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What’s On My Design Wall – En Provence – Final Link Up

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Today is the final link up for the Bonnie Hunter’s Free En Provence Mystery Quilt. The pattern is still available HERE until the end of the month.

I had great hopes of finishing the top, or at least getting all of the units completed, but this cold/crud that showed up after Christmas has kept me sitting at the sewing machine for very long.  The picture above is all of the units I’ve completed — except for the ones up on the design wall.

Once the reveal was made, I finished cutting the fabric for the remaining units.  I stitch some on each unit, then press, and trim. Up next are the parts for 10 hourglass units, 10 hour glasses and 10 4-patches.

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I still have the hourglass units from the last batch left to trim.

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In theory this keeps me from sitting for hours, getting tired of just trimming and keeps the quilt moving forward. I have a few more rounds to go.

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In the meantime, I’ve put up some of the pieces on the design wall, along with my border fabric.  I’d like the quilt to fit my king size mattress, so I need to have the quilt finish around 95″ x 106″ without a pillow tuck. Needless to say the final layout is up in the air. enprovenceonthewall

Making the quilt 5 x 5 blocks then adding the nutcracker fabric  brings the quilt size up to 117″ square, which is really larger than I’d like. On the other hand this might work:

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This design will require another 124 neutral 4-patches and the quilt will finish at 106″ square, which will allow for a pillow tuck. As much as I’d like to push through and finish the top, I need to quilt the Blue Disappearing 9-Patch before the end of the month. Once I stitch up what I currently have cut, I’ll box it up, along with nutcracker, blue and neutral fabrics for a decision later in the year.

Check out the Mystery Link Up and Design Wall Monday.

 

7 Thoughts on “What’s On My Design Wall – En Provence – Final Link Up

  1. I love the Christmas colours! Maybe some time I will take a risk and do a mystery in other colours.

    I love your ideas on making it bigger. It’s funny how 124 more four patches doesn’t sound too bad, there was a time in my life when I would have thought it was the end of the world.

  2. Your colors are gorgeous!

  3. I like the blue constant — the stars really shine! Hope you’re able to figure out the size adjustment to fit your bed.

  4. Oh Wow! Your color choices are making a gorgeous quilt. I, too, love the blue stars. The light greens make is just sparkle. Beautiful!!

  5. I love your colors–beautiful!

  6. Good News, there is one more link-up next month. I love my Mystery I did in Christmas Colors. Celtic Christmas. The Nutcrackers are great as a border to make it to the size you want.

  7. Your color choices worked out really well. A beautiful EN Provence!

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