Friday, January 5, 2018

A Monthly Goal and Something New

Well, I couldn't resist putting all my On Ringo Lake blocks together so I could determine whether I had too many or not enough parts. For my smaller size that I am making, I needed two more blocks for a total of 32, so I did have to make more geese and pieced triangles. 

I really like how this is looking and I'm determined that it won't end up like every other Bonnie Hunter mystery I've done, so I am making On Ringo Lake my January One Monthly Goal

There are several Sew Along's happening on Facebook that I wanted to participate in, but I have rethought my priorities and am only doing the basket challenge from the Bea and Cecile Quilt-a-Long (you can read about HERE).
The Cherry Basket pattern by Bonnie Sullivan has been on my cutting table for ages, and I thought it might be fun to make a summery version (and in blue, natch!). 

My first two blocks.
 The rules are to make two blocks a week for eight weeks. My setting ( a little different from the pattern) will require 18 blocks, so I will have to do a little hustling to stay caught up and have a top sewn together by April. You can see that my plan for a light background in the previous photo had to be scrapped. I didn't have quite enough light home spun fabrics for the big triangles--they are so difficult to find! But thanks to my friend Brenda P., I had a nice big chunk of deep blue from the bag of fabrics she gifted to me last year. 

Thanks again, Brenda! 

Speaking of home spun fabrics, I don't think I have mentioned that I recently won a big "ol box of them from Janet of Rogue Quilter. 

I had a lot of fun sorting through them--strips, charms, a few triangles and lots of large pieces too! Thanks so much Janet! 

And I had to giggle when I found this little square of fabric buried in the middle of the home spuns!!!
Linking with One Monthly Goal HERE

Linking with Quiltville Mystery Monday Link Up Parts 6,7,8, and 9 HERE

23 comments:

  1. Your Ringo Lake looks terrific! Love the colors.

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  2. Oh, wow, your mystery quilt is coming together nicely! Those baskets are adorable, hope you can keep up! And congrats on the big win of fabric! Happy New Year!

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  3. LOVE your Ringo Lake! Such a gorgeous color combo.
    And those baskets are SO sweet. Very unique design.
    LOL How did that little "boo" scrap get in there? :)

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  4. On Ringo lake looks great.........go girl get it finished.........

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  5. The basket blocks are wonderful. Such a great use of plaids. You've really been busy with On Ringo Lake and it is turning out so pretty.

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  6. Yes...love the browns and blues in your Ringo. Have fun with your baskets. (I know you will)

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  7. I really love your fabric choices for Bonnie’s mystery. I love baskets and plaids, so your basket blocks really spoke to my heart. I may have to look for that pattern. Congratulations on a fabulous win.

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  8. Both your quilts will be beautiful! The cherry baskets look wonderful in light blue homespuns!

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  9. On Ringo Lake is looking stellar! And those baskets! Wow!

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  10. Wonderful :-) I love your color choices for On Ringo Lake. And the basket quilt is looking so gorgeous. It makes me want to make one too. I'll have to check out that pattern. I'm curious if there are special tips of dealing with those diamond pieces. The blue homespuns are lovely!

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  11. Your color choices for Ringo Lake are spectacular. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

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  12. Your Ringo Lake is going to be awesome !
    I really love your 2 first basket blocks (and I'm not alone !!). Thank you again for joining in the Quiltalong !

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  13. Ringo Lake is really pretty! This will be a great finished quilt :o) I love those sweet basket blocks!! Always something to temp us to start something new!

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  14. Rings lake is great. You were pretty close in determining how many units to make. Oh, my those cherry baskets are delightful. I actually like the dark background. It's more dramatic. I love your interpretation.

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  15. Love the colours of On Ringo Lake. It's going to be avery pretty quilt! It'll be awesome if it's completed this month! Go girl!!!

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  16. Wow, your Ringo Lake colours look fantastic! It will be great to finish it right away. And give you plenty of recovery time for the next one!

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  17. Lots of great plans. I especially like the cherry baskets.

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  18. You On Ringo Lake is beautiful! Love the color way! The Cherry Basket quilt has me tempted.... I like your idea (and colors) of a Summer version! Stitch on! :-)

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  19. I absolutely am in love with your Cherry Baskets. So much so that I would love to make one just like it. ( Or with homespuns, at least.) You have such beautiful blues and thee contrast with your dark one is perfect.

    Further, your Bonnie Hunter is just wonderful as well. I like how your color choice has made a stunning quilt. Truly!

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  20. I love the colors you used in On Ringo Lake! I should probably follow your lead and make a smaller BH mystery next year.

    I look forward to seeing your Cherry Basket quilt progress too.

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  21. Oh those cherry blossom basket are so sweet! But your On Ringo Lake is stunning. That definitely looks like a quilt that should be at a lake house up in the northern woods, just love it.

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  22. Oh my. Your basket blocks are so very interesting with the bits of applique.

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  23. Pretty baskets and WOW On Ringo Lake looks amazing.

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