Thursday, November 14, 2013

Smith Mountain Morning

This is a quilt I started in a class with the designer of this quilt, Bonnie K. Hunter, last November.  I finally decided to finish it (make it, really, since I had only made a couple of blocks) last month and spent a day remembering where I was with it and how to go on.  Since then I have worked steadily at it and I just got the inner border around the center blocks.  This quilt has a pieced border and I have the blocks already pieced (except for the four corner blocks).  I want to get this quilt finished and to the longarm quilter before Bonnie's new mystery quilt begins the day after Thanksgiving.  Now I have to decide what to use for backing.  By the way, that is Rosebud, better known as Rosie, on the quilt top.  She thinks all the quilts belong to her.

Speaking of the new mystery quilt, I know I showed my fabrics chosen in my last post but I have changed my mind.  I got to thinking that there will probably be more than two hundred quilts in her colors and the ones I've seen pictures of that used different colors stand out.  I want my quilt to stand out!  So I am using Bonnie's greens, yellows and neutrals, but I am changing her blues to medium to dark purples and her oranges to strawberry pinks.  I would love her colors exactly but I need to go my own way.  I used Bonnie's colors for my Smith Mountain Morning but I probably won't do that again.  So here is a picture of my new fabrics.  Just changing two colors will make a big difference in my quilt.  Now I can't wait to get started.  Hurry up Black Friday! 


  1. I love your color choices for Celtic Solstice. I am ready for Black Friday, also.

  2. I thought of using Purple too. It's my Favorite color! I agree there were way too many quilts that looked just like mine with Easy Street. I am changing mine up and using a constant fabric- Pink for the Yellow and Red for the Orange. My Blues and Greens will be the scrappy part. My background will be just two different fabrics since I might not find more of the one I chose. I'm still looking.