Thursday, March 12, 2020

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - Bonnie Rose

With St. Patrick's Day fast approaching, I decided it would be fun for the Tutorial Throwback  Thursday to share some Irish Chain Quilts ;)  You all know I love Irish Chain Quilts, and have already shared the basic Single Scrappy and Triple Scrappy versions . . . so today, I thought it would be fun to share a twist on an Irish Chain Quilt . . . So for today's throwback, we are going back 5 years to the Bonnie Rose Quilt!!!  And even the name just makes you get excited for St. Paddy's Day ;)

Bonnie Rose  is a wonderful twist on a single Irish Chain Quilt.     And the quilt is super easy to make, so it will go together in a jiffy.   There are basic snowball blocks and even strip piecing for the 9 patches ;)    It finishes at 63"x 75" so it makes a great snuggle size quilt and would be a fantastic wedding present.   In fact, that is exactly what this quilt was gifted for ;)  

And I love that the center snowballs really allow you to take advantage of large scale prints.  It is often hard to put these in quilts as you don't want to chop them up all tiny, but this Bonnie Rose quilt really let's you highlight those beautiful prints!!!   And then you can use all of the smaller prints in the line that coordinate for the chain.  Just perfect!!! 

And anything wavy and rounded is perfect for quilting the Bonnie Rose quilt.  I choose to do a feathered swirl as I love how it just flows.    But any swirl or feather or combination of them would just look so pretty on this chain quilt ;)     Oh, and this quilt is put together with basic sashing, so if you haven't tried that before, this is a great way to learn ;)  

And that is my Bonnie Rose Quilt!!!     I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!!    To make your own Bonnie Rose quilt  just click on any of the project name links for the free step by step tutorial.    And when you are done,  I would love to see your Quilts!!  You can email me a picture at, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc ;)  I can't wait to see your Bonnie Rose Quilts!!!! 

Thanks for popping in today!!!   I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!!
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  1. Might be a good one for the new Tula Pink Homemade collection.

  2. Melissa, this is one of my favorite quilts.

  3. Oh I love this, such a great way to show off those beautiful large flowers..

  4. Just love , ove this one Melissa. Have made it a few times
    Looks like I'll be doing it again. I forgot all about it
    So thanks for posting it again.
    Hugs Ros
    Ps e-mail address is wrong have changed servers

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  6. I am so glad you have used this quilt for your throwback Thursday. I knew there was a quilt that you had on your blog a few years ago that I had wanted to make because it was a good one to showcase fabric. At the time, I did not bookmark it and later when I tried to find it I couldn't remember what the pattern was. Now I have it bookmarked so I can add to my project list. Thank you so much.


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