Saturday, August 09, 2008

A top in a day!

I woke up at 6am - without my "alarm" a.k.a. my husband. :D He's pretty worn out from the first week of school. Getting up at 5:30am again is a bit of a shock. :P But I started to work on Ann's mystery. First she had us do 4-patches, then HSTs.

We put them together to make this unit.

This was at clue 7, and there were eight clues. The beauty of this block is that you have NO idea how it's gonna look in the end. So many different ways to arrange and play with them. So I'm on my toes waiting for clue 8... and Ann surprises me with giving us 7 different options for arranging the blocks. Talk about a mystery til the end! :)

I picked option 1, arranging the blocks all in one direction.

If you look, you can see pink slanted stars. It's a beautiful baby quilt size, maybe even lap size? I'm planning to put a small teal green border around it, then bind it with the pink.

Ann also suggested making the blocks into a Jewel Box, but I already did that last year.

Another successful mystery from Ann! :)

Leah

9 comments:

Vicki W said...

You and Beth were working sweat shops today! The quilt looks great!

Kim said...

wow Leah - how cute and I love your lay out- so much in fact I did the same one in a queen when I tested for Ann!!!

Beth said...

Looks great Leah! I just love Ann's mysteries!!

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Gill - That British Woman said...

that top is lovely.........Niki is a love by the way, you'll love her........must dust of my sewing machine and start sewing again, its been a while.

Gill

Sweet P said...

Oooooo . .. I love your top. Ann designs the best patterns.

PS - I've been meaning to tell you I love your new haircut! My hair is the same way. I need to keep it shoulder length to keep the curls curly!

Sweet P said...

Oooooo . .. I love your top. Ann designs the best patterns.

PS - I've been meaning to tell you I love your new haircut! My hair is the same way. I need to keep it shoulder length to keep the curls curly!

Mary said...

I made a 4 patch and half square triangle quilt several years ago...this is the layout I used.

http://picasaweb.google.com/mmcjohnson/2006AndEarlierQuilts/photo#5023743187948132146

Holly said...

Very pretty. Boy you are fast.