I decided to do the mystery quilt that Bonnie Hunter put out on her blog during late November 2020. My goal was to complete each part as the directions came out every week. Real life put out some bumps and I am behind, so the mystery quilt continues….
If you missed my previous post on this mystery quilt, please go here. In that post, I showed photos as I completed making parts 1 – 6.
Note: once the reveal of the quilt is over, Bonnie will convert the free pattern to a pattern she has for sale on her website. Please visit her here.
And the mystery quilt continues…..
Now I am in part 7 which is putting the components from the previous parts into blocks and sashing to complete the top for making the Grassy Creek Mystery Quilt.
The Main Blocks:
The first step in this part was making these Ohio Star blocks to be the center of the main blocks.
Then adding the triangle components to the sides.
The center block is complete. There is still the sashing and secondary blocks to make from the parts.
Sewing the gray strips together to make the sashing was easy but to me the most time-consuming part of the entire process. For part 7 the red rectangles were added to each long end.
The final components to put together are the remaining flying geese blocks, HST, and red rectangles into a secondary block. This is where I am as of this morning – still needing to add the yellow and gray HST:
When I committed to doing this mystery quilt, I involved another quilter who had never done anything by Bonnie Hunter or a mystery quilt. She was not sure about it but was willing. Her top has been completed for 3 weeks because she had way too much fun using scraps and piecing an unknown design.
That being said, for those of us who get bogged down in a design, someone else just flies through it and is done. Usually, other quilters say that I am the one flying through the piecing of a quilt top – not this time.
So….just keep at your project, enjoy, and complete. I have not given up or allowed myself to work on another quilt top. This one will not be a UFO.
Update 01/09/2023: To see my completed Grassy Creek mystery quilt, please go here.