Sunday, January 19, 2014

NYD Mystery progress

Making progress on the New Year's Day mystery. My January goal for a Lovely Year of Finishes is to finish the top to a flimsy.  Was going for a quilted finish except I may be in between longarms. ;0~) Sold my longarm and have another on the way. Will see how the timing works out on that. Happy dancing!

Anyway, all my blocks for the mystery are made and up on the design wall...
Not the final as I moved a few blocks after looking at this pic. Love using digital photography to view the layout before sewing rows together. It's amazing what you see in placement, especially value. I squared the large HST's that alternate with the Anvil blocks yesterday.

This week I received an email from Linda of Little Bits and Pieces. I won her giveaway for the paperback The Double Wedding Ring by Clare O'Donohue. It's a romance murder mystery and quilting :0)  Thank you Linda, it arrived in yesterday's mail while I was squaring my blocks :0)
I am loaning my new book to my quilting friend Beckie. She is recovering from leg surgery and is going crazy laid up with a brace on her right leg, her sewing and driving foot! The book will be perfect, she loves to read romance and mysteries and this is both. We also started a fussy cut English paper piecing hexie project this week. Hi Beckie, hope you are doing better today! 

It's halftime for the first game of the playoffs today, Denver is ahead. Omaha!
San Fransisco plays Seattle this afternoon. (Pic below is a quilt made by Donna, my and Beckie's friend. I quilted it for her with a football panto. The wool batting adds a nice loft. All three of us use it now and love it!)

Go 49ers! 

Enjoy your day!!!


  1. the colors on your quilt are wonderful. colors from my heart.
    Kathleen Mary

  2. Sad finish to the game...boohoo! Love your mystery quilt!

  3. The mystery quilt is looking great! I love those fabrics.


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