Saturday, January 5, 2019

Edie’s Quilt - Blues and whites ....not quite

After a household move and a long break I am finally back at sewing. Time to finish a quilt started a while back. A bit rusty on things I need to be careful measure twice cut once and just get going again.

ORL is resting a bit. I am not so happy with the coral and turquoise. I saw some nice finishes in red and green. It will be paused---

In the meantime Good Fortune Bonnie Hunter's 2018 mystery quilt sewing madness has peaked in the big reveal last week. The pattern is still free and may be downloaded. This ends Feb 1, 2019. This is a great design and a good learning experience.

Monday, January 1, 2018

ORL 2017: Part 6 - 7 - 8

A quick glimpse at my  units laid out as the block will be sewn. Rapid Fire. 
New Year's brought the big reveal. 
Now I need to take a break from sewing as reality sets in.

Here is Bonnies finished Quilt. I did not expect the chevrons to become sashings instead I was prepared for a second block. This is quite unusual and the finish is a bit complicated but I like how the design gets completed.

Here is the link back to Bonnie's mystery On Ringo Lake.
It will be free until 01 Feb 2018. Don't miss it. 
I  learn so much when sewing along with the greatest instructions.

Happy Quilting

Monday, December 25, 2017

ORL 2017: Part 5 - Merry Christmas

Bonnie's mystery continues.  Part 5 went live on Friday 22 Dec. I finally have enough pieces to start playing with the design as I see others do but I am not very successful.
I love seeing what other do for example on instagram

Above picture only contains 3 out of 5 clues. Which ones are missing?

Happy Quilting

Sunday, December 17, 2017

ORL 2017: Part 4

Okay so I am hooked. I love these pieces they look cute and work our really well. So I went  back to the flying geese from part 2 and the arrows from part 3 as those are difficult for me. I reached more accuracy now. I had ordered a couple of different "melon" pieces. I think I will continue and shoot for 1/4 size of the original quilt.

Happy Quilting

P.S. Bonnie's idea of using cookie sheets is priceless works like a charm

Sunday, December 10, 2017

ORL 2017: Part 3

This piece is not easy for me and probably many others. The little triangles want to slip and the 1/4" seam is hard to maintain or that scarce 1/4". It helps to lower the needle manually into the first piece when chain piecing and to guide all the way to the end. I do not have a stiletto but I have pins. I also don't have this color Bonnie is using. I picked up a color chart at home depot and I think I can cover the range with some burgundy and flesh. I just want to follow along with the learning but after doing clue 3 I think I deserve a yard of coral or melon next week.

Happy Quilting  :-)

Sunday, December 3, 2017

ORL 2017: Part 2

Flying geese. A whole flock of them. On Ringe Lake part 2.

I tried Bonnie's method with the strips and the essential ruler but I was struggling was accuracy. I looked up other methods and came across this inspiration.

I tried it and it is very accurate. But it does waste some material. And surprisingly the larger square ends up to be the sky so in my initial try out it was opposite. Ok lessen learned.

So here are my clue 1 and clue 2.

Happy Quilting

Monday, November 27, 2017

ORL 2017: Part 1

Ok so it is Mystery Quilt time again. The quilt is called On Ringo Lake. A very special exciting time when Quilters all over the world follow Bonnie's clues and learn new techniques. I wanted to try out Part 1. Oh her instructions are good and it went really quick. Are you participating?