Monday, November 27, 2017

Design Wall Monday

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.

17 comments:

  1. Lovely nine patches...this looks to be a fun mystery!!

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  2. I love making nine-patches, beginning to think they are my favorite block. I will enjoy watching your process on tis quilt.

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  3. These look great! I started working on my units last night and got all of my strip sets cut into sections. Hoping to get the 9-patches sewn tonight!

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  4. They both look great! And what a difference, even with the "same" colours!

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  5. I'm always tempted to join in on one of her QALs, and then I get a bit breathless at how fast she moves through the project. However, I love to see the progress of those making the quilts. I like the little nine patches! So fun!

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  6. I love love the fabrics you've chosen! Can't wait to see how this grows.

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  7. Working on mine today. I was trying to get pieces for another quilt done as they were scattered all over my cutting table!

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  8. Fun to stitch with a friend! Happy Monday Link-up! So many pretty color combos on the Web.

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  9. I like the paper bag browns (good description) you have in the mix but can see how some golds would easily work in too.

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  10. I think one of the best things about the mystery is seeing all the variety of color - even within the same color palette! - that's being used. And that feeling of world-wide togetherness, as we all make a quilt together.

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  11. How fun to sew on the mystery with a friend! Hope you are doing well!

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  12. I am working on my nine patches today. I am having loads of fun seeing all the different color combos...some of which make me want to do more than I already am. It is terrific having so many quilters all around the world working on the same project, but the inspiration is dangerous, too. I could be easily creating all sorts of cute little nine patches.

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  13. I’m going slowly, so slowly! I am able to iron and cut a little at a time (broken arm) so I’ve gotten my neutrals all ironed and some strips cut. On to the aqua and chocolate...so slow...but I’m doing it!

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  14. I really like your 9-patch blocks, Kathy. I know you'll use them in Bonnie's quilt but they are lovely laying together just as you have them. I'm still deliberating about doing this mystery quilt. She had me with the peaches/corals/salmons/etc. but maybe not enough commit. At least not yet.

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  15. So fun to see all the different shades of colors people are using in this mystery..... and finding fabrics I used in mine along the way!

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  16. Mine are done too. I wasn't even going to start but I couldn't help myself..

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  17. Looks like you got a great start on clue 1! It's so much fun to see all the different fabric combinations used in each clue. Clue 2 is out later this morning!

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