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.

13 comments:

  1. I made Easy Street (named Joy in the Journey) and it was gifted to a niece/nephew. I started Tobacco Roads but it ended up being a totally different layout known as Dandelion Detour. Instead of making Grand Illusion, I used the color inspirations and made a completely different quilt named Party Hat Optional (Toran by Sujata Shah). Aside from these, I enjoy watching what the rest of you create with the BH mysteries.

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  2. Beautiful quilts. Love your colors for Grand Illusion. Also loving your colors for Allietare! lovely little bright four patches.

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  3. love your golds and neutrals, and oh my gosh those Omigosh square are adorable!

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  4. It's good to have a review once in a while. Great to see you are on track!

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  5. I think you have a great track record with Bonnie's mysteries, and IU love how you make them your own.
    My track record has been so poor I don't even attempt them anymore. : )

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  6. You are doing a very good at keeping up with this year's mystery. I find her pieces take time to mature - so relax.

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  7. Keep up better with BH mystery quilts by making them Half sized.

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  8. You're too funny with your track records!..My GI is hanging in the basement waiting for me to quilt it, poor thing.
    Your quilts are all Beautiful..

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  9. I'm following a few bloggers sewing this quilt - I can't wait to see who finishes first. Good luck :) :)

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  10. Congratulations on your finished Easy Street. It looks wonderful!

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  11. Wow Kathy, that's an impressive list - especially considering all the other quilts you've made too. I love, love, love those teeny weeny 9 patches, darn it though, now I want to make some too :D

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  12. great quilts, I haven't done the first two on your list- too late now ...

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  13. That's a pretty good success rate. I'm a bit jealous that you are all caught up. Hopefully I can get that way over the holiday.

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