Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Allietare, Mystery Quilt 2015

Christmas is fast approaching and that means it's time for Bonnie Hunter's annual mystery quilt.
This will be my fifth mystery quilt of Bonnie's I have done.
This year it is called Allietare and you can find all the information here if you want to join in.
For those of you who follow my blog you will know I adore the quilting process but I love piecing too and doing a Bonnie quilt always helps me become better at this, not to mention that you get a beautiful quilt at the end of it.

As always I like to use whatever is in my stash so these are the colours I have chosen.
I've not strayed too far from Bonnie's choices swapping the golds for green and the reds have a more terracotta feel to them.
Normally I would have used my easy angle ruler to make the HSTs but this time I decided to use a method I have not tried before .  The magic 8.

The tutorial I used gave an update suggesting adding an extra 1/4" to the starting square.  I did this and look at all the excess I had to trim off.  I guess my piecing is more accurate than I think.  what a waste!
Here is my little pile of HSTs all ready to go.  I am making half the amount suggested by Bonnie.
The full sized finished quilt will be too big to fit on my frame.
Every week Bonnie will be doing a link up for everyone doing the mystery.  You can find it here.
its fun to see everyones progress so make sure you visit.

I'm just going to end my post with something else Bonnie -related.  This my tumbler quilt which was the leader and ender challenge for 2015.
I started in July and finished it just before Allietare started. My tumblers finish at 2" in the quilt.

I designed the tumbler flower blocks to frame the main piece.  They are made from appliqued 1 1/2" tumblers with a hexagon in the middle.

Love my tumbler quilt and thank you to Bonnie for another great challenge.
Wonder what it will be next year?
Thanks for visiting my blog today.


Vireya said...

Love your tumbler quilt, especially the border!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Your tumbler quilt is magnificent!!!! I love the colours in it and you quilting, of course.

liniecat said...

That quilt is stunning!
I love that striking border especially am not at all surprised your pleased!

AnneP said...

Love what you have done in the border - it just finishes off the quilt so well.

Have just started on Bonnie's mystery too. May just make it a lap size.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

This quilt is stunning, really love the colors!! And of course, you're brilliant machine quilting!!

Barbara said...

I love the tumbler flower border. Very inventive.

Barbara in Maryland
Stash Overflow

Andee said...

Yay on the new mystery and love your tumblers as well!

Ranjana's craft blog said...

The floral border is very unique...

Janet said...

Love your tumbler quilt! So pretty. I didn't do the Allietare mystery challenge - so many quilts already in progress. It looks like a beauty though (I sneaked a peak at her finish). Happy new year! I hope your postcard arrived okay.

verpa said...

I love your tumble flower border, I´ve never seen something similar so far.

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