Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Good Fortune Week #1

Oops - I'm a little late to the party!  I was up to my eyeballs yesterday catching up from being out of work a couple of days and totally forgot to post my week one progress.

I finally decided to go with blues to accompany my gray and black. As I was pulling fabric I ran across a fat quarter bundle of one of Edyta Sitar's lines that I had picked up at the first Missouri Star Academy a couple of years ago (her standard blues and neutrals) and many of those pieces have made their way into this pile.  



Bonnie's first step called for the reds and neutrals.  I am using the gray in place of her red. I was a bit uncertain about putting gray and cream together and almost pulled those from the pile but I think it is working and I'm pretty sure I will like the variety in the final product.



The light in my sewing room was poor by the time I took a picture of my progress on Sunday evening.  I had a busy weekend so I didn't get as far as I had hoped, but I am off to a good start. I need to find a little more time in the sewing room to get the rest of this step finished before Friday.



I finally got my "new" pie safe set up last week.  I am not sure how people manage to get all of their quilts folded into the same size - I kept trying with these but finally just gave up. I was surprised by how many quilts I was able to fit into it.  It's quite the mix, with everything from one of my grandmother's quilts (the butterflies) to the antique quilts I have purchased to new ones I have made, (including a couple previous mystery quilts). It's hard to see in the picture but the third quilt from the top is a signature Dresden plate quilt I picked up from Cindy's Antique Quilts a couple of weeks ago.  The signatures are all embroidered and initial research shows they are from Missouri.  I plan to look into the names when I get a little time and will post detailed pictures.



I'm linking up with Bonnie's blog to share progress along with 140+ other participants.  I can't wait to see the next step!

8 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your fabrics for the mystery!
Last year I started Ringo Lake with a bundle of Edyta's Blue Sky fabrics so I recognize many of your blues.

Susie Hoover said...

I love gray so I'm completely taken with your 4-patches.

Marly said...

I like your colour choices; you are going to have a very sophisticated quilt and not the colourful (gaudy) quilt that mine will probably become!

Heather said...

Wow! LOVE the blues, greys and blacks! That's going to be amazing! Also, love the pie safe!

Vireya said...

Your colours look like they will make a beautiful and quiet quilt.

Heidi said...

I really like your gray and creams! There is a good contrast. Your pie safe looks great stocked with quilts. Low calorie too!

tubakk said...

Lovely to see your colors. I have black/grey too, but struggle a bit with what other color to choose. Will decide on Friday when we get the next clue.

moosecraft said...

Oh my! You've chosen such a beautiful colorway for your mystery quilt! This is going to look so elegant! Looking forward to following along with your progress!