Monday, August 29, 2016

One Quilt Leads to Another and Another...

I'm working on a Bonnie Hunter quilt called Pfeffernusse, and I got to thinking about how I got here.

Last year, Bonnie Hunter's mystery was called Allietare. For that quilt, I pulled out red, gold, and neutral fabrics.

Fabrics for Allietare

Allietare quilt top

As I was working on Allietare, I thought about the fact that I wanted to do Jamestown Landing (also from Bonnie Hunter) in red and neutral, so while I had the fabrics out, I started that quilt.

Jamestown Landing quilt top

I also wanted to make an Old Tobacco Road quilt (yet another Bonnie Hunter design). I used the already collected golds for that one.

Old Tobacco Road

Old Tobacco Road takes lots of browns, so as I was cutting them, I cut extra brown strings. I used some of them in the Old Tobacco Road border, but I had lots left over. Pfeffernusse takes brown string blocks, so it seemed natural to start that one.

This photo is from Bonnie Hunter's site--click on it to visit.

I've got all the blocks made, and I'm starting to assemble it. As usual, I made extra blocks--in this case, quarter square triangles (QSTs).


I'm thinking that these extra blocks may lead to an Ohio Star quilt...

I'm linking with Fiber Tuesday 75 at The Quilting Room with Mel and Jo's Country Junction UFO Challenge .


  1. Very pretty! I think a "quilting rabbit trail" would be a good trail to be on.

  2. Hahaha, that's how it starts...and it never ends!

    I've made at least 100 quilts now and have at least 20 in my head right now. Sometimes I try to forget a pattern but it never works. They seem to sneak into my head and knock around in there creating all manner of noise and confusion. The only way to quieten them down is to sew up a pattern or two! Good luck and have fun, too.

    1. Your description sounds so familiar! I often have trouble going to sleep at night with all the buzzing in my head. :)

      Thanks for visiting my blog--I appreciate it.

  3. It's kinda like the children's book, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"!! It sounds like you are having so much fun in the process!

    1. I am having fun! Funny, I was just talking about that book to my evening class a couple of hours ago! :)

  4. You do realise that by posting these gorgeous snippets of quilts, you have added another half dozen to all our mental lists of "must" projects. Why must quilts be so addictive?
    I especially love the Jamestown Landing. Must resist temptation!
    Joking aside, you do beautiful work.

  5. Thanks, Tawa! Thanks, too, for visiting my blog. :)

  6. I understand completely how one project leads to another, if you are already cutting strips, what are a few more? I like your Jamestown Landing in red & white, very unusual. There are a lot more Bonnie quilts I would like to make but there is only so much time! Blessings, Gretchen

    1. You are so right--I wish I could stretch time to get everything done that I want to do! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)


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