Every year, I enjoy creating a version of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt. This year, her quilt was called Grassy Creek.
|Grassy Creek [AKA October Picnic] (98" x 98")|
I used Bonnie's colors of red, orange, gold, and grey; however, I substituted blue for her green. I call this October Picnic because this was my color inspiration photo and the palette I created.
The quilt went together well, thanks to Bonnie's excellent writing of instructions. You can see some of the steps I took by clicking on the "Grassy Creek" label on the right pane of this blog.
I added a few bits of color to the grey string border to echo the colors in the quilt.
|Grassy Creek [AKA October Picnic] (border detail)|
I sent the top and backing to my friend, Leah, who then worked her quilting magic! I am thankful for her fine work.
|I tried to capture the quilting, but it is hard to see. I altered the red backing color a bit as I manipulated shadows and highlights of the photo.|
I used a grey striped binding to finish the quilt.
|Grassy Creek [AKA October Picnic] (backing and binding detail)|
And, of course, I had to throw in a Waldo. 😊
I used many fun fabrics in this one--there is a lot to look at.
|Frogs and Snowpeople|
This quilt is heavy! A large quilt, small pieces, and string blocks make for a hefty project (another reason I was so happy that Leah quilted this--I dreaded trying to wrestle it through my DSM!). 😉
All in all, I am very happy with the outcome of this mystery quilt. Thanks for the fun, Bonnie, and I look forward to this year's mystery.
|Grassy Creek [AKA October Picnic|
Happy National Quilting Day! 😸