I’m really glad that Bonnie included half chevron’s again this year I’ve only made them a few times and this was really good practice for me. I did not have any of the jade green. And, since I’m trying to use up scraps, I am using a sage green. Confession time – years ago I … More Good Fortune, Clue 3, Sage, not Jade
Friday’s clue 2 for Good Fortune arrived while I was at work, as usual. Yet, Friday evening is a great time for me to sew because my husband plays cards with his parents and our son then. I spent two and a half hours on Friday evening cutting up scraps, finding just enough blue and … More Good Fortune clue 2 and cupcakes
On Friday morning, I woke up at 7 am. I grabbed my phone as I always do to see if my mom, an octogenarian, had put out her daily post letting her four daughters know she’s alive. She was, and then I stumbled on it. There it was – Bonnie Hunter’s clue 1 for this … More Good Fortune – Clue 1
A few people have asked me to share how I made this handkerchief quilt. These are the steps I took. Washed and dried all the hankies to see if they would hold up Pressed the hankies well, then starched them with heavy spray starch. Spot treated a few hankies for stains. Then rewashed and starched … More How I made Aunt Susie’s handkerchief quilt
This week’s clue for the Bonnie Hunter on Ringo Lake mystery quilt, the pieced triangle unit, was not as difficult as I thought it might be. I have yet to trim them but it wasn’t that difficult to cut and piece this together. I enjoyed this unit very much. I had no intention of staying … More It’s Like a Mini Holiday Break!
I was hoping this week’s clue would be something I’m familiar with like a half-square triangle block or a 4 patch. But, no, it’s the diamond in a rectangle for the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt – On Ringo Lake using more coral. I’m so determined not to have to purchase any fabric for this quilt … More Will I Regret the Orange Polkadot Batik?
I wasn’t going to do it. Nope. Just wasn’t. Last year, my sister and I did our first Bonnie Hunter quilt En Provence. It was a great challenge and we both surprised ourselves with what we could accomplish. This year, Bonnie’s colors didn’t inspire me. Yet, what else was I going to do with this … More On Ringo Lake, Overcoming My Fear of Flying Geese