It's that time of year again - when Bonnie Hunter thanks all her followers with a free mystery quilt-a-long! I have participated for the last 4 years, with 2 finished quilts, 1 flimsy and 1 still in pieces to show for it!
This year I had decided that I have way too many projects started, and I wasn't going to do the mystery - but...
I couldn't resist the pull! I'm only going to make about 1/16th of each of the units, in the hopes I end up with a pillow-size finish. I haven't pulled my fabrics - I'll do that as each step is released but I did get my first 20 units of Step 1 done. (294/16 = 18.375 rounded up to 20).
How did I come up with 1/16th? Bonnie usually does large quilts, between a double and queen - so I estimated her quilt will finish at about 80x80; 1/4 is 40x40; 1/16 should be about 20x20 - a nice size pillow cover.
I've used the same grey in several quilts already, and this is the very last of it. I will miss it!
Here are my other Mystery quilts, finished and in progress:
Orca Bay - my first and favourite! It wasn't until this year that I realized I had made a mistake in assembling the blocks - can you find it? That's the beauty of scrappy quilts - they hide a multitude of mistakes.
Easy Street - the biggest quilt I have ever made. I upsized this to King-size and gifted it to my daughter and her husband. Quilt-inspector Daisy approved.
Celtic Solstice - I down-sized this one to about twin-size and changed the border. Still in the queue to be quilted.
And finally, Grand Illusion:
I decided to stay within a single designer and mostly one fabric line (Jason Yenter/Shangri-la), but I am not happy working with such limited fabrics. Bonnie's quilts deserve to be scrappy, and appeal to my sense of adventure. I have finished Step One and working on Step Two. I'm going to finish up the units I have started, and maybe assemble a smaller quilt.
Be sure to check out what everyone else has been up to at the Linky Party on Bonnie's blog.