Monday, December 15, 2014

Bits and Pieces

Playing in the sewing room a bit today. 
Finishing and/or just starting a few gifts, wrapping what will be sent this week, 
and also sewing here and there on the mystery......


Christmas music playing and my fav candle burning.


Bits of clue number two chevrons


Number one blocks are done. The HSTs are my leader Enders.


And two inch strips for clue 3 are being cut.

Busy day, but I am enjoying it.

Time to link up with Miss Bonnie.....http://quiltville.blogspot.com

Hope you are enjoying your day!




Monday, December 8, 2014

Grand illusions Clue 2 link up

Yesterday I had to put aside the mystery to work on some Christmas gifts. But I did manage to throw in a HST here and there as leader Enders! Working with friends last Friday did give me a small start. I tell you what tho that was a whole lotta cutting before you even get to making those "precious" chevron units! I think I finally found a method that works for me. Not the template one .....just sayin'



     My tray of Mysterious parts.



    Unit 2 pieces ready to put together.




    Some cute grocery bags for my friends.
      Michellepatterns.com




    A gift for an exchange .




   QAYG panels to make a zip pouch gift.




   And so far 6 of unit 2's blocks finished.
   Look at all the progress by others here.
   
http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2014/12/mystery-monday-link-up-part-2.html






















Friday, December 5, 2014

Grand Illusions Clue Number2

Today I spent the day sewing with friends. We are all working on Bonnie Hunters Mystery Quilt. Fun to see everyone's choice of colors. I also called my sisters who were sewing today as well . One of them is doing the mystery this year. Another of my sisters is making two! Here are a few pics from today...


     Four very different color choices. 
     Mine are the two on the bottom.



     My chaos...creative chaos!



     And another color option.

     Such a fun day. 



Monday, December 1, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Time To Solve Another Mystery



Time for another Bonnie Hunter mystery! This year the participation has grown to big numbers. I was able to get clue 1 started while away from home this weekend. I brought just a few of my mystery fabrics from home with me and used my DILs sewing machine and cutting tools.

http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2014/11/grand-illusion-part-1.html



Sewing om my DILs Slantomatic. 
It is a sweet machine. 
Look at my supervisor!



     Half Square Triangles using the Magic Eight method.



        Neatly trimmed HST's




        A few finished Broken Dishes Blocks.



     My Quality Assurance helper.




        Going to miss this boy.  "Norman"




        I was able to finish about 
     half the required blocks for step one.




       And I shopped on Small Business Saturday
        For a few more turquoise pieces and some
        Cute sewing themed fabric.


        Tomorrow / Monday we head home.