Sunday, December 2, 2018

Good Fortune Clue Two and More!

A few years ago I  worked on Straits of Mackinac as the Rainbow BOM and made two blocks in each color every month.  Things got crazy that December and those two blocks never got made and the whole thing wound up on a shelf!  I had some time to made another brown and orange (not pictured) block and then laid out all the blocks and realized I needed one more!  I then made another yellow block!


 Tried a few layouts...

 I had put the blocks away by the time I made the last yellow block, so just imagine it in there.  I did not sew these blocks together yet as Bonnie's new book is on its way to me and I believe her full pattern for this is in there.  She does a border that extends the stars and I may try that too.  The block pattern is in Quiltmaker's 100 blocks Vol. 14.  Linking up with SuperScrappy  for the first time in a long time!

 I also ironed and got a picture of the latest eye spy I sewed at Barb's a few weeks ago.
Super happy I have kept up with the Good Fortune mystery so far.  My daughter is coming for a quick weekend of trying on wedding dresses this weekend so I know next week I fall behind, but will get it done!  Not the greatest picture of my HST's but lots of scrappy fabrics.
Kathy sewed and sewed and is also caught up and ready for clue three.  Really fun to use the same colors in different places and a light and dark neutral...cannot wait to see what the pair look like with these differences! 
  
Linking up with Quiltville when I get a chance!
I did some cleaning and organizing in the sewing room today since I had the clue done yesterday.  I started sewing a bunch of HST's that I got at an estate sale several years ago.  They came all pinned and ready to go and I figured someday I could find something to use them in.  After sewing and sewing and trimming and trimming (they still need depapering and ironing) I looked through my Quiltville books and found Cactus Patch (which I marked awhile back as one I wanted to make) and realized that I could use the HST's for this.  Mine may be more scrappy than the one pictured, but all these are black paired with a bright so seems perfect!  Not sure if I have enough or too many until I count but happy to have started something now that I am finishing up so much!
I may make a new UFO list for 2018--goal is to complete the one picked each month.  It has really helped the past few years in getting me motivated to finish stuff!  I really do not know that I will have time to get a whole one done each month, but since it does motivate me and I do make progress on them I will try it again this year!

11 comments:

Vireya said...

Your rainbow Straits of Mackinac looks beautiful.

I'm looking forward to seeing Kathy's and your mysteries side by side when you get them done. I'm sure they both will be beautiful, but it will be fascinating to see how the different arrangements of colours work.

Marly said...

I like your Straights of Mackinac; it's lovely how the secondary pattern emerges when all the parts come together. You've made great progress with clues one and two!

Mary Ellen said...

Straits of Mackinac is wonderful! I like your colors for Good Fortune, too.

Nann said...

The SOM blocks are wonderful in RSC colors! Scrappy HSTs are such versatile units to have on hand.

Feathers in my Nest said...

Wow! Love your Everything!!!

Dana said...

I am really looking forward to seeing how Good Fortune turns out with the dark background. Your Straights of Mackinac is gorgeous - it's going to be such a happy quilt!

Mary said...

Interesting to see parts in different colors. I love changing it up. No cookie cutter quilt for me this time.
Great Mackinaw Straights and I -Spy.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a productive week. Nice work!!

AfterMath Quilting said...

I also chose a dark neutral. I'll be watching your's to see how they turn out.
You've been busy with all your other projects!

Moneik said...

I love my UFO lists. I actually finished almost all of mine this year. Next year I'm going to have a UFO quilt list and a UFO bag list.

scraphappy said...

Finishing and starting. Such a great quilting pair. Love how the Mackinac is coming together. The borders sound like a great way to finish it off. Merry Christmas!