Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Good Fortune clue 3

Last Friday Bonnie Hunter posted clue 3 of this year's Quiltville mystery, "Good Fortune". This involved making lots of rectangles with folded corners and their bonus HSTs.

24 "bonus" HSTs
 from:
12 parallelograms
As in the two previous clues I only made a slight fraction of the number given in the pattern.

I found it very time consuming sewing just to the side of the drawn lines on the squares. I tried to sew with the left-hand inside edge of the presser foot just touching the left-hand side of the line. I found myself being mesmerised by the motion of the needle resulting in a wobbly line. Of the first batch I had to unpick some of the stitching as the lines had wobbled too close together.  The next phase is cutting three-eighths of an inch from the line between the lines. That's why not wobbling is so important! (If that is confusing check out Bonnie's instructions in clue 3.)

I see in the link-up that there are bloggers there who have already finished this clue completely. At this rate I wouldn't be finished before the end of the year! It's not a problem, I'll just plod on fitting this in when I can and working on each new clue as it's published each week.

I'm linking to:
http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2018/12/mystery-monday-link-up-part-3.html
Click on the button to join the link-up.

Happy sewing
Marly.

7 comments:

Vireya said...

I have made ONE of these units successfully so far. So you are miles ahead of me!

Quilter Kathy said...

very pretty greens!

Mystic Quilter said...

Lovely bright greens, I'm looking forward to seeing your finished quilt!

Cathy said...

Your fabrics are cute, Marly! I’m sewing away on mine, too - doing exactly half, for now. Cheers!

Frédérique said...

Beautiful blocks, great progress!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Love those colors! Your blocks will be very cheerful indeed!

Kaja said...

Your greens are very pretty (and seem just right for this time of year). Who cares if some are ahead - you'll enjoy it more doing it at your own pace.