Sunday, October 27, 2013

Pre mystery finishing

There is nothing like a new mystery to push me into finishing some is great motivation.
Today I completed the top for Easy Street - Bonnie's last mystery. It just needed one border to be completed and 3 borders to be sewn on; I wondered why I had quit at this point and then realized one border was 4" short while I got carried away on the other border and I had pieced enough piano keys for double the length I needed HA HA. Anyway they are now corrected and I will probably use the extra strip of piano key in the back.
So here is the finished top:
This shows the border I'm talking about, it goes all the way around.
The top ended up being 85 x 110

Now to get it quilted, hopefully before the first clue in Celtic Solstice which means I have a month.
I think this top needs a new name, it is very bright and makes me think of for suggestions

I also got two bindings ready for 2 lap size Yellow brick roads I made from race car fabrics for my bosses little boys. Hopefully I will finish those in the next few days and then I will post pictures.
Back to sewing..................................

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt time approaches

So here we go again, I didn't even try to resist this year as it hasn't worked the last 2 years. Once everyone starts talking about it I want to be involved and these quilts always turn out fabulous.
I think I have done 5 now. Double Delight was the first (I still want to do this one again), then Christmas Lights, Roll roll cotton boll, Orca Bay and Easy Street is almost complete.
Easy street is in 2 large pieces with borders almost ready; I hope to will get the top completed before the first clue release for Celtic Solstice.
If you need fabric requirements go to and the link is at the top of the page.
I pulled some fabrics today and here they are:
There may be some changes; I still need to look through my fat quarters and may add or change the selections. There is a month to look at these and decide if I want to make some changes. I am trying to pick enough colors so I use a fat quarter or less of each piece of fabric.
Will try to post each step as we go but I will miss a few early ones as I will be away from my machine in December.
I know Cathy and Debbie will be doing this........anyone else?