Monday, January 04, 2016

Design Wall Monday

The big reveal of the layout for Allietare was posted on New Years Eve, but I haven't had much time to work on my blocks yet. It is a 2 block quilt, and I did get a start on the "Echoes of Pisa" blocks. 

The quilt needs 20 of these blocks and I wasn't sure that I had enough red scraps left to cut the centre squares. I decided to use up a few of the smaller scraps to piece some 4 patch blocks for some of the centres. 
To see how other quilters are progressing with their mystery quilts, hop over to the Quiltville blog. And to see more design wall posts, hop over to Patchwork Times.

19 comments:

Frances said...

Great idea Kathy, we really are at the scrap stage now!

Gretchen Weaver said...

I don't jump into mystery quilts. I guess I'm too much of a control person, but I don't want to spend my time sewing something I dislike. That happens too often the way it is. Anyway, I love this quilt and will definitely be making it someday.

I've seen some people are strip piecing the center with leftover scraps and some are fussy cutting fabrics and making fancy centers. No matter how the center is made, they are going to all be lovely! Blessings, Gretchen

Julie in GA said...

Great idea to use a 4patch as your block centers. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Hey, use it up is my mantra and they will look just as nice. You will catch up at your own pace.

Kristin said...

I love the 4 patches!! I think it will look great! Can't wait to see your blocks together! :)

Jo said...

It is a great looking quilt. I have just been shopping today for some more fabric.,I hope to get started on it soon

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I just saw the quilt this weekend I think when it was revealed - it looks good, I don't do mystery quilts I always have to see what a quilt will look like first before I devote time to it.

Mary said...

I'm still making the Allietare' Star Blocks. I didn't think of using a pieced center. I just used up the Fay Q's I purchased for this Mystery. Not much left of them now. I love how these tile blocks look on-point. Keep on Stitching!

gayle said...

Oh, piecing the centers is a great idea! What a gorgeous quilt you're going to have!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love that you are "making do"--it will be just that much more interesting when it's finished--the blocks look great!

Janet O. said...

Brilliant solution. You always add some kind of twist to Bonnie's mystery that makes yours unique. Good job. : )

Andee said...

The four patches are a great idea! Your blocks look great so far!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

This blocks is beautiful Kathy, I look forward to seeing some of your blocks together.

Vireya said...

Great idea! It will add interest to the quilt.

Feathers in my Nest said...

Nice idea! I'm string piecing the center blocks on both my mysteries...needed more interest for me.
Your reds are beautiful.

Kathy said...

Clever with the 4-patch centers! I really like this mystery. Best of wishes in finishing it!

sewhappyquilting said...

Your blocks look great - good idea to piece the red centers!

Karen said...

I like the fabric colors that you selected.

Kate said...

Your reds are so vivid! Looking forward to seeing your version come together.