It's an exciting time when Bonnie announces the next Quiltville mystery! Did you see the post with the fabric requirements? Click here to read all about it. The project is called Allietare - if you go to Google translate here and click on the "listen" button, you can hear how it's pronounced. It's a fun word to say and I am practising my annunciation just in case anyone asks me!
I have been a Quiltville groupie for a long time, and eagerly anticipate the beginning of a new mystery. You can see the previous Quiltville mysteries I have made between 2008 and 2014 on this blog post. It feels like my annual jigsaw puzzle adventure and as we all know, some puzzles are much harder than others! And that's why some quilts are finished within the same year, and some remain in a UFO state years later. But they will all become finished quilts eventually.
Last year's mystery was called Grand Illusion. I used yardage and went way outside of the colour recommendation so I could use up some old fabric in the stash. Bad decision. Sewing yardage is not nearly as much fun for me as working with scraps. And I ended up disliking the green fabric I had chosen. Eventually I had to unsew and completely remove the green.
Then I felt that my version was a bit frenetic and I changed my layout. Fast forward to today, and I don't even know where it is! I will excavate this month and try to find it. Maybe it will have become more beautiful in the meantime?
I did recently finish the 2012 mystery called Easy Street and this quilt is so bright it's like having a quilted night light!
By the way...allietare means "to cheer up" or to make someone happy. Bonnie Hunter is the Allietare of the quilting world!
Are you up for the challenge of the new mystery?!?