Monday, January 4, 2016

Starting with two

So excited to see the reveal of Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt "Allietare" before we headed up north to celebrate New Year's Day!  While the men were ice fishing, I put together the first two blocks.  I LOVE how they look!  I knew I couldn't make a large quilt, but I'll be making it as large as I can.  I just shopped my stash, and whenever I run out of one of the fabrics, that's where I'll have to stop.  Since I'm using a directional fabric for my center red block, I think that my quilt will be straight-set rather than on-point.  After I get a few more blocks done I'll make that decision.  It might depend upon whether it looks too strange to have those little people walking down (or up) a 45 degree hill!

Allietare blocks in the snow.
I also discovered that I didn't pay enough attention to 'pressing issues' when I was working on these.  Thought I had read and followed directions, but half of the blocks didn't play nicely together when I joined them all together.  Time to go back and re-read.  Sometimes I can be just as bad as Hubby - not reading directions!

Not much quilting will be done here in January.  We have a busy travel month including quick visits to San Diego, CA and San Antonio, TX.  Just carry-on luggage, so no extra room for sewing projects.  I'll just have to bring a camera & sketch book and see what inspiration I can bring back to share with you.

Linking up Monday with Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville.  Stop in and see what some of those amazing quilters have made!


  1. It will be beautiful when you get it done!

  2. I love the blocks--just wish I had my other two Bonnie mysteries finished so I can give myself permission to start this one too--lol!

  3. Your blocks are beautiful Jean. It is one of my favorite quilts, I look forward to seeing yours together.