Friday, October 21, 2011

Carolina Crossroads - finished

Finally put the binding on this oldie. I used Thimbleberries reds, greens and neutrals to make it, and while I used Christmas colours, I don't think it really reads as a specifically Christmas quilt. 

I pieced it as it was published Nov/07 - Jan/08 in a quilt-along mystery in installments by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.  Popular rumor has it that she is preparing another quilt-along mystery due to start this November.  I have no way of knowing if this is true or if it's just wishful thinking on the part of her many devoted fans (including me).

The  Carolina Crossroads pattern is no longer offered free on her website, but it is available in Bonnie's second book - Scraps and Shirttails (which can be purchased at her website and in many quilt shops).  There are three of Bonnie's five mystery projects still available in step-by-step installments online: Orange Crush, Old Tobacco Road, and Double Delight.

I always thought I'd like to make this quilt pattern again sometime - different colourway of course. It used up most of my 1.5" strips the last time and that strip box is seriously over-filled right now.


  1. Great looking quilt--I love it. Maybe I need that book, too. It is the only one of hers I haven't bought. I like doing red and green quilts in non-Christmas fabrics. Their use isn't limited strictly to holidays. In fact, tonight I am starting to cut up some red and green plaid shirts for my next Bonnie pattern. She has mentioned an upcoming mystery quilt in her blog and we did have a brief email exchange about it afterward, so I think it is in the works.

  2. Beautiful too in this colourway, I made it in purple/ yellow and finished only in june !!!
    It's not a rumor, Bonnie say that on FB and blog . Yeah !

  3. Yours turned out great - and just in time for winter!