Not only did I start Bonnie Hunter's 2016 Mystery but I had someone to sew with!
My 13 year old granddaughter, Abigail wanted to stay the weekend and sew. So we did! We had shopped my stash several weeks ago and she had chosen her fabrics and set them aside.
Pressing, so far, so good.
Top Complete! She also has the binding cut and made for me. BTW, she did all her own cutting too!
I did very little on it, I would show her a step and then let her go at it. Watching her plan it very carefully choosing where she wanted to place each piece almost brought tears to my eyes. This girl will someday make more quilts, I know it in my heart.
I was so impressed with her, she kept at it, only checked her phone once in a while, paid attention and we got to do more talking and sharing than we have in a long time. LOVE that girl!
Her first quilt. that is her on the left, 7 years ago to the day. and she still has the quilt.
.....and I accomplished Clue One of Bonnie's En Provence!
I usually really go all out on my neutrals but I want them to be the calming effect in my quilt this time. They may seem boring now but it is one of Bonnie's quilts and I know they will sing.
I changed up the colors as I had used purple in several quilts this last year and stash was short. My goal for the Mystery is always to use stash. During the year, when I shop I look for inspiration fabrics and this year found this floral that called my name.
I don't know if the floral will become a border or backing, we shall see. It has given me the chance to use up some greens that I have had "percolating" in the stash for a bit.
Ready for Clue 2 and the goal is to have this one done by February!
Linking up to Judy at Patchwork Times
& Bonnie at Quiltville Quips and Snips