Monday, December 21, 2015

Mystery Monday Link-up! Allietare! Part 4!!

Welcome to the next edition of Mystery Monday Link-up!!  I am linking up with Bonnie Hunter, of Quiltville fame, for the FOURTH clue in the Allietare Mystery. We've been lucky with the first four parts of the mystery... not too many hoops to jump through!  :o))

Thanks for going easy on us, Bonnie!!!

In case you don't know about the mystery quilt, Bonnie took her colors from the sights on her recent trip to Italy.  I took my colors from her suggestions.  This is not my usual way of doing a mystery quilt, but it's what my stash demanded this time around.  The only substitutions I made was in the number of prints within certain color groupings.  I'm hoping that it won't make a difference in the grand scheme of things!!

Part 4, released this past Friday, began with cutting...

I cut sets of matching REDS:

I cut sets of non-matching NEUTRALS:

And I cut BLACKS (Mine are all the same, even though Bonnie called for a mix.):

After all that cutting, it was time for a BREAK!!!  :o))

NOTE:  If you read my ScrapHappy Saturday posts, those photo may look familiar to you.

On Saturday, I marked all of the corners:

Sunday afternoon found me sitting at my sewing machine.

Stitching first one side:

Then the other:

Then double stitching one side:

And the other:


In the end, I completed ALL of the units AND all of the bonus HSTs:

Trimming will have to wait for another day...  I'm going on (a long awaited) vacation!!

True confessions:  Some of you might have spotted a problem...  That trimming will include cutting away the extra half-inch that I cut for EVERY Center-less Bow-tie.  I cut the all 2.5" x 4.5" for some unknown reason.  :o((

Until next time...
Be mysterious!!!


  1. I honestly think it might have been just as easy to make flying geese units and trim off the excess to make the 'Santa hats'. I LOVE your hot pink!

  2. Sorry for the blooper. (That's usually my thing!) But you did a great job on finishing them all, nevertheless. ;^)


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