Monday, November 30, 2015
Allietare Clue #1
I finished clue #1 of Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt, Allietare, in record time on Saturday. A group of 14 quilters from my guild got together to kick-off the mystery. We had a great time. I was on a roll and when all was said and done, there were 311 HSTs in the bank. The goal was 294; a few extra are always welcome as they seem to get dropped on the floor, etc. Last time I had to stop when assembling Grand Illusion because I had miscounted and was short a block or two here and there. Frustrating when you just want to finish up.
My gray constant is Quilter's Linen by Robert Kaufman in Limestone. It's a little lighter than I thought it would be, so the neutrals in this quilt will be fairly light - a lot of white on white - in order to keep the contrast between the two fabrics.
We were all speculating on Saturday as to what the next clue will be. We are hoping for a bit of color to zing things up a bit. One lady, commenting on the 5.5 yards of neutrals called for in the introduction, wondered if there would be any string pieced blocks in this quilt. I hope so. Love to make them and will break out my treadle for those if they turn out to be included in this mystery.
These are my fabrics, with the gray constant swapped out for the gray fabrics shown. I found some fun fabric online for the backing. There was only enough available to make one third of the backing but the backing has to be pieced in any event.
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