Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's a Mystery!

No, sorry, I'm not referring to this month's TBR challenge. I even started a Barry Eisler John Rain book (which I am enjoying). But I put it on the back burner because my sewing machine came home from the hospital and I got an itch to make up for lost time (my baby was gone for a whole month!).

So, no TBR book for me this month. Instead, I've been working on a mystery quilt! It's a mystery because I have no idea what I'm making. I just follow the instructions handed out once a week by AQS and see where they take me.


Here's where I started with Block Buffet, a 6-week mystery challenge designed by Linda Hahn. You can see the color chart on the left. Since I am making this totally from my stash, there are some colors where I'm having to use 2 or 3 fabrics. Hopefully this will add a nice slightly scrappy look to my quilt. Based on all of the pieces I cut out, this quilt will be a very bright, colorful piece. I'm excited to see the end result.


First, I had to cut out hundreds of squares, rectangles, triangles. I never did add up how many I cut. I may have to do that at some point. Each different-sized piece has a letter value assigned to it and I put them into labeled baggies to keep them safe.


And here are some of the blocks I've already begun to sew together.


One issue I have is that I have not been able to keep up with the pace of the instructions. This is week 5. I'm working on week 3. But between family and work and just life in general, I can't work that fast. I'm going to try and keep from downloading week 6 until I'm caught up. We'll see how that goes!


Stay tuned for the solution to this mystery!

2 comments:

  1. A whole month without your sewing machine?! Yikes!

    Looking forward to seeing the mystery unfold.

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  2. I totally peeked when the 6th clue was released. It's a burst of color! I think I'm going to like it when it's done. But the holidays have officially arrived and I don't think it will get finished until January. Really, my machine should have been sick in December, not October!

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