Thursday, August 23, 2018

Fabulous Freebies Blog Hop - My Day!!!



So, this is my project for the Fabulous Freebies Blog Hop.  It is a Bonnie Hunter free quilt and well, it is called "My Blue Heaven", (found here) but it isn't so blue, is it?  Well I decided to make my version scrappy so I pulled out my Kim Diehl scraps and fat quarters and went to town to create fabulosity in the:

The first thing I did was pull out my Accuquilt Go and I decided that I could cut all of the pieces with my 8" Cube Dies.  Yay!!!

The first step was to take all the quarter square triangles to make (wait for it) 90 hourglass squares from the 360 quarter square triangles.


True to Bonnie Hunter lots of pieces quilts, I took a whole bunch of the same but different quarter square triangles from my neutrals and the colorful half square triangles and took 90 times 4 and made 360 flying geese.  But I forgot that only one of the two squares in the quilt use flying geese so I actually made 180 too many.  I decided that instead of making more hourglass units for the border, I would use these flying geese instead.  So, no waste...


Next step was to take four flying geese, and four half square triangle blocks and attach them to half of the quarter square triangle blocks and create these beautiful star blocks.  Then for the second set of blocks, 


four rectangles and four squares were attached to the rest of the hourglass blocks.

Yay, now I was ready to put them together.  Nine columns and ten rows, alternating each block.


I really like the way this has turned out.  I especially like the way each block is framed in an opposite manner.  


See how in the picture on the left, the blocks in the corner turn away while in the star block, they turn in or enclose the star.  Makes the entire quilt have a lot of movement.  This is all the further I have gotten on the project.


I hope you have enjoyed my freebie.  I think it makes a great quilt.  Please also visit my fellow "freebie blog hoppers" from the list below.  There are a lot of great projects to be made!!!!

Monday August 20

29 comments:

  1. Your quilt is really, really lovely! Thanks for sharing the freebie pattern and your talent!

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    1. Thanks, I do love Bonnie Hunter quilts.

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  2. This is a great quilt. Thanks for the step by step. Love watching a quilt grow from stash to finished top.

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  3. Kay, thanks for sharing your process of making this great Bonnie Hunter quilt! She was our guild's national speaker last year and her quilts are fantabulous!! I love the color scheme of yours. You are right, her quilts have a LOT of pieces! LOL Great job!

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    1. Thanks. I am planning to do more of her quilts.

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  4. Bonnie Hunter's patterns are my favorite all time fabulous freebie go-to place. I have never made this one. I really like your choice of fabrics. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing in the hop ... :-) Pat

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    1. She does have great freebies. I am planning a Jared Takes a Wife sometime soon.

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  5. You got me at Bonnie Hunter. I just love her quilts. I have the Cube dies, but have never taken them out of the box. I really need to rethink those things, thanks to you. Oh...and those Kim Diehl fabrics...to die for! Just gorgerous. LOL!!

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    1. Thanks. I am going to do On Ringo Lake next. I think I have all the dies for it.

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  6. Beautiful quilt, and I love the colors you chose. Perfect for Autumn. Thank you for sharing this wonderful pattern.

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  7. Oh....love your quilt!! Great freebie

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  8. I love this quilt, great design and I can't wait to see it finished.

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    1. I am having a bit of trouble with the geese and what to do at the corners. Still working out the border issues.

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  9. Great scrappy quilt, and I do love the movement you pointed out from the corner blocks. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I didn't even see it all until it was put together. Thanks.

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  10. What a neat quilt--and using scraps too. Love it. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Great quilt and Bonnie's free patterns are wonderful. Lots of pieces...but using the Accuquilt Go was a perfectly workable solution.

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    1. The Accuquilt helped a lot with the cutting but I found I needed to starch a LOT.

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  12. This is a great free quilt idea...thanks for sharing!

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  13. I'm a bit late to the party, but I love your quilt top. Bonnie Hunter has some great freebies in magazines and on her web site. Great post!

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    1. You are a no-reply blogger so I wanted to thank you for your comment on my blog here. I'm sorry I can't reply to you by email.

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    2. Thanks Carla. I love Bonnie Hunter quilts.

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  14. Thanks for sharing this great quilt.

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  15. How sweet! I love Bonnie Hunter quilts too.. hadn't seen this pattern, must try it! Thanks so much for sharing! xx

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