Thursday, November 14, 2013

Are you doing the 2013 Quiltville mystery?

Are you planning to do the Bonnie Hunter Celtic Solstice mystery quilt for 2013?  She has posted fabric requirements and paint chip colors on her blog here so that you can start collecting and planning.  The mystery starts the Friday after Thanksgiving, and this year she is offering the quilt in two different sizes (111" X 111" and 75" X 75").  I know it's a busy time, but you can save the clues and work on your quilt through the winter months.

Here are the fabrics I've collected so far.  I've done some mystery quilts that just haven't worked out, but you can't go wrong with Bonnie's mysteries.  I didn't know there was such a thing until two friends told me about it 3 years ago at the Dear Jane retreat, and I've done them all since then.



Here is my Roll Roll Cotton Boll quilt.  This was the 2010 Quiltville mystery.  



I just finished putting the borders on my 2011 mystery quilt, Orca Bay, and it's ready to go to the quilters.

I am working on putting my Easy Street blocks together now (2012).  I know a lot of people are hesitant to do any mystery quilt.  My Easy Street pieces have been in a box since early last year, and even after all this time they still fit together just as if I'd pieced them last week.  Bonnie's directions are always clear so there is no problem picking up where you left off.

Let me know if you are planning to do the mystery and whether or not you are using Bonnie's colors or going in a different direction.

Speaking of the Dear Jane retreat, I'll be there in Shipshewana next week.  I'm hoping to see/meet some of you there.

Hope you are finding some time to stitch today!

Thanks for visiting! 
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