Wednesday, December 05, 2007

100 Rail Fence Blocks

I took the bait and decided to start Bonnie Hunter's Mystery quilt, from Quiltville. She is calling it Carolina Crossroads, there's the link. Even though I normally don't like mysteries, I like her designs a LOT, and thought it might be a perfect chance to use up some Christmas fabrics. So far, I'm using 8 green prints and 4 reds, all from my stash. My light color will be white, I think.

So here's the first installment, 100 rail fence blocks, next to the white I plan on using:


She's also started a yahoo group for chat about the mystery, and last time I checked, she had 668 members signed up to do the mystery. They're not only from all over the United States, but all over the world, Sweden, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Australia, etc. That's pretty impressive for only getting the group started about 48hours ago!

15 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Maybe it is because it is still pre-coffee time, but I think it is funny the way yours are the opposite of Luv 2 Stitch Jeannes!

joyce said...

You will have a gorgeous Christmas quilt when the mystery is done!

Angie said...

That is going to be such a pretty Christmas quilt! I keep hanging back on joining this, but every time I see someone else's (like yours! :>) I want to make me one out of Christmasy prints. Hmmmmm

julieQ said...

Very pretty choices!! Red, cram and blue for me!! I can't wait for the next segment. Isn't it amazing that she had so many sign up?

JulieQ

KCQuilter said...

Gonna be a fantastic Christmas quilt!!!

Karen (Misiz C) said...

Oh fun! My rails are green with red centers too. LOL I even listened to Christmas tunes while assembling them. It will be fun to follow your progress. I totally agree with you. The sheer number of quilters participating is overwhelming.

Rebecca said...

Just wanted to stop in and say hello. I haven't read your blog in a while and I am happy to see you busy. Way to go on those mystery blocks!

Rebecca

Susan said...

It looks great in your Christmas fabrics. Looks like you were a fast starter, too!

Shelina said...

I think it is great that you, along with so many other people, are doing the mystery quilt. Bonnie's designs are sure to please. Yours look great. I look forward to seeing your progress.

Dawn said...

Very fun! I can't wait to see these grow!

Steel Scraps said...

Our color scheme is a lot alike. :-)

I like looking at the Christmas prints this time of year so what better time to use them.

My light fabrics are off white with stars and off white with gold trees.

I have picture of them over on my blog.

http://steelscraps.blogspot.com/

Can't wait to cut the next strips and build the 9 patches.

Judy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog :-)
Love your fabrics. I'm having fun reading your blog....my bucket-head dog is doing fine now. Thanks for asking.

Ginger Patches said...

I love Christmas fabric, and was sooo close to doing my blocks Christmassy, anyway your blocks look great and I can tell I am going to want to come back to your blog when I have more time!

Finn said...

Hi Jane, great thinking to use some christmas fabrics...or that be all the red/green you use? I'm doing the same combo, red inner, green outer. But I'm going to use lots of reds and greens...a few will be christmas fabrics by default. I think the red/green/white begins the eye to imply christmas even if christmas fabric isn't used...LOL
I can always use another christmas quilt *VBS*
Love the Tenn. pictures...great shots!! How are the boys? Hugs, Finn

Patti said...

You know - that doesn't really surprise me about Bonnie's mystery. I think her readers must number in the many thousands because of her marvelous generosity, great designs, understanding of how to write good directions - just a few of the reasons. I sure wish I felt I could play this year! But I'm sticking to my UFO pledge. Maybe next year!

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