Every year my favorite designer Bonnie Hunter (Quiltville) starts a mystery quilt. Everybody all over the world can sew along for free and I’m one of the many participants.
My introduction to this mystery quilt can be found HERE.
I decided to make a throw size quilt for my sister, to match the colors of her wall hangings. And because she is my sister, the working name for my quilt will be“Zus van de doppen” (Dutch forsister of the caps - don’t ask, it’s something between my sister and me).
It’s time for clue number 3 – diamond’s in rectangles!
Another pink & white unit.
Bonnie gives us three different ways to make these units. Unfortunately all three of them include having to cut off pink corners – waste!
I don’t like that and I have been looking into a no waste method and yes, that is possible.
Cutting the white triangles is easy: I just use the same method as used for clue two.
But what about the diamonds?
Fifirst I cut a few pink pieces Bonnie's way (description in the pattern). Then I took a new strip, laid the cut piece on top of it and looked where to put the ruler. I tried a few cuts and it worked!
Then I cut a paper template Bonnies way and stuck that under my the ruler. Below a picture of the ruler and the template, apart from each other as we are not allowed to show too much details.
It works better if you trim the paper template just a bit smaller so you are able to see the lines for lining up the fabric.
Precize cutting and sewing if everything. After cutting, sewing and pressing a few I noticed that I had to move my seam guide just tiny bit – after that all units came out perfect, I only had to trim the dog ears :-)
And as always, it it fun to see what the possiblilities are with the blocks made so far.
Hmm…. This looks like a very girly quilt, don’t you think? It's good that it's going to be gifted to a girl!
A few days after releasing a clue Bonnie gives all participants the opportunity to share their progress by submitting a picture on the dedicated Mystery Link-Up page. It’s a great way to see alternative color ways some participants are working with. Did you take a look already?
Have you seen the list of Mystery Quilt Tips & Tricks? You’ll find them HERE
An overview of all my quilt related post scan be found here.
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