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Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Bonnie New Year Tradition

Each Christmas my best friend asks me what I would like for a gift.  I have told her that I do not want anything but she won't accept that answer.  In 2013 I got the idea that I would like a quilt class and it just so happens that Bonnie Hunter comes and does her NYE mystery in Plano.  So I asked for a Bonnie Hunter class!  I have received this gift two years in a row now! 

The 2013 mystery resulted in Lazy Sunday which was published in Quiltmaker later that year.  For 2014 she came up with her next mystery.  This too will be published in Quiltmaker.  We are allowed to share the block pre-publication but not the quilt.  I got to meet Allison who you see Bonnie refer to on her blog from time to time.  You will hear more about Allison very soon.  This quilt was meant to be rainbow scrappy.  I pulled neutrals from both my stash and my mothers.  I then pulled the rainbow from mom's scraps and stash.  I am glad it turned out that way because I will have another quilt from my mom and I couldn't help but think about her the entire time I was putting this together.

Sadly I got news that same day, New Years Day, that my father had fallen at home and was taken to the hospital.  He lived in New York at the time and there was no way for me to get there in any hurry so I stayed for the class.  Dad and I discussed it and agreed that we would act in the "wait and see" mode. 

I have not progressed on that quilt since the class but I truly look forward to getting back to it.  More to come on Dad, Allison and this Bonnie NYE mystery quilt!


Mary said...

Lucky you to take the Mystery class two years in a row. I loved the class I got to take with Bonnie last March. Cute Block, can't wait to see the whole quilt. I love Stars!!! Hope your father is feeling better quick.

QuiltSwissy said...

What a great friend!!!! I am so sorry about your dad. I sure hope he does OK and is up and around soon enoughh.

You worry so much about the older parents, and your distance doesn't help.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

If I had the chance to take a class with Bonnie I would jump at it! Sorry though for the father in the hospital thing though - that would change your day completely and have a hard time to concentrate on the class I bet.

Krista said...

Lucky you, to get to take a class with Bonnie! I love her quilts, ever since I did Orca Bay. Sorry to hear about your Dad - I hope he's recovering OK.

Marty Mason said...

Now I know what to tell them when they ask about birthdays and Christmas and mother's day. You are the best Swooze....thanks.