Sunday, 29 November 2015

Allietare Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2015 - Part 1

Allietare Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2015 - Part 1
Allietare Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2015 - Part 1
I am pleased to say that I have started the Allietare Mystery Quilt for 2015!  I wait all year for the details of the annual mystery and it hasn't been until today that I have been able to get hold of my rotary cutter and get going on it!  Here are just some of the half square triangles that I machine pieced today, but I am pleased to say that all the units for Part 1 of Allietare are complete.
Allietare Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2015 - Part 1
Allietare Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2015 - Part 1
Last week I shared my alternative Allietare Mystery Quilt fabric selection with you.  Since then there has been a slight change in plan with the original pink being swapped for tan.  As I mentioned, this quilt is going to have a home in the bedroom, matching the checked curtain fabric which you can see behind the bundles.  The pink was nice, but on closer inspection the fleck of colour in the curtain fabric was tan, not pink - no worries, there is plenty of tan in my stash!  Working with just the neutrals and the constant today meant I didn't have to make any final decisions about the combination of the other colours - maybe that will be next week ...
Allietare Mystery Quilt 2015 - Part 1, Neutrals
Allietare Mystery Quilt 2015 - Part 1, Neutrals

One of the reasons I enjoy the Bonnie's Mystery Quilt each year is because it is a chance to reacquaint myself with my fabric scraps and my fabric stash.  In this selection of neutrals there is the remainder of the Jo Morton fabric which I used for the Humble Quilts Miniature Doll Quilt Swap back in May, the button fabric which first showed its face in the Celtic Solstice Mystery quilt in 2013, and a fat quarter of feather fabric which I knew I would use 'some day' - it certainly justifies those random purchases.
1501 Sherwood Fern fabric Henly Studio Makower
Allietare Mystery Quilt 2015 - Part 1, Constant

My constant is this two tone green fabric 'Sherwood Fern' (1501) by Henley Studio. I have enjoyed watching the different combinations appear as I pressed them open with the iron and am pleased with my colour combination so far.

Creative Grids 45 / 90 Triangle Ruler
Creative Grids 45 / 90 Triangle Ruler
As on previous times, I am using the Creative Grids 45 / 90 Triangle Ruler.  The shape and the lines on this ruler are different to the Easy Angle Ruler which Bonnie recommends, so I had a few trial runs to make sure I came up with the right size half square triangle unit.


Sewing machine maintenance
Sewing machine maintenance
I also spent some time before I started to do a bit of maintenance I gave my machine a thorough clean with a brush, a blow of my aerosol duster, a new needle, lots of bobbins wound and making sure my single needle plate was in place - this accessory really does make sewing triangles FUN!

Suzi the cat - Allietare Mystery Quilt 2015
Suzi the cat - Allietare Mystery Quilt 2015
Suzi the cat did show her face today.  She learnt to sew whilst making the Easy Street Mystery Quilt in 2012, but has not been as enthusiastic this time around.  To be fair, the weather here is horrendous - wet, windy and not the sort of day you should leave the house.  She has chosen to snooze all day, oblivious to the weather and the launch of the major sewing event of the year. 

I will be linking up on Monday to the Quiltville blog and can't wait to see other fabric combinations.  Thank you Bonnie!

BTW; Bonnie's  quilt works out 7872 sq" - part 1 is just 8.4% of the total!
 

16 comments:

  1. great neutrals....promising to be a beauty!

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  2. Yes.. I a, wondering how many weeks this mystery is going to be... Do I need to reschedule my Christmas holiday to finish it?

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    1. Bonnie promised she would not release a clue on Christmas day, rather she was going to wait until Dec 26th. The mystery runs for "as long as it takes" she said in one post. If you are busy, just download the posts, and work at your "own" pace. She keeps reminding that it is NOT a race.

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  3. I look forward to following your progress!

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  4. Suzi doesn't look totally impressed, but I like your colour scheme!

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  5. I like your green and neutrals. Looking forward to see progresses.

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  6. Beautiful neutrals...and Beautiful Suzi

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  7. Some great neutrals in there! Nice job.

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  8. Those Neutrals are beautiful! LOVE THEM! Good luck and Happy quilting!!

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  9. I feel the excitement around the mystery quilt but sadly I won't be participating this year....but I am saving the instructions for later. Your fabric selection looks great!

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  10. Love your helper! Great color combination, wonderful muted tones. When Bonnie's MQ is announced I always find it amazing as to just what I have in my stash. Great start, such wonderful little hst.

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  11. Oh I am excited to see how this one comes out. Fun!

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  12. Thanks for sharing your colors. My neutrals seem a little boring. I've changed the colors also and substituted a nice green for the grey and brown for the black. I just have to remind myself when she posts units that I am working with different colors and make notes on the directions. https://stitchinggrandma.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/project-updates-mystery-quilts-and-trains/

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  13. LOL, Frances, I was going to do that math too, but now I don't have to! 8.4%! We have a long way to go.

    Your fabrics are really beautiful -- I love that green constant. Looking good!

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