You may have seen that I’m undertaking Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery Quilt cycle this year, entitled Good Fortune! Here’s a link to the first clue if you’ve not read that post yet…
For the second clue (all the deets are over on Bonnie Hunter’s website if you want to learn more), I pulled out a variety of blue options – the theme for this clue was blues with neutrals (creams/greys/whites). I have a LOT of blue, rather lots of SHADES of blue! This was the closest I could get the range of colours that I wanted to use from what the fabrics I already have in house (I must do a blog on my craft studio and how I store my fabrics, hmm!).
I wanted to use a mix of smaller patterned blues and some plain solid colours. The clue calls for half square triangles and there a lot of ways to make those. I have a favourite method called the Magic 8, but Bonnie and others provide details on how to get very accurate cuts out of strip piecing and other options. You can link directly to Clue 2 on Bonnie’s website by clicking here.
As usual, I was concerned that my piecing would end up not being quite the right size, but I got lucky (or I paid a lot of attention to exactly how I did the sewing this time) and it came out at exactly the right size! Not so much sliver trimming this time, just some little dog ears to take off!
This is my pile of ironed, but not yet trimmed, half-square triangles. That’s a job for tomorrow (sigh!).
Aren’t those prints nice? I really love the one on top – sort of royal blue with a hint of indigo in there.
And yes! There are a lot of pieces for this one! Better get to trimming off those dog ears! And good luck to everyone else who is doing the mystery quilt this year – I’ve seen a lot of posts on Instagram (find me @treksolo) that look super cool.