I don't know what it is about Bonnie at Quiltville that draws me so, but I must admit, she does. I follow what she is doing, what she is working on, where she is teaching next, etc.
I sound like a stalker or something, don't I?! Oh, well, So be it. I'm not a stalker, but I AM a huge fan.
There are several reasons this might be true:
- Bonnie's blog was the first quilting blog I ever read. A Google search landed me on her blog somewhat randomly due to her "Scraps and Shirt Tails" book. (I was searching for how to make a quilt out of old t-shirts.)
- The first "Blogging Give Away" I ever won was a book from Bonnie's blog.
- Bonnie's tutorials are extremely well written.
- Bonnie writes from her heart. She shares who she is. Her blog is part of her business but it is also part of her life. And she is not ashamed to share her life with the thousands of people who read her blog.
Bonnie's approach is quite different. She is a scrappy quilter. "Don't Worry about the print, if it's BLUE, it's BLUE, just USE IT!!" would be something you could find in one of her tutorials. Someday I will have bins of scraps and I will be able to more easily embrace that sentiment. Maybe.
Until then, I'll do her mystery quilts by purchasing fabric needed to do the quilt. I was going to use old shirts this year, as I did last year, but I couldn't find enough black shirts at the Thrift Shop... So, I purchased a bunch of FQs and I am now ready to begin "catching up". I'm already a week behind!
If you are doing Bonnie's Orca Bay, please leave a comment with a link to your photos or blog if you can. I would love to see what you all are working on.
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Until Next Time,