Thursday, February 02, 2017

New Digital Patterns & A Book Sale!

Happy Groundhog Day, everyone!

Groundhog day is one of the silliest holidays of the year, right up there with April Fools Day, and no matter what Punxsutawney Phil, the plucky marmot from Pennsylvania says about his shadow, we know that Spring is eventually going to arrive, and I am excited about it.

What does a small town in Pennsylvania know about the coming of spring, anyway?  Here in North Carolina it was 72 yesterday afternoon, blissfully so, and I want to THINK SPRING, I’m going to do it full force, shadow or no!

So onto the exciting website news.

Sale Sale Sale Sale!  And New Digital Patterns!

Our En Provence mystery has been retired from the blog and is now available in Digital pattern form in the Digital Patterns Section of the Quiltville Store. 9 pages of full color photos and step by step instructions to create your own beautiful En Provence quilt.


I have also added the pattern for Garlic Knots, including step by step photos for my easy strip piecing technique, and full instructions for the enhanced piano key border you fell in love with and have been clamoring for.

ALL Digital patterns are 25% off through February 9th using the coupon code DIGITAL25 in the coupon box when ordering. Coupon must be used at time of purchase.

And that's not all! MAJOR MARKDOWNS on many book titles in the new SALE section of the store, including those by other authors and a couple of my own titles. Take advantage of these while supplies last. When they are gone, they are gone!

Remember: There is FREE shipping on orders of $75 or more within the USA using coupon code FREE75 at checkout. Code must be used at time of purchase. Not available for international shipping. International shipping rates apply.

The book sale will run until “Further Notice.”  It’s limited to stock on hand, so we’ll see how long that goes.

While you are in the Quiltville Store you can still pick up the Addicted to Scraps Book and Essential Triangle Tool bundle at quite a savings and you’ll be ready for this course! And you get the Wanderlust Table Runner pattern as a free bonus.

Having the workshop in your Craft U library for easy access would be just the ticket for watching when you want, refreshing techniques when you need them and honing up some skills.  Craft U has now gone ALL STREAMING so wherever you have an internet connection you can access my courses.  They are yours forever, and you get interaction through the message boards, sharing with other students for one year from purchase!


Not only will you learn to use the ruler and various techniques, you’ll also have the instruction for making Wanderlust from my new Addicted to Scraps Book.

Here’s the gist of why I think this course is important:  Camera angles, close ups, repetition!  These are things you can’t get during Quilt-Cam
Who Should Take this Course:
  • A beginning quilter who wants to learn tips and techniques that will make your quilting experience successful
  • Intermediate to advanced students who wish to refresh or supplement their skills.
  • Advanced Students who want to discover how quick it is to work with specialty rulers
Lesson 1: Wanderlust Overview
  • Wanderlust Quilt introduction and break down of units.
  • Making flying geese with stitch & flip corners.
  • Making flying geese with the Essential Triangle Tool.
  • Assembling Small Inner Star & Half inner star.
  • Making half square triangles with the Essential Triangle Tool.
  • Sewing large flying geese (two types) with Stitch & Flip method or Essential Triangle Tool.
  • Block Layout and Assembly with connecting corner demo. Full block & Half block.
  • Half Square Triangles, small and large joined to border units.
  • Joining border units and adding inner border.
  • Quilt finishing and Quilter Showcase.


Lesson 2: Half Square Triangles & Block Assembly.
  • Making half square triangles with the Essential Triangle Tool.
  • Sewing large flying geese (two types) with Stitch & Flip method or Essential Triangle Tool.
  • Block Layout and Assembly with connecting corner demo. Full block & Half block.


Lesson 3: Border blocks, quilt assembly and Binding
  • Half Square Triangles, small and large joined to border units.
  • Joining border units and adding inner border.
  • Machine & Hand stitched binding
  • Making a hanging sleeve

Lesson 4: Quilter Showcase
  • I share the quilts from the Addicted to Scraps book, focusing on those that ALSO benefit from the use of the Essential Triangle Tool!
I hope you’ll join me in this course. 
I’ve got a coupon code for you!
Save 15% by using the code WANDER15
Click the link below to register today!

Wanderlust Quilt with Bonnie Hunter (Scrap Quilting Basics from Beginning to Binding!)
My job for today.
I’ll be finishing the quilting on Dawn’s Early Light, and hopefully will have time to get the binding on.  My time home is winding down, I fly to Houston on Saturday and I’m happy to say that I won’t have to hide my face from the quilters who I’ll be seeing.  “The Thing” is greatly reduced in size, antibiotics are doing their trick and I’m sticking with the full round so it doesn’t come back, whatever it was.

The Gift-Away for the Mar/Apr 2017 Quiltmaker Bundle is still on-going!  The drawing happens tomorrow evening.  Enter to win on THAT POST.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
I found this little tattered Sunbonnet Sue quilt at an antique shop yesterday. (More about that in tomorrow’s post!) I wondered what kind of quote would go with it, and I found one!
It pays to look on the bright side.  ALWAYS.
Not to mention a bonnet like this could hide THE THING on my face!

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  1. So glad it is going away. Things like that can be so scary when you don't know what they are. Have a great trip!

  2. Let us know what you find out about your THING, please. Praying it is harmless and easily taken care of...

  3. Thanks for the sale--I picked up some things I really "needed"! :)

  4. Did the Garlic Knot block appear in a 100 quiltmaker magazine?

  5. How do you enter two codes, one for digital and one for free shipping?

  6. So happy to hear that "thing" is healing and on its way to being history soon! Loving your Dawns Early Light quilt :*)

  7. Love Sun Bonnet Sue and her Bonnet. Perfect Quote on this crazy Groundhog Day! YEA for RX helping the "Thing" on your face. Happy Travels to warmer Texas. More picture taking in the 5" of the WHITE Stuff happening at my house. Dreaming of MAY!!!

  8. hi--I really hate to tell you what the 'thing' on your face is--
    I know cause I have ended up with the 'thing' on my face in different areas at least 4 times in my lifetime so far--and each and every time it has been a tooth problem--
    now wait--keep reading--every time--I did not have any kind of toothache, before, or during the swelling--but each time the 'root' of the problem was a tooth--
    and as for the heat--yes it makes it feel better--but I was always told not--not to use heat as it make the infection grow faster--
    just my 2 cents my dear--
    enjoy the moments,di

  9. What is the size of the Spanish Rose quilt?

  10. I'll take 72` It was 2 degrees on my front porch this morning at 7am 2*2*2017 Leavenworth Washington and more SNOW in the near future!

  11. Bonnie, so happy your doing better. Been on pins and needles waiting to hear. Have a great time. I will see you in Washington State in May! :)

  12. WO HOO! I was just complaining that I haven't finished the MQ and it's down now! I don't have a printer so it's difficult to keep going. this AM I bought the digital patterns and NOW it and Garlic knots are in my Inbox!!!! Since I know you are not going to send me your garlic knots quilt! :) I will have to make one for my self.

  13. Let us know about the "thing" and when it disappears. It is a mystery - and not a good one.

  14. Try as I might, I could not bet my chosen book, Addicted to Scraps, AND the triangle tool both to appear in my shopping cart. Either one or the other would appear but not both when I tried to check out. GRRRRR! What am I missing about how to operate shopping in your online store??


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