According to the 2018 quilt plan, Bonnie Hunter's 2017 mystery, On Ringo Lake is the UFO for September. I spent some time in EQ this morning working up block settings. If I go with an on point setting I need 32 blocks, a straight setting needs 35. As of this morning, I had 9 blocks completed and another 29 of the 9 patch centers completed. That would give me enough centers for 38 blocks, more than enough for either the straight or on point setting. Here's what the 9 finished blocks look like on point without any sashing.
|On Ringo Lake, Bonnie Hunter 2017 Mystery Quilt|
I'm still playing around with sashing ideas. If I go with the original pattern, the sashing would be yellow with black. That makes for a very yellow quilt. I don't have to decide the layout and sashing options right away, though I would really like to have On Ringo Lake made into at least a finished flimsy before the next mystery comes out (assuming Bonnie hosts one this year). So what's a realistic OMG for the month?
All 9-patch block centers are made, but there are no flying geese or corner HSTs to go with them. That's a lot of block pieces to make to finish 24 blocks in a month. With my work schedule, that's not likely. So what's a manageable goal for the month? Each block needs 4 yellow flying geese, 4 gray flying geese and 4 HST corners. So I need 76 yellow flying geese, 76 grey flying geese and 76 HSTs to go with those centers. My goal for September is to get all those pieces made. I'll worry about block assembly in October.
My OMG is my number one priority each month, but there are other projects in the works too. I keep a priority list on the sewing machine with my focus on the top 3. Once I finish one of those, I'll move on to the next project on the list. September's priority list looks like this.
Just three more sawtooth star blocks need to be finished before I can start assembling the pieced border for the Inverted Star project. Hopefully I can get Inverted Star into a finished flimsy while getting all the Ringo Lake pieces made. I'm probably biting off more than I can stitch, but what's the fun if you don't aim for the improbable?
Linking up with Elm Street Quilts for the September One Monthly Goal.