... or not ...
I am participating in the Mosaic Mystery hosted by Cheryl at Meadow Mist. I like that the clues are spaced out to one per month. Plenty of time to accomplish each step! Maybe too much time?
I also like that the number of fabrics is limited and Cheryl advised us in advance which fabrics would/would not touch. I quickly chose a very neutral palette for the first clue in July.
My fabric choices revolved around the large floral on the bottom. I'm hoping it will work as a border because it has been in my stash for while and needs a home. Also critical was a background that I had at least 3 yards of.
Clue 2, easy cutting, was finished within days of the clue being published in August.
Then I began to fall behind. September's clue was easy enough -- 32 six-inch house blocks. But my September was full of travel and guild obligations. Before I knew it, the end of the month was looming and I had no houses built. So I took the pieces with me to NC and got the 32 house blocks done as leaders/enders, as well as 64 bonus HSTs!
What, no photo? I couldn't find them! I searched in every piece of luggage that went to retreat with me. I started cleaning the sewing room, uncovering every surface to see if that baggie was lurking somewhere. I had the distinct memory of lifting it off the top of my machine when unpacking so I returned to the machine case -- empty. The time to link up my progress expired and I still couldn't find the houses. Confident they would show up, I proceeded with October's clue -- 7 square-in-a-square (economy) blocks. Then it came to me in a dream (truly!); I had trimmed the houses and HSTs at Devo and Sew on Tuesday. And even though I had looked in that bag before, I took a second look and there. they. were!
Ahh, 7 SiaSs, 32 houses, 64 HSTs accounted for ... but wait ... Why is everyone else making two quilts? A review of this month's clue revealed that I should have made TWO sets of SiaSs, one with Fabric A in the center, and one with Fabric C on the corners.
You know what I'll be working on this afternoon ...