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Monday, December 29, 2014

Short Stacks and Mystery Update


Working on the last clue of Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt, but all of the other steps are done.  Although I am happy with the colors chosen, I will NEVER do another mystery with planned yardage.  I miss not doing a scrappy version.   I see others using the same fabrics for each color and thought this would be fun and different.  The sewing is boring.  With scrappy versions, each unit is different.  


The Wall Report for Patchwork Times -- My favorite "Go-To" pattern, Short Stacks, designed by Judy Reynolds of Black Cat Creations.  Some quilters use a pattern once and never repeat it...I have made this one over 25 times.  My guesstament is this is #27.  The fabric is from "Nightfall", of Camelot Design Studios (except for one lone plaid I added from my stash).  The fabrics are modern and colors are Black/Gold/White -- of course a little support for our New Orleans Saints football team is always needed.  


Quilted and delivered in time for Christmas.  A baby quilt for Jake.  The fabric had a sea-shore feel, so I cut out a cardboard star and traced/quilted them all over -- meandering loops covered the rest of the quilt.  The simple churn dash blocks are a favorite, so we will see more in 2015 for sure.




7 comments:

tubakk said...

So happy to see other Grand Illusions with alternative colours.

Feathers in my Nest said...

Love the Brown! Looking great..

Mary said...

Once you go SCRAPPY you should never go back. I like that she gave us one constant. The yellow is testing my eyes, but I'm hoping it will play nice on the wall when we finally get to assemble the blocks.

Ramona said...

I like your color choices, too. It is nice to see something different. Your baby quilt is so nice. Love the colors and the blocks. There are only a few quilts I have made more than once. I'm impressed that you have made the Short Stacks 27 times! I'm sure it looks completely different with the different fabrics.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

I am with you,I am doing 'sort of' scrappy, but really quite planned. I do love your color palette. Won't be long and we will be putting it all together.

LynCC said...

Yeah, it can be drudgy, for sure, doing all the same thing with the units. It should be more interesting sewing as we put the larger units together. Your fabrics are sooo pretty together, though.

TLC said...

I love your colors.