Friday, February 19, 2016

Alletaire Top Finish and Valentine Table Topper


Hello Everyone   This is my first quilt top finish for the year.  This is the annual mystery quilt that Bonnie Hunter starts the Friday after Thanksgiving.  She gives a clue every Friday for about 6 weeks, and by then we have all of the components to put the mystery quilt together.   Bonnie gives numbers and colors of paint chips that correspond with the colors she has used in the quilt so you have some idea of what fabric colors to start pulling or buying for the quilt.  

  This is a lot of fun, and I've ended up being a part of a fun sewing bee because of this quilt.  I printed the paint chip numbers and headed to my local Lowes to pick up my paint chips so I could be ready to pull my fabrics and sew when the first clue came online.  There was another lady there with her printout pulling her paint chips.  We both recognized what the other was doing and struck up a conversation.  She ended up inviting me to her sewing bee promising me she wasn't an axe murderer.  As we talked, I realized that I knew several of the group members already and had known some of them for as long as 15 years.  I had been invited to this group before several years ago and didn't go then, so I took this as a sign that maybe I should.  I've been sewing with them once a week since then.  This quilt (and all of the mysteries) are a lot of sewing to finish during the Christmas season, but you can save and print the clues to work on the quilt later.  This is my fourth Bonnie Hunter mystery, and I think this is my favorite!  This quilt top is all done from my stash, too!!!!


When I posted my Valentine quilts in my last post, I forgot to show you this one.  This is one of the Dresden Table toppers I made using my Halloween Dresden Table Topper tutorial here.   The complete instructions can be found in that post.  I finished sewing the binding at the end of January, so it was ready in time for the holiday.  



I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.  

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