I love Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilts! Bonnie very generously provides a pattern and instructions for a free mystery quilt every year, a new clue is posted on fridays between Thanksgiving and New Year. No one except Bonnie knows the final design, but you can be sure there will be lots of small pieces and lots of different fabrics! It is a great way to use up left overs and to make a small :) dent in your stash!
Most of the quilts I make are long term or very long term projects! I love hand piecing, hand applique and hand quilting, but every so often I like to use my machine. The mystery quilts are great, there is no agonising over which fabric goes where, all you have to do is follow the detailed instructions in each clue. You can be confident that if you like the fabrics when they are sitting in the basket, you are going to love them when they are in the finished quilt!
Clue number one was posted yesterday, so this afternoon, I cut and sewed, and cut and sewed and sewed some more...
Chain piecing is very therapeutic and makes short work of piecing!
Before long I had 192 3" four patches! well actually I have 195 and a half! I got a little bit carried away...
I like to pin them in sets of 10, and put them in a zip lock bag, with a label before I forget what they are for!
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