Wednesday, February 7, 2018

On Ringo Lake mystery

 This week is the last link up for On Ringo lake - Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt.  I don't have my quilt finished - not even close.  I have 39 blocks made and I love them.  They go together quickly when you have all the block parts pieced.
 I especially love them set side by side.
 However, there are a lot of points to match up and those spots could potentially be pretty lumpy so I'm thinking about some plain sashing.  This pink is my favorite so far.
The On Ringo Lake mystery has sashing pieced from these parallelogram units.  A few people have used these units as a border and I really like the look so I'm going to save them for that.
 My border won't be exactly like this layout here.  I may still set the blocks on point like in the pattern.  Here is a link to go see other peoples' mystery quilts.  It was such a fun mystery project to participate in. 
We enjoyed a lovely family escape from winter to Hawaii last week.  It was beautiful!
Of course there was some stitching.  I could sit outside and watch for whales and enjoy the flowers with my stitching.  It was wonderful!
We came home to -25 temperatures and it just keeps snowing.  Winter is a long season here so it was good to take a break.
Happy Quilting!!


Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Love how your Ringo Lake is looking! Great job!

Lynette said...

WOWWW Your Ringo blocks are absolutely beautiful placed directly next to each other. Hawaii is wonderful. I wish we could afford to go every other winter - I'd sure do it!

Kyle said...

Your blocks are fantastic with the fabrics and colors you chose. That teal is the sparkler that brings your blocks to life. It will fun to see what you decide to do. So many options. Glad you had a lovely vacation. Coming home to -25°, not so lovely.

Frog Quilter said...

Your blocks are very pretty!

Dawn said...

Hawaii in winter is a dream vacation. So glad RR came along.
You have some terrific design ideas for your Ringo Lake Quilt. Love your colors.

Halland House Gifts said...

With a temperature of -25 and snow I can see the inspiration for your beautiful quilts. Judy

Barb said...

Hawaii how Fabulous!! Aren't the flowers incredible? which island did you visit?
The pink lattice is great. I wondered how people get all those points together.

audrey said...

This quilt is coming together so well. It's a joy to piece blocks that resonate so well with you! And kudos to you for the vacation from winter. So jealous!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Hi Janet and if I haven't told you already, I love your Ringo Lake blocks. I also love the colours and quilting in the quilt made for your son. I just don't have the piecing skill to achieve these which makes me all the more appreciative.

Robin said...

I really like the pink sashing. I did a straight setting with my blocks too. I, like you, wanted to sew them together but there were just too many seams to match. After sewing four together I decided it needed sashing. It is just so pretty.