Friday, 12 January 2018

On Ringo Lake

I've been quilting along with Bonnie Hunter, and a group of local friends, since Bonnie's mystery started in November.  Bits and pieces came together each week. All these little bitty bits - Bonnie likes to work from 1.5" strips this time, so that gives you an idea what size some of these blocks are.

Bonnie suprised a lot of us with a "Rapid Fire" release, starting on Dec 29 and ending on Jan 1. The last 3 clues came fast and furious, but now we know where the mystery is headed.

In my case, the mystery is a bit stalled - I got my blocks put together, and some sashings, but I've been busy with customer quilts again (the post-Christmas break is over) so I haven't had time to get back into the sewing room.

Tonight is our last sew-along, and the weather is just not cooperating.  Freezing rain is going to keep a lot of people home. I'm still hoping to make some good progress on this project tonight, whether I have to quilt alone or I have some company in braving the weather.

This quilt was a bit of a risk for me  - I wanted a Christmas quilt, but with any mystery the actual arrangement of the colours is, well, a mystery.  I think I got lucky and my colour choices are lining up nicely for a "Christmas, but not in your face Christmassy" quilt.  I think it will be called "Christmas on Ringo Lake", since Bonnie's design is "On Ringo Lake" in her aqua and salmon colourway.


  1. It is hard to go with alternate colors; you did a great job!

  2. LOVE your colours!!! Perfect for Christmas!

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