This is not my Allietare quilt below but a picture of one I found on line. I made this Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt over a year ago. Well, I finished the center of the quilt, and I remember bringing it with me to Gulf Shores last year and showing it at the Bonnie Hunter class I attended while I was here. All it needed were the two simple borders, and I had the border fabrics with me, but I guess I ran out of time and carried it back home with me, untouched.
I made my quilt in the same colors as shown, and I think it turned out spectacularly! I love the colors and can't wait to get it finished and on the bed. I brought it along on this year's trip and yesterday, I took it out and began the finishing process. I managed to get the inner gold border attached. It's a 1" border and already I'm thinking of how I'll quilt that little strip. I also have the black fabric with me for the final border and plan to get it attached today. Bonnie finished her quilt with a scalloped edge and I will too. I've been wanting to try a scalloped edge for some time, and now it the time. I think I'll mark the scallops before I quilt it up, but won't cut anything until after the quilting. Then, I'll finish it off with a gold binding.
I also began making up the 3 kits I'd brought along for the guild charity quilts. In each kit, there are 4 10" squares that we're supposed to make up into half square triangles. Fortunately, I measured each square before I stitched or cut anything and most of them are cut a bit shy of 10", one of them nearly a quarter inch short. I emailed the coordinator of the project asking for the dimensions of the HSTs so hopefully, I can stitch and cut and then square them up to the correct size. Until I hear from her, I can't do anything more on that project.
In addition to sewing, I had to do the laundry since we'd accumulated quite a few dirty things as we traveled the width of the country last week. I also found time to take a walk yesterday afternoon, beautiful sunny day with just a little breeze. That's why we come here every winter when we can!
Today, grocery shopping is on the agenda. We'd picked up a few things before we got to the cottage, but now we need to do a major shop.