Monday, March 01, 2021

Rough & Tumble into March!

Happy March, Quiltvillians!

Okay - so it's pouring outside.  but the morning temp right now is 52 and that gives me HOPE!

In fact - the second quilt on my bed got ditched to the floor in the middle of the night as I was just too warm.

I'm not holding out hope that 2-quilt weather is behind me quite yet, but we are getting there!

Of course, the sound of the rain overhead last night made me also instantly think of the roof issues at the QPO - we were able to stop the leak over the weekend, but this is the real test to see if it is holding or not, and I'll head over as soon as this posts with my fingers crossed.

The plan is to re-roof the whole thing.  Who knows when the last time that was done?  There is evidence of previous fixes - and we know WE did extensive repairs a couple of years back, and well - we see how long that lasted. (It wasn't a place we fixed that failed, though.)

We plan on going with metal. Contractors will be arranged.  But until that happens, let's hope that what we did will hold until then!

And because today is the first day of MARCH, And because the emails and comments kept coming on "When can you make Casden's denim quilt pattern available?" I decided that sooner was better than later and finished the writing over the weekend!

Rough & Tumble measures a generous 50'' x 59'' perfect for Saturday morning cartoons, summer star gazing on the lawn, car trips & camping.  Easily enlarged by adding more columns/rows. Blanket forts and baseball/football games await!

Many of you have already begun to debone your old jeans.

You could be printing your pattern and digging in to a rainy day MARCH project within the hour!

You'll find the printable PDF pattern for Rough & Tumble in the digital pattern section of the Quiltville Store. 

And the price is already marked 25% off through March 14th. No coupon code needed for this one!

The price will revert back to the full price of $12.00 on March 15th, 2021.

Quilting design is DANDY by Keryn Emmerson.

What are you waiting for?

There is a little person (Or a big one!) who would love some couch snuggle time with this quilt.

Along with the release of Rough & Tumble, we also need to draw the winner of our February Quilty Box Gift-Away!

Original post about this box HERE.

What is a Quilty Box?

Here are some highlights to keep in mind:
  • Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box of fun quilting supplies. We offer plans from $44-48/mo.
  • Each month we have 4 or more products (fabric, patterns, thread, or notions)
  • Boxes feature your favorite designers, authors and artisans!
  • Share your makes using the hashtags #QuiltyBox and #GetQuilty
Who is entry 2341 of 6504??

(WOW! You really loved this box!!)
Mary Wells!!

Mary, I have sent an email to the address you provided with your entry.  Please reply to it with your shipping information and I'll have the folks at Quilty Box get your prize right out to you!

You'll also be receiving a PDF pattern for my Shattered! quilt!  Whoowhooo!

And there is more fun coming up as we move our way further into March.

What happened here over the weekend?

Something big and blue is coming together!

So exciting!!

What happened over your weekend?

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Attitude not only will change your immediate surroundings, but ripple over and have an effect on those around you who will also carry it on.

Let your ripples be happy ones!
Happy March, everyone!!



  1. Purchased the pattern for the Rough and Tumble and have a quick question. Did you use batting and if so, which one? I think tying this one might be my way to go but we'll see. Off to Goodwill for a jeans run!
    Anna in IL

    1. Yes, I used batting. I used Hobbs 80/20. Quilting without batting would just be flat, bumpy seams felt through the back of the quilt, and just not very snuggly.

  2. I finished my Grassy Creek top this weekend. Love it!! Thanks Bonnie, for another great mystery.

  3. Bonnie, I don't know what you're up to with that blue & white project, but what you've shown so far just sparkles! It's going to be so gorgeous.

  4. Got our second vaccine this morning and guild meeting ahead this afternoon. Quilter heaven! Marilyn Marks

  5. Oooh! I'm looking forward to feeling blue. That one's looking like another winner. Good luck with the roof.

  6. I spent the weekend organizing my scraps. Question is at what point is a piece considered too small to keep. I have lots of little pieces that might be 2" long and not sure if they are usalbe.

  7. Another Mary that isn't me, Congrats to her! Love the Denim Quilt. I brought mine here to Nebraska. The Sister Missionaries loved using it outside to sit on the grass. I made it years ago for our Picnic Quilt, it stays in the car all Summer. It's a Grassy Creek sew day. Gotta get moving this afternoon, been surfing all the IGQuiltfest postings.

  8. What you're showing of the big & blue looks gorgeous! At first I thought "another on-point quilt". But with more examination, I think only the center 4-patch is on point. But it raises a question... you do not web an on-point quilt setting do you? Each row is sewn together and then attached to the previous row, right? While it will be several months before I get my Winter Blues (in orange) top to that point, I keep wondering about the assembly process.

  9. Metal roof. My neighbors have a metal roof and they don’t have snow on it!!! They said it was cheaper than a traditional roof. We get a lot of snow and ice in upstate New York.

  10. Bonnie, wow Rough and Tumble right on time. I recently started deboning my fifty year collection of denim! It includes Great great grandpa's Navy denims from his military days, sweet denim shirts and skirts from Great great grandma, shirts and pants from us Great grandparents and a wide variety of jeans from my three kids from toddler to recent. I plan to make three Rough and Tumble quilts, one for each family...I have enough denim to create one for everyone but not sure I have it in me to make twelve!! Ha ha
    Thank you so much for wrapping up the pattern so quickly and keeping us all warm and sane. Quilting is truly a peaceful place. Thank you!!

  11. Yay for the blue! My blue scrap user's system is overflowing, next is green. Thank you, Bonnie for your wonderful patterns and inspiration. Hope the roof repair works. Here's to a beautiful Monday in the Pacific Northwest. I'm going to pick a bouquet of daffodils to cheer up my dad.

  12. Quilting did not happen this weekend. My daughter and I started building a railing around our deck so grandson can be safe outside when the weather warms up. I see coffee on the deck in the morning with my two loves coming soon!

  13. Hello!!! My weekend was full of triangles for my new project that I start today ... I loved this bedspread with jeans, it will certainly be on my wish list. Very adorable this Rough & Tumble!

    Congratulations to the winner .... who knows a box of this fantastic one will come to Brazil ....


  14. Nothing better than the sound of rain on a tin roof!! I hope you get through that worry without a hiccup. I got my order of fabric pens today that was your recommendation. I have been looking for something that will work and those seem to fit the bill! We had a busy weekend, a baby shower on Saturday and Sunday just went by too fast. Hopefully it warms up for you soon! Have a great week!

  15. I was able to finally get Frolic made as a top. It really came out better once I got the borders on. Thaks so much for sharing your patterns and showing what others have done with them. I always had quilting friends where I lived but here they moved away. You all are my quilt friends now. I enjoy seeing what everyone is creating and for who. Thanks again.

  16. I finished my Frolic quilt top this weekend! I love it! And so does my husband. I made mine a little different than yours, Bonnie; thanks for your inspiration!

  17. Dear Bonnie: Thanks for offering the pattern for Rough and Tumble. I purchased this morning from your site. Love your quilts and your blog!
    Roxy in Hudson, WI

  18. essential triangle tool arrived this morning. yay

  19. I am continually amazed at how prolific you are! I am personally waiting for the snails trail pattern to come out. LOL I have always wanted to do one after I did a storm at sea. I have gathered my scraps! Good luck with the roof!


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