Monday, November 26, 2018

Design Wall Monday

Am I crazy to have 2 mystery quilts on the go at this busy time of the year?!? 
Don't answer that!
First up is the Temecula Secret Santa mystery. The final step was posted on Friday and I am not even close to finishing my blocks. I am sewing these blocks on my 221K White Featherweight. Everything is more fun to sew on this lovely machine, and although she is 53 years old, she still sews like a dream! 



This has been such a great project to work on and I'm really happy with how my fabric choices are working out. It's a labour intensive undertaking since here are a lot of pieces in these blocks - 97 pieces to be exact! 
Here are my first 3 blocks on the design wall. I just need to sew 9 more of these and figure out the sashing. Sharon told me that this block pattern is called Burgoyne Surrounded, so I looked it up. Yes indeed, that is what we are making! 
Tomorrow I'll update the Quiltville mystery that I've also started working on.
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23 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I like the use of the stripe in this block. Now if you have enough for the sashing - would really set this off.

SandraC said...

These blocks are beautiful! I would love to see a picture of them right up beside each other to see if they create a secondary design.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Wow! 97 pieces per block? They look great...I also love the way the striped fabric looks in your blocks. Now I know what you were sewing all day yesterday!

tubakk said...

This is beautiful, and takes much time, I can imagine.

Julierose said...

Just lovely fabric choices in these blocks--97 pieces? I will be on the sidelines cheering you on lol hugs, Julierose

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Wow, that is quite a block, insane number of pieces!! How big is the block?

Louise said...

Pretty blocks! Your stripe worked out so well in the design :)

Janet O. said...

Yes, 97 pieces per block! I can certify that, having made one mini quilt of this pattern, and having a second one in the works. Your blocks make me think of peppermint candy!
I can also certify that you ARE crazy to have two mystery quilts going at holiday time!! LOL

Karen said...

The red and white blocks display well with the white Featherweight so another good reason to sew on it this time.

Quilter Kathy said...

Less than 12"!

Ramona said...

Your color choices are beautiful! It will be fun to watch your progress on this wonderful quilt. What a cute machine, too!

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

two mysteries - are you crazy girl LOL -- not really I think it is great that you love doing these so much and not chicken like me - I never partake in them as I did once years ago and my color was so off it was horrible - not enough instruction give and I hated it. I know Bonnie gives so much information and I collect her patterns throughout the mystery in hopes that one day I will make it - and I love the Temecula mystery also - that pattern is so neat if I had seen it early enough I might have made it - I might have to go back in and save those post for another time

Podunk Pretties said...

Oh my now I want to start another quilt. Love your blocks, they would look so good on my bed at christmas time! Resisting the urge!

BJ said...

Funny how I never thought I'd make a Burgoyne Surrounded block because of the crazy number of pieces in it, yet when I make a bunch of 4-patches one week, 9-patches for a few weeks, and cut simple rectangles another week, it doesn't seem overwhelming 🙂. I've got 7 of the 12 blocks assembled, but I'm mixing it in with Pat Sloan's Merry & Bright QAL and Moda Blockheads II, plus last-minute Christmas finishes. Good thing we all love what we do! Love your fabrics - your blocks look just great, so I guess a little crazy doesn't hurt!

Mary said...

I did another Mystery with this pattern. I think it was one of those Weekend Whatever or something like that with Merry Mayhem. Glad you're having fun. Crazy is relative, you get it from your family, lol.

Denise L said...

I love your fabrics. A few months ago I modified and pieced a Burgoyne Surrounded quilt, I called it Vertigo. If you've never had vertigo you only need look at my quilt. Yours is gorgeous. Denise @fortheloveofgeese

Jenny said...

So far I've only done clue no 1 of this mystery quilt and was waiting to see how the pieces evolved. So mine won't be finished this year.

AnnieO said...

Your accuracy with these miniature pieces always impresses me, Kathy! Great color choices. I do love this block, don't know that I'll ever make one though!

beth s said...

Ooh! I love those blocks! I need to make one too. :)

Marie said...

I've been following this sew along (but not joining in) and just love the final product. Your blocks are coming along beautifully. Maybe some day it will go onto my TO DO list - love all the pieces!

Barb said...

what a great block! love the stripes and mix of prints!

Kate said...

That's a lot of pieces per block so slow going. Mystery quilts are such fun, but I try to limit the ones I participate in, otherwise my UFO numbers would sky rocket.

Judy Hansen said...

Your fabric selections are so great for this project. And you are doing this sewalong plus Bonnie's mystery quilt. You rock girl!!