Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mystery Monday Link-Up! On Ringo Lake! Part 1!!

Welcome to Part ONE of the On Ringo Lake Mystery!!


This mystery is brought to us by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville's Quips & Snips blog.  She has hosted this reader appreciation QAL for a number of years now. This is my FORTH year of participation.  Thank you, Bonnie, for sharing your time and talent with quilters around the globe week!!

Bonnie will post ALL CLUES for On Ringo Lake HERE.  Click over to see any active clues. SAVE THEM to your computer if you want to wait until a later date to do your sewing!!!  Sometime after the reveal, Bonnie will remove the instructions from the blog and release the complete pattern in some other format.  This could be in a book or a stand-alone pattern offered in her online shop.  You've been warned!!

In case YOU missed the preview, these are the fabrics that I've chosen to work with... even though I prefer to use my own colors, my stash decided that it wanted to use Bonnie's colors:

Unless I change my mind... 

  The only thing missing is the chocolate and we all know that EVERYTHING is better with chocolate!!!

You see, I already KNOW that these fabrics will make a successful quilt, as evidenced below:

The quilt shown above won a Golden Needle Award at the North Carolina State Fair:

Sorry about the shadowing and the weird angle of the shot... the longarm is located approximately 2 ft. away from my bulletin board and that's not quite enough space to get a good shot.

My indecision is because using the flamingo fabric means giving up the dream of EVER having window valances to match the bed quilt shown above.  Although, as Angie over at Quilting on the Crescent pointed out, if they haven't been made in this many years, they probably weren't ever going to be made anyway!!  Using the flamingos just seals the deal.

This week's clue was easy-peasy, as Bonnie is known to do.  She starts us off with a false sense of security (lulling us from our turkey induced coma.)  We'll be in for it next week!!  LOL

Where was I?  Oh, yes, the first clue...

We were instructed to make 9-Patch blocks with our aqua, brown, and neutral fabrics.  The only thing that remains unused is our sunset splendor peachy-coral-orange color:

I only cut a few strips, in order to preserve the fabrics for later clues.  Even so, it was nice to do a bit of strip piecing.

Would you like to see my blocks??

HERE are a small selection of them:

You will have to refer to the photo at the top of the page for a better idea of the colors used.  Speaking of colors... follow THIS LINK to see what other colors quilters from around the globe are using.  I try harder to actually link up ON MONDAY next week!!  :o))

Until next time...
Be Mysterious!!!


  1. Isn't this time of year, when Bonnie's first clue comes out so exciting? Be Mysterious! Hilarious!

  2. Your blocks are so fun! I'm excited to be joining in for the first time this year. :)

  3. Hooray for mystery time!
    Your Golden Needle winning quilt is gorgeous.

  4. Love your flamingos. And that ribbon! Wow! Congrats!

  5. You got off to a strong start! This week's clue involves a lot more stitching. I'm curious to see if you kept the flamingos in or not.

  6. Woohoo! Congrats on the well-deserved purple ribbon! How cool is that?!?


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