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RSC18 Update

In yesterday’s blog post, I shared that I was participating in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project.

Today, I am sharing that my three January blocks are now sewn.

RSC18 January

I am linking up with So Scrappy.  Click on over there and enjoy seeing what the other RSC participants are stitching!

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January OMG 2018

I let myself get distracted by Bonnie Hunter’s On Ringo Lake mystery.  It is a good distraction!

Bonnie helps me to overcome my fondness to pet my fabric and actually use it!

She also helps me to look at color/value in new ways!

And I learn new-to-me methods for rotary cutting.

I enjoy the social media fellowship of many, many other quilters working Bonnie’s mystery, too!

Win-win!

I am also happy that Patty, at Elm Street Quilts, is continuing OMG (One Monthly Goal) in 2018.

OMG provides me with accountability and motivation to make progress on projects, and sometimes I even have a finish!

My work hours should be less in January, so my goal is to turn On Ringo Lake into a flimsy.

I have clues 1 & 2 done, as well as 3 & 4

On Ringo Lake

Clue 5 is in progress.

On Ringo Lake

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and check out the other goals for January!  It is fun to see what other’s are working on!

December OMG 2017 Goal Update and Ringo Lake Mystery

My OMG/UFO goal for December was the number 10 (drawn by Patchwork Times).

The Case of the Secret Garden

I wanted to get the borders sewn on The Case of the Secret Garden.  I would have liked to have gotten this flimsy basted, too, but the day job was very busy.

And I was distracted by holiday fun.

I was also distracted by Bonnie Hunter’s On Ringo Lake mystery.

Clues 3 & 4 in progress:

On Ringo Lake

Clues 1 & 2 are here.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and check out the other goals for December!

Also, check out the mystery fun over at Quiltville!

Bonnie Hunter On Ringo Lake Mystery

Just for the fun of it…just for the distraction from the hustle and bustle of the season, I am following Bonnie Hunter’s On Ringo Lake mystery.

I am not keeping up, but I am keeping my pace, and it is good.

Clues 1 and 2 are finished.

On Ringo Lake

Clue 3 is in progress.

On Ringo Lake

Bonnie is very generous, much appreciated, and well loved by so many in the quilt world!

Check out the link up at Quiltville.  It is so much fun to be sewing with so many quilters and to be inspired by all the progress and color variations!

December OMG 2017 Goal

The last Patchwork Times unfinished project of the year is number 10.  Judy actually announced number 6, but number 6 was the number for October, so I am going with the only number left for the year…number 10.

My number 10 is a mystery project from 2013.  It is called the Case of the Secret Garden by Linda Franz, the creator of Inklingo.

I found my project wadded up in a basket.  Although the mystery was fun, and the pattern is a good one, I did not like my fabric choices, and therefore, was not motivated to complete the quilt.

The Case of the Secret Garden

Since December is such a busy month, I am keeping my goal for this quilt small. I want to add simple borders (they’ll have to be simple…there isn’t much left of the fabrics used in this project).

Brownie points for me, if I get the top pin-basted into a quilt sandwich, but it isn’t likely. 

I’ll be baking cookies for Christmas!

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and check out the other goals for December!

Bonnie Hunter On Ringo Lake Mystery

I am loving Bonnie Hunter’s On Ringo Lake mystery!  

This is going to be fun !

I know that I will fall behind, but so long as I print out Bonnie’s clues, I’ll be able to create this quilt.

I’ve been auditioning fabrics.  I am using up scraps, too, but didn’t take a picture of them.

On Ringo Lake

The nine patches from Clue #1 are done!

On Ringo Lake

I’m off to a great beginning!

Thank you, Bonnie!

I am linking up with lots of other Bonnie fans at Quiltville!

Tree Skirt 2017

When I asked my Hubby to help me draw a wedge template to make a Christmas tree skirt, he said, “So…you are in a Christmas spirit this year?”

Hmmm…guilty as charged.  The Christmas tree hasn’t been put up and decorated with all the shiny baubles in the last few years.

But the grandbabies are coming on Christmas day this year!

YESSSSSS!!!!!!

I need the Christmas magic around my house this year.  The tree, the baubles, the trimmings, the lights…it is coming out to transform my home into a place of holiday cheer.

I need a tree skirt.  A glittery tree skirt.

Tree Skirt 2017

There are metallic fabrics that have been living in my stash for many a year.

Tree Skirt 2017

Tree Skirt 2017

These fabrics are creating a wonderful skirt to dress up the Christmas tree!

Tree Skirt 2017

Shiny red and green rayon thread is machine quilted on some of the wedges of the skirt.

Tree Skirt 2017

And gold metallic thread on the other wedges.

I had some trouble with that metallic thread, but encouragement from a few friends, and perseverance pays off!

Tree Skirt 2017

I rarely make bias binding, so I referenced one of my favorite patchwork books to refresh my memory on the best way to make it.

Tree Skirt 2017

This neutral fabric with metallic dots wasn’t my first choice for binding, but it was the only fabric in my stash that I had enough of.

Tree Skirt 2017

The binding turned out to be a nice accent.

Tree Skirt 2017

Tree Skirt 2017

Tree Skirt 2017

The free motion quilting gave the skirt great texture!

Tree Skirt 2017

Tree Skirt 2017

There will be cookies this year, too!