Friday, 12 January 2018
On Ringo Lake
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.