Friday, December 22, 2017

On Ringo Lake {Clue #4}

I'm currently over 300 miles away from my sewing machine in Ohio, but I did want to pop in and share my On Ringo Lake progress!

I finished up Clue #4 this week before we made our pilgrimage to the Midwest for Christmas. As with the first three clues, I did my cutting on Friday night while we finished Season 2 of The Crown.

About half of my yellow squares came from my stash of small already cut squares, so that cut down what I needed to pull from my yellow stash. I had to cut all of my oranges and made a pretty big dent in them. These units didn't use any of the background fabric.

I did all of the sewing on Saturday and Sunday in between all of our Christmas activities -- including but not limited to: picking up a toy for an angel tree present, brunch on Sunday at one of our favorite places, opening presents, and having friends over for dinner. 

The second half of the pressing got pushed back to Monday night. I was rather impressed that I neither under nor over-cut for these units, and didn't lose any units (since I made over 100 and I'm only making a half-sized quilt!)

My best estimate is that I used at least 20 different prints of each color. Some are well represented (like some of the yellow floral fabrics or the orange feather print!) and others are only used once! Here are some of my units all laid out together -- I still am confused by the units from last week, so I left them out!

Clue #5 is out today but I won't be starting on it until at least next Thursday. I'll plot about what fabrics to use (and potentially raid my mom's scrap bins while I am in Michigan!) I think I might need to add in some of each of my colors depending on how many clues are still in the pipeline!

Sharing at Quiltville and Oh Scrap!


  1. So many pieces to keep track of; congratulations for not losing any and staying so on top of this mystery in the middle of such a busy time of year. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. Your mystery is looking great!! I am stuck in clue number three. I thought for sure I would finish it up last night at my late night sew night, but I did a lot of socializing instead! My friends helps me make some decisions about whether I should use a constant brown or mix it up. And they also helped me plan another quilt that I've got in the works. So I would say the night was a complete success even if I didn't finish up my units. =)

  3. I love your color choices. I have not started the quilt yet because I am still trying to decide what colors. Well, that and all the other things that I am working on!! Next year will be more productive!!!!!

  4. You've done a great job of keeping up with the clues in the middle of all the holiday hussy and bustle. Have a very Merry Christmas with your family!

  5. Such pretty colors. Enjoy your trip and Happy Holidays!

  6. It looks great! I love the idea of raiding someone else's scrap bins to get more colour selection. Merry Christmas!

  7. This is going to be bright, happy quilt!

  8. I see you've gone rogue with your colors too! It will be a beautiful quilt!


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