Thursday, December 28, 2017

On Ringo Lake Clue #5

This week with Christmas was very busy, but I found some time on my breaks at work to cut out the pieces for Clue #5. I sewed up 20 last night. They went really quickly. I hope to get more made tonight, but my yellow and blue quilts are calling my name.

For the past 2 years, I've been buying yellow/gold/blue/navy fat quarters to make a blue/yellow scrappy trip around the world. As I made my other Scrappy Trip Around the World blocks, I realized I had 1 or 2, 2.5" strips left. So I started planning with this quilt to make a Blue Ridge Beauty quilt from the scraps. I cut strips and made a ton of hst's using the Essential Triangle Ruler. They are all pressed and ready for my 4 patches when they are ready. These are the last yellow/blue strips I cut out.
I sort them into groups, which become my strata sets.
Last night I finished 3 sets. I have a lot more to go, but strata sets are not my favorite things to sew.
I cut them out and tore them apart during my break today.
I got all three ready to sew together. I love how these are turning out.
I used the leftover strips sets to make pairs of two, that I matched up into 4 patches. These will become part of my Blue Ridge Beauty quilt. I've adjusted the size to work with my scraps.
I wasn't making any Christmas presents, but I picked up this bulldog fabric to make my daughter's teacher a bag. She absolutely loved it.
This is the inside fabric. It looks pretty cool as the lining.
I had a strip down the center and it was big enough to make a little-zippered bag, so I made her another little bag. It's about 9"x9"
I've also spent time this week sewing together my yellow/gray focus blocks.
I also made myself a new project book cover.
Then on a whim, I made my son's preschool teacher a couple bags as well. This is a canvas Jeep bag because she loves Jeeps.
These cute Jeep bags were made with the 1/2 zipper technique. They turned out super cute and the linings are the opposite on each.
My daughter wanted a craft set for Christmas, so I made her one with the supplies from mom's craft room. It was fun pulling supplies together.
I picked up this Quilter in training shirt for her for Christmas.
My son took this picture of me at the school Christmas program.
On Christmas Eve, we had a family picture when we got home from Mass.

I'm linking up with Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville for the mystery quilt. #onringolakequilt #quiltvillemystery


Sara said...

I'm not familiar with a half zipper technique so I'm intrigued. And it will be fun to watch your blue/yellow Trip blocks all come together.

Jennifer said...

Cute bags, hope you guys had a good Christmas!