Thursday, November 17, 2016
Next up, assuming I can steal some more time this week, will be two of my current mystery projects, since clues for them came out this week. I have to stay on top of those, because Bonnie Hunter's mystery starts next Friday and that's going to throw a big wrench into all my plans :)
When I find a few minutes I'll post some pictures of the finished tops from my various retreats. There are about 10 of them
Edge of 17 shop hop
paper pieced stars
Merry Mayhem New Year's Day mystery
paper pieced table runner
Sunday, November 13, 2016
I'm pretty sure the others at the retreat were tired of hearing my complaints about all those little y-seams. But I finished the blocks before I went to bed Friday night, and got the entire top assembled yesterday. DONE! And now to find a pattern for all the leftovers from this quilt.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
I left one of my project bags at home this time which is disappointing. But it has forced me into working on a quilt I've been avoiding for ages. All the blocks are assembled now, and i can move on to putting the quilt together today.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
It's time once again for Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt! The colours and amounts are posted over the weekend, so it's time to start shopping. When I saw the colours, my first thought was. "I'm definitely doing my own thing this year" .
But then I hunted through my stash, and started pulling fabrics. Since I don't want to do scrappy, I was looking for options that have enough yardage - 1.5 to 3 yards in most cases. That limited my options, but I pulled out all the possibilities lurking on my shelves.
And after many trials and adjustments and switches of fabrics, this is what I came up with. Look familiar? That's right, essentially Bonnie's colours. I guess she knows best :)
I'm pretty sure this is what I'm going with. I'm not completely happy with the white - it has little dots of colour throughout. So I might do some shopping for a replacement. But I do want white. The beiges I tried made the quilt dull. And I might end up worth a different yellow, if something jumps into my cart when I'm shopping for white .
Sunday, October 30, 2016
I'm having a very productive retreat, finishing up projects this weekend. This star quilt is part of a paper pieced block of the month from a few years ago. Finally got the borders finished this weekend and it's ready for quilting
Saturday, October 29, 2016
My current retreat is off to a productive start. I finished 2 quilts that I brought. This is one of them - a shop hop from a couple of years ago. I finally finished (most of) the blocks and came up with a layout I liked for the ones I had. Assembled the quilt and added borders at retreat, and one project is off the list.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
These are my blocks from one of the guild mysteries. The dark is my background, and the light is my accent colour - so I keep having to remind myself to switch the dark and light in the instructions. Hopefully I don't forget that little tidbit before next month's clue comes out.