Thursday, December 31, 2015

Allietare Week 5

Just in the nick of time, I've finished all 98 of my units for Week 5 of Bonnie Hunter's 2015-16 mystery quilt, Allietare:

And, I sewed all the blue squares onto our long "sashing" pieces as well:

I don't think they are sashing any more, actually. Now that they are asymmetrical, I think they are for the border.

Do you realize that when we cut off all those corner triangles, we lost ground in the total area of the quilt? We're only at 65% now. Somehow, I don't think tomorrow's clue will be the last one. (Edit: Well, it looks like Bonnie went ahead and posted the final reveal just as I was writing this!)

With all my time this past week trying to "rest" my arm, I've had plenty of time to play with the units and doodle on graph paper. I think I know how it will come together! (Edit #2: I was right!) And, I also think that Bonnie's design is going to look best with the medium grey constant fabric that she specified. I think my blue batik may look best with a slightly different layout. So, that's lots of speculation, but this may be the last week that I follow the directions. ;D (Edit #3: No need to worry, my fabrics are exactly perfect after all!)

This lovely fabric finally arrived in the mail this week:

It's a new 2015 colourway of Philip Jacobs' Banded Poppy. And, it's the final answer to a longstanding problem of mine. What problem? *looks coy* Wait and see!

In the meantime, please click here to see everyone else's work for Allietare Week 5!

And if you haven't already, please have a...

I know in Australia they have already recovered from the hangover. :D


  1. Holy smokes. You are one determined lady, getting it in just under the wire. I am humbled by your determination. Congrats!

    I wish you and yours a very happy, healthy and fun new year, without too much "recovery" time necessary.

    1. Well, I still have to go back and finish Week #4. Now that the final layout has been revealed, I think I will be sewing all weekend!

      Thanks so much for the good wishes, and all the best to you and your family too!

  2. Way to go on your finish! okay . . .Okay. . .OK. . .I'm waiting. . .not patiently though! Happy New Year to you too!--Terry

    1. LOL, thanks, Terry! I have a tendency to tease a project, and then not show it again for months. But hopefully I will get to it soon!

      Happy new year!

  3. Good job keeping up! Always a good feeling with these types of QAL's.:) Happy New Year to you too!

  4. What a great job you are doing on this quilt! It will be fun to see it come together. Happy New Year!

  5. Here I am, brainlessly stitching cross-stitch aprons and sashiko bags as I visit friends and family while you push ahead with this complexity and precision while dealing with a shoulder injury! I am humbled. It is looking fantastic. I love the newly arrived fabric too. Happy New Year. May your energy never wane!

    1. Jillian, you enjoy your family! Everything in it's time. But, I am having a great time now with this quilt. All the work has sure paid off!

      Thanks so much for the good wishes, I certainly appreciate them. :D


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