Yesterday they released clue 3 for the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt En Provence. So today I got out the purples and starched and cut my strips. Last night I finally finished up the neutral 4 patches. I also worked on the triangles from clue number 2. I am enjoying this process because the next step is unknown and therefore less cumbersome to think about. I learned a long time ago that sewing one patch over and over is kind of monotonous. My mind wants more color and different blocks to sew. A one patch quilt is very hard for me to stay focused on because of the monotony.
A shoe box above is housing all 221 neutral 4 patches with a few triangle blocks. Yes I am done with this step and was very bored with it as it is not challenging. The challenge is finishing this step ha!
Because I had issues with my tri recs ruler I am behind for clue 2. But instead of me being glass half empty, lets say that I am almost 50% complete with this step.
Because I am craving a little color cloth to run through my hands, I have started on the strip sets for the purples. I am certain by the time I finish this step I will be bored to death with it. The good news is I can sew some of the triangles in between to help with the monotony.
I am still wondering how all of this is going to come together. She said once we are done with clue 2 (the triangles), that we can put that fabric away. This color way is kinda scarce for it being the main color of the quilt as she suggested. Perhaps I misunderstood.
Lots of 4 patches….lets do some math clue 1 is 221 blocks, clue 2 is 100 blocks, and clue 3 is 168 blocks….a tally of this says so far a total of 489 3 inch blocks. This quilt top will probably be the most pieces in one top I have ever done. I do have a queen size scrappy quilt that has over 1100 pieces. We are not quite halfway there with the 489 but I bet we end up with over 1100. I am doing my best to keep up, if only I could have a bucket of more time and a maid to clean the house and cook….*sigh*. I better be careful what I wish for. With time off around the corner I am certain I will catch up and you will see more frequent posts from me. Additionally I am working on a chenille project for a laptop that I hope to post within the week. Now, off to fill bobbins :)~