Monday, December 7, 2015

Allietare! - Mystery Quilt Link-up 2

It's the second link party for Bonnie Hunter's Allietare mystery quilt.  Check out all the quilts in progress! Even though I chose to stay with the recommended color scheme, I especially enjoy seeing the ones that are in a very different set of colors.  I'm pretty close to the recommended color scheme, anyway. My gray is on the light side, so I'm trying to stay with very light neutrals and not too many wild patterns.
 I tried both methods given in this week's clue; stitch and flip on the bottom, and then the no-waste cutting method, on the three top ones. They were both pretty accurate to the size required, so I switched to the no-waste method from then on. I am thinking about buying some more reds, because I really don't want to have too many (any?) bright reds. Many of my other reds are too burgundy/purple. The terra cotta red of tile roofs is what I have in mind, with some variations.
I don't have the Easy Angle or Companion Angle; instead, I have Fons & Porter's flying geese ruler, which is nice because it can be used to cut both 1/4 square and 1/2 square triangles from a strip of an even size. I was a little concerned that I might not be able to get the "headless geese" (although to me they look more like Tuscan rooftops), but it worked out fine.  I just used the baseline half an inch below the usual one for this width: the 2x4" line.

I'm liking the mystery so far; in addition to attempting to complete each clue within the week it is given, I am trying to finish the Grand Illusion top from last year. Last week I finished piecing all of the main block units together:
 This week I aim to piece together all the green checkerboard sashings and begin assembling the top.  I also would like to make some progress towards tidying up the wreck that is my sewing area, and organizing some of my scraps.
I can't believe how I let my quilting just drop for so long this year. I had almost all the units done, they just sat there for months. Glad to be getting back into it now.


Vireya said...

Great progress on BOTH mysteries!

Feathers in my Nest said...

I agree! both Mysteries are pretty..well done.

quilt^nurse said...

Enjoy your posting.