Monday, December 3, 2018

Weekend Stitching: More Good Fortune

This is one of those Monday's where I wake up and wonder what happened to the weekend.  Mostly due to the annual shopping marathon we did yesterday.  We start early and try to get done before the crowds get really bad.  Now most of the Christmas shopping is done.  There are still a few odds and ends I need to pick up, but I can pick those up here in town or get them when I go shopping with my sister later this month.  

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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13 comments:

Alison V. said...

Your mystery quilt turned out so cute! I love the idea of a seasonal mystery quilt like that!

Barbara said...

The mystery quilt turned out so cute. I love the nutcracker and the checkerboard stocking. The whole thing is very cute.

Marti said...

I love your Christmas mystery. Good thing you noticed the directional fabric before you cut it wrong. I've done that.

MissPat said...

The Christmas mystery looks great. Will you hang it or use as a lap quilt?
Pat

Louise said...

Very smart to use scraps and leftovers for mysteries! That way, if you don't like it 100%, you have less invested in it. But this one is super cute, so I hope you're happy :)

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Wow, what lovely projects moved along. Your piecing is flawless! And it sounds like you are an equally talented shopper, lol.

Cheryl said...

The Christmas quilt top looks great, what a fun collection of blocks!

Quilter Kathy said...

So happy you enjoyed the Christmas mystery... .it's fabulous!
And more to come next year.... yippee!

dq said...

You have made a very lovely Christmas quilt from those scraps. Those are feel good scraps!

Joan Kessler said...

I love your Christmas quilt beautiful. I agree, it's such a joy to use up fabric you have had for a long time. Enjoy the mystery quilt.

Becca said...

Slow and steady is the secret to a Bonnie Hunter mystery. And the holidays. Don't forget to take a breath.

Emily said...

I'm a sucker for mystery quilts! Mine have all been online; I would love to do one with a local shop but haven't seen any offered there. I love this Christmas mystery of yours!!!

Susan said...

That will be a nice "fabric out" for next week's post! I really like your Merry Christmas quilt. It's cute as anything, and that border is absolutely wonderful!