Sunday, January 4, 2009

Mystery Quilt

I decided to have a go at Bonnies Mystery Quilt, Double Delight. Its great as a summer holiday project and I was determined to only use fabrics from my stash. It makes it a little more challenging to pick fabrics without seeing the design or the finished quilt, so I tried to follow along with the colour combinations as best I could.

Part 1 was 120 cream, blue and gold square in square blocks. These went together quickly but I was happy when the last one was complete, only to discover........

Part 2 had 120 more lol!!! I had to use green instead of the brown because I dont have a lot of browns in my stash and what I did have were very different shades. The green is the only yardage I have used so far (still a little more trimming to be done here!!!)

Part 3 was 120, 9 patches and 80 cream blocks......these were fun and used up a lot of those old fabrics that have been lying around forever!!!

So I was excited this morning to see that Part 4 was up, just to see how these units all went together:

The Rolling Star block!!! Looks more complicated than it was......not sure about the fabric choices for the 9 patches now its together, but I think it looks ok!!! 29 more of these to do and then onto Part 5!!!

22 comments:

Leisha Camden said...

Nice!! :-)

Anne Ida said...

This is looking great, sweetie! I think I will be doing this quilt sometime, I think! Have fun with part 5!!!

Elin "The quilt maiden" said...

I think this is going to turn out really nice! Good luck!

Isabella said...

looks really good Rose I would be too scared to even try that a mystery quilt brave of you to take the challenge

Catherine said...

Very good! I would really struggle with not knowing what the finished block looks like....too much of a control freak I guess! Hope you had a lovely Christmas Rose! Cathy

karenfae said...

it's looking good! I'm always "afraid" of mystery quilts wondering it I will pick fabrics that will look good - I would hate to make a quilt top and then when it is done hate it after all the work put into it.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Jeanne said...

It's looking wonderful, Rose! I have saved the steps, but have no time to start this one right now. Looks like a good one.

dot said...

Looks really good to me. I am jsut on step two. I am excited to see mine and I really like seeeing others.

tami said...

I love your color choices. Kansas Troubles are my favorite fabrics. Those would be my choices as well. I can't wait to see it finished.

Jo in TAS said...

What a great stashbuster, it looks good so far!!

Tazzie said...

Looking great Rose, I'm very tempted to start this project myself.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Shasta said...

It is a beautiful mystery quilt and it is very tempting. I am hoping to do this one someday, although it won't be a mystery to me. I have to finish up other projects first.

Paula said...

I think this block looks awesome!! Great job.

Karen said...

I haven't ever tried a mystery quilt...The numbers alone, in the one you are doing, would be enough to scare me off. Your is delightful. Keep up the good work;)

Kristie said...

Wow! That is really turning out beautiful! I like your colors that you have chosen!!! Very lovely!
Kristie

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looking yummy...I love your fabric choices!!

Teresa said...

Looks great!!

Idaho Quilter said...

Congratulations, on finishing all those blocks. Your colors are a great choice.

Candi said...

Looks great!

Susan said...

Love your colors. =)

Susan said...

Oh, meant to tell you that my cq blog has an award for you on this blog, too.

Sandra said...

I love the green and burgany colors - beautiful. You will love the quilt.

Sandra
Mississippi Gulf Coast

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