Saturday, April 21, 2018

Lotsa Dots--A Mystery Quilt

You know me--I love mystery quilts!

A friend of mine on a quilting forum provides mysteries for quilters who enjoy mystery projects. I have made several of her quilts, and though I lagged behind on this one, I did get it finished.

Meet Lotsa Dots!

Lotsa Dots (84" x 84")

Lotsa Dots (detail)

Lotsa Dots (detail)

Lotsa Dots (backing and binding detail)

Most of the fabrics came from scraps and stash, though I did buy the sashing and backing fabrics for the project.

Below are pictures of a few of the other mysteries Judy has designed, and I have enjoyed making.

Lotsa Dots was a fun project--a very happy quilt! Thanks, Judy, for providing such a great mystery.

I'm linking with Fiber Tuesday 154 at The Quilting Room with Mel and Whatever Wednesday at Jo's Country Junction.

Friday, April 13, 2018

On Ringo Lake--Chocolate Lovers Edition

I finished my version of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt called On Ringo Lake. I call mine the Chocolate Lovers Edition, since my cornerstones and other pieces are made of fabric printed with chocolates and chocolate chips.

I changed Bonnie's aqua to green, but I stuck with her other suggested colors.

On Ringo Lake--Chocolate Lovers Edition (76" x 92")

On Ringo Lake (detail)

On Ringo Lake (chocolate detail)

On Ringo Lake (backing and binding detail)

Nearly everything came from my scraps/stash--even the backing fabric. I thought backing was a good use for the fabric since the print is so large. I ended up with about 8" of the piece left over (whew! that was close!).

The hardest part of this project for me was the assembly--on-point with sashing. The sashing had to be turned a particular way, and thinking on the diagonal is never something that comes easily for me. I was very careful--checking and re-checking directions--but I'm sure that something in there is turned the wrong way. Just call it a design variation. 😃

This quilt is HEAVY! I'm talking about weight, not necessarily thickness or warmth--all those seams add up to more weight than you would expect.

I simply meandered the quilting--some of the fabrics caused a bit of thread shredding, so I was very glad to finally finish quilting it.

I enjoyed this project. It is the third Bonnie Hunter quilt I have done during her annual mystery (I did Old Tobacco Road long after the actual mystery time). I look forward to see what she cooks up for next year!

Previous blog posts about the mystery can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. After Part 5, there were several rapid-fire clues and the reveal, but I didn't blog about those--I had to catch up!

I'm linking with Fiber Tuesday 153 at The Quilting Room with Mel and Whatever Wednesday at Jo's Country Junction.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Another Leader and Ender Donation Quilt

I tried a different layout with this one (#9 of the project). It is also only two colors which is something I rarely do. For me, the more different fabrics, the better!

Two-Rail Fence Donation Quilt (62" x 74")

Two-Rail Fence (detail)

Two-Rail Fence (backing and binding detail)

I do like the simple effect of only two colors. Sometimes it is good to push your own boundaries a bit!

Previous leader and ender donation quilts can be found HERE.

I am linking to Fiber Tuesday 152 at The Quilting Room with Mel and Jo's Country Junction: Whatever Wednesday.