Mystery Quilt

IMG_1298Today 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.

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borders and the red calico

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.

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8 thoughts on “Mystery Quilt

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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