Monday, December 3, 2012
Easy Street Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter
Most of the projects I've been working on over the past few weeks are gift related (as in Christmas!) so I'm unable to post much of what is occupying my days for fear that the recipient may read my blog that day. :)
BUT...I am able to share about one of the projects I've just started. It's a mystery quilt called Easy Street by Bonnie Hunter. I'm as huge fan (remember me sharing about her workshop I attended back in July of this year?) Well, bless her heart, as a means of "thanks and giving back" to all her fans, each year she offers the opportunity to participate in a free mystery quilt. She releases the clues (instructions), one step at a time on a weekly basis. Clue #2 was just released this past Friday. The mystery is that we have no idea what the finished quilt top will look like until the final clue is revealed. Of course, I've not seen a quilt Bonnie Hunter has designed that I didn't love.
To see the progress of many other quilters participating....then simply visit the link below:
The first clue was revealed on Black Friday. I was out of town for Thanksgiving so I didn't get to start until the middle of the last week.
First clue involved making 384 twosies....
Then sewing them together to make 192 four-patches....
After sewing them, we had to "twist" and press the center seam (something I had never done before I might add). This step reduces the bulk of the fabric seams so that the block lays flat.
Now I must scoot and get started cutting the pieces for Clue 2....using purples and the black on white prints as seen in my first photo above...AND continue working on the ton of other projects I'm trying to finish. It's a good thing I am at my best when multitasking I accomplish more when I have lots of variety and projects going on at the same time. One project at a time is BORING! LOLOL
Seriously consider jumping in and making the mystery quilt along with all of us....you won't be sorry!