This weeks’s goal was to finish cutting all the neutral fabric and to piece 5 large and 9 small blocks. Goal achieved. If my math is correct, I have cut 1317 pieces of fabric to make a lap size quilt. Yikes!
This week marks the start of the Comfort QAL (Quilt-a-long). As soon as I saw this quilt I knew who I was going to make it for. I am not normally a fan of the “scrappy look” but something about this one appealed to me. I hope the recipient will like it too. Week 1 has us cutting all the medium and dark fabrics. I am making the lap quilt so I needed to cut enough fabric to make 79 small and 30 large blocks. Our second goal was to purchase and/or source from our stash all the neutrals that we will need.
Week 1 goal complete. Here are my bright fabrics all cut and ready to go. Quite an eclectic mix of prints and solids (436 pieces).
I’ve even got a head start on next week’s goal since I have already cut up all my neutrals as well (872 pieces).
Well I’ve managed to complete several blocks and some of the sashing pieces. I’ve been experimenting with different layouts to try and decide how I want to finish my On Ringo Lake quilt.
Here is my on-point layout as it was designed by the author Bonnie K. Hunter:
Here are the same blocks with them arranged in rows and columns rather than on-point:
Here are some of my own ideas that I have been playing with. I doubled up the sashing to create a secondary design and added blue blocks (on-point and standard layouts). If I pick this design I am going to add a variety of different blue blocks to keep with the scrappy look.
And these two use a four patch instead of the solid squares:
I can’t decide which one I like best. Any and all opinions welcome.
Linking up to the Mystery Monday linkup at Quiltsville’s Quips and Snips
This has been a crazy week. Thank goodness it was a holiday week so I had lots of free time. I have cut over 3000 pieces of fabric and assembled hundreds of blocks but I’m still way behind.
I finished all the nine patches for part one:
Part 4 finished:
Part 6 added a triangle to all the pieces completed in part 4:
So I’ve completed parts 1, 4 and 6 and I’ve got the pieces of fabric cut for parts 2, 3 and 5. I thought I was doing really well until Bonnie released parts 7, 8 and 9 in the last 3 days instead of the normal one part a week. We now know what the finished quilt will look like. I really like it and it is motivating me to keep going. It is never too late to join us. Remember to download all the instructions before they are removed from Bonnie’s website. #quiltville #quiltvillemystery #onringolakequilt
I was surfing on the weekend and stumbled upon Quiltville On Ringo Lake Mystery quilt-a-long. I’ve never done a mystery quilt because I didn’t want to invest the time and money making a quilt only to discover that I didn’t like the finished product. I went back and looked at some of the previous mystery quilts on Quiltville and they were all lovely. This year’s mystery quilt is designed to be made from scraps….and like any fabric-a-holic I have more than my share of fabric. To make a long story short, I decided to join in. The only problem is that it started 5 weeks ago so I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me. Week one was a nine patch….actually a lot of nine patches. I’ve got the first four made…..many, many, many more to go.
I’m linking up to Mystery TUESDAY Link-Up, Part 5
#quiltville #quiltvillemystery #onringolakequilt
I’m participating in the #365quiltchallenge2016 this year. It is a block a day challenge that will result in a 90×90 ultimate sampler quilt. I’m making mine a pseudo scrappy version using blue and brown fabrics from my stash plus a few extras. So far I am up-to-date on my blocks. Let’s hope I can keep it up.