Saturday, December 5, 2015

Mystery Quilt Madness

As you probably know, Bonnie Hunter has started her annual Mystery Quilt.  She posts the clues every Friday starting the Friday after Thanksgiving.  This year's quilt is called Allietare and has a rusty red and gold plus black, grey, and neutrals.  I love the finished quilts from her mysteries, and I love the colors she is using this year.  This is my Orca Bay mystery quilt from 2011.  The pattern can be found in Bonnie Hunter's book String Fling.

This is my Roll Roll Cotton Boll, Bonnie's 2010 mystery.  The pattern can also be found in the book, String Fling.  I really love these two quilts with string blocks, and I hope there will be another mystery using strings again soon.

I finished these blocks at the retreat I just attended.  This is (or will be) Easy Street, Bonnie's 2012 Mystery Quilt.  I was hoping to get the other 9 blocks sewn and have the top sewn together before this year's mystery started.  I missed a couple years of mysteries because we were getting ready to move.

Here are the parts of my Allietare mystery so far.  All of my cutting is done, and I hope to find some time to sew everything this week so that I can keep up.  My grey looks like a light blue in this photo for some reason.

I'm also doing the mystery in honor of Kevin the Quilter called Yes, Kevin, I Can Do Scrappy.  This mystery is done by Ann of Attic Threads & Quilts blog.  She has dedicated this mystery quilt to Kevin because he challenges her to get out of her comfort zone and love scrappy quilts.  This quilt is cut from 2 1/2" strips.  I used parts of a couple of Christmas jelly rolls that were in my stash.  I have a lot of Christmas fabric and cut a few strips for this mystery from my stash.  The finale of this quilt should be posted this month so I hope to have the blocks sewn together soon.

Here is Nancy M.'s Grand Illusion mystery quilt from 2014.


This is Trudy's Jamestown Landing.  The pattern can be found in Bonnie's book String Fling.  

This one is Tumalo Trail also done by Trudy.  She finished putting the top together at the retreat.

I've been working on these 3 mystery quilts for awhile now and have been busy decorating for Christmas.  It's not too late for you to get a start on these mystery quilts, too.

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today! 

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.


  1. How fun to see all your BH quilts. I've done 5 tops, finished 1. I love the colors this year, but won't be starting until after the reveal probably. I've got a lot on my plate right now. But I can't wait. Yours is looking good.

  2. I love all your Bonnie quilts. I've only made 2 and both still need to be quilted. Hugs

  3. I love your color choices for Bonnie's new mystery!
    First I didn't want to make it, but your colors motivate
    and might convince me! :)
    Best wishes!

  4. You have far more ambition than me to attempt one of Bonnie's quilts. Good luck with all your finishes.

  5. I love your mystery quilts--I missed out on her earlier ones, so I may have to look for the book! I'm trying hard to resist the latest mystery since I have two in various stages of being unfinished, but it's hard to stay strong when I see others progress.

  6. Your Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilts turned out fabulous!
    I look forward to seeing the one in progress and your version of Allietare when they are done too.

  7. Beautiful Orca Bay LuAnn. In all of Bonnie's Mystery Quilt, I think Orba Bay is my favorite. No, I didn't do it as I didn't know about blogs and Bonnie back then lol. And there's too many pieces for me in there lol. But I love yours. thanks for sharing. ;^)

  8. Your Bonnie quilts are beautiful. I admire all of the work that goes into them. When I made Orca Bay I cheated and used striped fabric instead of strings. Kept me sane! : )

  9. Lovely quilts LuAnn! I am going to work on BH's Mystery Quilt, but may wait until the entire pattern has been downloaded.


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