Monday, December 15, 2014

Mystery Step Three

Bonnie made it tricky for me this week! The first two clues were easy to convert to metric measures, as they finished at 4", so I made them 10cm. But this time there are squares which finish at 1.5", which is a bit messier to construct. The strips had to be cut at 5.25cm, and only one of my small rulers has quarter-centimetres on it. I would never normally make a cut like that; I would round up the block size so that I could cut half or full centimetres. But that's the risk with a mystery!

Anyway, despite my initial concerns, the strips weren't too hard to cut, and this step went together quickly:
How will these pieces, based on a 1.5" grid work with the ones we've already made which are based on 2"? Only time will tell!

I had to have a little play with all three parts we've made:
If you are wondering, some of the double-diamond pieces are upside down so that they point in the opposite direction. I didn't make them the wrong way round!

I will be adding a link to Bonnie's link-up later today when she activates it. Visit it and check out the beautiful blocks being made all around the world.

Added later: Here's the link-up  - and I'm the first link this time.

34 comments:

  1. I was thinking of you when I saw the 1.5 " size. Well done for persevering with metric conversion when you don't know the finished design.

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  2. Can't stop playing with the units, too :-)

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  3. Bonnie's mysteries are hard to put away once we get started. Perhaps the next clue will determine at least one of the main blocks in this quilt.

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  4. That would be quite a block to construct! Looks like you've done well at keeping up with the clues.

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  5. Now when I look at your layout I like the colors, look great!
    But still I have no idea how we are going to put dem together?
    I happy when I don't have to sew metric, it is a waist of seam allowance and 5,25 cm oh no that's to difficult for me. But I'm glad to see, that you managed this clue too. See you next week *smile*

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  6. YAY - Glad to hear the conversion went okay. I like your layout of the units so far. Your colors are playing very nicely with each other!

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  7. Wow! I really like the block you designed as a possible solution to the mystery, but knowing Bonnie as we all do I don't think any of us will be coming up with the real design. Your fabrics look very nice. Yes, it is difficult to not play with the units. The double four-patch units are a real stumper for me as they don't seem to play well with what we already have constructed. Maybe the next clue will help us all.

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  8. I love your playtime, what a gorgeous block! Your colors are playing so well with each other. Many more weeks to go, wonder what is ahead of us.

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  9. I love your designed block too! Quick send it to 100 Blocks!!

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  10. Congratulations on being first in the mystery linkup. I could not figure out how the units fit together so I appreciate your idea.

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  11. Way Cool how you put them together! Can't wait to see Bonnie's plan!

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  12. Very lovely. I like your mock up. It will be interesting to see where this leads us. I have some catching up today. Still need to get pictures of my step 3. Things are looking great

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  13. Oh wow that is an interesting block with only three clues!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog Vireya always fun to have another Aussie visit.

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  14. We can't help but play with the blocks can we....yours look wonderful!

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  15. LOVE that combination of your steps! don't we have ONE more to add to the mix?

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  16. Great progress on Grand Illumination!

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  17. Great units! Converting to metric doesn't sound like much fun. Have a great day!

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  18. Great mock-up. I love posts with ideas of how the mystery pieces will all come together.

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  19. I love your setting. Great job!

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  20. I love your guess! Could be interesting????

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  21. Love the block you created with your mysterious pieces!

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  22. A fantastic idea. Really striking!

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