Monday, December 25, 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

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

On Ringo Lake - Clue 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

Clue 2 - On Ringo Lake

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.

So remember go visit Bonnie's blog for all the details of this mystery. It is free for a few month so do not miss it before it will be removed.

Happy Quilting

Monday, November 27, 2017

On Ringo Lake

Ok so it is Mystery Quilt time again. 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 9-patch on 3,5" unfinished block. Oh her instructions are good and it went really quick. Are you participating?

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Jeans Bag

Oh the fascination of repurposing old jeans. Here is a bag  I made from a pic I saw on pinterest. Mine turned out a bit different. I like the shape of the original better. And next time I will make an inside bag. Nonetheless this is a cute littler shopper for the smaller errands or book bag it is sturdy.

Journal Cover

I use A5 books a lot for writing and take them to work. So I finally made a cover

here is the tutorial 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

A little sack

The instruction for this simple sack intrigued me. It can be used as gift pouch. Two squares are sewn together, two lines from each corner sewn and a cord pulled through. Finished. Doesn't it look lovely?

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Wall Hanging

From the visit to Val D'argent September 2016 I brought back Moda fabric and a pattern of XOXOX which I decided to change around a bit. I added a charm pack that I had for a while. The hubby and I decided on three panels and I opted for the disappearing 9-patch looking for a tone in tone effect. As always patchwork looks much better when you can see and touch it than on a foot. This is only a smartphone photo. But over all we both like it quite a bit.  The rods were custom made by a local artist.