Sunday, January 3, 2016

Two Allietares Coming Right Up!

 Lots of power sewing this weekend led to my Allietare (Rocky Point) becoming a flimsy!  If you read my blog regularly, you know that last fourth of July I got to go to Rocky Point.  We stayed on a private beach with almost no people.  I have never experienced such a thing and it was seriously the best vacation ever!  It was so relaxing and on my tough migraine days I try to recall what it was like sitting watching the waves roll in  and the sun set while drinking a Moscow Mule.  Kathy and I bought our own copper mugs and plan to relive that moment as much as life will allow!
So my color scheme was born of that memory. I wanted copper for the mugs, turquoise for the ocean and a certain kind of yellow for the sun.  I am super happy with how it all came out!

 I know my outer border is a bit wavy but I tend to get too excited and since I do not have the space to lay the quilt out and follow Bonnie's spectacular directions, it is what it is.  The copper looks almost red here, but is really a copper.  If I had not screwed up in step one, the copper would have been the star points and the outer border but since I did I switched the brown (Bonnie's black) with the copper (her grey constant) but I elected to keep the copper for the border anyways.



 I did put a total of four string blocks in this quilt too.  I really wish that had been a step or even a if you want to do some extra work you may string these blocks earlier in the clues.  It is time consuming but worth the look.  I just did not want to be working on this for several more weeks  and I did not have hardly any strings in the correct yellow color.  I did pick up three more yellows yesterday to brighten things up and overall I am thrilled with this new quilt!  If for some reason you have not made this and want the free pattern (for January only) head on over to Quiltville and download it til Feb. 1st, then you have to buy it.  I am super excited to go through each of the posts on Bonnie's linky tomorrow and will be linking up with her on that page as soon as it goes live and I have a minute.  (I work 7 AM to 7 PM tomorrow, ugh!).

 
*edit* whipped up my binding too!

Now here is how far Kathy has made it on her Allitare which is in Bonnie's colors--except she used a light bluish color for the grey because we had plenty of it.  This is one of her stars, not yet sewn.  

 And here are all her parts.  She just made it to clue 6 and it SO happy to be so caught up.  Last year her finish was a week before the start of this mystery.  She has Wanderlust in progress and cannot wait to get back to it, so she has to get through this one!
My quilt made it on the Quiltville blog and was regrammed from her instagram, made my week!  If you want to see it there and check out the other colorways in the linky head on over to QUILTVILLE!
Relinking up to the last Quiltville Linky for Allietare!

22 comments:

SandyPA said...

Your Rocky Point quilt is marvelous! Happy new year, my friend!
Sandy at sewhigh.blogspot.com

scraphappy said...

Fabulous progress! You got it all done so quickly.

verpa said...

I love your Rocky point, epecially the string blocks. reat idea

Marly said...

Well done! You must be the first to have the top finished. I love your colour scheme and the memories it holds for you.

Vireya said...

What a beautiful quilt your colours have made! And well done to Kathy, keeping up with the clues. She'll have a beautiful quilt, too.

Ariane said...

Your mystery quilt is gorgeous! Kathy's blocks are looking great too!

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my goodness you were fast! It looks awesome... congrats!

Michelle said...

Great job Andee and Kathy! Both quilts are beautiful!

Ginny said...

I love the brown border fabric you used. It looks great with the quilt!

gayle said...

Your colors worked out beautifully!! The string piecing is a great idea, too - it adds a little extra depth. Stunning quilt!

Mary said...

Love the story with your Quilt! The beach looks very inviting. Looking great gals! Nice to sew the mystery with your friend.

Denise said...

You are a genius! Add string in central blocks is a wonderful idea!
I love also your colors choise.

Feathers in my Nest said...

Wow am I impressed!! Gorgeous top..
I'm making those center string blocks for both my quilts...I think it needed something, and strings are always perfect.
Debra in Ma.

Bente Antonsen said...

You made a gorgeous quilt. I am impressed!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I love how your rocky point colours turned out! Thanks for the reminder, I need to download the last couple of clues for my archives!

Margaret said...

love the blue

Monica said...

Gorgeous! I can really see the sun, sea and sky! What a great reminder you've made. :D

fiberchick said...

Absolutely stunning!

Kate said...

Beautifully done. It has been fun to see all the different color substitutions in Bonnie's mystery.

Mary said...

So fun to see other color waves coming together! Nice to have a sewing partner to work with, especially when the directions get a little challenging! www.stitchinggrandma.wordpress.com

Roslyn said...

I love the copper, your colors are very south west/Arizona.

helen said...

The colors of your "Allietare" are absolutely gorgeous!!
If I hadn't already begun with the original colors, I would
have made it in these.
Best wishes!