Monday, December 11, 2017

On Ringo Lake Clue #3

It's week 3 of the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt for 2017 and I'm a bit behind, but still making progress. Last week I was able to get my flying geese cut out. I'm trying Bonnie's method of using strips and cutting them with her ruler. I've never done this before and I'm excited to learn a new technique (which is why I do the mystery in the first place). I was able to get them all cut out and only 20 sewn, but I feel like that's progress.

This week I got quite a few of the bricks cut out and the end pieces cut as well. Again I'm using the Essential Triangle ruler as well as the Simple Folded Corners ruler to make these. It was a busy weekend and I'm fighting a cold, so I didn't get a chance to sew on them yet.
Last weekend we were at my brother and sister in law's to butcher pigs, so we had the grandparents watch all 6 grandkids and we went to town for the night. We had a lot of fun and a few drinks, but the town was pretty dead.
Paul and I were celebrating the SDSU Jackrabbits winning the FCS football playoff game and making it to the quarterfinals. This weekend they won that game and are now on to the semi-finals next weekend. This is a first in school history, so pretty exciting!

Five of the cousins with their gloves so they could help butcher
Waiting by the pickup so they didn't get run over by the tractor. The other 2 kids are in the tractor.
The girls in their matching pjs. Molly's are almost too small, but they had fun matching.
Mathew loved celebrating his 5th birthday with his cousins.

I'm linking up with Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville who is providing this amazing mystery quilt. Hope you'll join in the fun and share your progress as well.
#onringolakequilts #quiltvillemystery


TheEclecticAbuela said...

You have some very pretty fabrics!

Deb A said...

Thats a lot more than 5 candles! Seems like just yesterday he was born! Great progress on your mystery - I have yet to start clue 3 and just got 10 of step 2 done happens.
Love the colors your are using for these steps.

Sara said...

Any progress is good. My fabrics are pulled together and the clues printed out so far. But I've promised myself that I MUST finish the top for the Farmhouse Stars before I can cut into any of it. Maybe over Christmas.

We watched the first half of the game online, then listened to the rest of it as we drove to Brookings for women's basketball. We met a steady stream of cars leaving the football game.

Angela Neff said...

Mystery is looking good!