Sunday, November 30, 2014

Starting a new mystery quilt!

This will be the 4th "Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt" I've done.    I love the whole process from picking out my fabrics, sewing each clue, (without an idea of what the finished quilt will look like) to putting in the last stitch.

Bonnie gives guidelines.  Here is the link for her first clue.  For colors and I'm always a little fearful to stray to far from her suggestions.    This year I am switching out her pinks for a  pinkish purple.   My yellow also has a little greenish tint to it. 
The picture below is my stack of fabrics I've chosen with the possibilities of using the standing bolt in back for the quilt backing.   These colors are a little off in the pic.

These colors are a little more true below.
This week our clue was to make 100 of these units.

You may go to this link to see other bloggers who are making this quilt.

It's been nice getting back to some sewing after a busy fun filled Thanksgiving.

I had lots of help with the meal this year.  Alicia made her "turkey shaped rolls", Diana brought string bean cassarole, Queena furnished the lettus salad and Holly baked the turkey.  All I had to do was the pies and mashed potatoes.

Here are four of our fourteen grandchildren.   I'm hoping we get to be with all 14 at Christmas.

We've sure enjoyed having Queena and Ethan with us for a couple weeks before they headed up to New York to be with Ethan's family.

I spent a couple days helping Dorie and James get use to the sewing machines.  They are each starting a little quilt and both finished three of the nine blocks needed.  We'll try and finish them this next summer.


Kenneth Sargent said...

Such a beautiful family you have

Andrea said...

My boss at the fabric store is doing that mystery quilt too. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Julia Graber said...

Dorie and James are growing up. Dorie's missing teeth are telling her age!

Judy D in WA said...

Beautiful family! I love the littles sewing. :) And turkey clever.
Your fabrics are gorgeous!

Deb Lindley said...

Looks like you are off to a wonderful start, Miss Polly - after enjoying your Thanksgiving w/beautiful family!

Happy Mystery Quilting,

Andee said...

Way to go on GI, love seeing the kids sewing--they did a great job!