It’s my favorite time of year…. the Quiltville Mystery time!
This year I’m using close to the same colors and I decided to go with solids instead of scrappy. My hubby asked that I make a few quilts that don’t use white.
I picked up the Kona Shadow (gray) when the colors were first released. On Saturday, I was able to pick up the pink, turquoise and brown after a great internal debate on the right shade of turquoise. I’m glad I landed on the lighter shade and love how my colors remind me of a 1950s kitchen along with a great sunset.
Shortly after getting home I set out cutting my strips and used a large jelly roll pan like Bonnie suggested. I typically use a 8.5 x 12.5 ruler and I like the larger size along with the sides.
Between picking up my sewing area explosion, watching football and playing with pups I was able to get the strips sewn.
I really loved the tray as I was working with the pieces and moving between cutting, sewing an ironing.
Finally on Sunday evening, I made the push to get the blocks completed, plus 6 extras.
I’m so excited to have the first part complete! After three years of mysteries, I finally remember to document how many pieces were in each strip, just in case we make more 9 patches.
….. since I was in a sewing groove, I finally added the last 5 borders to my En Provence mystery quilt. No pictures yet, my design wall is too small.