Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Middle of the mystery
We are in the middle of the Quiltville mystery Allietare and step #3 was released last Friday. It was "no-brainer" easy task this week sewing simple 4 patch blocks from neutral and gold strips.
This is my work surface. As I cut the strips, I cut the leftover end pieces into 1" strips for Omigosh blocks and am sewing them as leader/enders. They are so cute and I don't have any gold blocks in the collection yet.
As I sew, I have been thinking about how many of my previous Quiltville mysteries are still in UFO status. I reviewed my blogpost from last year's mystery update (click here to read it) and was happy to note that there have been a few changes in the last year.
**Easy Street from 2012 became a finished quilt this fall.
**Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll from 2010 is finally a quilt top ready for quilting. It was on the UFO list this year, and while it made progress to become a quilt top, the quilting didn't get done yet. It will go on the list for 2016.
**Carolina Christmas - half of the blocks are in a finished quilt and remaining blocks were lost in the UFO closet.
But I found them!
**Grand Illusion - last year's mystery is still a work in progress, but with some concentrated work could easily become a finished quilt top.
Quiltville Mystery Summary:
Total number of Bonnie mysteries completed = 7
Carolina Crossroads, Orange Crush, Carolina Christmas #1, Double Delight, Easy Street, Celtic Solstice, and Orca Bay
Number in UFO status = 3
Carolina Christmas #2, Roll roll cotton boll, and Grand Illusion.
That's a 70% success rate, which is acceptable. It would be fairly easy to get myself a higher rating, and I'm going to work on that in 2016.
With sewing this mystery, so far I have a 100% success rate at keeping up with the steps! Here's my box of blocks cut and sewn, and ready for the next piece of the puzzle.
To see more step #3 blog posts, hop over to the Allietare link up here.