The day after Thanksgiving, Bonnie Hunter over at Quiltville started up her yearly myster quilt, En Provence. I didn't participate last year, but decided this year I wanted to. Its helped me want to get back into the sewing room.
Clue #1 was posted Friday, November 25th. Its a fairly simple clue with 221 four-patches of neutrals. Here's my first two pairs to make sure the ended up at the correct size:
As I was pulling strips from my bin of pre-cut strips from other projects and then sewing them into pairs, I ran out of thread on my prior thread cone. It was a pretty hefty cone at 2500 yards of thread, but nothing like the Big Bertha of cones that I have next up. Its a whopping 25,000 yards of thread. I'm curious to see how long this thread cone lasts me. Its from Superior Threads and I was able to get it on sale earlier this year.
I didn't have enough time to completely finish all of the four-patches. I honestly don't know how some of the ladies keep up with the clues... other than that they may be retired and not have to spend 40-60 hours a week working for corporate America.
I was able to finish (and press) 100 of the little buggers.
And another twenty sewn and ready for pressing. Only 101 left to go!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations