
Here are some more fabrics I set aside.
And these are more blues from my stash. I am going to try not to cut into these. I am saving them for a blue and orange quilt requested by my son.
This is my only work in progress for this week. I just finished a baby quilt Monday night. I only have a few days before my in-laws get here for a short visit so I thought I would use this time to get ready for this class. It's May 3rd. I wanted to make sure I didn't need to find more fabrics but I think I am ok for the class at least. This is not a quilt we will finish that day.
I am linking up to Lee at Freshly Pieced this week. Click below to see what everyone else is working on.