Monday, January 25, 2021

Making Mysteries

It was cold and cloudy all weekend, perfect sewing room weather.  I took advantage of that and spent all of Saturday afternoon in the sewing room. Saturday morning I braved the biting cold (the wind made being outside absolutely miserable) and finished my January One Monthly Goal.   


The Red, White and Blue Stars quilt is all cleaned up, pressed, boxed and is now on it's way to Trudy for quilting.  My January OMG was to get this project prepped and mailed. Hopefully that means my first finish for 2021 will happen in February.  

Now that the RWB Stars is out of the sewing room for a few weeks, it was time to focus on something else.  Rather than pull out a UFO to focus on, it seemed prudent to focus on the three mysteries that were started last year.  I did pretty well at keeping up with Grassy Creek, the 2020 Bonnie Hunter mystery.  It's a typical Bonnie mystery with lots of pieces in each block. I've only got two blocks completed, with a third in progress. I have started finishing some of the sashing pieces as well.  

Grassy Greek, the 2020 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt


I'm only making half the blocks. That should give me enough for a 3 x 4 layout.  I'm hoping to at least have all the blocks made by the end of February.  

Unity, Bonnie's coping with the pandemic mystery, is the current leaders and enders project. Since there was so much stitching this weekend, it moved along as well. 

Unity, 2020 Bonnie Hunter Sew-In-Place Quilt Along

The first border in the next round is more than half done at this point. Once Grassy Creek is assembled and out for quilting, Unity will be the next focus project. It's time to get it finished and off the big design wall.  

Linking up with Monday Making and Monday Design Wall.  

15 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you are working on what looks like complicated quilts have fun with it in between working

Marti said...

Sounds like you are ready to make some progress on the mystery quilts. Does this mean they are no longer leader and ender projects?

Bonnie said...

I really like your version of Grassy Creek -- mainly because you didn't do the string pieces but used one piece of grey. I tend not to do her quilts anymore because I just don't need more big quilts and I always have enough going on or UFOS to work on rather than starting another involved quilt. I'll be cheering you on to finish Grassy Creek and Unity.

chrisknits said...

Wow, Grassy Creek is going to be beautiful!

Kathy S. said...

Great job on accomplishing your January OMG. Your Grassy Creek looks awesome.

Sara said...

Lots of progress and so pretty. Grassy Creek is still in the "one block" stage while I decide whether or not to go back to her original colors. Unity is at the quilter right now - ended after Round 5. I'm hoping to get it back to bind in February too.

AnnieO said...

Good progress on several fronts, congrats! An all sewing weekend sounds lovely.

Barbara said...

Great progress! Your weekend weather sounds like what we’re going to be dealing with today. I’ve resisted dragging out the sewing machine up until now, but it might be a good day for that.

Shasta Matova said...

Wow! Got your goal completed ahead of schedule and working on two of Bonnie's quilts at the same time. I just love your fabric choices. I had forgotten about Unity, but seeing your quilt is making it tempting again.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Great progress. Congratulations on meeting your January goal, and I'm excited to see the RWB quilt finish (it's so lovely)!

piecefulwendy said...

Such fun to see your progress on these quilts, and congrats on completing your January goal!

Preeti said...

Your Grassy Creek is looking lovely. I saw some of others and did not care for the scrappy gray backgrounds. They tend to overpower the quilt. Having one flat gray as a background lets the bright fabrics sing :-)

Patty said...

Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

All looking very good!

Jennifer said...

Good progress on both and glad you got the stars in the Mail, can’t wait to see it when it comes back!