Last week I posed the question asking if you have ever made all of the quilts in a single quilt book. I did a little checking and discovered that I completely finished 7 of the 12 quilts in Bonnie Hunter’s book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders. I also discovered that I had two more of the quilts from the book in progress. After that post I got thinking that I might have more quilts done in Bonnie Hunter’s String Fling book so I set out to test my theory. Here’s what I found….
Blue Skies: FINISHED! Read more about it here.
Charlotte’s Baskets: This wasn’t my favorite quilt until I saw a couple versions on Bonnie’s blog made by others. I’d like to make it using one of their examples as inspiration.
Daylilies: I’ve wanted to make this…I’m chicken of the applique though. I’ve talked myself through it several times but haven’t jumped in yet. I plan to one day.
Jamestown Landing: FINISHED! Read more about it here.
Orca Bay: FINISHED! Read more about it here.
Pfeffernuse: FINISHED! Read more about it here.
Pineapple Crazy: This is in my long term UFO pile.
I have all of the blocks for the center done and they are de-papered. I am not in a grove to complete the outside blocks…I should get back to this again.
Roll, Roll Cotton Boll: FINISHED! Read more about it here.
Santa Fe String Star: FINISHED! Read more about it here. I absolutely LOVE this quilt!! It’s one of my very favorites.
Talkin’ Turkey: FINISHED! Read more about it here.
Tulip Fields: This is on my to-do list. A blog reader sent one of these tops to be quilted and given away as a charity quilt. It gave me the itch to want to make it!!
Wild Child: FINISHED! Read more about it here.
Zuckerwatte: Two tops are finished. I need to quilt them. Read more about that here.
So the tally for this book goes….
There are 13 quilts in the book.
I have 8 completely finished.
I have the 2 Zuckerwatte quilt done as tops.
I have Pineapple Crazy pretty far along.
I have three not started.
That’s not too bad. I think I got my money’s worth of the String Fling book, wouldn’t you say?? I think I have it in me to finish all of the quilts left in the book…not today and not tomorrow but I really do think I will. It’s really interesting for me to look back at all the pictures. Some of these were made when we lived at the farm house. Some were made when Gracie was still alive.
id you know that Bonnie Hunter’s next quilt book that’s coming out next year will be a string quilt book too? Maybe after the mystery I should host a challenge to finish up a quilt from the current String Fling book before the new String Fling book comes out. If I did, would anyone like to join me? I for sure would tackle one of the quilts I haven’t done yet if I did that. You guys always keep me accountable.
Can you believe that so far, I have kept EVERY SINGLE ONE of these quilts. They are all my favorites. The two Zuckerwatte quilts are going to be given away though…the think they will go this Christmas if I can get them finished.
I do want to give a HUGE shout out to Bonnie Hunter. The String Fling book sure has brought me LOTS of joy and entertainment. Thanks for the inspiration!!