Bonnie Hunter is an inspirational quilter and business woman. This year's mystery quilt has been fun to work on, and I'm so pleased that 2 of 5 weeks' clues were fast and easy!
I didn't get a lot of time to work in my sewing room, but I did get a lot of the pieces cut. I had only one morning to sew, and I stitched up all the strip sets for clue 3, and all the HST's that I had cut.
I sorted all my HSTs so I could start assembling clue 4 first - I mean, there were only 80 units, why not make them first, then cut more for clue 1?
So I sorted all my black and brown squares so I'd have enough variety and began sewing HST to square. Happily. At 5:30am Christmas Eve morning. Then it was 6:30, kid was awake and I was almost finished the pile. Double awesome!
So on Sunday, I began ironing. I started with the strip sets from clue 3 and pressed all my seams to the green. Calming. Nice. Kid was playing at my feet, and dog was lounging in the doorway. What could go wrong?
I started ironing the HST/square units. The black ones all were perfect - OK, so maybe my seam isn't always accurate, but they'll look fine in the quilt. I moved to the set of orange ones - and they didn't look right. I only ironed 2 pair before I stopped and looked closely.
I. Sewed. Every. Pair. of HST. and Square. WRONG. Somehow, I turned every pair sideways.
See how the yellow triangle is supposed to be along the orange square? On each pair, I sewed the brown or neutral to the square. Frustrating. But, I caught it early.
It only took about an hour to rip out the seam on all 80 subunits. Now I have them all lined up next the the machine so I can settle in later today and get this section done properly...I hope!
Let's hope I'm not the only one on Bonnie Hunter's link up with an Oops to report :)
Sometimes I need a deadline to keep me motivated to complete a quilt. What better motivation than participating in a bloghop?
While the snow and cold temperatures keep you inside, why not work on projects for this year's fair? The full listing is available to download now!
This month's block used paper piecing technique, one that all three of us were familiar with and happy to assemble!
My favourite customer, Ashley asked me to make a quilt from her daughter's baby clothes. I have previously made her quilts for her sisiter-in-law, her boys and she won a school quilt!
August's quilting technique was English Paper Piecing (EPP), a method I was skeptical to try at first.