Bonnie Hunter, the queen of scrappy quilt designs, has a new pattern for you to try – “Maymont.” Click here to see all the digital patterns in Bonnie’s shop. “Maymont” is currently second in the line-up.
The many colors, yet planned design, for each block attracted me to this pattern. Each block is a mini “Trip Around the World.” Since my 2 1/2″ square scrap bin was overflowing, I surmised I could make the quilt using these scrap squares. I did find enough coordinating squares in the bin to make three blocks, but then I realized that my bin did not contain the four identical squares and eight identical squares needed. Not to worry, I next raided my stash of 2 1/2″ wide strips. When variety in the strip bin was exhausted, I cut from scrappy yardage.
When you look closely at Bonnie’s quilt, you will note some differences. She used smaller squares, set her blocks on point, and used many colors of corner stones in the sashing. I decided to use a gray fabric with multi-colored Xs for all the corner stones, feeling the fabric added unity and order. Since the sashing fabric was a very pale gray print, I used medium gray thread for quilting the “Drunken Feathers” design by Barbara Becker.
I enjoyed making this “almost free” quilt, and at forty-two blocks it is large enough for our queen size bed.
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