On Ringo Lake Part One

It’s my favorite time of year…. the Quiltville Mystery time!


This year I’m using close to the same colors and I decided to go with solids instead of scrappy.  My hubby asked that I make a few quilts that don’t use white.

I picked up the Kona Shadow (gray) when the colors were first released.  On Saturday, I was able to pick up the pink, turquoise and brown after a great internal debate on the right shade of turquoise.  I’m glad I landed on the lighter shade and love how my colors remind me of a 1950s kitchen along with a great sunset.


Shortly after getting home I set out cutting my strips and used a large jelly roll pan like Bonnie suggested.  I typically use a 8.5 x 12.5 ruler and I like the larger size along with the sides.



Between picking up my sewing area explosion, watching football and playing with pups I was able to get the strips sewn.



I really loved the tray as I was working with the pieces and moving between cutting, sewing an ironing.





Finally on Sunday evening, I made the push to get the blocks completed, plus 6 extras.










I’m so excited to have the first part complete!  After three years of mysteries, I finally remember to document how many pieces were in each strip, just in case we make more 9 patches.

….. since I was in a sewing groove, I finally added the last 5 borders to my En Provence mystery quilt.  No pictures yet, my design wall is too small.

Author: BlumenSew

A comfy, cozy, and funky spot. That pretty much sums up my life. My home is definitely comfy, cozy, and funky. Crafting has always been party of my life, starting when I was 8 and my mom taught me how to sew. I made sew many wallets (really just a pocket) out of her polyester and corduroy scraps that first year. I really wanted to make Barbie dresses but she only let me help pick out the fabric and accents. Seems like I've dabbled in most every craft and found several loves. In the past I've made my fair share of crochet blankets, made way to many scrapbooks and took so many pictures. Now I've settled mostly on piecing quilts and knitting. I'm still trying to learn to love the actual quilting! Life is never slow at our home, we have three lively labs (black, yellow (white), and yellow (red)), I refer to them as Team BEC.

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