Sunday, January 22, 2017

En Provence, Clue 3

This is the year that I finish all of my Bonnie Hunter UFOs!

I'm plugging away at my En Provence quilt and just finished clue 3:

Before I begin on Clue 4, I want to finish another Bonnie Hunter UFO.  I just found my Old Tobacco Road Quilt  that I started in 2005.  2005 -- TWELVE YEARS AGO!!!:

I just have to add borders, quilt, and bind.  Oh no, the dreaded binding!

Are you working on En Provence or any other Bonnie Hunter mystery quilts?  How far along are you?


KathyD said...

I've just downloaded En Provence from Bonnie's site. Never done her mystery quilt. I don't have a stash of scraps so I'll be purchased fat quarters to star. You have inspired me to finish up some UFOs. I have two done that need quilting but it's going to wait a week or so while I get use to PSP. I'm picking up my new tablet today at Bits & Pieces.

By the way I love binding if you ever need assistance!
Enjoy your day!
Kathy DeStadio

~Kristie said...

Very determined you are! I still need to finish my Celtic Solstice - still in pieces around here somewhere. I'd definitely trade binding for quilting - my laundry basket of Thimbleberries tops is overflowing! ;)

Anne Ida said...
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Anne Ida said...

My Carolina Christmas (Bonnie's 2009 mystery)! It is pieced, layered and basted... So
I should have quilted it ages ago. Perhaps it should be a goal for this year?
Keep up the great work :-)
Hugs and stitchea

Ann Dunn said...

I'm ok with binding, that's the last step. I find that since I don't quilt all that well, it's the quilting which keeps my UFO's from getting finished. I did have an 'aha' moment after I washed the last quilt I finished. All the time I stressed on getting the stitching to look good, when the quilt came out of the dryer, it was nice and puffy. It all looked good. What a relief.

Kerry said...

I did my first MQ last year and actually finished it completely around May. Slightly different to how Bonnie's Allietare went because the fabrics were so fussy against each other (and quite blingy being the Japanese/Australian prints) that I added sashing - and then it popped. This year I started late and so far only a few blocks completed, again using different colours. I'm trying to finish a Quilts From the Heart II starry one for my daughter at the moment - nowhere near quilting yet but top almost done!

On the other hand I enjoy hand binding because I get to curl up underneath the quilts. I also enjoy hand piecing and quilting although it takes a lot longer but I'm getting an awful lot of practice with the sewing machines now!