Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Rocky Road to Grayson PDF Pattern! (Gift-Away!)

Good morning Quiltvillians!

I know this post is a little later than normal, but we are going to ignore the computer issues that plagued me this morning and dive right on in!

It's all good - because today I am releasing the printable PDF pattern for Rocky Road to Grayson - a delightful mix of string piecing combined with sashing, stars and nine-patches!

August and September are just perfect for Sunflower Yellow!

All the scrappy bits!

I pre-pieced these on triangles cut from phone book paper.

You watched as I made these triangles from the smallest of scraps!  And the PDF pattern for Rocky Road to Grayson contains not just ONE method for making the blocks, but THREE - so you can choose which method works the best for you, whether you are working from small saved pieces, or are hankering to speedily strip sew.

I chose scrappy vintage looking yellow prints for my backgrounds -

But you can use ANY color you wish. You don't even have to go scrappy here - choose one piece of yardage in a color or neutral that make your colored scraps shine!

This quilt was so much fun to make!

I used the Creative Grids 45 degree ruler to trim my string pieced units.

I printed my block quarter templates on Carol Doak’s Foundation Paper.

Are you excited to dive in??

The printable PDF pattern for Rocky Road to Grayson is available in the digital pattern section of the Quiltville Store.  The introductory price is already marked 25% off - no coupon code required!

The introductory price is good through 8/31/21, and will revert back to full on 9/1/2021.

To sweeten this deal, let's have a Gift-Away!

I will be drawing for one lucky winner to receive a PDF pattern for Rocky Road to Grayson for them AND A FRIEND!


Our winner (And their friend!) will EACH receive a This n' That Fabric Roll from Cotton to Quilts!

Fabric prize must be shipped to a USA address. If you are drawn and live outside of the USA, we can ship the fabric prize to a friend inside the USA who can then forward it on to you.

Drawing to happen Friday, August 27th, 2021!

Need to enhance your yellow stash?

Check out the Lemon Rolls at Cotton to Quilts!

And yes, there are other colors available (neutrals too!) so go give them a look-see.  I love the variety they provide.

I am giving away FIVE patterns for Gail Mayhue's  Busy As A Boss tote INCLUDING the buckle closures!  Today we are drawing for winner number 4!

Who is entry 631 out of 5697?

Patricia Farwell! Congrats!

And there is ONE MORE pattern to give away!  Entries are still open until tomorrow morning, 8/18/2021 so get those entries in ON THAT POST.

And yes, you can snatch this pattern up in Gail's eBay Store!

Last night's stitching -

I finished the binding on the Wrong Way Round quilt - all that is left now is the hanging sleeve and label.  Which frees me up to load that recently un-quilted monstrosity back onto the longarm.

Not sure I want to do it!  Maybe I'll take this rainy day to do some piecing with some binging of something on Netflix??

How is your Tuesday shaping up for you?

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Tell them you love them. Let them know how much they are appreciated. 

AND - Thank you ALL for being here through everything! 

I appreciate you! 



  1. That header photo for the Rocky Road to Grayson quilt is eye catching!

  2. Thank you Bonnie for all you do for us! We love and appreciate you too!

  3. We appreciate you too, Bonnie! So very much. When I couldn’t be with my friends and was hanging out at home, I looked forward to your daily blogs read during my morning coffee. Thank you for your upbeat posts, your patterns and for joining me daily to drink coffee, 😊

  4. I knew you were having troubles because the photo appeared (LOVELY) but then no blog for over an hour, and I was sending you positive vibes across the internet waves, LOL! I just finished the last of my Box Kite blocks, and am headed over to church where there's table space to lay them out. Woo-HOOOO!!!

  5. Thanks for putting together fabric that makes it easy for us to quilt. Don’t have to leave the house to buy!

  6. What a joyful quilt! Every time I look at it, I'm reminded of a piñata for some reason. My mind adds tassels on the tips of all your points!!

  7. I have found that almost all quilters are giving people but you are exceptional! I start out every morning with your blog, even before eating. I love your scrappy encouragement. Thank you.

  8. Thank You Bonnie, for EVERYTHING You do! Cotton to quilts does have a great assortment of colorful rolls, and neutrals. That sunny Yellow bundle may just be another one I will have to buy.

    No sun here today, wet and damp after raining all night. But, luckily it isn't raining now.

    Kasilof, AK

  9. Thank you for your daily blog! I haven't missed a day since the pandemic lock-down started! You are keeping me going.

  10. Thank you Bonnie for all you do, we enjoy & appreciate it!

  11. How fun to give away a pattern for the winner and a friend. My Quilt Buddy has an antique version of this quilt. We would love to remake it with your pattern. I've never WON on your giveaways. I think it's my turn.


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