Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Mysterious Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to All...  I just finished reading my favorite blogs, and reflecting a moment on what good friends these blog-authors have become...  I never imagined that when I started reading and writing blogs...  a wonderful gift, especially to watch other quilters in their creativity... thank you all for your inspiration and your friendship!

It will be a quiet day at our house - DH has been experiencing some stomache problems, so even our meal will be simple...  which means I can spend more time in the sewing room - yippee!!!

I'm doing TWO - yes, nutty me, TWO mysteries... one by Bonnie Hunter, Orca Bay, which I'm sure those of you who are NOT doing it are getting sick of seeing - lol... but here's where I am so far...
At this point, I'm really worried about that electric blue -  but I know myself well enough to know that those surprising color choices often come out better in the end than along the way...  so stay tuned...

The second mystery is by Dorothy, on the Yahoo Group called A Pocket Full of Mysteries...
and here are some blocks from that in progress...  lots more work to do, but so far it seems a great way to bust some stash!  I'm making this one as a donation quilt for Victoria's charity cause, BASICS, so I hope it is happy and bright, and I think it's headed in that direction, with blues, yellows, and oranges!!

Well, DH just said the breakfast cinnamon rolls are nearly ready -  so it's time for me to do some eating to garner strength for all this sewing!!

Hugs to everyone - have a wonderful day - hug everyone you care about.

...............and find a bit of time for some 'happy quilting'...

Kate

13 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

I'll bet the electric blue will be the STAR of that quilt - I've found that quilting tends to soften the fabrics that I think are too bright, and I also keep a spray bottle of diluted tea, for toning those colors down that get a bit out of hand. So far, it looks OK to me. And I have the same color in mine as well! LOL

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Happy day AFTER! kate! ;-) I like that SHOCK of BLUE... could be stunning! And anything for BASICS looks great to me! enjoy!

Sue Daurio said...

Your colors look great on both!! Two mysteries, my you are a brave girl, especially when one of them is Bonnies :) I've saved the clues for the pocket full of mysteries, I'm going to do that right after the first of the year.

marcella said...

Your orca bay mystery is great. I'm loving the colors you chose. It will be a very happy quilt I am sure. You are very brave to take on two mysteries at once!

heather said...

I like your colors!

kelltrek said...

I like the pop of the blue in your blocks!

YankeeQuilter said...

I think the electric blue is wonderful! Can't wait to see the whole thing...I haven't finished my Roll Roll cotton boll mystery from last year. does that mean I have two mysteries going on at once too? LOL

Nann said...

I used that shade of blue along with reds and yellow-golds in a quilt some time ago. (In fact, I just came across a photo of it last evening while I was going through a 6" stack of real, printed, taken-with-a-camera photos.) It is a very striking color scheme.

Alycia said...

I LIKE the blue!!! Very Pretty. Hope the cinnamon rolls fueled you up!@!

Leeanne said...

It is double delight for you...looking good.

Helen in the UK said...

Your blocks are looking great so far. I'm still working on Clue 5 of Bonnie's mystery :)

Gerda said...

You're really brave, to take on two mysteries!! I'm struggling to keep up with the Orca Bay!! They both look great though!
Have a nice quilting day, bye from Holland.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

I LOVE your colors!!!! SPECIALLLLLY that electric blue!!! Can't wait to see yours come together.

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