• 2017 Quiltville Mystery Clue 3 to 5

    HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

    Since I prefer making smaller quilts I am only making about half the units for each clue and will decide after the reveal if I need to go back and make more.

    Oops…just noticed that the photo includes clue 2 but not clue 3.

    Clue 2, 4, and 5

    Here is clue 3. As you can see I have some trimming in my future. Whenever possible I tend to oversize pieces – I know, more work but I get a more accurate pieced unit.

    Clue 3

    For more information about the mystery challenge you can click on the icon in the right hand side bar. This will link you to Bonnie’s blog and you can click on the ‘On Ringo Lake’ tab at the top of the page. Also, check out the ‘linky party’ posts. Many of the folks are using Bonnie’s colors but I did see some other color combinations. It will be interesting to see the finished quilts.

    If you think you might be interested in doing the quilt, you will want to make sure to either download or print the clues now. On February 1, 2018 Bonnie will retired the mystery and the digital pattern will be available for purchase in her Quiltville store.

  • 2017 Quiltville Mystery Clue 2

    I am making progress on Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville Mystery Challenge “On Ringo Lake’.

    Clue 2 has us making bunches of flying geese.

    flying geese

    I have decided to make a smaller quilt so I made half the number of flying geese. I wonder how the ladies in our quilt group are coming along?

    For more information about the mystery challenge you can click on the icon in the right hand side bar. This will link you to Bonnie’s blog and you can then click on the ‘On Ringo Lake’ tab at the top of the page. Bonnie will post a clue every Friday and she does a linky party on Monday’s so that everyone can show off their progress. Check it out and see what the fun is all about.

  • 2017 Quiltville Mystery Clue 1

    Are you participating in Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville Mystery Challenge “On Ringo Lake’? I am although I am not much of a mystery type quilt gal. I challenged my fellow quilt guild members to do this mystery as a group project. There are four of us that will be making quilts. I am not sure how big of a quilt I want so I am making about half the blocks. I can always go back and make more after the reveal.

    Clue 1 has you making nine patches. I wanted more variety so I did shorter strip sets.

    Strip sets
    Nine Patches

    These adorable tiny nine patches will finish at 3″ square.

    For more information you can click on the icon in the right hand side bar. This will link you to Bonnie’s blog and you can click on the ‘On Ringo Lake’ tab at the top of the page. Bonnie will post a clue every Friday and she does a linky party on Monday’s so that everyone can show off their progress. Many of the folks are using Bonnie’s colors but I did see some other color combinations. Check it out and see what the fun is all about. It is not too late to join the party.

  • 2017 Micki Leader Ender

    I really like Bonnie Hunter’s Carolina Chain quilt pattern in her ‘Addicted to Scraps’ book and decided to use it for my leader ender project this year.

    I used some of my recycled shirts and a couple of solids from my stash to make this 60×76 quilt top. I started laying the blocks out on my design wall and wasn’t happy with the look. Instead of having them set on point I went with a nine patch block layout. I think that the sashing really sets the blocks off nicely.

    2017 Micki Leader Ender

    The little red rotated square cornerstones finish at 2″. Yikes – what was I thinking.

    How are your projects coming along?

  • Scrappy Summer 2017 - Curves

    Here is Scrappy Summer 2017 #2 – Curves (41×55). I have always wanted to try my hand at making the drunkards path block and I thought this would be a great opportunity.

    Curves

    I had an idea for the layout of this small quilt when I started making the blocks but then I started thinking ‘what if?’. That changed the design and unfortunately if I wanted to offset the blocks I needed to add a small rectangle to one end of the block. Sometimes the batik fabric hides the seam and sometimes it doesn’t. Did you notice the black/white checkered fabric in the center of the big block? My girl friend Carla suggested adding something unexpected and it really turned out great.

    I have been working on Scrappy Summer #3 and all that is left to be done is to add the border. Come back and see what I did with the flying geese blocks.

    How are your projects coming along?

    Check out my ‘Linky Parties’ page to find some fabulous blogs where I share my projects and get inspiration.

  • Book Challenge #3

    For Book Challenge #3 Jane choose the pattern ‘Circuit Board’ from Amy Ellis’s book ‘Modern Neutrals.

    Jane’s ….

    “Gemstones” is 52” x 76”.

    This was a fun quilt to assemble – even the high contrast snowball blocks. Even though over 50 fabrics were used, only four were purchased – the rest were from stash or leftovers from other projects. The background fabric was purchased and three were the light jade fabrics. Made a tiny ‘ding’ in my fabric collection.

    Gemstones

    Carla’s ….

    Table runner was named “Challenge Squared” because it met the requirements for two different quilt challenges – one involving using a certain pattern and the other requiring the use of certain fabrics. Quilting done on my long arm and domestic machine.

    Challenge Squared

    Mine ….

    It might take you a minute to find the blocks from the original quilt. I changed the direction of every other zigzag row and colors of the square in the square block were positioned differently.

    Gears

    The garden is winding down. The last day lily blooms just finished but….look at one of the awesome Endless Summer hydrangea blooms.

    Endless Summer Hydrangea

    Have a great week !

  • Scrappy Summer 2017 - Diamonds

    Here is the first Scrappy Summer 2017 quilt top.

    ‘Diamonds’ was made using a LARGE variety of batiks. It finishes at 47″ x 65″. I am proud to say that ALL of the fabrics came from my stash.   Yahoo !  There are a few duplicates but for the most part the fabrics were only used once. Yes, the cutting table is still packed so the oversized setting triangles edges haven’t been trimmed down yet.

    Diamonds

    I cut the fat quarters into strips and then cross cut them into large triangles using my 60 degree ruler. They were then matched up into pairs and placed on my design wall to figure out placement. The triangles were sewn together into rows – easy peasy. Oh, by the way, I am working on my second scrappy summer quilt which is based on curves. Come back and see how it turns out.

    Although most of the day lilies have finished blooming I did catch a cool photo of a ruffled peach one.

    Daylily

    Here is my back yard showing how the birds and the breeze have scattered coneflower seeds all around the garden.

    back yard

    Have a great day!