Bonnie Hunter is having a mystery quilt event and today was the first day!
My day started off with fabric at midnight waiting to see what M*QC had to offer for black Friday (glad I did as they were sold out of much by noon). Then off to Joann’s doorbusters in the morning for more fabric stashing. When I got home from shopping before 8 am the mystery quilt instructions were available for our first baby step in this new and exciting quilt. My color choices have changed. The paint chip idea behind this quilt is genius, and a great help at the LAQS to get the exactly right fabric hue/shade. Here are my revised choices.
I am not sure if I have made the selections too bright???? However, if it becomes loud that is ok. Since the children are loud creatures, it will fit right in with their atmosphere.
I guess I am a quilting rebel. The instructions said to press to one side and nest seams. But I know I can be a whole lot more accurate with my iron using my pressing dowel. It took me a good 6 hours to get these 4 patches done. I believe there are less than 50 complete and the instructions say to make 200+.
I started binding green lemonade yesterday and got the binding sewn on. Because I chose black on black it is very hard for me to see with the lighting I have, so that hand stitching, tv watching, goodness is about 1/4 of the way completed.
Moving on to another project, adding to the stash, and completing a quilt (hopefully before the weekend comes to a close) feels oh soooooo good.