Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mystery Quilt Progress, plus More

Our newspaper said the low temp yesterday was minus 29 degrees. Glad I didn't know that - my thermometer at 7:00 am said only minus 20 degrees! Yikes.
Making progress - my blocks are all finished, pressed and lightly starched. Instead of blue corners, I chose a dark purple which is indistinguishable from much of the greens I used in the 9-patches. With all those pieces in each block I am amazed they fit together so well. I took the time to trim them exactly (well, as close as possible) to the 9 1/2 inches. Yikes, the vacuum cleaner is really filled with snips!. Pieces? 2298. I'm glad I didn't know THAT at the onset, but am VERY pleased with this lovely project, called DD Mystery Quilt from Quiltville.com. A huge THANK YOU BONNIE! YOU ARE A TREASURE!!!

And here is Jody-Goddess's Tobacco Road/Row? all finished and quilted. She has EVERYTHING in those scraps! We call her Jody-Goddess because she can do anything and everything, and all of it is done WELL!
Below is another of Jody's projects - She said this was a (corrected) Debbie Mumm project. How does one quilt a project like this? Aren't those blocks cute? Many of them have black buttonhole stitch around them, giving them even more definition. I can't wait to see it quilted.

21 comments:

KCQuilter said...

Your blocks are just gorgeous! Can't wait to see that beauty all done-done!!!

Julianne said...

Your mystery quilt is wonderful. Lot's of work but so wonderful.

SubeeSews said...

Elaine,
Love, love, love your color combination. I too was not happy with the trimming involved but very pleased with the end results. Everything fit together beautifully. I used a small whisk broom to keep up with the snippets. I had to do it often as one of my cats has a very bushy tail. She loves to help me with the cutting process and when she moves around she picks up threads and fabric slivers. Her name is MaggieMay but I call her Magnet as everything sticks to her.
Subee

janet said...

I like the colourway on the mystery quilt, it's great to see them all different. How on earth do you survive with temps like that? It's the opposite in Australia, 117 degrees in Melborne where the Tennis is on. I'm glad I'm not in either place, Sydney is hot enough.

Julie in the Barn said...

Your DD is gorgeous. I can't believe how many pieces are in Bonnie's mystery quilts. How she ever designs those I just don't know. She amazes me.

Thanks for posting all 3 of these lovlies. I can't wait to see them with the quilting.

Shari said...

Your DD is coming along very well. Jody's quilts are lovely as well. Thanks for sharing! That Bonnie sure is a gem.

Joyce said...

It has finally warmed up here from the -40 wind chills we've been having, but for how long????
I love the colors you've chosen for the mystery quilt. It's beautiful.

Tanya said...

Both yours and Jody's quilts are beautiful! Your mystery quilt looks like loads of flowers all strewn about! So pretty! And Jody's is fascinating will all those colors and block sizes!

Owens Family Adventures said...

Oooooooooo your mystery quilt is looking so beautiful!!! I love the colors! And may I just say now that I bow at the feet of Jody all while saying I'm not worthy! hahahahaha Her quilts are really a marvel. :)
dawn

Barbara said...

Don't you just love Bonnie's patterns. She explains everything so well and it always amazes me that scraps look so beautiful when they are sewn together. Your quilt looks just beautiful!

Lynn said...

Love your quilt - thought about doing the mystery but know myself well enought to know it was just too big a project. When you do miniatures even a baby quilt seems like a big project!

Can't wait to see it all finished.
Lynn

LC said...

Lovely quilt, Elaine. When I am trimming blocks or HST, I want to make a nest in the middle of the pile, spray it with something that will harden it, and have my very own bird's nest. LOL - what a dust collector that would be, but a multi-colored bird's nest looks kind of neat.

Annie said...

As always, your colors are great!!! I have just started the Double Delight, but my colors are pretty much the ones Bonnie used. The Tobacco Road is beatiful ........ again I haven't finished mine. It looks like I really need to get to work!!! Nice job on the quilts........

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I think winter is wearing on me - we are iced in today. I don't even feel like sewing! But, I did sit down and make up 4 more blocks on my Happy Jacks. It is good to surf around blogland and see that other people are also indoors due to the weather AND working away on quilting too. I am getting a bit bored with Happy Jacks and wishing to start something new, but I am determined to finish it - I mean really, my quilt doesn't have any where near as many pieces as your absolutely stunning Double Delight!!! Great job!!!
Cheers! Evelyn

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I"m loving your Double Delight!!!!

Lori in South Dakota said...

lots of little pieces-did you lose any? I always do! And with the temps that low, is the wood stacked even higher??

faridah said...

it's creative handycraft

MARCIE said...

Your DD quilt is great! Love your color choices. A few more snow days and you will have it finished!

meggie said...

These lovely quilts gladdened my eyes this morning!!

Helen in the UK said...

Your mystery quilt is looking wonderful. It is going to be a real stunner when finished :)

FLO_rancher said...

Love the mystey quilt..I will be eager to see it when finished...sew peacefully
DEB};o