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This Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt has been sew much fun to work on!
I did fall behind during the weeks leading up to Christmas with so much going on. Unhappily, our children were not able to come after Christmas for their usual visit, so I decided to make myself busy to take my mind off my disappointment. And Easy Street was a very willing project =^..^=
The only clue that still remained to be sewn up when Clue #7 posted on New Year's Eve was #4 - the aqua/purple flying geese.
They were all cut, but I had not yet sewn them up and attached them to the white/purple flying geese. Fortunately, I did not need these #4 units in order to work on #7 which showed us how to construct the corner and setting triangles, so I was able to make them up quickly.
|Four Corner Triangles|
|A couple of the 12 Setting Triangles|
As soon as I saw these made up, I knew this was going to be a quilt that I'm going to LOVE!
These colors are the main reason I decided to go ahead and join up for this mystery, even though I had so much that was already making demands on my time. Aqua and Lime Green are my two favorite colors - and I knew they'd be gorgeous with purples and black/whites!
Bonnie promised a "Rapid Fire Finish" to this mystery - and boy, she wasn't kidding!!! We got Clue #6 on Friday morning, followed by Clue #7 on Monday (New Year's Eve), and Clue #8 - the Finale! - followed immediately on its heels on New Year's Day! Whew!!!
The final clue was The Big Reveal! We were given two blocks - a main block and an alternate block - both gorgeous!!! Here are the first of both of them for my quilt. I just LOVE all that scrappy happiness :*D
|Block A - the Main Block - isn't this just gorgeous???|
|Block B - the Alternate Block|
The addition of the Alternate block really adds a nice sashing effect, with multiple chains throughout the quilt. Yummy!!!
And this is with the blocks in their place in the quilt.....
I finished up the aqua/purple flying geese last night, so I should be able to go to town on finishing up these blocks and putting this amazing quilt top together. I can't wait to see it done! For a change, Bonnie does not include pieced borders on this quilt. I haven't even begun to think about the fabrics I might choose for mine.
Are you working on a fun project right now? What's got you excited about 2013???
I'm making up lists and plans and getting really excited about the New Year!
And I'm looking forward to sharing the fun with all of you of course!
Hugs & Blessings,
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