Friday, December 22, 2017

It's a win

Susan at quiltfabrication had a blog anniversary and a giveaway. I won the opportunity to pick one of her quilt patterns. I enjoy her blog and her work, so I was very excited.

I decided I would choose
this would be a perfect quilt for a a Grandson. So so cute. I think next year, it will be time to make each of my Grandchildren a new quilt. It has been long enough and I want to concentrate on them next year. There just wasn't enough Grandchildren time this year.

Besides Christmas, I have barely had any quilting time, and I have been focusing on the quiltville mystery quilt. A new clue came out today, but I have been up to date with the other clues. I am doing a much better job of avoiding the usual chaotic mess of a scrappy mystery. I am not using the scrap user system, and instead just reaching for the yardage. I am using one coral and just a few browns and aqua.I have a bin of scrappy neutrals that I can pull out when I need them.
I used the flip corner method for clue #3. I didn't mark the diagonal, instead I used quarter inch tape on the machine bed.

I sewed them all and then sat and cut the corners with scissors while I watched the Santa Clause

And I gave myself permission to throw away the triangles

I am linking to:
Finished or Not Fridays   
Whoop Whoop


  1. Love the turtles, Maggie! It really can get crazy messy and time consuming to work a scrappy mystery, so I don't blame you at all for going with yardage. And while I love getting bonus HSTs off of stitch-and-flip, good on you for taking the liberty to dump them. I think sometimes folks feel obligated to do things when lots of others talk about something like that.

  2. I gave myself permission to throw them away as well. I'm making a scrap quilt not trying to make more scraps! Happy Holidays.

  3. That will be a very cute quilt for one of the grandkids. Looks like you've done a great job of keeping up with Bonnie's mystery.