Sunday, December 10, 2017

On Ringo Lake: Week 3

This week I really broke out my orange fabrics! I thought these little units looked cute arranged as a zig-zag, so that's how I photographed my first few.
I can't wait to see what everyone is up to. If you want to share the fun, click here to check out Bonnie's blog.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

On Ringo Lake, week 2

I'm enjoying the 2nd week of Bonnie's 2017 Mystery! I'm using regular fabric for the neutrals, but trying to stick to batiks for the colors. I've got a lot of orange batiks (I don't know exactly how they got into my stash, but they're there now and I feel obligated to use them).
I'm cutting these from 2-in. strips, because I bought Bonnie's ruler for the last mystery. It really makes this process go faster, and more easily. I still need to trim each of the geese units after I finish sewing and pressing, but I'm more accurate with this method than some other's I've tried in the past.
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Monday, November 27, 2017

On Ringo Lake!

I'm excited to start Bonnie's new mystery quilt. Here's some of what I've done (using only fabrics in my stash) for the first week's clue:
My colors will be similar to Bonnie's, but not exactly the same. I'm going with blue-green batiks and  orange batiks as my two main colors,  because I have a lot of it in my stash I've always wanted to use up.
We'll see how it looks in the end.
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More next week!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Week 6 of Bonnie's Mystery

Over the weekend I managed to make a few of the Week 6 units with Bonnie's new ruler. It's really terrific, and a great way to make these little triangle units. I'm so happy to have it!
I was glad to see the finished quilt design--really pretty. I know what I'm going to be doing with my free time in the coming weeks.
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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Bonnie Hunter's 4th and 5th steps combined for the 2016/17 Mystery

I missed posting last week because I was away at a Winter Solstice yoga celebration in central Florida, so I'm posting some of the units I made last week and this week together, arranged creatively. Although the ruler I ordered from Bonnie hasn't come yet, I was able to use my "easy angle" ruler for step 5 and it worked fine.
I'm looking forward to the last few weeks of this mystery! If you want to check on what everyone else is doing, just click here

Monday, December 12, 2016

Bonnie's Mystery: Purple 4-patches

I'm a little short on purple scraps, especially light purple, but I got a little help from a quilting buddy and was able to whip up a representative sample for this photo.
I'm still having fun! If you want to see what everyone else is up to, check out Bonnie's blog here.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Week 2 of Bonnie's 2015 Mystery


Here are some of the units I made for the 2nd week of the Provence mystery. I'm going to use only fabric I already own for this quilt, so I needed to go scrappy with the magenta. Some of the "magentas" are a bit red or a bit dark, but I hope they will look ok in the completed quilt. At least they will  not be taking up space in my fabric collection any more.
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