Today I finished the borders on Allietare, the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt for 2015/6. I really pushed to get it done yesterday, I was up early and started putting the blocks together. Four hours later it was together, sans borders. I had a good book to listen to, so time passed quickly. Later I pressed it, I wanted it nice and flat so I could measure for the borders.
In my stash I found a not so pretty yellow with red print that I picked up off the sale rack at LQS a while ago. I still don’t know why I bought it, it reminds me of McDonalds, but its the perfect inner border for this quilt. The black outer border is scraps from a backing of a different quilt. I can honestly say that I didn’t have to go and buy any fabric for this quilt top, its all from scraps and stash. I have fun remembering each quilt that the scraps are from, one of the red calicos is from the early nineties. I also used it in Orca Bay and Pfeffernuesse, there is now only a small piece of it left.
I think I am going to concentrate on the Rubies, Garnets and Diamonds quilt and get that finished up. I am almost done piecing the 12oo+ HST (ugh!) that make up the sashing. I think there are only 4 more blocks to do to finish. The last few have been made using templates, not the easiest or speediest way to construct them. I will persevere.
Linking up with Mystery Link-up Monday at Quiltville’s Quips and Snips today.
8 thoughts on “Mystery Quilt”
You are faster than me! I should finish my 30 gold centered blocks this evening. Will try to start the red centers if I can. Yours is gorgeous!
Thanks, I try to be efficient, not speedy, chain piecing and webbing where ever I can. Its all about the process, enjoy yours!
Beautiful fabrics! Bravo on the finish too.
Thanks, I try to remember Bonnies motto, “if its still ugly, cut it smaller”. 🙂
Congratulations on the finish. That inner border fabric is perfect!! Who knew when you bought it what you would use it for!! I am 21 blocks in; and going to try to finish my gold centers today! Yours looks great.
I always wanted to make a quilt called “Serendipity” to use up all those what was I thinking fabrics. You are in the home stretch, you’ll be done in no time.
Beautiful finish, such gorgeous rich colors. I am putting extra borders on the sides of mine…so not quite finished.
It looks great!
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