10/8/11

Do you follow Bonnie Hunter?

If you've followed for a while, then you know that I am a Bonnie Hunter fan; a member of that very large club.

Now, I found Bonnie at very rough quilting time. I was too tightfisted to throw anything away, but the scraps from my quilts was taking over and getting way out of hand.

I kept reading in a blog I followed about the quilter using her Leaders and Enders. Finally, one day I was just too curious and I went to find out what that was. And, that's where I found Bonnie.

Bonnie taught me how to save my scraps so I could use them and then, shared ideas of how and when to use them. And, I was hooked bad.

Here's a previous blog about how much I love my scrap user system.

So, this morning, I knew that I needed to piece a Linus quilt for this month. And, I had no ideas, except to start something from scratch. But, over summer, I knew I had pieced a whole bunch 4 patches, so I went in search and found 70 already pieced and waiting. I reached into the Linus bin of fabrics and pulled out a lavendar. No, don't want lavendar. Next, a piece of red. No, red's not right. Next came out this piece of green and I measured and made sure I had enough and cut it and in about 3 hours, I had this. I will be adding another row of blocks and squaring it up. I don't usually make baby sized Linus quilts. I usually go for teen boy quilts if I can, but this is what came together, so this is what it's going to be.



In different news, I was at a quilt show last weekend and ran into the new owner of the LQS. She taught the one class I've attended. She asked me to bring in the finished quilt from that class. I took that one in and three others. She asked if I'd teach a series of quilting classes. Starting at the basics and building up.

All I have to do is come up with a lesson plan.

Somebody pinch me!

Lane

20 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

*pinch*

Congratulations! I'm glad you'll be able to share all your expertise with others!

Shevvy said...

I've learnt loads from Bonnies blog as well.

As for your big news - congratulations, thats fantasic. Don't worry too much, just enjoy it.

Coloradolady said...

OH. My. Gosh. Is it gonna be on a weekend...your classes I mean?? If so, you might as well give me the dates and sign me up!!! LANE, I AM NOT KIDDING..... I have a place to sleep (daughters) and will BE THERE!!! EMAIL ME!!!!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Lane that's fantastic! well done!

Sequana said...

*Pinch*

Next thing you know, you'll be writing a book!

scraphappy said...

So many Bonnie Hunter fans out there! I think she has inspired lots of us to use up our scraps. Beautiful quilt, it will make someone very happy.

Hazel said...

Congratulations Lane

Giles said...

Hi Lane, this is Giles over at Touch And Sew - you followed me recently and I finally worked which your blog was :) That's great about the class!!

Tammy said...

Congratulations Lane,
I've learned lots about quilting and life just from following your blog. I'm sure you'll make an excellent quilting teacher.

Barb H said...

Good on you, Lane. it'a about time someone recognized your immense quilting ability and got you teaching. Wish I lived closer so I could take one of your classes. :)

Kate said...

Fabulous quilt!! And, yes, we all love Bonnie. Are you going to do her upcomig mystery???? I am, for sure.

Vic in NH said...

I love your green over four patches! Good job. And good job to be invited to teach, too. Relax and enjoy it!

Ann Marie said...

*pinch* how wonderful. I am hooked on Bonnie's quilts as well. Her November mystery will be starting up again soon as well.

Patricia said...

All I can say is that when you get famous and get 1 million followers (AKA Bonnie)---remember those of us who were your first readers and encouragers! Good for you!!! I know everyone will benefit from your sharing of your expertise, including you!!

Marie said...

Oh, my gosh, Lane, congratulations! I wish I could attend your class but I live too far away, have fun. I'm sure it will be very entertaining.
Marie

Marla said...

Congratulations! Next thing you know you will be as famous as Bonnie! I would take a class from you if I lived nearer!

Jo said...

WEE.Haw! Good for you. I am a Bonnie fan too.

lw said...

I wish I lived close enough to take your class-- how much fun would that be!

I love the scrappy four-patch, too. I need to revisit your scrap system.

Auntie Em said...

Lane, I think you will make a wonderful teacher! When I started following Bonnie's blog she was not yet a teacher or an author, just a talented quilter who generously shared her quilts with the blog world. Look how far she has gone!
I'm really happy for you and can't wait to see where else this journey takes you.

Vesuviusmama said...

How exciting for you, Lane! I'm not surprised - you do amazing things with that machine of yours; I imagine your quilts are even more impressive in person.