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Posts tagged ‘Mystery quilt 2014’

Grand Illusion Clue #1

For the past few years (four? five?) Bonnie Hunter, who quilts and blogs at Quiltville, designs a new mystery quilt and the kick-off for 2014 was last Friday.

I had several weeks to consider fabric choices, and even do some shopping.  I stuck with the recommended color scheme of yellow, pink, teal, green, black and neutral.  Here are a few of my choices…

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Then I had the special treat of joining a sewing group IN PERSON on Friday!  There are quilters from my church who have sewing days 3 times a month, and since I had the day off from work I joined in the fun.  It was only the second time all year that I have been able to sew in a group setting, and I really enjoyed it.

I packed my project in a new Thirty-One storage box:

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And then it was time to cut! Our first step was making 280 half square triangles.  I opted to do half the required blocks, because I plan to adjust the final layout for a rectangular quilt rather than square.

Here are the 50 broken dishes blocks that make up my Clue #1:

imageHappy stiching!

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