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Friday, February 3, 2012

Getting Closer

The clues are almost finished and so is my mystery quilt. Here are the next three units. These blocks finish at 6". I love mixing prints and batiks. Since these are all scraps from my stash, the only thing I worried about was value - making sure there is enough contrast between the lights and the darks.

These strips are cut 1 1/2" sewn in random pairs. They aren't this green looking. They are more neutral, but there are light green included. Sewing long strips and then sub-cutting goes really fast.

Here are the main units all together. There is one last unit that I didn't get a picture of.
As you can see, I used anything in my stash "ala Bonnie Hunter". See the Moda Challenge fabric from about 2004? It's perfect in there. The thing I've come to love about doing these kinds of quilts is that when there are so many fabrics included - nothing looks wrong!!
The reveal is coming soon. I'm off to sew :). Any more guesses????
Until next time,
-Karen

3 comments:

regan said...

Aren't mysteries fun!?! You just never know! And I love all your batiks in it.....it's going to be lovely!

Kathie said...

Stars? I love that your using what you have. It looks great

Stephanie said...

I want to say trees for some reason. Gosh these fabrics are so gorgeous all mixed together.