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 for sister of the caps - don’t ask, it’s something between my sister and me).
It”s time an update on my progress. A lot of thins happened; Bonnie decided to do the reveal on New Year’s day and therefore surprised everybody by releasing a clue per day just after Christmas.
So this post will cover the clues 6, 7, 8 and 9, which is the reveal.
Is an easy one: just add a triangle to a previous unit.
Also easy: sewing the pink flying geese to the brown ones.
Tip: If you have to trim this unit to get the right size, trim bits of each side and the (brown) bottom only - this is to prevent that the seam allowance above the pink gets to narrow and your points will be "cut off" when sewing the parts together.
Clue 8Sewing blocks together. Whoohoo! It’s going to look like something.
Never before I have been able to sew such perfect sharp points!
And finally, clue 9 – the reveal!
It all makes sense now, it will become a beautiful quilt! Thank you so much Bonnie, for this fantastic challenge!
Within hours after the reveal the first finished tops are being shared in the Facebook group. Wow!
I’m certainly not that fast but I completed a few blocks and put them on a design wall what it would look like.
Bonnie’s version has a blue border. It makes the quilt look light. My quilt however has to match the colors of my sister’s wall hanging, and she used the brown as background.
So let’s see what happens if I change the border color.
I like the dark border, and my sister too. So that’s what it will be!
Laying out all pieces and checking them, or take a picture and share it in the Facebook group before sewing everything together is something I really recommend as it is very easy to make mistakes you may not discover yourself.
Take a look at the picture below, see what happens if you turn around only one of the border pieces:
the white triangles won’t line up anymore!
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. This will probably the last link-up for now, Bonnie may do a link-up later so everybody can share their finished quilts. 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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