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.

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