Try it on Tuesday: String Fling

Each Tuesday, I review a quilt product or try something new.  I often host giveaways too….Make sure to stop over each Tuesday to check  it out.

I am so excited that we have a new sponsor for “Try it on Tuesday”.  It’s Kansas City Star Quilts Pickledish division.  If you aren’t familiar with them, you will soon be after I do a few reviews of their books.  They are the publishers of my favorite quilt designer Bonnie Hunter of

Pickledish sent me a copy of Bonnie’s newest book, String Fling”  Scrappy, Happy and Loving It!

I think the book is wonderful.  Patterns for a  few of the quilts in the book  were released before the book was published either as a mystery quilt or as a magazine installment.  I have already made three quilts in the book.

Here is  my version of Roll Roll Cotton Boll.


Here is my Orca Bay.


Here is my Jamestown Landing.


All three of these are in my top ten quilts that I have ever made.  With all those amazing quilt designs, one might think that the rest of the book is “duds”….NOT TRUE!  The rest of the book features more great quilts!  In fact, I have already started sewing two of them….

This is Pineapple Crazy….It is the only paper pieced quilt in the book.  Can you believe there are 224 blocks in the center and 60 more around the outside?    12,000 pieces in all….Amazing!

The other quilt I already started is Talking’ Turkey.

Other quilts from the book on my list to make are Pfefferneuse….

Blue Skies….

Santa Fe String Star…

Tulip Fields….

Wild Child….

and Zuckerwatte.

There are a total of 13 quilts in the book!  Someone once told me if she finds three quilts in a book that she really wants to make, then purchasing the book is a totally justified.  I think it’s a good philosophy….so this is a quilt book I would definitely purchase because there are more than three quilts I want to make.

Being I already have a copy of the book, I am giving this copy away….Do you want to win it?  You don’t need to follow me or like me on facebook (but you can), ….you don’t need to jump through a bunch of hoops.   All you need to do is leave a comment telling me which is you favorite quilt from the book…easy right.

I’ll pick a winner next week.  I’ll be back with a winner from last week’s giveaway tomorrow.

If you liked this book of Bonnie’s, I am sure you would like these as well.

Adventures with Leaders & Enders: Make More Quilts in Less Time!

Scraps & Shirttails II: Continuing the Art of Quilting Green

Scraps & Shirttails: Reuse, Re-pupose, Recycle! The Art of “Quilting Green”

I have all of them and honestly, if the house burned down tomorrow, these are the first four quilt books I would purchase!

309 thoughts on “Try it on Tuesday: String Fling”

  1. Bonnie has put so many Greta quilts,it’s hard to pick just one…BUT that one that is so me is Pineapple is stunning and I’ve got to make it! And of course others. I have already done RRCB and Orca Bay ( have to finish putting top together). Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. What a difficult choice, it is a bit like picking your favorite child. And, as we all know that can change from day to day ;) I guess today it is Jamestown landing but ask me tomorrow and it just might be Talking Turkey. It really looks like a great book!!! Thanks for the chance to win this book I have been finding it hard to come up with any more excuses not to order the book. I love online shopping but two of my favorite things to buy are quilting books and fabric, and as it turns out those are the two things I rarely purchase online. I really like to feel my fabric and flip through a book before I buy it. Therefore, the majority of times that I do buy either of those items online is after I have had the opportunity to see (the books) and feel (the fabric) in person. Your review of this book has made me feel as though I have seen the book and I would not hesitate to order it online after seeing your blog post. Very good review, thanks so much for the pictures and the chance to possibly win such a great book!!

  3. Definitely not easy to pick just one! I like Pfefferneuse a lot, though. I discovered Bonnie with the Orca Bay mystery and I love her style.

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  5. I love Bonnie Hunter, her quilts are always great stach busters!! This book is one I can realy get into, I thank the first one I would make would be “Wild Child”, it makes me thank of my granddaughter. Also I can’t leave out the wonderful “Pineapple”, just thank 12,000 pieces of fabric!! Winning this book would be a great addition to my “library”. I would like to thank you for shearing all of the great quilts you have on your blog, I enjoy it so much, keep up the good work!!

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