Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Allietare Mystery Quilt- Clue 2

I'm really taking a laid back approach to this year's mystery, even though I am tackling it in two colorways. I'm mostly working on Christmas gifts right now. I finished all the homemade gifts that needed to be mailed, and got those posted this week. Now it's local gifts that need to be finished.

So, with all the Christmas sewing, did I get anything done on clue 2? Yes, enough to give me an idea of what is going on. I got all of clue 2 cut out in both colorways. I sewed up a set of four in each colorway, which took me about 15 minutes.


The shirts colorway is easiest in some respects. The constant gold is in place of Bonnie's constant grey, so the cutting is very similar. I just had to pay attention to the fact that I am using blue instead of red, and red instead of black. When using men's shirts, I try to make sure that I mix stripes and plaids, or at least mix the scale of the prints, to add interest and contrast.


On the brights colorway, my purple background is constant, and the yellow I'm using instead of grey is scrappy. Not knowing how the final quilt will look, I just took a guess, and I am matching my yellows in the same sets of four. Whether that turns out to be right or a mistake, only time will tell.

Now I'm back to working on Christmas presents! We are celebrating Christmas on the 20th, so I'm in time crunch mode, but while everyone else is celebrating Christmas on the 25th, I'll be home alone and sewing on the mystery quilts!

To check out how everyone else is doing on the mystery quilt, click here.

7 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

You are smart to make a sample of each step. Good luck with the catch-up work on Christmas!! Sounds like a WONDERFUL way to spend the day!

Feathers in my Nest said...

Both versions are wonderful..and you finished Christmas gifts!

debby said...

I love your purple "neutral"!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Love your colors so bright and happy. I am excited to see these two come together.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Good for you doing it in two colorways and taking your time. That was my plan (one colorway though) but fortunately I've been able to keep up. I too got all my gifts done and wrapped and shipped that needed to ship. Now I just have to work on the local people gifts. Always something to make. Can't wait to see how both of yours will turn out.

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Vireya said...

I think that comment above me is spam...

I love both your colour schemes! It will be fun to see how they each come together.