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My Take on Bonnie Hunter’s Diamond Tile Block

HELLO MY FRIENDS! Yes, I know that I am shouting. I am just so glad to be here I feel like shouting. πŸ™‚

Sami and I have been away from y’all so long we feel like we are new but we are the same old girls, or at least I am. A Special Thank You to all our cyber friends that have checked on us. I don’t want to use any names because I did not get permission, but y’all know who you are. We really appreciate knowing you were thinking about us.

The block above is aΒ  Bonnie Hunter ‘Addicted to Scraps’ block published in the May/June 2018 issue of Quilt Maker magazine.Β  This block is intended to be put together for a quilt and it would be lovely but I don’t think I am up to it yet so I decided to enlarge the block and add borders (see the second picture) and make it into a table topper. As always with Bonnie’s blocks, the instructions are well written and very easy to follow. She gives several different examples of how the block would look with different colors.

Many different quilts are running through my head using this block and I cannot wait to try more: Christmas colors for a throw for the couch, baby quilts, QOV, a new one for my bed……so many ideas…so little time or energy.

Also, did I mention that my long arm is in the shop! I think it is just trying to get attention, but did it have to wait until the warranty was out to decide to break down?

Thank you for visiting with us again. We are so glad to have you.








I am a retired grandmother living in hot and sunny Florida. I spend most of my days doing what I love: sewing and quilting. I have a spoiled rotten Boston Terrier named Sami who keeps me busy mostly by cleaning up after her and refilling holes in the yard that she insists on digging and burying her toys. Of course then she digs them up and brings them into the house resulting guessed it...more cleaning. I will be posting pictures of Sami, quilts, flowers, and other things as they come along. Glad to have you join me.

23 thoughts on “My Take on Bonnie Hunter’s Diamond Tile Block

  1. Peggy so glad to see you back. Earlier this week I was thinking about folks I Hadn’t seen posts from for awhile and decided that would be a good Sunday afternoon task to track down emails etc. well you best me to it. I hope you are regaining your health and energy. Hugs to you!


  2. PEGGY!
    {{{{Hugs}}}} I am so thrilled to see a post from you. I missed you two! A table topper – love it. I was just taking some measurements for a table topper for my own table this morning. How rude of your longarm to need service AFTER its warranty has run out and just when you are back to quilting groove. Don’t be a stranger or I’ll have to come down to FL to check on you. ~smile~ Roseanne


  3. Hi Peggy! I have missed you and Sami! So glad you are doing OK. I know that you must be so very happy to be back at home! Here’s hoping all will begin to go uphill for you!


    1. Thank you Nanette. I am happy to be feeling better also. Still not 100% but getting better all the time. Hope you are also seeing improvements. At least the weather is beautiful now. Sami says hello to everyone also. πŸ™‚

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  4. Welcome back! Bummer about your machine. They can be real stinkers when it comes to cooperating. I think your block looks wonderful all decked out with its borders. Great idea! πŸ™‚


  5. Hi Peggy! It’s always a treat to hear from you and know that you and Sami are ok. Your blocks are beautiful! I love the pretty horse fabric.
    I always say to myself β€œDo what you can do now and be proud you did it”
    I’m sending you girls my best thoughts πŸ’•

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    1. Thanks Bernadette for reading my blog post. The pattern is from Bonnie Hunter and you can get it from the magazine link in my post. You may be able to find it on Bonnie’s website (but I’m not sure about that as I purchased the magazine just for the block pattern). If you put Bonnie Hunter in Google you will be able to find her website or click on the magazine link for the Diamond Tile Block. It is a wonderful pattern.


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