Monday, January 05, 2009

Joined in on a Mystery Quilt

Regarding my efforts at Stashbusting, I weakened the last day of 2008, decided to join in on the Quiltville Mystery Quilt called Double Delight. This is the first Mystery Quilt I've ever joined in on. And to be sure I did it correctly, I was 'forced' to buy some fabric! (Do ya believe 'forced'?)

Going through my neutrals, I found this bit of vintage yardage I've been saving for just the right project. There is only a small chunk, but isn't it cute? It's going in this quilt. (Fuzzy picture).
Here are a stack of more units - hey, there are a LOT of pieces here, and I've only completed Step 2, and started on Step 3 (3 inch 9-patches). She has Step 6 posted - and what a gorgeous quilt it is going to be! This danged 'job/working' thing is getting in the way of playing all the time! Whew - lots of handling, but look at this handsome block! Those points on the Square in a Square take careful pinning and firm pressing.

I've seen the end result and IT IS STUNNING!!! Once again, thanks Bonnie - this is another winner!

14 comments:

Nancy said...

That is a nice-looking block, and the quilt will be beautiful.

I understand completely how temperamental the square in a square can be. I have never been able to master the darn thing!

paula, the quilter said...

That is a nice block and I should congratulate you on joining a Mystery Quilt. I haven't done one yet.

~Joan said...

I love your colors, Elaine. I'll be joining this later. It didn't speak to me until I saw step 6 today. I want to spend my precious little sewing time on my hand work for the next few months though, so it may be a while.

Yours looks so good!!

~Joan

jovaliquilts said...

I've never done a mystery quilt either, but I've really enjoyed watching everyone else doing theirs! This is a great block, and you really have wonderful warm colors and nice contrast.

SueR said...

I didn't have the time to start this mystery, but it sure is a pretty quilt, and I'd like to make it eventually. Your block looks great.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well I zeroed right in on that vintage piece! Love it!

Jeanne said...

You're coming along nicely on this! It really is a pretty design, isn't it?
Jeanne

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

It's wonderful! I love it! I'll be starting mine soon. I cheated and peaked ahead, but that's ok! I can't wait to see yours finished!

Roslyn Atwood said...

Your block is perfect Elaine, I'm still on step two, had to un-decorate the tree today!Hope to sew tomorrow.
This is my 4th Bonnie mystery love them all but my friends think I'm nuts making gazillions of 3 1/2" pieced blocks!
happy New Year,
Roslyn

Pat H. said...

I like your colors! This is turning out to be a great pattern. I've just finished step 3 and a few of step 3. Enough to make one block.

Dr. Quiltmom said...

WOW I love the red(?) very striking. The quilt is going to be great. I admit I bought all but the pink which I bought about 2 months ago. I admitted to my husband that this is the most expensive scrap quilt I have ever made.

Louise SS said...

I love your colors!!! Your block is so elegant!
Haven't decided on mine yet. Working on the nine patches in pink, I'll wait and think about the rest ...it's the yellow and brown, thinking about maroon (spelling?) or navy blue instesd of brown but then what do I do about yellow?! So I will wait and see what other other color combos show up, since so many seems to sew very fast.
Louise in Sweden

Joyce said...

Yours will be stunning as well!

Helen in the UK said...

LOVE your colour choices. Don't know that I could face all those square in square blocks though!! Look forward to seeing how it comes together :)