It's the end of another month. Which means it's time to report on the October One Monthly Goal.
The plan for October was to bind Allietare, the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt from last year. Bonnie just posted the fabric requirements for this year's mystery, En Provence. I really wanted to have Allietarer finished before starting on this year's mystery. Trudy finished the quilting several months ago. I just hadn't taken the time to get the binding made, attached and sewn to to the back.
This is where I was last Friday. Only about 10 inches of hand stitching left. This is also a good shot of the striped backing fabric. I was afraid it would be a bit overwhelming, but it's actually not.
The stripe actually looks pretty subtle when you stand back a bit. Here's the finished front.
Bonnie Hunter's 2015 Mystery Quil
Started November 27, 2015, Finished October 23, 2016
The binding is the darker blue from the center. It makes a nice frame for the rest of the quilt. The patriotic colors worked so well with this pattern. This is my favorite Bonnie Hunter Mystery to date.
Since Allietare is being donated to QOV, Trudy kept with a patriotic theme and quilted a star in a star pattern over the whole quilt.
Now I can start the 2016 Bonnie Hunter mystery with minimal guilt. I say minimal because Celtic Solstice, Bonnie's 2013 mystery, is still in pieces somewhere in my sewing room. With the graduation quilts taking center stage this year and early next year, it's not likely to get finished any time soon. At least the 2014 and 2015 mystery quilts have been finished.
This is the 10th month I've participated in the One Monthly Goal challenge over at Red Letter Quilts. I've met 9 of my 10 goals so far this year, so the extra push has really helped me move projects along. Hard to believe it's almost time to come up with November's goal.
In addition to linking up with Heidi for October's Monthly Goal, I'm linking up with Finish It Up Friday and Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop.
Have a great weekend!