Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Easy Street Part 1

Well, I started the Mystery quilt with Bonnie Hunter, like I needed to start another project.  My convincing argument is that while I am busy sewing samples for next years classes (so excited about them), I needed something different to sew and that did not need me to do maths or any other hard thinking.  Plus I do use now Bonnie's Leader and Enders process and am in that rhythm and needed something for these.  So this Mystery quilt is my Leader/ Ender project

My colours choices are similar to Bonnie's, but mine has a Christmas twist.  I have kept the aqua and green but have changed the purple to red.  I am using grey but not as a single fabric, I have collected a few different prints and love the variety.  My background is just solid white, Bonnie's is a variety of white with black print fabrics.

I have started Part 1 but not all that is required.  I am supposed to make about 180-190 4 patches with only 2 colours.  Well over the weekend in between all other stuff, I managed to get 63 made.  I do have about the same number cut ready to be sewn into 4 patches, but I feel i need more variety with my grey fabrics.

My plan is to get some of each part done, not all of it unless of course possible.  I do want to make the whole quilt, because it is a big quilt and I can't seem to make smaller ones.  I do need to collect some more fabrics for each colourway to get a good scrappy (controlled) feel, and hopefully done by Xmas (not stating which year though)

I am linking with Bonnie's blog, so go over and check out all the other work being done and the different takes on colour choices, I am at number 153 omg... love it


  1. Love your doing it Christmasey, didn't think to do it that colorway, Can't wait to see how it all turns out!

  2. I love your sparky fabric! Can't wait to see it progress!

  3. Your Christmas colors are so very pretty!

  4. Beautiful colors Fiona, this will be fun watch the quilt evolve.

  5. I love the reds you've chosen. Looking forward to step 2.

  6. I love seeing what everyone has pulled out for the background and their choice for constant! Thank you for sharing yours, Sharyn