Another Book of Quilts??

After I finished up making ALL of the quilts in Bonnie Hunter’s String Fling book I felt such a sense of accomplishment that for a bit, I thought about doing the same thing with another of her books.

Scraps and Shirttails

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Our biggest accomplishment of this book was making THREE of these.  One my top is finished but I’m waiting for Kelli to make the backing.  This is Perkiomen Daydreams.  10,000 pieces in this quilt!

There are 12 quilts in this book….

Here is my list of done quilts:
Perkiomen Daydreams
Cactus Patch
Hand Me Downs
Bargello in Plaid (all made with shirts).  I have a second one of this quilt in my UFO pile.

Star Gazing


Virginia Bound is a UFO

I’d still like to make
Carolina Crossroads
Nifty Thrifty

Adventures with Leader and Enders

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There are 12 quilts in the book.  I have completed FIVE and have one top done so I’ll count that as 5+ done.

Here is my list of done quilts:
Blue Ridge Beauty
Rick Rack Nines
Nine in the Middle

Hopscotch, Butterscotch
I still have these on my list of want to makes:
Happily Scrappily Irish

Scraps and Shirttails II
I adore this book.  I could happily make every quilt in the book.  I haven’t yet as they are made with shirts and shirts although economical for me, take lots of processing time.  This book I would pick as a favorite.  
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There are 13 quilts in this book.

I have these finished.
Smith Mountain Morning

Fair and Square
Criss Cross Applesauce
Stars Over Shallotte
Rectangle Wrangle

Carolina Christmas

These are working towards a finish.
Holy Toledo-UFO
Bricks in the Barnyard- a Top

All of the quilts left in the book that I haven’t done are all quilts I would really like to make.  I love this quilt book!!

String Fling
FINISHED EVERY QUILT IN THE BOOK!!  Find the link to them here.

More Adventures with Leaders and Enders

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There are 12 quilts in this book.  I have made 9 of them but one quilt I made two of it.

Here is my list of done quilts:
Scrap Crystals

Four Patch X
Winston Ways

Texas Tumbleweeds


Spoolin’ Around

Version ONE
Easy Street Version TWO

Cheddar Bow Ties

Narragansett Blues
Lazy Sunday

I would happily make the remaining three quilts in this book.  I’ve been a little intimidated by the remaining three.
Friendship Cross needs some fussy cutting
Lucy’s Baskets…APPLIQUE
Midnight Flight-everyone says it’s so easy to twist the blocks and lots of time ends up being spent with a seam ripper.  UGH.

Addicted to Scraps

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There are 12 quilts in this book.  I have three finished.

Garden Party


Tropical Twist
Jingle Bell Square

I like others of the quilts in this book and I’m sure I’ll make a couple more.  There are others that are higher priority on my list right now.  Many of the quilts I’d want to enlarge and haven’t done the math.

String Frenzy
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There are 12 quilts in the book.  I could happily make the all.  I do already have one finished!!

Punkin’ Patch

When looking back at the posts and pictures I took, oh my.  I wish I had a better camera when I first started making Bonnie Hunter quilts.

If I do make all the quilts in another of the books it will be one of the following books:
Scraps and Shirttails II
More Adventures with Leaders and Enders
String Frenzy

I actually think I will make all of the quilts in another of her books.  It was a crazy fun ride.   For now, I’m just going to try to not make any deadlines…I need some easy going sewing for a little bit.

If you don’t have Bonnie Hunter quilt books and want a recommendation, I pick both the string quilts but I know many aren’t into string quilts…After those I’d pick More Adventures with Leaders and Enders and Scraps and Shirttails II…but that’s only my faves.

So readers…what is your favorite Bonnie Hunter quilt book?  What book have you used the most?  Inquiring minds want to know.

20 thoughts on “Another Book of Quilts??”

  1. Greetings, Jo! I have popped into your blog numerous times, but I just recently started following you. We have a lot in common :)

    Do you keep all your quilts? Gift them? Sell them? I have soooo many (many Bonnie patterns, too). We just did a big remodel of our living room and kitchen. I had a Jenny Lind changing table I used as a quilt corral in the living room. Now I am looking at it and wondering if I have too many quilts. I have given many of them away. But it’s like giving away children (of which I have eight), if you know what I mean. Wondering what happens to yours.

  2. I have already started the first quilt in String Frenzy. I had the leaders and ender blocks sitting in a box so the four patches are now done. The phone book foundations are ready and I need to track down my various boxes of scraps. I am making it smaller so I can donate to Flying Horse Farm.

  3. I’ve made several quilts from Leaders & Enders, would like to make several more. Haven’t done a stitch with Addicted to Scraps but several are on the list! You’ve done great utilizing your investment in her books.

  4. Wow! I’m impressed! I would love to make every quilt in every book! Can’t pick a favorite book. I have many of her quilts as WIP. I’ve done every mystery since I discovered her in 2013. Mysteries are my favorite.
    I enjoy following your blog, you’ve given me lots of helpful tips. Thanks for the time you give.

  5. Jo, thank you for the quilt show this morning! I knew you were very productive but seeing all these completed quilts leaves me in awe of your talent. Your work is amazing and beautiful. So inspiring!

    I have been reading for years but seldom commrnent. Thank you for sharing so much of your life so we see you as a real person…not just someone who cranks out a bunch of pretty quilts.

    Merry Christmas, and wishes for health and happiness for you and your family in the coming year.

  6. Wow Jo you are amazing you are so close to have a few other books done! You are so inspiring I’m trying to figure which book I’d like to try doing this! Have a Merry Christmas and tell your girls Hi.

  7. I’m impressed. Congratulations on your accomplishments. I have 2 of Bonnie’s books and keep drooling, but haven’t made one of her quilts.

  8. Colleen Pflieger

    I am amazed at this post! I really want to make more of Bonnie’s quilts. I have made 2. I love looking at her books!

  9. Thank you for the quilt parade! I have Crabapples all ready to put together. I am going to figure out how to piece the green tree part instead of paper piece. Two things I’m not fond of, paper piecing and strings. I find other ways to do thing.

  10. I think your photos are awesome! Since I discovered Bonnie Hunter, I rarely make quilts from other sources. I will have all of her books when String Frenzy arrives in my hands Wednesday! I can’t pick a favorite.

  11. Lilac Joan Guthridge

    With four tubs of shirts deboned, I have decided to work my way through Bonnie’s shirttail patterns! I spent so much time (and fun) collecting the shirts I feel the pressure to use them. It will be fun. Am working on Nifty Thrifty. So fun matching fabrics!

  12. All of your quilts are beautiful. And your time management is amazing. I have a couple of Bonnie’s books, but haven’t made any from the books. I have made several from her free patterns. When I think I’ll make one from her books, I check to see if you made it, so I can see if you have any hints to making them. Thanks for all that you do and share.

  13. Thank you for the quilt show of your beautiful quilts! Oh my, you are a prolific quilter! It would be difficult for me to select just one as my favorite ~ I love all of them & I especially love when you put your own spin on a pattern. Thanks for sharing!

  14. All of your quilts are so beautiful! I have two Bonnie quilts that I would love to make from Scraps and Shirttails II – Tumalo Trail and Carolina Christmas. I didn’t see a Tumalo Trail in your post … maybe someday you could have a Tumalo Trail-Along. Thank you for the inspiration – your quilts are amazing!

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