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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I Just Couldn't Help Myself

Several years ago I watched with interest Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt, "Roll, Roll Cotton Boll".  I didn't participate until the quilt was revealed and I was hooked.  This is my 5th BH mystery - I've done RRCB, Orca Bay, Easy Street and Celtic Solstice.  Mysteries are hard for me and I'm always so uncertain at this point.  Will I love it enough to justify spending so much time?  But I've found that I do enjoy making the blocks and guessing what it will look like.  So, I've taken the plunge again and started.
The newest mystery is called Grand Illusion and I'm using the colors that Bonnie suggested. These broken dishes blocks were clue one.
These pink and black blocks are Clue #2.
I didn't have to work today and this is where I started this morning.
After a fun sewing day, this is where I am now.  I'm probably done until the next clue comes out Friday.  I must admit, I don't love these colors, but the last color in the group is green.  I'm going to reserve judgment for a few more clues.  Bonnie has a way of making these random blocks look amazing.

 I have tons more units to make even though I usually make mine smaller.  I do need to make a few more broken dishes - I don't have nearly enough even if I make my quilt smaller.
Stay tuned, it's going to be a happy quilt.
Karen

11 comments:

Heather said...

I am having fun with this mystery too. It is my second mystery and like you, at this stage I am second guessing my colors but I loved last year's results so am hoping for the best. I look forward to following your progress.

Ruth said...

Wow! You are making good progress! I doubt I will jump in on this. I have too many UFOs already and would really like to get one of those done soon. I will be watching, however!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Sometimes it's hard to resist starting a new project. I tell myself I am a disciplined person until I start something new

Vireya said...

Looking good so far! I hope we cut some green in the next clue, too.

Carol Stearns said...

I'm doing this as well and I'm not fond of the colors either. I wanted to use some fabrics in my stash in other color ways but not knowing how it was going to end up looking you hate to cut up something you like a lot. And she uses such small triangles, you know a big pattern won't work. Done with clue # 1 and on to clue 2.

CecileD said...

I think it's going to be a gorgeous quilt...! :)

Feathers in my Nest said...

Pretty!.....RRCB was my 1st Mystery with Dear Bonnie too...I Love her to pieces..

Karen said...

You have accomplished a lot of sewing on the mystery quilt. I am not fond of mystery quilts.....I would rather know what I am making and make decisions based on that.

audrey said...

We made a couple mystery quilts in the quilting group that I was in. Very interesting, but I always struggled with the waiting and then being told what to do.:) I do like to go my own way when I want to!! Always fun to get to the end though and see it all come together.

Vic in NH said...

Glad to see your progress on the two steps so far, your pieces look great!

Feathers in my Nest said...

This is my 5th mystery too.. Love Miss Bonnie..Your units look beautiful together...pretty.