Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Mystery Quilt Update

Step #5 of the Grand Illusion mystery quilt was posted on Friday and thankfully this step was short and sweet. This week we sewed simple 4 patches to add to the pile of blocks that will somehow eventually become a quilt pattern. Right now it's a floral mushy mess, but I'm hoping that Bonnie will make it all work out in the end!
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After all of this relaxing sewing this week, I think I'm ready to dig into something a little more challenging.  Maybe some machine quilting on a UFO? Or maybe an Indian Orange Peel block or two? 
With New Year's Eve coming up, I'm thinking of starting a new mystery. The two I am looking at are:
1) Quiltbug's smaller mystery project called New Beginnings or
2) Merry Mayhem's "Regatta" larger mystery pattern.
Both mysteries are taking place on New Year's Day. Is it a good idea to start off the year with a new project? Of course it is! Are you joining in? 

8 comments:

  1. I don't think I will start any mysteries this yet. I have too many quilt tops to make and then quilt to get ready to send overseas come July. Working makes it hard to quilt as often as I want too.

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  2. Floral mushy mess--that made me laugh. : )
    No new starts for me on New Years. I'm taking workshops next week that will start two new wool projects and that is enough to add to my UFO pile!

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  3. I am still on clue three for the Grand Illusion mystery quilt. I am going to try to finish it today so I can start clue two tomorrow.

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  4. If I get a vote for what you work on, I'd say Indian Orange Peel. I'd love to see that finished. It's so beautiful!

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  5. Gosh its really interesting to see this come together, a mushy mess it isn't!!

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  6. The prints are way different from Bonnie 's but will be pretty on their own, I think! My UFO pile is too crushing to consider yet another new project--enjoy!

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  7. Definitely not a "mushy mess" from my perspective! I can't wait to see how it comes together. I'm a bit concerned about the colors I used (Bonnie's colors) - my blocks really don't look like they all belong in the same quilt! I was very excited to find your Slow Sunday Stitching effort - I am a big slow stitching fan and loved reading the posts from your last link-up. You have a great blog!

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  8. Your blocks look great, not at all a floral mess. I checked out the two mystery quilt alongs, they both look like fun. Have a happy New Year.

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