Saturday, January 13, 2018

Ringo Lake, RSC and Palette cleanser

Let's start with my version of Bonnie Hunter's Ringo Lake mystery quilt. Because I was making a small version, I didn't want to put it on the diagonal and have it "swamped" by the border. Instead, I made a similar block and set them side by side. This quilt top finished at about 47 inches square. The final link-up is tomorrow so I have been hitting the sewing machine foot pedal pretty hard. If you want to see what others have done, jump here to Bonnie Hunter's final link-up.

Happily, my RSC spools from last year were easy to piece as I pulled the quilt top together. I would hop over to the RSC challenge for 2018 if you want to see more noteworthy contributions.


I did find time to lurk around among my favorite blogs and saw that Gayle at Mangofeet was offering this as a palette cleanser. Ahem. I almost broke my brain on this. When I finished it, I did notice that it finished to the same size as the Dear Jane blocks. I ran to the Alternative Universe Jane Stickle Compendium to see if it was documented there. (This is the compendium of all the blocks Jane Stickle made but didn't put in her famous quilt). The block was there, but Jane Stickle left a note saying that she would never make a block like this because she prefers much simpler blocks.)

I'm thinking I might stick this new block in with my Alternative Jane Universe project anyway.

Except Molly reminded me that I did not use Kaffe fabrics for this block so I will just have to throw the block away and do something else with my time like play with neglected kittens.

14 comments:

  1. Those tiny blocks are so darn adorable! Great redesign of Ringo Lake.

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  2. Yeah, that block is a migraine inducer. Both of you pulled it off though! I’m with Jane Stickle on that one. Molly looks depressed. Alfie suggests a bit of catnip. BTW, your Ringo Lake is just to.die.for. Can’t get enough of those colors and your alternate arrangement.

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  3. So many really cute blocks! Love your version of On Ringo Lake. :)

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  4. Love, love your On Ringo Lake version. The colors are great too. Great job! P.S. please hug Molly for me. I ♥ cats. ;^)

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  5. Your Ringo Lake is so beautiful with those colors and layout. The palette cleanser looks wonderful in Jane's alternate universe. There are stripes in three of the blocks.

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  6. Such wonderful BLUE scrappy blocks and an alternate setting for your lovely version of ORL...LOVE!!!

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  7. I think I might have to rename that block "Brain Breaker"... And I think it's Kaffe-y enough, no matter what Molly says.
    Love your Ringo, too!

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  8. Great setting for your 13 On Ringo Lake blocks. The alternate block works a treat and your colours are delicious.

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  9. Love your setting for ORL. And the colors look just like a summer watermelon. It's beautiful!

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  10. I love your Ringo Lake quilt. Very pretty.

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  11. I prefer your alternative ORL, both the layout and the colors. I agree with Gayle. The circle fabric and stripe look enough like Kaffe to include in the alternative universe.
    Pat

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  12. i really really like your ORL change ups... its giving me ideas!! LOVE it!!

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  13. Such pretty colours in your Ringo Lake quilt!
    And those blue spools are so cute. Very Nice!

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  14. Lovely choice of colour for On Ringo Lake, that raspberry pink and lime green are dreamy together. Spools - I think these would a be good one to use up my scraps, love the blues you've made!

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