Monday, December 7, 2015

The Plot Thickens: Allietare Mystery Quilt, Part 2

It's Link Up Monday for the Allietare Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter, Quilter Extraordinaire.  Here's where I am on the units we're doing this week.
All the pieces are cut, and I sewed the first few units start to finish, so I'd be clear on what we're making.  My finished units are the ones with the light fabric sewn to them, at the back of the photo.
I have to admit, I was a little confused at first.  I'm using the Companion Angle ruler to cut these "headless geese" shapes, but my ruler is old, and the markings are not the same as Bonnie's.  No worries, though, I figured it out.
When I cut these shapes with the Companion Angle ruler, I just flip the strip over for the second cut, instead of flipping the ruler (which is the normal way to do it).  It just seems awkward to cut these upside down.
Guess what's in the box!  It's not tea!
It's black and gray squares, part of our cutting homework for clue #2.  I've got them in the tea tin to keep them unwrinkled and ready to go when needed.

Here they are, laid out on the desk.  As you can see, I disobeyed the directions and cut two different colors of gray.  I ran out of the first gray, which of course was a perfect color.  I only had a yard of it to start with.  So I'm filling in with the plaid.  I hope it turns out okay.  I just wanted to use up the fabric I already had.

In other news, look what we did!  My friend Joey and I worked together to piece this quilt back from my orphan blocks and scrappy yardage.
Here's Joey, piecing away on her Singer 301.  We had a fabulous weekend, sewing and visiting.  We even fit in a trip to the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, plus a barn sale.
We sewed the quilt back on Sunday, and Joey took it and my string quilt home to quilt on her long arm machine.  (Hey, Joey, is my quilt done yet? LOL)  She is also doing two more quilts for me.

Friends and quilts--what could be better?
I hope you enjoy your friends and quilts this week.

Back to Allietare Monday Link Up Clue #2


  1. Lovely units for Clue 2, the reds are so pretty. Too beautiful for a back, such a wonderful thing to round up all those orphan blocks.

  2. Thanks, Rhoda! It was fun to see all those old blocks put to good use.

  3. Muchas gracias, Eclectic Abuela! Love your name!

  4. Amazing quilt back!

    That tin looks very handy for storing the squares.

    1. Thanks, Vireya! I haven't done a scrappy back before. It was fun.

  5. Love your grey plaid. If I hadn't plenty of constant grey left over from Grand Illusion, I'd go scrappy on grey, too - the scrappier the merrier


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