I got a small FQ bundle of Midwinter Red and because of the vending season, just didn't get to it until now. I wanted to use this for the Temecula Quilt Co. 'Count Down to Christmas' mystery quilt. Well the mystery was revealed by the time I started.
I changed the size of my blocks (from 2" finished to 3" finished) and I have all the sub-units together so I can start assembling the quilt at leasure during December. I think I will border this so I have a nice size quilt.
Jo's Country Junction put out a challenge to finish up one of your Bonnie Hunter UFOs before the new mystery came out. This is the Bricks and Stepping Stones in her free pattern list. I had cut the bricks all thru the year with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and the stepping stones are trims from two quilts finished during the year - use it up. Now that I see it out on the bed, I think it needs a border for a little more size - which means it will have to be sent off to a longarmer as it will be more than I can wrangle thru my home machine.
And with that new mystery Quiltville - Celtic Solstice, I got all my pieces cut for the first clue. I used the Tri-Rec ruler and it really wasn't that difficult a process. I may have taken longer because I really browsed my scrap bins and tubs to use even the smallest bits up. That's a good feeling - and I even got all my scraps down into one tub now - whoo hoo!!
My plan for today is to get these pieced. My poor old workhorse machine is limping so I will call to see when my LQS has the repairman scheduled for pick-ups and book her a time at the SPA. So I will be using my SIL's machine. It's Cyber-Monday, maybe I can find a good deal on a new machine and retire that sweet old gal to just piecing.
The last block for the Quilt Doodle Designs BOM 2013. I had just enough of my white background (odds and ends left) and luckily I made sure I had 2 layer cakes of the same print saved (light green) - the rest is scraps I saved from other blocks. I have just scraps and 2 layer cakes left from the Birds & Berries. All my sashings are made, so this is another project to finish this month as Cindy plans a quilt parade January. I do love this fabric line, and it made for some great blocks - excited to see this one together.
I will be linking up with:
Judy at Patchwork Times
Bonnie at Quiltville - Celtic Solstice Monday