Monday, October 17, 2022

Bristol Gift-Away!

Happy Monday, Quiltvillians!

Aren't you glad you live in a world where there are Octobers? We have had an absolutely glorious weekend weather wise, and last night's gentle rain was just what I needed for the best night's sleep ever.

I woke up raring to go to get Bristol ready to go!

I had the best time making this quilt - oh the shirt scraps that went into it!  

My bins of recycled shirt parts are definitely feeling a bit lighter - but there are still more plaid quilts to come as quilting with plaids and strips and small prints just feels like AUTUMN doesn't it?

I love how how cozy a quilt feels when we throw in some plaids!

Just look at these beauties!

All of the colors came from shirts and other clothing, but of course neutrals are my jam, and I pulled many of those from the neutral strip stash as well as using recycled shirts - that makes the whole game more interesting!

Check out these fabrics to see what makes it fun for me:

Alligators?  Of course!

Who says you can't put plaids with moderns?

Yes, please!  More of this!

While I used my Essential Triangle Tool for all of the triangle units in Bristol, I have included optional methods and traditional rotary cutting sizes so you can choose to make any of the units your own way.

Unfinished and finished sizes are given for each unit along the way so you can double check that your piecing is going where it needs to go.

Detailed pressing instructions are also given so you can nest seams with success!

Of course the quilting brings it to life!

I quilted Bristol with an edge to edge design called Gossamer and I love the texture!

I love the secondary design that comes together when sashing and cornerstones meet block corners!

Remember my choosing this OLD red diagonal plaid as my binding?  It was the perfect finish and a great way to use up this piece I've had in my stash for more than 30 years.

I don't think there is anything left now!

Photos with a bit of morning light shining through.

Are you ready to dig in and start cutting out yet?

Quilt Details:

Plaid Paradise!

For the star quilt lovers everywhere - Whether you sew with shirt plaids or scrap stash, Bristol is bound to be a favorite!

Easy to follow instructions, optional construction methods, full color photos and graphics to guide you from beginning to binding!

Quilt Size: 75'' X 75''

Optional but helpful: Bonnie K. Hunter's Essential Triangle Tool and either the Simple folded Corners ruler, or the Simple Folded Corners Mini.

Traditional rotary cutting methods are given for those who don't have access to these rulers.

Introductory Special: I have placed the PDF pattern for Bristol at 25% off in both the Quiltville Store and the Quiltville Etsy Pattern Shop.  No coupon needed!  Sale price good through 10/31/22.  Hurry now and save!

AND we are having a little Gift-Away to celebrate!

I will be drawing for 2 lucky winners that will each receive a Bristol PDF pattern from me and a Checks & Plaids Color Roll from  Cotton to Quilts!

And for those in the Louisville KY area - be watching for the grand opening of the Cotton to Quilts brick & mortar store to open mid-November!

Are you ready to win?

We will draw for our two winners on Saturday, October 29th!

And then you know what happens just a couple of days later on October 31st?

Quiltville Winter Mystery Introduction Time!

I've also placed the PDF pattern for Spider & The Fly  at 25% off in both the Quiltville Store and Quiltville Etsy Pattern Shop - no coupon needed!

The price is good through 10/31/22 and will revert back to full price on 11/1/22.

Last evening's view at my side yard.

I can see mountain ridges appearing - 

But isn't it wonderful?

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and are embracing the changes of the seasons wherever you are.

It's been a beautiful leaf-peeper season - but I'm afraid all of the pretty colored leaves will be on the ground by the end of the week.  We've got some more rain and cold snaps coming.

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

(More Plaid Love!)

Show yourself some kindness, and stop focusing on your flaws.
Find the one thing you can appreciate about yourself and carry it with you today.
Vintage Churn Dash quilt found in North Carolina.

Have a wonderful Monday, everyone!



  1. I have all my Dad's shirts after he passed. Bristol would be perfect to use them up!!

  2. Oh Bonnie, thank you for Bristol! What a beauty. After the mystery I'm making it for sure. Gives me time to get more shirts.
    Will be working on B blocks for 🕷️and the Fly quilt.
    Thank you for that pattern too.
    Thank you for all you do for us.
    Bless you.

  3. I love it! I'm going to get started cutting today! I'm looking forward to making this one.

  4. I LOVE the way the outer border looks on this quilt. Maybe it's a trick of the photography, but it looks like the edge is scalloped even though it isn't! What a great pattern.

  5. I love plaids and I really love this quilt! Thanks for offering the gift-away.

  6. Bristol is gorgeous! I love all the plaids with fun neutrals!

  7. Bristol is wonderful!

    I agree - I LOVE quilting with recycled shirts. Always seem to find more color shirts than light neutral. Mixing color shirts with light prints is a great solution, and it turned out SO fun! Gives a bit of a different feel than all shirts, a nice twist.

    Lovely finish, Bonnie!

  8. All for the Love of Plaids!! Gotta win this one. Hubby says he's getting cold because I cut up his long sleeved shirts, lol

  9. I've been waiting for this one! I have been collecting both plaid and plain shirts for quite a while and de-boning as I can.

  10. I really love the border on this one! I've got plenty of plaids, that's for sure.

  11. I'm not usually a fan of quilts that use all 1/2 square triangles, but this one is gorgeous! I will be putting it on my long long list! :) WE are getting our first taste of the cooler weather. Have a great day!

  12. You have the most amazing, eclectic stash of light prints!!!!! I could look at them for days and days!

  13. What a delightful quilt! I would love to sit on my deck drinking coffee and wrapped up in this quilt as the leaves blow gently to the ground. It looks like one of the quilts on my bucket list will be pushed further down the list to make room for this beauty! Thank you.


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