Thursday, December 31, 2015

Loving Allietare

Damn I'm good!  Bonnie posted her "grand reveal" of her Allietare mystery quilt today and the blocks were very similar to the guesses I posted earlier this week.  Here are my first two REAL blocks:

Look closely at the gold block. I like the center fabric so much that I am using it for all 30 gold star blocks and scrappy reds for the alternate blocks.  I even have enough for the thin inner border, but may opt to use another gold for it.

So how have the blocks come together for you? The seams of the red block nested very nicely, but the gold seams wanted to fold the 'thick way'.  May need to re-press some of the 4-patches.

Now I need to find just the right backing fabric. Several quilters have posted special fabrics already. I really liked one with red cardinals scattered around. But I want to find something that reflects my taste.

Overall, I definitely like this year's mystery quilt.  Bonnie's colors worked well together. It will be fun to see the results of those quilters who ventured to choose their own palette.

Happy New Year everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Looking great! I too had to sew away on this tonight. So excited to see what she came up with!