Monday, December 12, 2016

Weekend Stitching: Another Clue and the Fabric Search

It was a busy week, with not a lot of stitching.  That just seems to be par for the course in December.  I tried to make up for the lack of weekly stitching time yesterday, but an apparently much needed afternoon nap won out instead.  

There was enough time in the sewing room yesterday to make a start on the third clue from Bonnie Hunter's En Provence Mystery.  

Blues are taking the place of purple in my 4 patch blocks.  I like the contrast between these two.  Though I didn't get very far this weekend, there will be time later this month to catch up once we get past the Christmas holiday.   

I also realized this weekend that the middle of the month is just a few days away and there has been no progress on December's One Monthly Goal.  The plan is to get started on graduation quilt number three before the end of the month.  The pattern (you can see that here) and the focus fabric has been selected, but the accent fabrics needed to be chosen.  Spent some time in the fabric closet choosing possibilities then Drama Teen helped me choose the final palette.  

I'm looking forward to getting started on this project.  The blocks are all big HSTs, so I'm hoping it will go together fairly fast.  Graduation quilt 1 is done (need a sunny day to get good pictures), the blocks for graduation quilt number 2 are up on the design wall being stitched together, fabrics are now selected for graduation quilt number 3 and the design for graduation quilt number 4 almost finished.  May is going to be here so soon!  

Linking up with:

Bonnie Hunter Mystery Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making
Design Wall Monday


  1. Great color and fabric choices for you graduation quilt 3. I love the focus fabric!

  2. I love the colors on both quilts and can't wait to see how they turn out!

  3. I changed email address and lost you! glad to see Drama Teen is growing! Love the blues! almost did that too, but I have so many purples!

  4. Your fabrics for both quilts are fabulous. I love the math fabric (I guess it's math) for the graduation quilt and your color palette is lovely. That will be a very colorful quilt.

  5. Pretty four patches!
    And I love those colors and fabrics for the graduation quilt! It's going to be gorgeous!

  6. Your four patches look awesome! I love that fabric pull and that print fabric is very fun. :)

  7. Wow, your 4-patch fabric says "ice" in kanji! Neat!!!

  8. It is an accomplishment to get these done during the holidays! Yours are pretty.

  9. Okay...sooooo glad to know I was not the only one distracted from sewing by a nap!! It must be the cold weather...combined with extra activities! the final palette for the third graduation quilt!

  10. Ooh, I love the green and red swirly blenders. That's going to be such a fun quilt! And you're making great progress toward getting it done!

    1. By it, I meant all the graduation quilts. Didn't finish my thought before hitting reply!

  11. Forward progress is great--you'll get ever closer to that goal of 4 quilts!

  12. Love the fabrics you've selected for the graduation quilt. Can't wait to see the pattern.

  13. Those Blues are Beautiful!! I like the color palatte that you have chosen as well!

  14. Love the new colors for Grad Quilt #3. Those will be so much fun to work with. Naps are frequently part of my afternoons -- either that or a couple hours of Internet surfing or reading. Get going on the OMG! You can do it!

  15. OMG, I love love love your fabric pull. I have been hoarding two yards of that fabric - Back to School by Latifa Safir. Those formulas are correct, says the nerd in me.
    Just read on pinterest that navy is the new black. Looks like you are in tune with the trends :-)
    Happy Holidays,


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