I DID IT!!
About the time the mystery started I ordered a String Frenzy book from Bonnie Hunter. I bought it for Kelli to gift to her. I already had mine. I was able to get her’s in the first wave. With the purchase of the book came the Hunter’s Star quilt pattern. Right then and there I had it in mind that as soon as I was done sewing a mystery clue each week I would work really hard and get as far as I could on the Hunter’s Star quilt too.
As the weeks went on and clues were released I started wondering if I could possibly get the Hunter’s Star quilt done before the mystery. I had decided not last week at this time. I was doing good on it but I anticipated the reveal to be shown on New Year’s day.
I anticipated it so much that in the middle of the night between New Year’s eve day and New Year’s day I woke up in the night to go to the bathroom and checked to see if the reveal was out. It wasn’t. There was the clue #7 instead.
That gave me a fire and push as I thought I might be able to get the quilt done being I had a whole sewing day ahead of me for New Year’s day. So I tackled clue #7 first…then on to Hunter’s Star!
I finished it Thursday evening. Mine is in a 6 x 6 setting. The pattern was a
5 x 6 setting.
It isn’t ironed yet but it’s a top. YAHOO! I really like it. It’s better up close and in better lighting.
The reveal came on Friday and I had to work and had company over the weekend so little sewing. I managed to get this far….One set of blocks done…
…and the other started.
My goal is to have it be a top by next week which I think is do-able. The quilt isn’t really big so that helps…the many borders don’t though!!
I have to say that I LOVED that we got an extra clue on New Year’s Day. It’s going to make putting the top together so much easier and unrushed. I remember Easy Street. I was a little overwhelmed when the reveal came. This was perfect…and better yet, I like the quilt too. Awesome job Bonnie.
Remember I said I wasn’t going to do the mystery this year then got suckered in when red and white four patches were the first clue. Well I can say, I’m happy I joined in.
Thanks for stopping by. If you want to learn more about the mystery quilt…all things mystery can be found here on Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt page including clues and link ups. It’s the place to go for all things mystery. Here is the link to today’s specific post there.
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