What little stitching time I had on Sunday was dedicated to making a start on clue 2 of Bonnie Hunter's Good Fortune mystery.
The marathon shopping left me so wiped out that after finishing this set I was at the point that more stitching would probably be accompanied by as much un-stitching so I quit. But so far I'm happy with my fabric selections. The blue fabric has been in the stash for years. The color is not a true blue but looks more teal when compared to other blues, so I've had a hard time finding a project it works in. It's working out great in Good Fortune.
Saturday was the Christmas Mystery Reveal day at the quilt shop. So I spent most of Friday night and Saturday morning trying to get the borders completed. I did manage to get the first round of borders on before the show and tell. It was so cool to see all the different versions of the mystery. I came home and tried really hard to get the final border on so my Christmas Mystery would be a finished flimsy, before I dived full on into Good Fortune. As I was getting ready to cut the last border it became apparent that the fabric was directional. So it took a bit of careful prep and calculations to get all I needed out of the limited yardage I had left. So all that got sewn on was the two sides.
|Christmas Mystery designed by Carrie Randall (Quilter's Hideaway)|
The poinsettias fabric has been in the stash forever, so it was good to see it move into a project. The blocks, other than the background, are all made from scraps and leftovers. The red sashing is another well aged stash fabric. That's my justification for making mystery quilts, they have to use only stash fabrics and left overs. I'm really happy with how this quilt turned out. The shop announced that next year, the plan is to do a patriotic mystery in May, a fall themed mystery in September/October and another Christmas mystery in December. I definetly see more mystery in my sewing room next year.
Linking up with Bonnie Hunter's Monday Good Fortune linky as well as the usual Monday show and tell linky parties.
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