Saturday, November 30, 2019

The day after the frolic began...

Yesterday was an exciting day! It was the beginning of Bonnie Hunter's annual mystery quilt adventure. I invited 3 mystery quilters to join me in sewing the first step.

First we set up our sewing areas and shared our colour choices. This is a washed out photo, but two of the quilters made the independent decision to use these similar colours... yellow is their raspberry. And in this quilt, pink will be the aqua. It's so fun to see all the creative choices!

Dark blue, light blue and raspberry... ish!

Then we cut our strips for sewing 4 patch blocks. Some used FQ's and others were using small scraps in true Bonnie style.

It was so fun to see the pieces coming together. 
Dark blue, light blue and raspberry... so pretty together.
3 of us made the 4 patch blocks the way Bonnie suggested, and 1 of us did it her own way!

Here are more pretty 4 patch blocks being sewn.
Dark blue, light blue and yellow patches.
And necessary items like glasses and cell phones!

And more necessary items... food and drink! You can't sew all day without some sustenance.

Ta Da!
Here are my blocks for the first step! 
I like to use a recycled spinach container to store my mystery blocks. These won't be stored for long, so they don't need a fancy labelled container with a lid. 
Can't wait for step #2 next Friday!


The Joyful Quilter said...

Gotta LOVE a quilting party!!!

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on a beautiful step one. The colors are beautiful together.

Deanna W said...

Mystery quilters?!?! hmmm. I got my fabric chosen but have not to cutting or sewing as yet. I think tomorrow might definitely be a ME day in the sewing room!!

Shasta Matova said...

That is a great idea to quilt together and share the mystery together! Looks like fun!

Julierose said...

It will be so much fun to watch how all these come together...I cannot do all that cutting but love to watch...hugs, Julierose

Lyndsey said...

That sounds like a fun day. I've never made a mystery quilt and not sure how I'd get on with one. I like to know exactly what I'm making.

Sarah said...

Looks like you had a fun day. Love the colour choices too and those snacks would definitely be a priority to complete a lovely sewing day with friends!

Karrin Hurd said...

Good for you! I have had company for two weeks, so I haven't even gotten my fabrics together yet. But hope to get mine made this week!

Kristin said...

Your sew day looks delightful! I am joining in the mystery fun this year, too. I finished up clue #1 and I'm antsy in my pantsy for clue #2!!

beaquilter said...

Fun fun