Saturday, January 14, 2017

Another Mystery? YES!

A friend of mine does some really great mysteries on a quilting forum a few times a year. You might think that after En Provence, I'd be tired of mysteries, but you would be wrong!


We have started with four-patches.







This is to be a three fabric quilt: my light and dark make up the four-patch, and the crazy eyeball fabric underneath is my medium (I know they aren't really eyeballs, but that is what I think of every time I look at it!).


For some reason, I find making four-patches very satisfying.


Thanks, Judy. The mystery thread on the Quilting Board forum can be found HERE. The first clue about fabric selection and amounts needed is Post #1. The second clue is at Post #143.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

En Provence--Part 7

We did more QSTs, a bit more cutting, and had the reveal with this clue!


Bring in the yellow!







Cute 30s Repro Print


Someone is looking at you!



Starting to assemble the blocks














A cheerful face among the blocks!




I'm assembling this is quarters, since it is large. The smaller portions are easier to handle. I have half together, another quarter done, and one to go--then the final seam! :)

One half together




Detail of En Provence





 Thanks to Bonnie for a great mystery project again this year.



 
My previous posts about the mystery are here: En Provence--Part 1En Provence--Part 2, En Provence--Part 3En Provence--Part 4En Provence Part 5, and En Provence--Part 6.


I'll link with Bonnie's Mystery Monday post.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Yikes!

I did it again! 

Into my very small sewing area comes another bundle of fabrics. I did this once before with a bundle of tone-on-tones. I've been using them steadily and have enjoyed having plenty to work with.  This time, the fabrics are solids.

Seventeen 6-yard cuts of different colors






I get email from Sharon Thomas at Marshall Dry Goods Wholesale often, but since I'm only one quilter, I can't always use the huge quantities meant for fabric sellers. This bundle, however, is something I can use. Best of all, it is great quality 100% cotton and only cost me (with shipping figured in) $.93/yard!

I'd better get to work using it!


I'm linking with Fiber Tuesday 94 at The Quilting Room with Mel.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

En Provence--Part 6

This week, we pulled in the green fabric.

Quarter-square (hourglass) blocks:


Almost to the reveal!

 
My previous posts about the mystery are here: En Provence--Part 1En Provence--Part 2, En Provence--Part 3En Provence--Part 4, and En Provence Part 5.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Twirl Around, Part 1

Bonnie Hunter's newest book, Addicted to Scraps, has several amazing quilts in it. I remember at one point, either on her blog or Quiltcam, she was working on a block called Twirl Around that I loved--it is in the new book!



http://quiltville.com/shop.html#!/Addicted-to-Scraps-List-$27-95/p/69971243/category=14176326
You can click on the image to go to the ordering site.





This blog post gives you a look inside the book.

Here is Twirl Around:


http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2016/09/addicted-to-scraps-pre-order-event.html




No question in my mind, I knew what my first project from the book would be. Being me, though, you know I have to change things! Instead of pink HSTs, I'm going with green, and where Bonnie uses green, I plan to use a golden-rust (I think--still mulling it over).


First step, 7,000,000,000 HSTs. (Well maybe not quite that many!)






They still need to be trimmed, so I have my work cut out (literally) for me.


To be continued . . .





En Provence--Part 5


 This week's clue was HSTs.







I used a couple of fun fabrics in these:

Baby News Stories


Kitty Cats





I love that the mystery this year has been  in smaller steps than last year. I think more people are keeping up, and I think they are enjoying it more. Thanks to Bonnie Hunter for doing this for us.


 
My previous posts about the mystery are here: En Provence--Part 1En Provence--Part 2, En Provence--Part 3, and En Provence--Part 4.


I will be linking to Bonnie's Mystery Monday post.

Happy Holidays to all!

Monday, December 19, 2016

En Provence--Part 4

Another week of forward progress on Bonnie Hunter's mystery En Provence!

This week, we did purple  and neutral triangles in a square.






My previous posts about the mystery are here: En Provence--Part 1En Provence--Part 2, and En Provence--Part 3.


I'm linking with Bonnie's Mystery Monday post and Fiber Tuesday 91 at The Quilting Room with Mel.


I'm looking forward to next week's clue.