Do you remember THIS POST where I explained how I had been flagged by a drive-by quilter who was stopped at a red light in her burgundy minivan and asked me “Are you Bonnie Hunter??”
((This was like such a twilight zone moment..have you ever had that happen to you?!?))
A recent email let me know that her name is Claire, and she wants to share her quilts with us!
I'm the woman in the burgundy minivan who flagged you down in front of the Stone House in the Manassas Battlefield. I live down the road in Centreville and was driving through the battlefield that morning on my way to Fredrecksburg.
I had read in your blog that you were going to be there that morning and as I drove down Route 29 I thought "maybe I'll see Bonnie Hunter."
As I approached the Stone House, I saw a woman taking photos and thought it looked like you. Then I realized it was you but figured I wouldn't get to say hi because the light was green. As I approached the light, you came to the corner and the light turned red! The timing was perfect -- who would have thought!
I have been a Bonnie Hunter fan since I read your column on the scrap user's system. Then you came to speak to my guild -- Centreville Quilters' Unlimited (Centreville, VA) and I was off and running.
We are kindred spirits. I have always had a scrappy style -- the more fabrics the better.
Claire’s Easy Street from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders in Sunny Yellow!I have attached photos of my 3 Bonnie Hunter quilts. I first made Easy Street. The border print was chosen to match the room I was redecorating for a quest room and the rest of the fabrics came from there.
Celtic Solstice by Claire((who obviously has a great spot for taking quilt photos!))
I love mystery quilts so I had to do Celtic Solstice but I used your colors this time. Those colors spoke to me because my husband and I had also just come back from Ireland and Scotland.
Oregon or Bust from Scraps & Shirttails II
After I purchased Scraps and Shirttails, I started collecting men's shirts from the Salvation Army (my husband says he didn't see that coming!). I made Oregon or Bust from some of those.
The best part is that almost everything for these quilts came from my scraps/stash! My husband definitely likes that.Claire, I’m delighted to meet you once again through email. Your quilts are lovely, and your color choices..YUMMY! I can’t wait to see what you send next!
You are an inspiration to me. I can't wait to do your next mystery quilt and I have a number of quilts from your books on my to-do list.
All the best,
Update from Quilt Villa:
I wish I had more to report on my progress over here, but unless you want progress on sweeping and mopping, vacuuming and laundry, and setting up the sewing area so that it is ready when I bring Mickey up here on Wednesday ---you are out of luck!
The un-stitching has been accomplished..and this is where I am now on the String Spider Web Redo Undo:
I do like the yellow.
The amount of SMALL SCRAPS as in bits and crumbs this uses is amazing. The basket I brought is about down by half. Heaven knows there is more where that came from, so I shouldn't have trouble getting 80 blocks done that I think I need.
I just need more yellow.
That is on the list for Wednesday’s Mary Jo’s run. PLEASE BE THERE, YELLOW!
All is ready ---and so tonight, I can mess it up a bit and sew some more.
Love from Buck Mountain --