Monday, November 27, 2017

Mysterious Stitching

We spent the Thanksgiving holiday out of town, so I didn't get to start on clue number one for the new Bonnie Hunter Mystery till yesterday.  My plan is to only make my version 3/4 of the size Bonnie has planned. 

On Ringo Lake, 2017 Bonnie Hunter Mystery

Here's the first six.  I didn't realize that the red print was directional until these 9-patches were finished.  I've decided not to worry about it.  The print is pretty small, so it won't be noticeable unless you look really closely. I may be sorry that my "brown" (gray) isn't lighter, but it works OK here.  

The only other noticeable progress in the sewing room was on the current leaders and enders project, Vintage Dresses.


 Vintage Dresses by Charise Randell

Three more blocks are now framed and cut to size.  That leaves seven blocks at the sewing machine in various stages of completion.  I'm hoping to get this quilt to the finished flimsy stage by the end of the year. 

I'm looking forward to seeing all the different fabric palettes for On Ringo Lake over at Bonnie Hunter's On Ringo Lake linky party today.  I'm also linking up with the regular weekly parties.  

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15 comments:

Barbara said...

I have done that directional print thing before too. I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out, and so I don't think you have anything to worry about. I like the fabrics you've chosen.

Julie in GA said...

The Vintage Dresses are looking terrific. I agree about the red print--I wouldn't have noticed it myself.

Alison said...

I love your nine-patches and your color scheme! I managed to get all of my strip sets sewn and sub-cut to make 25 units for my half-ish sized quilt!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Even though I'm not doing the BH mystery, I have fun following along with what other people are doing for it, and I really like your colors so far! Isn't there a third color? What did you choose?

Bonnie said...

I hate it when I figure out what looks like an overall pattern turns out directional. Sneaky fabric. Good luck with the mystery. I'm skipping this year (again). I'm taking a class in Feb. and have another one waiting for borders....

verpa said...

You´ve changed the mystery colour scheme and I´m very curious of the result. It´s very intersting so far.

Laura said...

Lovin' those vintage dresses!

Quilter Kathy said...

Love that you are doing your own unique colour mix and can't wait to see how it turns out!

Jennifer said...

I can’t even tell the prints are directional! And my gosh, I love those dresses! Did you draft the patterns yourself or are they from a pattern? I might have to make a few.

Preeti said...

Honestly, that fabric print is so tiny that no one will notice the directional aspect of it. So proud of you for taking a leap of color. Who wants 235,671 quilts looking alike?

Becca said...

I like seeing the different color choices. This is going to be great!

And I love those vintage dresses!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I continue to enjoy watching the progress of your vintage dresses. What is your plans for it when you are done?

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

The difference in the pattern is too small to notice, so, blind men and galloping horses. I so love your vintage dresses, you can show them every post for me, more drooling time.

thea said...

I'm having trouble seeing the difference in the pattern .. and the vintage dresses are amazing .. what's your plan for them when you're finished?

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Love your new blog post banner. Not sure when you changed it but I am sooo glad to see one of your vintage dresses back on it. I am not sure which one is my favorite of them but I do like them.