Dec
17

Good Fortune 3 and 4

Posted Monday, December 17th, 2018 in Quilting | Read More

Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt continues….

Clue 3 had us making half chevrons and half square triangle (HST) units.  The leftover corners from the chevrons were used to make the HSTs. I hadn’t finish this clue before clue 4 was released but I stopped working on it to make strip pieces for clue 4.

Bonnie gave instructions for three different ways to construct clue 4. I chose one of the faster and easier methods. I cut strips from aqua fat quarters to make strip sets. I then cut the size units needed from the strip sets. I started and finished clue 4 on Friday afternoon. That evening I finished sewing clue 3 and on Saturday I finished pressing all of the finished HSTs.

Clue 3

Clue 4

These are my finished pieces for the first four clues.

Bonnie has a link-up party on her blog. To see the progress of others making the mystery quilt, click the following link.

Mystery Monday Link-up

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Feb
3

On Ringo Lake Mystery Quilt

Posted Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 in Quilting, mystery quilt | Read More

I put the last stitch into the quilt top today! Yippee!!! I am so glad to be finished with this one. I hit a rough spot when it came to adding the sashing around the blocks. I was ready to move onto something new but I would’t let myself start a new quilt until this top was finished. This past week I started working on it and it was enjoyable again. Sometimes I just need a break from a large project. I read that there are 3339 pieces in the quilt. I haven’t counted so I will go with that number. It just so happens to be my old house number.

Although I haven’t started a new quilt since I began working on this one, I have made some blocks in two sew alongs this year. I am doing the Women of the Bible (see my first 4 blocks here) and also the 1930s Farmer’s Wife Sampler. Two new blocks for the WOB were posted this week and I cut out and sewed them today after finishing the mystery quilt.

I started blocks for the Farmer’s Wife quilt in 2015 but only made 3 blocks. I broke down and ordered Marti Michell templates to help speed the cutting process for Farmer’s Wife. I am using my 1930s reproduction fabrics for this quilt. I will posted more about this quilt along later.

This is a closer view of the mystery quilt.

Bonnie is having a link up party on her blog. To see the mystery quilts others have made click here.

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Dec
29

Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt – Clues 4 and 5

Posted Monday, December 29th, 2014 in Quilting | Read More

I have been busy preparing for the holidays and trying to stay current with the mystery quilt. I had clue four sewn but not pressed before Christmas.  Clue five was given on Friday, the day after Christmas, but I didn’t begin to work on it until today. (Monday, Dec. 29) Today I made all of the blocks for clue 5 and pressed all of the finished blocks.

We are getting near the end of the mystery. I can’t wait to see how everything goes together!

I am linking to Bonnie’s Link Up where you can read more about the mystery.

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Dec
1

Grand Illusion Mystery – Part 1

Posted Monday, December 1st, 2014 in Fabric Stash, Quilting | Read More

The first clue has arrived and I am busily sewing blocks. My Thanksgiving guests left early Friday morning and I started cutting my fabric in the afternoon. On Saturday I was busy putting up Christmas decorations but did squeeze in some time for sewing. I now have all 288 half square triangles finished and sewn to the solid squares, reserving 80 for another clue to come later. The block assembly has begun! I am making 100 Broken Dish blocks.

I used Triangulations to make the HSTs (half square triangles) rather that using the EZ angle ruler. I’m not sure it saved any time because of having to remove the paper but my blocks all finished perfectly.

All the fabric for this quilt came from my fabric stash. I found that the pink fabric matches the paint chip perfectly. I had been saving this fabric for something special and the time to use it has arrived! To see all the fabric I am using, click here.

If you are also making this mystery quilt, you can link up to Bonnie Hunter’s blog with this link.


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