Since the 2016 Mystery Reveal I have had a lovely break away, doing a little traveling around New Zealand.
You may have heard the news about the large earthquake that hit the South Island. There are lots of photos in the news of the damage to the roads and infrastructure there. Although we only felt relatively little shaking here in Masterton, a lot of damage happened on the other side of the mountain ranges in the Wellington area.
This is the Queensgate mall which was closed for a couple of weeks and is now only partially open. I travel past here when going to my Capital Quilters meetings, and when I went last Saturday it was eerily quiet - usually at this time of year it would take ages to drive through the town. Buildings are being demolished and there is a lot of work going on to get things back to normal.
Meanwhile back in Masterton, I am preparing lots of exciting things for next year.
We had so much fun making the 2016 Mystery quilt. I'm loving seeing the results that people are posting in the facebook group.
Here's Sue's Glittering Paua colourway
Miep made the Teal and Steel with extra large borders
This is Stone and Moss made by Marion
If you missed making the 2016 quilt, you can still buy the month by month clues in my Craftsy store - see the link on the right. Start with the Puzzle Mystery Details download which tells you how to pick your fabrics.
The colourways for 2017 are all ready to go and will be launched on the shop website this Saturday, December 3rd.
There is also exciting news for those of you in the USA who want to take part in my Mystery - I am partnering with a company in the US to offer the Mystery as a precut block of the month. Watch out for more information in the next few days.
TOTALLY TRIANGLE QUILTALONG
The second project is my Modern Triangle Sampler, which I will be running as the #totallytrianglequiltalong next year. My trusty pattern testers have been busy making blocks and checking my instructions. Linda has made the sampler quilt in all red and white fabrics
I love it in these colours!
I will be polishing up the pattern over the next couple of weeks and then it will be available in my Craftsy store as well as in the shop. There will also be classes to learn the techniques - at Quilters' Lane and also in the UK next year at Lady Sew n Sew and Simply Solids.
Ask your guild or local quilt shop nicely and they might get me to come along and teach it too.
The Quiltalong to make the 25 blocks starts on January 7th, and I will be posting information about how it will run and what you need to get started.
2017 is going to be so much fun, I do hope you will join me in one of my projects!