Monday, December 7, 2015

Allietare Mystery Link-Up

Bonnie Hunter is world famous for her scrappy quilts, and every year she conducts a mystery quilt-along beginning the day after Thanksgiving. I have done one of her previous mysteries, and was undecided about whether I would participate this year until I saw her fabric palette. I always prefer to go my own direction on fabrics/colors rather than copying the designer's choices, but this can be quite nerve wracking on a mystery quilt.

Bonnie's colors for this year's mystery "Allietare" are deep red, gold, black, grey, and light neutrals. I realized that it would work nicely to switch out just a couple of those colors to turn it into a patriotic palette for a Quilt of Valor. Where Bonnie is using grey, I am substituting light blue, and I will use deep blue instead of her black. The red, gold, and lights will remain in my version.Here is my inspiration fabric.

I got a late start on the first step due to being out of town over Thanksgiving. My plan is to make 1/2 - 2/3 as many units as Bonnie's instructions call for to make a large throw size. I have about 140 HSTs finished from Step 1, and have just started on Step 2.

I will be sharing with the following linky parties.:

Allietare Mystery Link-Up at Quiltville
Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt

Julie in GA


  1. Looks great! Thanks for the link back! :)

  2. That's going to be beautiful! Can't wait to see.

  3. Ooh! I love a good beginning! Your quilt will be lovely!

  4. Great start! It's hard to resist Bonnie's mysteries once you have done one.

  5. You're making great progress. I look forward to watching you work on this one.

  6. Your color palette's not far off from mine. Looking forward to seeing your version come together.


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