Monday, November 27, 2017

Life is Good

So, in my last post I said that I was going to pass on Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt this year. But, first thing Friday morning, before breakfast, I was downloading the clue. It looked pretty easy, and even better, it wasn't the HSTs I was expecting. (Although I am sure they are coming!)

One of the many colour schemes I'd considered was primary colours -- red, blue and yellow. As soon as I saw Bonnie's nine patches I knew that would be the best choice for me. I put on the coffee and got to work.


In September I stocked up on white prints, specifically for that pattern I won in August, but also for this mystery. So I decided to rough cut both quilts at the same time, and I was stressing about how best to optimize the fabric, and then I thought...relax. I have plenty of fabric!

And then I came across that perfectly framed piece of selvedge for The Good Life, and I realized that I can stop worrying about all of it. Yes, I have more WIPs than I want to count. Yes, I want push my artistic boundaries more than I have been. But, there is time for all of it. This is not an "or" situation, it is an "and" opportunity.


Everything that needs to be done will be done. Right now I'm just going to relax and enjoy the ride. Life is good!

So, here are the first twelve, and the rest of the strip sets are cut and ready to sew throughout the rest of the week.


AND I'm ready with all new baskets for AHIQ tomorrow!

But in the meantime, check out the rest of the On Ringo Lake participants in the Week 1 link up, right here.

26 comments:

  1. Great minds think a like. I pulled the same color combo. I'm doing yardage though. Love your little nine patches!

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  2. Good for you! Life is indeed good and you are off to a good start with these adorable 9-patches. Enjoy the day.

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  3. Oh, I look forward to seeing your quilt come together with these colors. Love your nine patches.

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    1. Thanks, Ramona! It will be interesting to see where the mystery goes next. :D

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  4. Your 9-patches are beautiful - nice color choices.

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  5. Primary colors look like they'll be a good choice! Relax and enjoy the ride!

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  6. I absolutely LOVE your color scheme! Your blues are so pretty and the red center has such a great pop!

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  7. I like your colours, especially the fresh blue.

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  8. Good choice to go for it! Your fabric choices are wonderful! I'm downloading; but, not participating . . . .YET! :)

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  9. Love the way you put that this was an 'and' opportunity! So important to give attention to things that are most compelling to us for whatever reason at all!

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  10. I had to peek at what you are doing, as your blocks jumped out at me from all the blocks on her linky page. Very nice!

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  11. Great fabrics! The red is really going to pop. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

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  12. Relaxed is good! It’s also reflected in the blocks. I love the red centres -and the range of blues. It’s both soothing and cheerful. Well done you.

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    1. Thanks, Jillian! I was amazed at how many blues I was able to find in my stash. No wonder the blue box felt so heavy!

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  13. I like your fabric choices! I’m hoping to post my “progress” tomorrow...I’m going way too slow!

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  14. Your colours are so sweet. I wish my piecing skills were up to it for Bonnie's Mystery QAL's but sadly not. But I will follow your journey and if like the Provence last year, you will be making something wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Jocelyn! I will be glad to have you along for the ride!

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  15. I think we've all learned to never say never. Why not join in and enjoy the fun opportunity. Great color choices.

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  16. I am glad you caved because these blocks look really pretty. You are right though. Knowing Bonnie, I am sure some HSTs are bound to come sooner or later.

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  17. Ha! You have about as much self control as I do. I pulled enough brown, turquoise, and neutral strips from my scrap string drawers to make the first clue, too. Your colors are very nice and cheerful. On to clue #3.

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