I fully intended to do a totally different topic for this week’s post. However, I got distracted by a call to a quilting buddy and now I am looking at a mystery quilt idea. Am I ready for a mystery quilt?
Current mystery quilt thoughts:
My quilting buddy does mystery quilts on an annual basis. She was all excited about this new mystery quilt that Bonnie Hunter is doing for 2020. So of course I had to look at it as well.
I am not a big fan of mystery quilts. “Why?” you ask. Because I am very visual and I like to see what I am making. Guess that takes all the mystery out of it right? Yep, I am being a party pooper for sure.
After looking at the design and the colors I am going to give this one a try. I love autumn colors and this one is very much autumn colors: red-orange, orange, gold, green (bright?), gray, and neutrals.
I think there is enough in my fabric stash that I won’t have to actually purchase much, if any fabrics. I am trying very hard not to buy any extra fabrics this year, but to use what is already on my sewing room shelves and in the scrap bins.
I set the timer for 20 minutes and picked these fabrics from the stash. If I am not careful I will overthink any given task. Surprisingly, I did not even open the scrap bins!
I am happy with the fabric choices. Am I ready for a mystery quilt? I feel inspired by the colors and am sure willing to try the Grassy Creek mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter.
Mystery quilts are way out of my comfort zone. However, trying and learning new things is how to expand my (and your) horizons.
Learn and have fun:
Quilters, as 2020 finally winds down and we look forward to a brand new year, let’s try something new. Maybe it will be a mystery quilt or a new technique. Maybe how to use a new gadget. It might even be a fabric that does not match anything in your stash. Expand your quilting horizons.
And most of all – have a fun time with your quilting obsession.
Part 1 Update on 12/9/20:
All my Part 1 pieces are sewn and ironed. For details, please see the mystery quilt directions here.
Part 3 Update on 12/24/2020:
All the pieces for Part 3 are sewn and ironed. For details, please see the mystery quilt directions here.
I know, part 2 isn’t complete yet. That week at work was crazy and I just didn’t get it done. I will go back to it but right now I am working on part 4.
Part 4 Update on 12/28/2020:
I completed the part 4 of the mystery quilt. See here for details on sizes and amount.
Part 5 update on 1/4/2021:
I am almost keeping up!! Here is part 5 complete. I am loving the fall colors. I have run out of gray fabric. Gray has never been a color I use much of, but this mystery quilt uses a lot of it.
Here are the directions for part 5.
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