The first step for the Quiltville mystery called "On Ringo Lake" was posted on Friday.
These are the fabrics that I am starting with. Some pieces are fat quarters and some are small scraps. I'm also adding in some Shweshwe fabrics left over from the Humble Quilts mystery quiltalong in October. I may change the paper bag browns for darker golds when I see the next steps.
Step #1 was making simple 9 patch blocks which I have made hundreds of times before. But I had a bit of trouble getting the blocks to come out the right size. I needed to use a very scant 1/4" seam. My friend Sandy is sewing along with the mystery also and we got together and sewed our 9 patch blocks on Friday night. My blocks are on the left and Sandy's are on the right.
It's so fun to know that quilters around the world are sewing the same block as I am because they are working on the same project! Words cannot convey the wonderful feeling that this gives me and although it sounds a little corny, I do feel a sense of oneness with the peaceful/pieceful global community.
If you want to see the blocks of other Ringo Lake quilts, visit the mystery linkup for step #1 over at Quiltville.
And to see more design wall postings, hop over to Small Quilts.