Friday, July 17, 2009

Its a Mystery

I came across the latest paper piecing mystery (#51) at Paper Panache last week and decided that I would give it a try. She warns that this one is a "bigger investment in time" than the last one...

This block calls for four shades of blue, a white and a contrasting background. Since I'm not much of a 'blue person', I went digging in my scraps and came up with four purples, a sliver of white and a chunk of coral for the background... and I began.

Most of my 'stolen quilting moments' over the past week have been working on this piece. It has eleven sections with over 150 individual segments in total. Still not sure what made me think that I could just whip this one up... there are probably quilters out there who managed to make a whole quilt in the length of time I've spent on this one block! Oh well - its done and now, I have no idea of what I will do with it....

I will post a photo of the completed block as soon as Linda at Paper Panache reveals the solution for this mystery - just so I don't spoil the surprise for anyone else! 

1 comment:

  1. It's always a surprise to me how long paper foundation piecing takes - even with fairly simple, low-number of pieces blocks. But the payoff is worth it, don't you think?

    I've seen the mystery revealed on someone else's blog - and from what I can see by the fabrics you chose, I'm sure yours is stunning! I love both the main blue and the pumpkin-ish fabrics.

    What are you going to do with it??? Make a bag? A little wallhanging???

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