Monday, December 28, 2015

clue 5 Allietare quilt

Here is my little sample for the  fifth clue to Allietare 2015!
This has been great fun to sew and I love the earthy, marble like feel of it. Thanks to Bonnie Hunter for all that it takes to produce this free mystery quilt pattern!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Stuffy puffy and fluffy, and clue 4!

Doing clue number four for Allietare mystery quilt was easy and fun, and I love how the black background fabric gives the illusion that the other fabrics are floating in space, how fun is that!?! Also I am back to working on my flutterby quilt as well.

For some reason the blocks are not coming out 10.5 when done, despite me checking and rechecking and then trimming away even the most scant dusty particles for squaring up the 4 patches and recs, I don't get it. I gotta find another Jen Kingwell customer and get to the bottom of this.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

clue number 4

Here again is another Allietare mystery quilt 2015. Loving the colors and fabrics together, even family members that don't quilt love it!

Also the baby quilt top is finished now just to sew together and back it, it's been fun.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Totally cool way to spend day off!

 Had a great day off, we played with play dough,
 Found a fantastic gray constant for the mystery quilt, and another fun neutral too,
     helped my daughter pain her dining room an appetizing shade of 'pumpkin pie'
and I forgot I had this, now do I use it or wait for something on my new grand daughter (yes I think it's a girl.)?

What a great day off!!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Mystery Monday Link up page and quilt colors

so here is a preview of the true colors for mystery quilt and link up page on quiltville if I decide to do one:
I am thinking that this will look fantastic with the blood red and black added to it!  So sorry I got rid of some retro floral gold materials about 2 weeks ago, but live and learn I guess. 

Friday, December 11, 2015

The agony and pretty good.

First for the good news:  I did a dozen or so of the clue #3 units for Allietare quilt. Very pretty, happens to be one of my top all time fav color ways for decorating EVER!!
And the bad news is that I need extensive repairs for the transmission, so I will be horribly broke for the winter.  Ho Ho Ho.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

carolina road squares via the live qultcam

how cool is this?  I watched an older broadcast from the quiltvilla and followed the directions Bonnie so nicely gave us and here is a great little stash buster!  Have too many older charm packs waiting around for years, so it's time for them to live a little.
Digging around in the old stasharoonie and I found some charm squares that I forget about, how splendid of them to match the mystery quilt colors!! This is sooo exciting!

Monday, December 07, 2015

Allietare Mystery quilt 2015

Here we are at clue number 2!  I am trying to link back to the correct web page, hopefully I can do this correctly just like I can sew up the units for the mystery quilt! is a link to her clue #2

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Here is the progress so far on Quiltsville Mystery 2015: allietare I am making one unit first, to see if it's something I want to finish up with, no use cutting fabric if I won't ultimately make the quilt.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Time to try out hint one and hint two. quiltville mystery quilt   Here are her original colors for the quilt Black, tan, gold, red. BTW, Bonnie from Quiltsville does this from the goodness of her heart and I appreciate it muchly! Thanks Bonnie!!

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

So there is the beginnings of a lovely quilt by Bonnie K Hunter on that I am having fun observing at this point however I believe I will at some time in the future give in and at least do a bit from each 'hint' to refer back to in the future, Thnx Bonnie! Allietare link
It's been a very long time Bloggie, but I'm back.  There has been much sewing, and grandparenting, and more sewing going on round here.

What's the story?

During the past 46 years, I've lived in Connecticut. I've traveled up and around the U.S. and to Puerto Rico, and loved every minute. I've had 4 children who are now fantastically talented adult artists and comedians. I've been married and then divorced and then engaged and then single and finally *big sigh* content. I've grown into a darn good nurse, cook, seamstress, and Mom.

Maybe one of these days I'll get this 'writing' thing down, too.

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