I'm going to link up to the Final Link Up for the Quiltville Mystery, and decided a blog post was fitting.
This year I participated in the Bonnie Hunter annual Quiltville Mystery quilt, "On Ringo Lake." I have made a few Bonnie Hunter quilts in the past, including Allietare and Celtic Solstice. As soon as Bonnie announced the colors for this year's quilt, it was irresistible for me. I adore coral and teal and chocolate brown. So, since this year was our year to stay put instead of traveling to see family over the holidays, I decided I was all in. I got to hit a couple of quilt shops on our trip to Texas as we traveled, and added a few new pieces to my stash. Then I did a real stash pull to add to it after I got home in November.
|I bought several new fabrics (mostly corals and teals) but pulled all the possibilities that I had in my stash to use alongside them. Those browns and beiges have been aging a while.|
Week by week, the pieces began to pile up!
|Clue 1: a stack of tiny nine-patches|
|Clue 2: Gaggles of Coral Geese|
|Clue 3: So many diamonds!|
|Clue 4: Piecing Teal/Brown triangles|
|Clue 5: Brown Geese join the flock|
|The pieces were already adding up.|
|Clue 6: Coral triangles added to Clue 4|
|Clue 7: Joining the Coral and Brown Geese|
|Clue 8: Blocks! I have made double units, but decided to piece just enough blocks for my lap-sized quilt first.|
|Clue 9: The reveal!|
|Quilted and bound!|
|I couldn't resist a photo On Millsap Pond. (I cannot in good conscience call it "Millsap Lake.")|
I had a fantastic time from the beginning to end of this project. And it's not even finished yet! I'm going to piece and quilt a queen-sized version for me. If you ever have a holiday season where you want to add a little sewing, I highly recommend the Quiltville mystery.