Sunday, January 6, 2019

Good Fortune, now with more Sand Castles

Woohoo!  Bonnie did the Good Fortune Big Reveal on Friday, and am I relieved!  Trying to figure out how all those different sized pieces were going to go together was making me dizzy!
I got a few of the blocks put together and up on the design wall.


I was going to lay out some of the multi-borders that she's calling for (which is where some of the really puzzly pieces are going to end up) (and I gotta admit I never saw that coming), but -


it's already getting a bit crowded up there.
I've got some of my Squared Away blocks laid out across the top and down the right-hand side, and my Sand Castles are lining up on the left-hand side.

Here's the first of my RSC Sand Castles in January red.


I've got a couple more kitted up and will try to assemble them over the course of the month.  My plan (and understand that I tend to use the term 'plan' rather loosely) is to cut squares and triangles for three or four blocks each month, but be happy if I even get one put together.  I can always return to them later, if I have a productive month or two further along in the year.  Or, you know, there's always next year.

So here's my sample block and my first January block laid out side-by-side, to show how they'll be set in the quilt.


And I've found that my little strippy strings (or is that stringy strips?) are really good leader/enders as I cruise along with any of the umpteen projects I usually have in active process.


I'll be building more Good Fortune blocks over the course of the week, and maybe even get some border bits put together so I can better visualize the final size.  I had thought at the start that I'd make a smaller version, but now that I've seen the reveal, I really like it enough to go ahead and make a full-sized one.  Or, you know, that's the plan.
It's good to have a plan...


Linking with SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday and with Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!  And when the next Good Fortune linky party goes live, I'll be linking with that, too!  Come see all the fun!

20 comments:

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

What a pretty design wall!

I am in love with those sand castle blocks. That quilt is going to be fun to watch. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

scraphappy said...

The sand castle block is amazing, love how it looks with a friend. I can already imagine the finished quilt!

Libby in TN said...

Ooh, sand castles are going to be fun to see, especially with your string blocks.

Shasta Matova said...

I love your plan of working on the quilts throughout the year instead of trying to do them all at once. Certainly lets the fun get spread out for a longer period of time. The sandcastle is a beauty!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Wow! Good fortune is a stunner!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

There's lots of fun going on in your sewing room! I finally ordered String Frenzy - couldn't resist any longer!

Cathy said...

I love all the color on your design board. Everyone (myself included) really seems to love that Sand Castles quilt I predict it will the breakout star of the book! Your GF blocks look great, BTW. My GF is put away until I finish the cactus quilt.

Dorothy Finley said...

I love them all ! But especially love your "plan", which is sort of like my "plans" :-)

Quilter Kathy said...

I like your alternate blocks for the Squared Away sampler!
Lots of fun stitching going on in your sewing room!

Cathy said...

I can see why you jumped into making Sand Castles. Yummy.

Looks like lots of chains on your design wall and more yummies to go with them.

Fun, fun, fun!! Go, Gayle, Go!

Jennifer said...

looks great! i love your sandcastle blocks- a differnt looking block in the lineup is always fun!

Marly said...

That’s such a pretty way of setting you Squared Away blocks, and the sand castles look really lovely. My design wall is looking a bit crowded too. Now it’s time to get back to GF.

Tamara said...

That looks so great!

Chantal said...

I love, love, love everything you have on the wall. So much scrappiness. I too really love Bonnie's mystery quilt this time around. On Ringo Lake is still in the corner waiting for something but I lost interest. This new mystery is really enticing me. I've kept all the instructions as they were posted so I just might have some good fortune too. Lol. I really do love Sandcastle. Arrggghh! Too many beautiful quilts! Too many temptations! ;^)

Ann said...

They are all lovely. Sand Castles looks fun. I hope to see more soon. Good luck.

Sally Trude said...

You are lucky you didn't have Buddy helping you and turning the four patches every which way. And yes, I am definitely loving your sand castles.

Jo said...

Your RSC sand castles are looking good.

mangozz said...

I really love your sand castles blocks! That and Daybreak are my favorites in String Frenzy.

Frédérique said...

Pretty blocks, I love them all ;))

Nancy said...

You always have so many quilts on the go with great photos when I come to visit. They make for great blog posts. I love the four patches with alternating red and the white border. It will be fun to see your finished quilt.