I had lots of leftover fabric from the basket quilt from my last post. I decided to stitch it up into a nine patch scrappy. It is under my needle getting quilted this week.
I have also kept up on the weekly blocks from the Farmer's Wife 30's Sampler quilt along.
Not sure if any of you remember last year when I participated in Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt, Grand Illusion, but it was so much fun, that I decided to participate in this year's mystery quilt.
This year's mystery quilt is called Allietare, based on her tour she went on in Italy earlier this year. if interested, click on the highlighted Allietare and it will take you to her blog and you can find out all the details.
Again, this year, I am determined to use up fabric found in my stash. But looking into my stash, I found that I didn't have some of the colors Bonnie recommended (see the paint cards in the picture). So, I pulled full yardage pieces (as opposed to scraps or fat quarters) and ended up pulling some Moda Fig Tree pieces from various collections. What is nice with Moda's lines of fabric, that even if it is from several collections, the colors and patterns will generally match and go together just fine. So this will be more of a matched mystery quilt instead of a scrappy one. If interested in viewing what other quilters are pulling from their stash and their scraps, you can see lots of pictures on Bonnie's Quiltville Face Book page. The actual clues and sewing doesn't begin until the day after Thanksgiving, and the revel on New Year's day. I will be posting the progress when the fun begins.