Monday, December 19, 2016

Design Wall Monday


It has been totally manageable so far to keep up with Bonnie Hunter's EnProvence mystery quilt since I am only making half of the required blocks for each step posted. These are my blocks for step #4. I didn't have enough of my dark blue fabric (which is purple in the directions) so I added in a small piece of fabric leftover from a quilt I made last year called "Under The Sea". It's the dark blue in the second column of blocks and it mixed in well with the other fabrics. 
Have I mentioned lately how much I love the TriRecs rulers? These blocks hardly needed any trimming down at all.
I enjoyed a relaxing sewing session while watching Bonnie's QuiltCam.  You can see that I have my hourglass leader/ender pieces for a new Clarissa block sitting on the bed of the sewing machine just waiting to be put through at the beginning or ending of a chain of blocks.
To see more posts for step #4 of the mystery project, hop over to Quiltville's link up. And to see more design wall postings, visit Patchwork Times.

14 comments:

Podunk Pretties said...

I don't share your love of this ruler. I've been putting off starting clue #4.

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

I never seem to have enough of specific color groupings to make her quilts. I will wait until this one is done before I decide if I will make it as I would probably need to get some fat quarters to help get enough colors.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I'm saving the clues until the end too--I have several unfinished Bonnie mysteries already--haha! Good for you for keeping up! I need to get something together for leaders and enders. After doing it that way for so long, it seems like such a missed opportunity not to have something handy to run through the machine.

Janet O. said...

You almost make me wish I had joined in, but I emphasize the "almost". I will not make another Bonnie mystery (which I never start until after the reveal anyway), until I actually finish Easy Street! : )

gayle said...

Even only doing half the blocks is still a lot of blocks!
I'm looking forward to the next Clarissa! (I still have no plan for my hourglasses...)

englishquilter said...

I agree the Tri-recs are so accurate. Gorgeous colours!

Jayne said...

I really like your Clarissa blocks! I found the tri-recs really good once I got the hang of it.

Mary said...

I'm happy to see somebody is keeping up! I have fallen behind. None of my Clues are completed so far. I'm waiting to hit it with GUSTO in 2017. Christmas and a New baby have me too excited to get it done right now. I love how you quilted your Trees in the Header.

Karen said...

I only had good luck with the tri rec rulers after making the fabric cuts 1/4" bigger. Oh well, it worked for me! I am enjoying the mystery.

Mary said...

I agree, the TriRecs are da bomb. Whoever designed that little snip out was a genius. They line up perfectly.

Teresa in Music City said...

I love that you are using blues instead of purples! I actually had blues pulled for this project and then changed my mind. I may regret that :*)

Deanna W said...

I am making the full En Provence and I am behind!?! :(
I am hoping to get a bit of cutting done in the next few days and if I am lucky maybe some sewing. I am already for Christmas just waiting for daughter to come home on Saturday!

Kevin the Quilter said...

I completely agree about the manageability of this year's mystery! And you KNOW I love your Christmas header! LOL Merry Christmas!

Kate said...

Very pretty blues. You've done well on keeping up. Maybe this one won't end up in the UFO pile?