On Ringo Lake, Clue #1

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What a way to get myself picked up and out of this quilt slump.  And even better that the first clue is doable and not a hundred pieces of x. This year, as with last year, I looked at the colors Bonnie selected and I didn’t buy fabric for this QAL.  I opted to pull from stash.  And I chose to do so Friday morning once the first clue was released.  Since we were doing 1 and a half inch squares, I started with my small stash bin.

small stash bin
11/24/2017

This bin contains anything less than a quarter yard.  In actuality they’re usually scraps cut from other projects strips or things I’ve gotten from other places.  Anyway, I went through this bin first and pulled out browns, creams/whites, and turquoises.  Then I cut and pieced as many of the 9 patches as I could.  I came out with 8 complete 9 patches.

Cutting Table
Clue #1
On Ringo Lake
11/24/2017

Piecing (You can see staycation as my leader/ender for this section)
Clue #1
On Ringo Lake
11/24/2017

The first one
Clue #1
On Ringo Lake
11/24/2017

8 -9 patches
Clue #1
On Ringo Lake
11/24/2017

The rest of Friday I spent going through another larger bin labelled “fat quarters and smaller” and pulled anything turquoise and cream/white.  I had cut enough brown squares from the first bin so I didn’t need any more brown.  I’ll probably need more for the next clue but I’m sure I’ll be going through the bin again.  If I run out and need more I’ve got another bin labelled “fat quarter to 1 yard”.  and then I’ve got more bins that are full yardages and then a couple of bins labeled “2+ yards”.  The best part of scrappy quilts is the feeling of using up these smaller fabrics, making room and then going to the bins with the yardages and making more room.  I forgot about this feeling and I’m excited with quilting again!

By Sunday evening I had 32 patches done.  I hope to have the remaining 18 finished by Thursday.

The official linky is here… http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2017/11/on-ringo-lake-mystery-monday-link-up.html

~Happy quilting!

~Melanie

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2 responses »

  1. You’re off to a good start! I gave this QAL some thought, but haven’t jumped in yet. I have two other QALs going, so I’m hesitant to add another one. Will be fun to see your progress!

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