Monday, 8 January 2018

Quiltville Mystery "On Ringo Lake" part 9


Each year Bonnie Hunter starts a mystery quilt on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day. (Until I started patchwork and following her blog I had no idea when Thanksgiving was!) Anyway, I'm thankful to her for this opportunity to refine my skills as she doesn't just give the pattern, but gives lots of practical cutting and piecing tips along the way.

The last few clues to her Mystery Quilt "On Ringo Lake" came hard and fast over the last weekend of 2017, with the reveal on 1 January. So far I have joined the units to make six blocks and put them up on my design wall with the sections of pieced sashing and one cornerstone (the brown square in the middle of the middle row).




I like the pattern but I'm not really happy with my colour scheme; especially some of my coral-coloured pieces are too dark. I was actually more worried about the brown fabric, and in this photo above it looks as if it's a solid, but there are about nine different brown prints in here.

Even enlarged, and somewhat blurry, the depth of colour doesn't show, but you'll have to believe that there are subtle variations in each piece, with hints of orange and gold.

I set out to make half the number of units and did so in all the clues except the brown geese, of which I still have to make about 20, and the sashings. I've practically run out of aqua fabric, and will need to buy more to complete the quilt.

I'm looking forward to seeing other people's results. I'm always amazed to see the effects of using colours other than Bonnie's. There are always a lot of delightful surprises there.

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Happy Sewing

Marly.

10 comments:

Vireya said...

It's funny that you are worried that some of your corals are too dark. I love them! I think some of mine are too light - they look washed-out to me. I love your more intense corals.

Christine B. said...

What a beautiful quilt this is Marly! I wish you a very Happy New Year! Christine x

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I never make the mystery's but always enjoy looking at them - I think your colors work out just fine

Alison said...

Your blocks look great! I love the corals you've used. :)

Sally Hurley said...

Very pretty! I love how it's looking.

Vivian said...

Marly, wait until you piece a few more blocks. I've found that when it comes to scrappy pieced designs, sometimes it doesn't "gel" until you put a lot of stuff into the mix. Having more blocks will also allow you to move your blocks and sashing around more to take advantage of those very subtle shifts in pattern or color. Looks great to me right now!

Kaja said...

I too like your corals. I read the browns as solids too, though of course I can see in the close up that they are not - funny the tricks our eyes can play!

gayle said...

I think your corals look happy and bright!

Chantal said...

I think your blocks are awesome and not too dark at all. It looks like the first light of the day, before the sun is completely out and its bright light makes the colors fade away, you know I mean. It is just awesome. Great job! ;^)

Lisa J. said...

I love your colour combination Marly.