Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Allietare Assembly Underway!

The big reveal of this year's Bonnie Hunter's mystery Allietare arrived on New Year's Eve and the quilt is spectacular!  This is shaping up to be the favorite of the 4 I've made so far.

I've been making roughly 1/3 of the clues each week.  It was so much fun to assemble as many of the blocks as I could with the pieces parts already on hand.  The quilt is set on point and there are two main blocks plus a border block.

Based on the layout I've chosen (quilt will finish roughly 70'' square), I need 16 of this first block.  I had enough piece parts to make 10.

And I'll need 9 of this second block.  I had piece parts to make 5 so far.

I've not starting assembling the quilt top yet - want to finish all my blocks first - but I did lay everything out on my design floor.

Isn't this just a great design?

I have enough fabric on hand for the quilt size I need except for the black.  I'll need some for the 5'' border and for the binding.

I can't wait to go explore all of the other quilts from the link up here on Bonnie's blog.

On a different topic, have you chosen a word (or phrase) that becomes your focus for 2016?  Join me in putting that word onto fabric - anyway you want! - and then share it and join my linky party!

There is terrific sponsorship from Chalk Lots and Green Fairy Quilts with prizes to be awarded (randomly) to participants!   

Come join the party!!

And speaking of parties ......

Heidi from Red Letter Quilts is starting a new monthly goal setting party.  I've always found great motivation in these so will be joining and linking up here.  My goal for January will be to get the blocks all assembled and sewn together.

I'll also be joining these fun lnky parties at  Blossom Heart Quilts,  Sew Fresh Quilts and Freemotion by the River.

      Sew Fresh Quilts      Sew Cute Tuesday

And if you've read all the way to the end (thank you!), here is one more photo of my Allietare quilt.

Happy Stitching!


  1. I really like your non-scrappy mystery quilt. I was wondering how it would look using the same fabrics and it is beautiful. Your fabrics are gorgeous, too.

  2. Love the fabrics you've chosen for your Allietare quilt! I really like it done with just 5 fabrics, instead of scrappy. The beautiful pattern really stands out!

  3. Very pretty, Patty. I agree that it is one of Bonnie's best! Yesterday I finished blocks 67 and 68 in FW. I would love to be done my blocks in January, but, we all know how fast time can go!! Have a great week.

  4. I like seeing BH mysteries in a limited fabric palette. Yours is lovely.

  5. Your floral fabric is very pretty! I love the way this quilt is coming together for me too.

  6. Very pretty. It will look fantastic when it's done.

    I'm also amused that you also have a design floor. :-)

  7. It's just beautiful! Hope you'll keep posting your progress...

  8. Oh, it is so exciting to see your Allietare! I love watching all the different versions emerging - yours is stunning! Thank you for linking up Patty!

  9. Oh this will be gorgeous! A very striking design indeed! Love the design floor, too :)

  10. That is really gorgeous in those fabrics.

  11. Your fabrics worked out beautifully. It's definitely my favorite Bonnie pattern so far.

  12. I love the fabrics that you are using for this !

  13. I have chosen a word and need to write up a blog post on it this week...great idea to put it into fabric too! Might have to think about that. Your mystery blocks are looking great!

  14. Nice to see another version of this Mystery on OMG links! You were smart to make half of the clues. I am back to making more Santa hats this week-end. I need a few more Alternate Blocks.


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