A Quilt Finish: Pfeffernuse


Ever since I first opened Bonnie Hunter’s book String Fling, I knew I would be making the quilt Pfeffernuse.  Partly I wanted to make it because I loved the quilt…and partly because I loved the name.  Hubby’s mom made Pferffernuse cookies every year at Christmas.  YUM!!  I have make them from time to time but NEVER unless Hubby agrees to help.  Her recipe makes a really big batch.

Anyway…Here’s the quilt.

I’m in love.  I can’t remember if it was last year of the summer before when I went to a garage sale and bought a box of mostly brown calico prints for $1.  I knew then and there that those pieces were going to be used in the quilt.


Hour glass blocks, the red part of the quilt, are not my favorite to sew but making them was so worth it!!


See some of those old calicoes?  Do you have any in your stash?  This is the perfect quilt for them!!

I think I could have snapped picture of the quilt all day…..


I can’t tell you how happy I am that this one moved from the UFO pile into the finished pile.  I love the next picture with it taken on the diagonal.

I’ve said it before and it’s so true.  The quilts that I have in my UFO pile are all quilts that I love…I just haven’t found time to complete them.

The backing is one I just picked up at the local quilt shop.  I used a 108″ backing for it.


Ruby loved the chance to get outdoors to take pictures.  We’ve had lots of rain lately and haven’t gotten out a lot.


I always say of my Bonnie Hunter quilts that this one is one I am going to keep….and well…I think I’ll say that about this one too.  UGH!!  I can’t keep them all!!

I am absolutely THRILLED that Bonnie’s is working on a string quilt book.  I love strings and Bonnie does strings AMAZINGLY!!  If you’re looking for the pattern you can find it in her Sting Fling book.

Make sure to stop by next week on Friday….I have another Bonnie quilt that I’m binding now and should be done for next Friday too.  I can’t wait to  have yet another UFO off the list!!


  1. Penny says:

    Beautiful beautiful quilt!

  2. PattiLynn9 says:

    The border fabric is stunning… along with all the other parts you mentioned! Congrats on the finish! It’s definitely a keeper, imo.

  3. Marilyn says:

    What an absolutely beautiful quilt. A real labor of love.. The border fabric really complements the quilt.

  4. Shelia says:

    Beautiful quilt. Congrats on the finish.

  5. Debbie B says:

    Love it! Those browns are great. What a great find!

  6. Karen says:

    Love, love, love it! What a wonderful quilt!

  7. Robby H says:

    Love this. I wasn’t initially attracted to this pattern, but it has grown on me and I’m now thinking about what colors I want to use. I’m probably going to have to blame you for that change of heart after seeing yours.

  8. Kim LeMere says:

    I love seeing another one of your UFO’s completed and yes I do have some of those fabrics! the border piece is also in my collection of textiles! lol

  9. It’s gorgeous! Congrats on a terrific QUiltville finish!

  10. Jill Klop says:

    I’ve always loved that quilt! Yours is beautiful!

  11. Paula says:

    Love it! I’m retired. Why can’t I get all the quilts made that I want to make?

  12. Mary Jo B. says:

    Great quilt! Ruby’s coloring complements the quilt beautifully. :>)

  13. Cindy says:

    What a beautiful quilt.!

  14. Nell says:

    That’s on my Want to list- – -I am in the mood for some brainless, string piecing, but if I start it, does it become another UFO??? Vicious, vicious cycle!

  15. Linda in NE says:

    Love your Pfefferneuse quilt…..mine is still just a top and it has some of the same old brown calicoes in it.

  16. Dian says:

    What an amazingly beautiful quilt that your created. Every day, I admire your work ethic and ingenuity for making time to squeeze in some stitching. I know it’s the way you create so many beautiful quilts. Way to go!

  17. Laura says:

    Your quilt is beautiful! I am looking forward to a new new string quilt too!

  18. A lovely, lovely quilt–congratulations on the finish!