Tuesday, 29 December 2015


Got so many other things I could be doing (housework comes to mind) in preparation for arrival of family for my Grandma's 100th birthday on Jan 6th or even finishing a UFO? But why do things like that when you can start something new and kid yourself that starting to use all the pink strips on quilt as you go blocks will be quality usage of your time tonight?
Pulled out all the pink strips and strings.
These are 4 blocks that will get used somewhere but not sure how.
Will do the tops at 9" and the batting and back at 8.5" so can sew the tops together with no sashing to keep the pattern.
Managed to mess up one of these so instead of ditching that one, cut all 4 down before I realised I would lose the pattern if I had to sash.
Not a drama, can probably use these in the border. 

Monday, 28 December 2015

Allietare Week 5 Bonnie Hunter Mystery

Week 5 and a week of no cutting, just sewing!
You cans my range of neutrals here in this clue. This is just some of the blocks for this clue.

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Bonnie Hunter's blog can be found by clicking here.

I have done some of the sewing for this part of the clue. Am waiting for the reveal to see how many more I need as I am doing a smaller quilt. I have loved the opportunity to showcase some of the really fun neutrals I have collected this year in addition to using up some scrap strips from my Scrap User System. This is my third mystery and this is the bravest I have ever been with fabric.


Friday, 25 December 2015

Allietare Week 4 Bonnie Hunter Mystery

With hours to spare, I have finished Clue 4 before 8:30 pm on Christmas Day.
I have used every single day available to complete this clue.
It's been a busy week at the office and with Christmas celebrations today.
Lots of scrap neutrals in each set and lots of different reds and blacks.
Looking forward to seeing what Bonnie has planned for the reveal.
So exciting

You will want to head back to Bonnie's link up so please click here to do that.

Here are all the elements cut out for Clue 4.

12 done! Half way to my goal for my quilt!

Done! In time to post to the links and be ready for the Clue 5 to come out tomorrow night.
I've done a total of 24 for this clue. 


Monday, 14 December 2015

Allietare Week 3 Bonnie Hunter Mystery

Clue 3 began with pulling more neutrals for variety and more strips from the bins.
A simple clue but I wanted to keep it scrappy.

You can go back to the weekly link up by clicking on the link below

I even pulled that Scotty Dog fabric from the revered 30's collection. 

I even pulled some random pre cut neutral squares.

I added some greens from the 30's collection. they go well.
I ended up cutting down some 2.5" strips as well.

Here are my twosies- over 30 different neutrals. So much fun.

The headless chook at the bottom fits with the decapitated geese from the last clue. 
Not to self- don't cut fabric after 8pm.

The 4 patches. Love this colour combo. Considering a quilt of greens an neutrals just like this.

Happy Quilting

Monday, 7 December 2015


So this is my current Leaders and Enders project since Patches and Pinwheels moved into construction mode.
Tumalo Trail which is in Bonnie Hunter's book Scraps and Shirttails II
I sewed a bunch of shorter strips together and cut them into 3 patches to sew together.
Almost done with these and will need to move onto the next element of the block, the half square triangles.
Even after P&P and this new one, not much of a dent in the strip stash... I persist!

I even got a comment on my post from Bonnie which always makes my day.

Allietare Week 2 Bonnie Hunter Mystery

Motoring along with #Allietare
Clue 2 done by Sunday. So loving getting to use my neutrals.
16 different reds, 16 different neutrals.
I also got a "great job" from Bonnie Hunter- which is always exciting.
And very excited to see I got a special mention in this weeks links blog post.
Looking forward to Week 3 and hoping to get some string blocks going as I have TONNES of strips and strings already cut and ready to go.