Sunday, December 10, 2017

On Ringo Lake--Part 3

The mystery clue this week called for several karats of Diamond in a Rectangle units.


These are not sewn to one another--just lined up to show the mirror image units.





They weren't hard to make, at least until I needed to make the second half of the units mirror images of the first--Yikes! My mind rebelled for a bit, but I got one made and used it for a visual example. Spatial imagination is not my strong point. However, I did get them done--Yay me!

I'm loving this mystery and looking forward to next week's clue. I should be on Winter Break by then (if I get all my grading done!).

I'm linking with Mystery Monday at Quiltville and Fiber Tuesday 138 at The Quilting Room with Mel.





28 comments:

  1. These look awesome! I also had to make the two different halves of the units separately -- I agree, it can be confusing to switch gears!

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  2. Looking good! You must be a teacher. I teach yoga--no grades! ;-)

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    1. That sounds wonderful! I teach writing--lots of grading.

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  3. Looks great. Enjoy your vacation...grade for an hour, sew for an hour. Pretty soon everything is done and you can sew for hours and hours. :)

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  4. I hear you on the directional diamonds! I'm working around it by cutting all my diamonds ahead, so I have them facing both ways. Plus, I'm using a bunch of batiks that can go either way, in case I end up with uneven counts. (I try not to count ahead - it can be too daunting!)

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    1. I'm doing stitch and flip. Batiks will be lovely, but I'm afraid I'd get even more confused!

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  5. They look great! Did you starch them?
    I worked in pairs so it would be easier to keep count and have an even number of opposite units.

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    1. No starch this time. I was too afraid to try to work in pairs--I REALLY have a hard time with angles. :)

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  6. My secret for making the mirror image was to cut both at the same time with wrong sides together. That way I cut the pair at the same time. Looking good!

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    1. I did stitch and flip, so my rectangles all looked the same! I really don't like working with little triangles, so I'm willing to put up with a bit of waste. Thanks for visiting.

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  7. You're keeping up! I'm worried about the mirror image part too and will definitely be making myself a sample:)

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    1. I did all one direction, then the other. It was easier for me to keep them the same.

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  8. I had to make sample of each direction and pin them up by my machine so I wouldn’t mess up—lol!

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    1. I have to do this with nearly every quilt I make--angles are my nemesis!

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  9. I know what you mean about the spatial imaging. My oldest daughter is a whiz at it, me not so much, I also did the one and taped it on the machine! Love your fabrics!

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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog. My mind rebelled on the pressing. I had to keep validating my progress using Bonnie’s pictures. Your pieces look great.

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    1. Thanks! The pressing was odd--I'm so accustomed to pressing toward the end triangles not away.

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  11. Your diamonds look perfect! I made all of them in one direction but the second direction was harder! I'm hoping to finish up this part today. So much sewing!

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    1. Thanks--the second direction IS harder!

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  12. I like the brighter corals (orange) mixed in. It's so good to see others adding colors I was afraid to pick. May have to change in some exciting color.

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    1. Thanks--I must admit, I've had trouble with these. Coral is not my favorite color, so my stash is a bit thin there--I stretched the boundaries a bit, I think.

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  13. Awesome units! I kept having mini-panics about getting these the correct direction!

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