Dec
5

My Good Fortune! (not the mystery quilt)

Posted Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 in Quilting | Read More

I had the good fortune to win a mini quilt from Katy of Katy Quilts. Katy is celebrating blogging for ten years. She chose ten small quilts to give away to readers of her blog. To win, we had to leave a comment. I was fortunate to win one of her mini quilts!


I love Katy’s blog and read it every morning while I drink my coffee. She also has grandsons with the same names as my two oldest grandsons. Katy lives in Michigan and has a long arm quilting machine. I like to see the quilts she makes and the way she quilts them. It is inspirational to me.

Thank you Katy! Congratulations on your 10 year blogiversary!

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Dec
3

Good Fortune! Clue 2

Posted Monday, December 3rd, 2018 in Quilting | Read More

On Friday, Bonnie gave us another clue. I was excited to get this clue because I planned to meet with other quilters from my guild to sew all day. Catie reserved a room at a local library and set up everything we needed. All we had to bring was our machine and project.

I was up and checking Bonnie’s blog before she posted the clue. As soon as I found it, I printed it and went to my sewing room to cut strips to take with me.  I had cut more neutral strips than I needed for the challenge quilt I made earlier this year and had a large pile of strips that were the perfect size and color for clue 2. (That puts me in the mood to cut my scraps into strips. Bonnie calls this her Scrap User’s System.)

The clue was to make half square triangles. I am not following the colors that Bonnie used, instead of blue I substituted orange. I found some orange fabric left over from the baby quilt I made for Sami when she was born. It was exactly the shade of orange that I needed for “Good Fortune!”.

My daughter is not sewing the mystery quilt but she joined us to work on some Christmas gifts she is sewing. Everyone was welcome to sew on any project of their choice. I worked on my mystery clues as did several of the ladies. I had a very enjoyable day and finished sewing all the HSTs (half square triangles) for clue 2. The day reminded me of all the good times I had sewing with my friends back in Hicksville.

Here are my HSTs, counted and clipped together.

It is not too late to join the mystery. You can find the previous information and clues here ... Good Fortune! -A Quiltville Mystery. Today is link-up day at Bonnie’s blog. Other mystery quilters will be sharing their versions of clue 2 at Monday Mystery Link Up.

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