Monday, December 2, 2013

Are you doing Bonnie's mystery??!

 Well, are you?  I am still deciding what colors to use in Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville mystery!!  I need to shake a leg, don't you think??  Mean while, I am in a tiny piecing mood....above are 3 inch churn dash blocks.
 Two inch bow ties...
And 4 inch baskets!!  Need to trim that dog ear and threads!

I have decided to piece 30 minutes each night before bed.  I can finish two baskets, five bowties, and two  churn dashes in that time.  In a years time, I could have three quilts worth of tiny blocks!!

Back to the mystery...I just do not have very many orange fabrics at all....and very, very few yellows.  So, I am still pondering what colors to use.  I am sure it will come to me!!!  I love the first clue!!

Have a wonderful day, each of you!!

Julie

21 comments:

Leeanne said...

No Bonnie Mystery for me this year. Love the tiny blocks.
Have fun!

Kim said...

I have only missed one Bonnie mystery and that was last year when I was moving. I decided to go with Christmas colors this time because I don't have a special Christmas quilt for my bed....and I think I am going to be doing the Kind size so it will be nice and cozy for my queen sized bed. Also ordered wool batting for it :0). come on you know you want to sew along :0).
I am also doing a mini 2 inch star block, I have all the bits made for the quilt now just have to put it together ...it's the Temecula " Count down to Christmas" sew along.

Happy Sewing

Janet O. said...

I just can't bring myself to ever do them while they are still a mystery--and haven't finished the other two I have started. I'll have to wait and see on this one.
Love all of the tiny stuff--you know I do!
I have your plaid pineapple ready to go!

Kathy said...

Bonnie's mysteries are always fun, but I'm going to sit this one out. I am, however, going to locate my Tri Recs rulers that I've never learned to use and watch her video to finally learn to use them! I will no doubt succumb to temptation and join in this mystery later this winter when I see how neat everyone's quilt is. Looking forward to seeing your choices!

Lois Arnold said...

Yes, first mystery I've ever done. I am a control freak when it comes to my quilts, so we'll see how long this lasts. I pulled fabrics in the colors she showed, but probably do not have enough pulled yet. Since it's scrappy, I'm not worried about that part at all. I have a few of Clue 1 done.

Love your tiny blocks!

Patty H. said...

I'm not doing the mystery. I haven't done any quilting in quite a few years. I've been looking at quilts/quilt patterns trying to decide which one to make. I need to make my son and grandson one.

Kristy said...

I am doing my first Bonnie mystery this year. I have collected the clues for the last 3 years! It was time I actually did the mystery while it was still a mystery! I have been using my GO cutter to cut the triangles in a square. It is highly addicting! I have cut way too many neutrals so far but that is okay. I wanted variety. I am now cutting the blues and will start on orange triangles too. I don't have a lot of all the colors either but you don't need a lot just variety. I bought some greens today since I don't have any in the color she showed on the paint card. I am having fun so far. Need to get on to sewing soon! :-) Jump in and see how it goes. You can get a lot of triangles from one 3 1/2 " strip. I bought some of the 108 " wide fabric from Joann's for my neutral triangles. It made a lot from just one cut. So get on the wagon and join us! K-

Helen in the UK said...

I'm sitting out the mystery this year, but looking forward to seeing what everyone else is making. Loving your mini blocks :)

Mary Ann said...

I am doing the mystery. I have never done one and I challenged myself to use only stash. It has been a rocky start> First was the wrong ruler, so I ran out on Black Friday afternoon to get the right one. Then my machine started messing up and I discovered Monday that nothing can be done. Plus I work fulltime and had to work over Monday, thus with all this I only have about 1/2 of them done.

Kimme said...

Yes I'm in! My second Bonnie mystery. I wanted to use what I had and the only choice I had was to use repros. So far the fabric I've pulled out looks great. I love your little blocks.

Donna said...

I'm doing tiny piecing too -- have started Bonnie Hunter's "Perkiomen Daydreams" which will ultimately have 10,000 little squares. First two blocks are done. :)

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your tiny blocks! Sometimes I get in a "tiny piecing mood" too... so much fun!
No rush on the mystery... it's posted for a long time.

Kucki68 said...

I am still pondering mine too. Not helped by the fact that my fabrics are in the cold attic and I am just coming off a cold.

AnnieO said...

Bonnie's designs use too many tiny pieces for me, though I love to watch the mystery unfold.your tiny blocks are cute!

Michelle said...

Oh...I love love love the mini blocks!! I switched up the Mystery colors...can't wait to see what you come up with!

Lori said...

What adorable small blocks!! No mystery for me.

Nancy said...

I love Bonnie's mysteries, but I've never made one.

Love your mini blocks.

Kyle said...

Your tiny piecing is so tiny and so sweet. The baskets are lovely.

Pat said...

I've only ever done one mystery quilt.....done by a local gal. I do love the finished mystery quilts I've seen from folks who follow Bonnie and I'm sure yours will look lovely (once you pick your fabrics and get started, of course)!!! What a good idea you have with 30 minutes of piecing daily.

Karen said...

No, I am not doing the mystery quilt. I have not done any of them. I don't have a lot of luck with them. I always think that someone else's fabric choices are better than mine. I like to wait to the end and see what the quilt looks like, then make a decision.

Caryl W said...

I am not starting the mystery yet. I have the same problem as you do...not able to come up with colors. AND I still have last year's mystery not completed!