Thursday, July 15, 2021

Rockabilly Swing Release Day!

It's a day I've been so anxiously waiting for!

Rockabilly Swing release day!

And as a big confession, this morning has proven to be more of a challenge than I anticiated - Blogger has changed their header photo uploading format widget thingy and no matter now high res my header photo is when I go to upload it, it uploads blurry.  Not cool Blogger!

And then I had to go and hit a back button which erased my blog post completely - when I was just about ready to hit PUBLISH.  And I couldn't recover it by any forward button from that point.  So yes, it's been kind of a rough morning.

But you know what they say - if the dress rehearsal goes badly, it's a sure sign that the opening night will be a HUGE SUCCESS. So let's get on with this, shall we?

I had the best time making these blocks over the course of more than a year!

Every kind of scrap I could get my hands on went into these fun blocks - DECADES of saved triangles trimmed from things like stitch & flip corners, triangles trimmed when joining strips or borders on the diagonal, precious pieces too sweet to toss.

Fabrics from 1980s all the way to today -

Scraps in all colors, in every genre and variety.

You cheered me on as I made block after block after block in this adorable size - and watched as it was assembled, quilted, and bound.

And now you can start your OWN Rockabilly Swing journey with my PDF pattern which includes the printable paper foundation template.

On the flip side!

I'm still keeping to my goal of using up all of the odd large floral hunks and chunks, and they made this backing SPARKLE!  

The introductory price of Rockabilly Swing has been placed 25% off at $9.00 through July 31, 2021.  No coupon code needed. 

Rockabilly Swing is paper foundation pieced.  I have used Carol Doak's 8 1/2'' X 11'' Foundation Paper with much success.  It is available in the Rulers, Notions & Tools section of the Quiltville Store. (Limited supply)

You can also find it in the Quilting All the Time category of the Quiltville Amazon Affiliate Store  Direct link HERE.

You can also use 8 1/2'' x 11'' newsprint, though it doesn't like some printers. (I get jams occassionally on mine)  It is also available HERE.

If this is your first time downloading digital patterns from my store to a computer click HERE.

If you intend to download to an iPhone/iPad click HERE.

And YES!  We are having a Gift-Away!

Our winner will receive the PDF pattern for Rockabilly Swing AND a Jumble of Color roll from Cotton to Quilts!

Fabric prize must be shipped to a USA Address.  If you are outside of the USA, we can send it to a friend within the USA who can forward it on to you.

If you are also in need of neutral stash enhancement, hit up Cotton to Quilts and see what Irene has curated just for you!

We will draw for our winner on Monday, July 26th!

Good luck everyone!  And just because this morning was such a stumbling trip up:

   Quiltville Quote of the Day -

If there's one thing I've learned, it's not "if" I will stumble - it's when! 

These little turns and plot twists are what make life interesting. 

When you stumble make it the best part of the dance!

Have a wonderful Thursday, everyone!



  1. WOW this is another beauty I must try , go to the end of the line Rockabilly swing with your beautiful fabric bundle ;)

  2. Once again such a stunning quilt! Love it! And thanks for the lesson in dancing. You always have such wise words for us. Thank you!

  3. thank you, ordered AND entered, those fabrics are fabulous. Things are looking up... thanks and you've done your share of stumbling... so watch your step and dance on! Love, hugs and prayers from Cats in Carlsbad CA

  4. Hi Bonnie, Here I am contributing my small part to your huge success. This is a pattern I've been waiting for! YAYYYY!!!!! I'm buying it right after I post here. Usually, I'll wait until a gift away is drawn, before I buy a pattern. But I never win, and the price is so reasonable right now, I've gotta have it. So, I'm off to your store to spend a little so I can enjoy some quilting bliss. Looking forward to my year of making these fun blocks, but with the leader and ender challenge, (love those fishies), I know it'll be more like 2 years for me to get mine done. I don't know how you have the time to get all the quilts you make every year done! I truly appreciate your never-ending creativity. Happy regards from Karen L. in Florida

    1. I usually wait for the gift-away, too... not any more... when i win I'll gift the pattern to some worthy friend! LOL... for now, I'm buying it today! Cats in Carlsbad CA

  5. Bonnie, what batting did you use on Rockabilly Swing? I would think all the piecing on front and back would make this quilt very heavy.

  6. Beautiful! I am already daydreaming about colors! I will have to keep reminding myself to be patient and enjoy the process since it took you a year to make this. Thank you for the inspiration and guidance.

  7. Bonnie I know what you are going through with the tailbone. I have done it twice. No fun and very painful. The last time was over a year to heal and when you think you are healed it will flare up. Thank you for the wonderful pattern Rockabilly and all that you do for us. Love it!

  8. I've been waiting for this one! I think it might just get bumped to the front of the line. : )

  9. I absolutely love the back as much as the front!!!
    Amazing what happens when you are using what you have.

  10. I am so excited that this pattern is available. I have been watching you make the blocks for months and love them! I am also excited that it is paper pieced....what a fun way to try to empty my scrap basket (which is never ending). Thanks for a great pattern!

  11. Hi from a smouldering Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Things seem to be quieting down a bit. Thank heavens none of my fabric stores were looted, but I think the fact that my fiance kept me home helped towards that 😊😊. I have been spending my time making a quilt for a baby girl and working on a quilt for my son, but I need to get a small piece of fabric to finish it. Oh well, that will have to wait a while. Not an essential at the moment. Your blog everyday Bonnie is the highlight of my day. I do nothing till I've read it. Have a great weekend because it is Friday here today in SA

  12. Love the new pattern, as I love all your scrappy wonderfulness! Take care-thanks for the dance!

  13. Beautiful quilt. Can always use ways to use up the sraps. Thank you for al you do for us.

  14. Another beauty!! LOVE your creativity,Thank you for sharing with all of us!


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