Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Old Tobacco Road!

It's time for our Labor Day Quiltville Mystery! It starts this Friday, and I'll post the link to the first step here, and on my website.

This is a sample shot of the fabrics I've used, and some hints as well! You have a couple options with this quilt. If you choose to do the "couch" size, just omit the optional borders. The quilt center measures approximately 56-inches X 78-inches. It's bigger than a lap size because all of the men in my life are over 6 feet tall, and require quilts to be long enough to cover their shoulders and wrap around their feet :c)

If you want the quilt bigger, follow along with the optional borders segment, and you'll end up with a full size quilt that measures approximately 81-inches X 104-inches!

Are you ready to come Quilt down Old Tobacco Road with me? Click here to get started with fabric requirements! The Mystery begins Labor Day Weekend.....Friday August 29!

So how is this Labor Day Weekend Mystery going to work? Simple! I'm going to post everything as fast as I can get it up, starting Friday August 29th! That's right! You can start sewing on Friday,and sew straight through Monday if you want, and with any luck at all, I'll get everything uploaded before you actually get to the next step! :cD

This will be a "self paced" mystery with no 2 week break in between steps,but you can sure do it that way if you want. Take your time if you need to, or sew like a quilt-fiend with the pedal to the metal if you sew-desire! When you get to the end of one step, there will be a link to click to the next, and the next and Sew-Forth! Most of all, enjoy yourself while you welcome in a beautiful scrappy Fall, while enjoying the last warmth of Summer 2008!


  1. Bonnie I have been waiting for this mystery to start but will ahve to wait a few more days our Quilt Show is this weekend. Happy Labor Day weekend and Happy sewing everyone i will start Monday.

    Angela in Aus

  2. I am so excited to start this quilt mystery!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your wonderful patterns and the insight you have!!

  3. Hi Bonnie, it will be great fun to make this mystery. I think, I will start another project. (Doesn't matter, I already have a lot (((-; Waiting for Friday...

    Sandra from Switzerland

  4. Bonnie,
    You are a star! I'm really enjoying your posts re. Old Tobacco Road, especially all the pictures. There is nothing like that in Western Australia.

  5. Yeah another mystery!!! Can't wait for your book!

  6. I'm ready to start! I finally finished my Carolina Crossroads. This was the first scrap quilt that I made and if I would of seen all the directions to begin with I would of past on the quilt. I'm glad I didn't it is my favorite quilt to date! I'm looking forward to the Old Tobacco Road. Well I'm off to look for fabric....Jackie

  7. I cannot wait for all the instructions....but I have to.
    I have gathered all my fabrics but will wait to begin sewing with the rest of our quilt world in "Quiltville".
    XOXOXO Subee

  8. ohboyohboyohboy! Another mystery! I love your patterns and am eagerly waiting for your book to come out. You are not only wonderfully creative, but accurate as well.
    A good combination! ;-) Thanks in advance for the Labor Day Mystery quilt! WHEEEE I'm off to rummage through my autumn fabric stash...

  9. My father grew up on a tabacco farm and used to tell all kinds of stories about working in the fields and hanging tobacco. He passed away just about a year ago and I saved his cotton shirts to make quilts for my mom, sister and myself. I'm not ready to cut into those shirts just yet, but I have a feeling that this is going to be the perfect pattern for the quilts! Thank you so much for all that you give so freely to the quilting world!

  10. Hi Bonnie, I didn't do your other mysteries but I think I might do this one. Thank you for your blog. It is the very first one I stumbled upon years ago. I so enjoy reading about your travels and quilting adventures.

  11. Looking forward to your mystery. :) Always love your quilts!!! Thank you for taking the time to do this!

  12. Ohh ... 6ft tall now were talkin!
    I don't like when my feet hang out.

  13. Just realised my Monday is still your Sunday so will be sewing when you guys are.

    Angela in Aus

  14. Bonnie,

    I was hoping you would see the lastest copy of Our State magazine. The cover is perfect for this mystery! Again welcome to NC!!!

    Robin in the Triangle of NC

  15. Anonymous6:00 PM EDT

    I have been going through alot of papers that I have downloaded over the years and am trying to get some order. I found Part 1 to "Old Tobacco Road" Are the rest of the parts shown on your website? I love anything that has 4 patches in it. Especially scrap quilts! Thank you in advance for your time to help me.

    Suzanne Email: jtcox11470@aol.com


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