Thursday, 10 January 2008

Mystery Quilt

Just a quickie to let you know what I've been up to. Well I've sewn my socks off and caught up with the instructions for Bonnies mystery quilt. The next lot of instructions are due anytime now so I caught up by the skin of my teeth - lol ! We are going to start putting these little units together and I wanted to finish the actual piecing before that as I would not be able to resist peeping ahead. Here are all the little blocks - 3 inches finished

I am hoping the whole effect will not be too bland as it's a very limited colour palette - only time will tell. If I don't like it I can always stick it on Ebay and at least I had fun making it ( so far ).


I once pieced together a whole Double Wedding ring quilt top - queen size - by hand and didn't like the finished thing. Not enough colour. So onto Ebay it went and I just about got back the cost of the fabric. My DH couldn't believe I worked so long on it only to sell it, especially as he liked it. But I decided that if I didn't like it at that stage I wasn't going to like it ever - and it saved all that time hand-quilting it. I may have pictures of it somewhere - have to check.

Anyway, the other thing I am working on is the 4Seasons quilt swap. There is some lovely quilts being made in blogland just now. A lot of ladies have theirs done and dusted but mine is still at the planning stage. I am trying to keep within the recipients likes and dislikes. Not done a lot so far




Still a long way to go. I have a few things I want to finish for May Britts January challenge and will post pictures next time.


Bye for now . .

12 comments:

Fiona said...

I'm so intrigued to see all the blocks people are making for Bonnie's mystery quilt, it will be great fun to see all the different tops when they are finished.

Kristie said...

I think your blocks for the mystery look very nice! I can't wait to see everyones quilts when they are finished. There are so many people doing that one. I just love your snowman, he is so cute.
Kristie

Kathy Wagner said...

I think your quilt will be wonderful Andrea! I can hardly wait to start sewing the blocks together tomorrow...what fun, eh??

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a cute snowman block!

Anne Ida said...

I can't believe you sold a hand pieced double wedding ting top! But it was yours and you were within your rights, and I'm sure there is someone somewhere in the world very apreciative of your work :o)

Your mystery blocks looks great! And your snowman is really sweet :o)

Debi said...

I love the snowman and your blocks look great.

Guðrún said...

I agree with your DH, sell a quilt that was handmade, you are unbelievable. I like your snowman.

meggie said...

Happy Snowman!

Pam said...

I like the colours you are using for Bonnies quilt. But it is hard to tell what the final product will look like as it is a mystery - LOL!! But I can't imagine hand piecing an entire quilt top and then putting it up for sale on ebay. But I guess if you don't like it - at least this way someone who liked it would finish it and enjoy it. Do you know if they ever finished it?

YankeeQuilter said...

I just finished step three...piles of 9-patches! Yours look great!
Sio

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Love seeing what you've been up to and I think you're going to LOVE it when all those blocks come together.

I for one can't wait!!!

Helen in the UK said...

I really like how your mystery is coming together. I think it is going to be STUNNING :)