Monday, December 10, 2012

Walking Down Easy Street

I'm late to the party, but all caught up now!  A mystery quilt was on my "some day" list.  So when I read Miss Thimble's (please see correction here.) post about joining in on Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt I decided to check it out.  At first I dismissed it as being too large a time commitment at this season of the year but it kept calling to me. So I jumped in with a few changes:  I'm only making half the blocks hoping that I can make this into a child sized quilt as a donation (more on that when I get to my 2013 goals).  And I tried to lean toward primary colors for the same reason.

First let me say a BIG thank you to Miss Thimble for the nudge and to Bonnie for the experience.  I am SO enjoying the journey.  As someone who is usually anxious to see the finished product the mystery part helps me to focus and be satisfied with the product of one step at a time.  And the practice is great.  These might be the most precise blocks I've ever made. Bonnie's directions give great detail.  I'm not so sure that I've made good color choices since determining "color value" is an emerging skill for me.  But, time will tell.

And I think the added task has amazingly made me more productive overall.  Not only am I caught up on my blocks, but also on my decorating, shopping and after today hopefully my wrapping!

Here's my progress thus far.  I'll be linking to Bonnie's post:

6 comments:

  1. I would love to be able to take credit for mentioning the mystery quilt and getting you started on one – but I didn’t mention it, nor am I doing one. Now YOU got ME interested in doing one next year… :)
    The only mystery in this house at present is where Thimble Cat disappears to when he’s not on his chair! lol

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    1. Thank you. No wonder I couldn't find your post about it! I posted a correction.

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  2. I love your primary colors. They're so perfect for a child's quilt:) I agree with you that these might be the most precise blocks I've ever made ~ Bonnie's directions are wonderful.

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  3. I like you quilt colors, Nina. I was listening to Bonnie's quilt cam just after the first or second clue was revealed. Someone asked her about colors and value, about the grey and white that she's using. She said to think of the grey as a shadow. She also said this quilt isn't about value but about color. So I think you're doing great with your colors! She also suggested that making half the blocks would be the solution for people with less time to spend on the quilt.

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  4. Your patches look fantastic. Clue 4 is nearly here – woo hoo!

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to Clue 4.

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