A View of My Quilt Life

Monday, February 12, 2018

Mystery Mini Under the Needle

My miniature version of Bonnie Hunter's On Ringo Lake Mystery Quilt has been in parts and pieces since right after Christmas.  Once the whole quilt layout was revealed on New Year's Day, I've been on the fence. My problem stemmed from the fact I was short 3 blocks for the planned on point layout. I couldn't get myself to sit down and stitch up the needed parts.

Fast forward to this past Friday's Snow Day - time to get the parts stitched together before they ended up scattered all over the Studio and in the paws of Odie. The puppy has discovered a taste for tiny batik bits.  We're working on fixing that.  And he managed a 'snatch and run' with a square of batting, too, though he didn't get far. 

Since I wasn't going back to making more blocks, I needed to go forward and figure out what I could/wanted to do with the 10 I had. 

I decided a straight set of 9 blocks would work, along with the pieced sashing. 

It actually stitched up quick as a wink, though it reads more coral/neutral than I thought it would be. I even got it layered and the quilting started before calling it a day and making dinner.

Probably going with a narrow aqua binding to frame it out.  


  1. Looks very nice. I like the small version too. I often don't make BH quilts because I have made so MANY and storage is an issue. But I love her quilts. Something to think on the next time one pops up. Don't know if I can refigure but I love the results. Yours looks very nice.

  2. Lovely mini quilt! Using a neutral for the cornerstones really highlights the zig-zag effect of the sashing pieces.

  3. Aqua if the perfect binding choice!! Just how small is your quilt?? Gotta LOVE a mini!!

  4. Wonderful little weenie quilt!