Well, then, I guess Bonnie had some tricks up her sleeve. I knew she had a history of surprises at the end of her mystery quilts, but was still a bit flabbergasted at how she ended this. Since I am not superhuman (and I was out of town with no internet, cell service or phone for the weekend), I am planning to finish this by working on a clue each week.
I had been hoping that we wouldn’t need much of the coral to melon fabrics. I didn’t have much left of the fat quarter bundle that I was using for my clues. When I saw the clue released, I know that I wouldn’t have enough so I decided to supplement with fabric from my stash. I remembered Bonnie blogging about pushing the boundaries of the color families with this one so I felt some freedom with my choices.
Once I chose my fabric, it really didn’t take long to get those triangles cut using my Accuquilt cutter. With this clue, it was time to use a different die than I had used with my other clues. The triangles were cut so accurately and paired beautifully with my unit from our earlier clue. I sewed these unit with a slightly scant seam allowance, paying special attention to the place where the stitching line crossed the center of the unit. By sewing just outside of that point by a thread or two helps to ensure that your points do not get chopped off.
The result is an accurate unit that helps move you on to the next clue. So now that Bonnie has revealed the final quilt, are you excited to get it finished this week? Please post a picture in the comments and let us know how you are keeping up. We would love to see your progress!
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