Monday, January 18, 2021

Design Wall Monday--1/18/2021

The current project filling one of my design walls is Grassy Creek, the Bonnie Hunter 2020 mystery quilt. Bonnie's final reveal of the quilt happened about 10 days ago, and I spent part of the past weekend making up some blocks and sashing units.

The blocks, sashing units and 9-patches are not joined together yet, just laid out on the wall. I overlapped areas to complete the grey diagonals between the blocks and sashing, but that makes it look like the red triangle tips are cut off.

This mystery may be the first time I ever used the same color palette as the original design. Usually I prefer to go in a different direction and make my own unique version. This time I liked Bonnie's colors and used them for my quilt. The main change I made was to go with a single grey fabric instead of scrappy greys.

I've been making about 60% of all the different units each week. My plan was to make a smaller quilt than Bonnie's original 94" x 94", although I did buy enough of the grey fabric to make the full quilt in case I really loved it. I'm currently thinking about making a lap quilt with 12 of the star blocks (Bonnie's quilt has 25 stars.) If my math is correct, my quilt would measure 54" x 72" before borders. The photo above would be approximately half of that amount.

If you are interested in making your own version of Grassy Creek mystery, be sure to head to Bonnie's blog soon for all the clues. You can download them for free until Feb. 12th. After that, she will rewrite the pattern and sell it as a PDF. The main page for the Grassy Creek mystery is HERE.

Linking up with:
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA  


  1. It's looking great, Julie. I love seeing these mystery quilts come together!

  2. Wow! It looks so different with one-fabric sashing and block-edge triangles -- the blocks really stand out. (With the total scrappy version everything mooshes together. Gloriously, but still mooshed.)

  3. Your version looks great, Julie! The design is SEW much calmer with fewer fabrics.

  4. Your progress looks great - the half size quilt sounds like a good size.

  5. You made really good progress on those blocks (the big block is a lot of work!). Your version looks great. I only made half the blocks, which worked really well in terms of trying to keep up. I like that this year she revealed the border with the quilt and left the option up to us as to what we wanted to do. I wonder if she's noticed that many don't use the same border and many just do their own thing?


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