December 1, 2015

I Couldn't Resist! Allietare Quilt Along {Fabric Selection} + GIVEAWAY!

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Oh, I tried to resist, yes, ma'am, I did.  To no avail.  I've been sucked in once again by Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Winter Mystery quilt along, Allietare, with an Italian theme.  Oh, I tried not to be.  Really, I did.  

I went through my stash several times over the last few weeks and couldn't find enough of the suggested colors, so I was off the hook.  YIPPEE!!  Then I went through my stash again with the idea in mind that I'd use other colors, and none of it said YES, so once again I was able to say NO to participating!!  

Then I saw the first clue released with an exorbitant amount of tiny HSTs and said NO WAY, that's way too many HSTs.  My resistance increased!  Then I saw a post about using the Accuquilt Go! to cut the HSTs, and that, my friend, was the beginning of the end of my resistance!  I bought the necessary die on Accuquilt's Cyber Monday Week sale, and then began deliberating fabrics again.

Today I was looking at a quilt on my wall made from Bee My Honey fabrics and realized they were the suggested colors in the QAL, so off I went in search of those fabric scraps.  I'm very weird about my scraps, and I keep fabric collections together instead of sorting by color which is ridiculous, I know, but in this case made finding the fabrics simple.  And whether it's good news or bad news remains to be seen, but I managed to find enough of the scraps, and by tossing in my favorite go-to dots and various shades of solids, voila, I've enough of the suggested colors to quilt along!  100% stash, and I've even a matching print for the backing.  I've switched out the black for navy since Bee My Honey has navy rather than black, and I've a lot more of navy than black in my stash.

And that's my Allietare story!

Winter Mystery 2015 - Allietare!

Linking to:  Allietare Link-Up

Now for the Giveaway!!

It's a Large Flat-Rate Priority Mail box stuffed full of fabric scraps, prewashed and ready for your next scrappy projects.  The fabrics are nice sized, usable pieces, not tiny scraps leftover from quilting.  It's well over 30 yards of fabric. 

The winner will need to pay the shipping costs for the box which will be $18. 

 US addresses only.  

Giveaway ends Saturday, December 5th at midnight.

Enter via the Rafflecopter below!

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Kimberly Smith said...

First! lol. I didn't see explicitly stated that we enter to win the scrap box by making a comment here, but I'm gonna go with that theory. I LOVE pre-washed because I am a pre-washer, so usually when I see scrap-box offerings they are not pre-washed and I have to skip it! Definitely could use these because I'm swimming in yardage and very low on small pieces. P.S. I'm still trying to resist Alietere because I have to change colors and use one fabric each color to reduce the yardage mentioned above, but they are set aside.

Monica said...

Great fabrics! I think this is going to be very nice and crisp. And I love the navy!

Vireya said...

Your fabric selection is lovely! It's hard to resist a Bonnie mystery once you have done one. They are addictive!

Shannon said...

Oh, I can see why you were unable to resist! The accuquilt dies scream too loudly to play! I am on my way to check out this quilt along. I haven't done one in a long time.

Andee said...

Whatever scrap system works for you is good! Glad you are joining us on the mystery!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Resistance is futile!!! LOL What about a reduced number of components, instead of not participating. Sewing along is SEW much FUN!!!

Feathers in my Nest said...

I said I wasn't going to do it this year I find myself making 2 versions! hopeless. I cannot resist Bonnie.

Gale Bulkley said...

I love those colours too.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Lovely fabrics that you have chosen. I look forward to watching your MQ evolve.

heather said...

I'm avoiding her blog because I hate getting sucked into making 500 hsts or whatever they always seem to start with. Lol.

Marsha Cooper said...

I have had a great time when I've taken part in quilt or sew alongs. They are hard to resist when seen for sure.
I have so many projects now that I just feel lost!

Janarama said...

Loving the colors you chose for Bonnie's mystery quilt. Please show us your progress so we can see how it's coming along.

Gloria C said...

Oh how I love scraps! Thanks for the give-away! It is really difficult to figure out rafflecopter works, by the way. I am hoping this comment counts s an entry.

Lynette said...

I thought I recognized an Allietare fabric pull in that thumbnail! (at WIP Wed.) I watched six of those mysteries go by, resisting because of my work backlog, and regretting every single time that I did not participate. No more of that! Last year I decided I would step in *IF* I could pull everything from stash and scraps, which worked just great. This year, I did hesitate momentarily because I have nowhere near enough neutrals to pull it off. But then I decided to shift colors around a smidge, which gave me what I need if I picked up just a handful of FQ's for black and one color. My goal is to get everything cut out each Friday, with one sample set sewn together, so I can come back to it in January. No way on earth am I going to get that much mystery sewing done this month between quilt gifts and family vacation time! :)