For the record, I’m not a scrappy quilter. While I really love seeing scrappy quilts and can appreciate all the work that goes into it, it’s just not something that I’ve wanted to do. I guess, I’m much more of an art quilter and modern quilter.
One of my quilter friends, Carolyn, is a huge Bonnie Hunter fan and is always trying to get me to make one of her scrappy quilts. You see, I never thought that I would ever finish a quilt that required you to sew 300, 500, or even 600 little small pieces of fabric together. I had, successfully resisted the scrappy movement…. until I saw this one quilt that Carolyn made from mens shirts and I loved, loved, loved it. Then she made and showed me another one. Come to find out it is a free Bonnie Hunter pattern called Scrappy Mountain Majesties. Oh My Needles, I just have to make this quilt.
We needed a new throw for our living room couch, so I pulled together blues and neutrals (tans/creams), bought some additional fabric (so it’s probably not “pure scrappy”), downloaded the pattern, and went at it. It’s a great pattern with lots of different layouts.
Here is my finished throw. I love the movement and it was EASY! Yes, I said EASY.
I can now say, I MAKE A BONNIE HUNTER SCRAPPY QUILT! I guess that means that I am now in the club.
Oh…. notice that I also made a scrappy border and binding to use up my scraps. Do I get extra points for that?
Ps. Yes, Carolyn, I put a label on the back.