Today I've been working on Bonnie's mystery.
I've got clue/unit 1 completed - rail fence blocks. I've started on clue #2, but probably won't have that completed until Sunday or Monday. At least I should be ready whenever clue #3 comes out! :)
I can not explain it, but when I'm working on a mystery quilt and the more I handle the pieces and think about them, the more I feel like I need to solve it! Ahhh! Drives me nuts. I had to stop in the middle of sewing and draw up the quilt in EQ5. Below is what I *think* the mystery results will be.
Except much bigger than my drawing, it'll have 4 star blocks in both directions. I just didn't want to click and fool around with more blocks.
Then I wondered... what if I added some purple?
Mmm, yes! I'm liking this. Not enough to derive from Bonnie's pattern, but it always can go into the "someday quilt" file. ;)
How about a little more purple?
It looks fine close up, but not so much when you just see a thumbnail.
In all honesty, I have no idea where this pattern is going. There haven't been any 4-patches in the mystery yet. That was completely my own doing. :) I just had to fill my need to put it down on paper.
No quilts completed this week! Are you shocked? ;) Let's just say that the "blessing" of being a woman has left me more tired this week. Not to mention I have a new freezer to fill up. ;)
I used about 2 bobbins this week, all in piecing.
I busted about 10 yards of fabric. This includes various green, pink and white fabric for Bonnie's quilt - I might have some strips leftover. Let's not forget the half yard that I gave to the guild's Christmas swap.
I received .75 yards this week, all from the quilt guild's Christmas party.
Seems like when one week has a good bobbin result, it has lower stashbusting results. Good fabric busting is lower bobbins emptied, and therefore less machine time. Tic for tac?
I'm just happy I have my quilting mood back after this summer! The heat did me in and I just couldn't bare the thought of turning on the iron most of the time. But now it's nice and chilly (about 40 degrees outside), I want to make quilts! Lots of quilts! Warm quilts! Cuddly quilts! Quilts! :D