Sunday, November 27, 2016

Mystery Link-up

Bonnie Hunter's 2016 Mystery has begun!  The first clue was posted on Friday.  You can find it here.  We are using neutrals this week.  To see everyone's progress so far, check out the Monday Link-up.
In the past, I have used shirtings (Celtic Solstice), black on white (Orca Bay and Easy Street), mostly whites and creams (Grand Illusion) and a conglomeration (Allietare) last year.
Allietare, just back from the quilter, Betty Lewis, Louisville, MS
I'm in the process of hand stitching the binding.

For En Provence, I'm using these...
 And so far I've completed 93 Four-patches...
Last week two of my granddaughters spent a few days with me to work on their quilts.  Megan, 15 (soon to be 16) started a new top.  She used an Eleanor Burns pattern from her book Quilts Thru the Seasons.
Country Lanes

Megan finished the top and it's sandwiched, ready to quilt when she's on Christmas break in about 3 weeks.  Emily, 14, sewed her top last summer.  We sandwiched her top last week and she quilted it on my Juki.
Rail Fence

  She has the binding sewn on and took it home with her to hand stitch.  Both girls are planning to enter their quilts in Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge in March.  Good Luck!

I recently finished The Mystery Row Quilt published in American Patchwork and Quilting this year starting in January.  It was designed by Pat Sloan.  I used all Batiks and it was quilted by Betty Barrentine, Ackerman, MS.

I've got more to share.  Stay tuned until next time!


  1. I love your progress on En Provence. You have a lot of different neutrals. And I like how you are getting the next generation into quilting. Way to go Meagan and Emily!

    1. Julia and Judy, I'm glad to see fellow MS quilters here. This is my first mystery with Bonnie and I'm looking forward to lots of fun!

  2. Your Allietare turned out beautifully! It's such an elegant design. Good start on En Provence!

  3. Allietare looks great and so do your four patches.

  4. Allietare looks great and so do your four patches.

  5. How wonderful that you are teaching your granddaughters to quilt. Their quilts are beautiful, as is your Allietare. Great neutrals, too.

  6. Congrats! on your nearly completed Allietare Mystery Quilt and those quilting granddaughters. I'll look for their quilts at the show in March, as I am planning to attend.

  7. Your Allietare is wonderful! Great to see it quilted.

    Your granddaughters obviously take after their grandmother.

  8. Your Allietare is very pretty. As are your neutrals.