So on the Quiltville front: Monday was the last link-up over at Bonnie's for this year's Quiltville mystery "Good Fortune".
There's still time to download the instructions here since Bonnie says they will remain on her website until February 1. There were a lot of finishes last week and even more this week. As the year progresses, I look forward to periodically Googling to see even more "Good Fortune" finishes. For those quilters that haven't finished it yet, many will try to complete theirs before Bonnie's next mystery starts at the end of November.
Regarding my own Quiltville projects progress, I've continued work on "Double Delight":
I started this project hoping to sew along on my clues while all the "Good fortune" folks sewed up theirs. However, since I embarked on this long after "GF" was underway, it didn't take long for me to realize I'd have to change my intentions to trying to get "Double D" to a top by the time of the last "GF" reveal. I did get close -- I'm down to making up the last two rows of blocks.
I'm in love with this one and once I get the last of the blocks done, I'll only have a narrow inner border of the cheddar and the outer border to add to it. For the outer border I have a great Willam Morris print:
That print is bold so I don't know if I'll add the pieced cornerstones Bonnie used in her version. I'll have to see what I want to do when I get to that point.
I've often blogged about the Quiltville swag I've gotten from Zazzle. Recently Bonnie did a post highlighting some of the good works that come from the proceeds from the sales of the items. And yes, I already have my Double Delight pin:
I also have one for another Quiltville mystery "Tobacco Road" because I had expected to travel last year and planned to start on it while away. Now that I've also started on yet another old Quiltville mystery "Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll", I need to get one for that too!
Speaking of which: "Double D" was a great vehicle for working on the string blocks needed for "Cotton Boll":
I've got ten blocks made up so far just by using them as leader/enders. It's a good start and with all the string alongs going on this year, there will be plenty of opportunities to make more.
In other Quiltville news there's Scrappy Trips:
Unfortunately, it's still waiting for quilting (along with my Christmas Cobblestones quilt). When I last reported on this, I was still waiting on a darning (aka free motion) foot for my Featherweight machine that seemed to have gotten lost in transit. I had ordered it in mid December and thinking it was delayed due to holiday rush mailing, waited until after the New Year to make inquiries both to the vendor and the US Postal Service as to where it was.
The Singer Featherweight Shop promptly sent a replacement (which arrived safe and sound) but since I was still trying to finish up "Double D", had started on my Wholecloth quilt and had another deadline project I needed to start, the quilting had to be put on the back burner. Guess what? The original order finally showed up this week a full 41 days after it was originally mailed!! Fortunately, the Singer Featherweight Shop had told me to just mark it "Refused - Return To Sender" so it would go back to them without either of us being charged for the return postage.
So that brings me up to date for all my Quiltville adventures. I'm now working on the deadline project which has to be finished up for this weekend so hopefully I'll be reporting on that soon too!