09 December 2015

Mystery Quilt Catch-up

Well, I dithered from the time Bonnie Hunter announced her Allietare! Mystery Quilt fabric requirements at the end of October, until last Wednesday.  Before starting this Mystery, I had to push myself to get Celtic Solstice (Mystery 2013!) to a point that it might become a quilt, and with a sewing Saturday with a great group of ladies in early November this was achieved.  I haven't taken a picture yet, but Amanda took this photo!  I have enough units left over to make another one!

I thought it was time to do a mystery with a change to the suggested colours, but after agonising for days over different colour combinations, and deciding that if I wanted to keep up with each part of the mystery, I should just stick to published colours.  I found I had a metre of a lovely blue-grey Michael Miller fabric, and that clinched it.  And so far I am soooo glad, as the colours are just right.  Started and finished Part 1 on the Wednesday (meant to make 140, but made +200 half-square triangle units), and Part 2 on the day it was released (40 sewn units)!  The secret is that I am only making half the number of units, and except for the grey, all the other pieces so far have come from strips already cut.   See, it pays off to spend hours cutting up after other projects!

Bonnie has up a link-up page for participants to share their progress - go have a look at the huge variety of fabrics being used in this mystery!  Can't wait for the next part on Friday!

1 comment:

  1. Your Celtic Solstice looks fabulous! And this mystery is looking good too.


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