Monday, December 24, 2018

Mystery Monday Link-Up, Part 5!


Happy Christmas Eve, Everyone!

Things have finally settled down here at Quiltville – spending time at our cabin in the mountains of Southwestern Virginia just fills me to the brim and rounds out all of my rough edges and mis-matched points don’t seem to matter as much.  LOL.

Wherever you are, and however you are spending the holidays, may your corner of the world be lit by a little more hope, a little more joy, a little more patience and love for those we share this beautiful planet with. 

You have enriched my life beyond measure – and I am so grateful for this time of year and our mystery quilt adventures that bring us closer together as we work to bring these clues to a fine and wonderful finish.  Soon, my friends – so very soon!


Beautiful part 5 units by @Eonda !

Our shares today come from Instagram  following our #goodfortunequilt and #quiltvillemystery hashtags.  Such a WONDERFUL array of folks allowing us a peek at their progress through social media outlets.

I am dazzled by Eonda’s fabrics – mirror image pairs.  Beautifully staged photo!  (Mine are always pretty much a mess – )


@Casdoodle and her pup!

The dog looks like it wants to eat these units alive! LOL!

Well, they ARE delicious!


@runamok13 has switched up the colors, and these are LOVELY!

And her screen name made me giggle out loud.  I just LOVE the names that people give themselves.  I’ve had fun over the past several weeks dealing with people’s email addresses and tracking numbers and many of the email addresses are so clever and fun as well.  Quilt speak at its best.


@lizzy1az  You are SO WELCOME!

These are beautiful – and I recognize some of these prints!


@karens_photos is sharing parts 4 & 5 together!

And all the while The Hubster thinks that we designed this quilt just for him because of the Blue & Orange together – He is such a HUGE Boise State fan and alum.  We’ll just let him think that, won’t we?  I love seeing how the Part 5 units play with the Part 4 string units above.  

Oh, yes – this is going to be SO MUCH FUN!  Just wait for it -


#alspeaks is hiding her Essential Triangle Tool on top of her units!
Can you even see it there?  I had to look twice!

I’ve heard from so many of you who worked with the Essential Triangle Tool last year, and this year were so happy to use it again, and again and again – it becomes second nature to use it for half-square and quarter-square triangles, doesn’t it!  And for those newbies who were just introduced to it this year – you are going great guns!

I hope this tool stays close at hand through the coming year and you find yourself using it more and more and more wherever right angle triangles are needed.

If you didn’t get a chance to check back, you can find last week’s Mystery Monday Link-Up for Part 4 HERE.

Are you ready to share what YOU’VE been up to in regards to this year’s mystery? 

Now for the nitty gritty of this link-up. There is a lot of info below.  PLEASE DO NOT SKIM READ!

We have many new folks with us this year, so if you’ve never done a link-up before, we will include some info so you can add your photo of your progress to the mix.
You’ll need either a blog, an instagram account, a Pinterest account, a Flickr account or a Google+ account.  All of which are free, and a great way of journaling your progress on any project.  ALL of these must be set to PUBLIC.

Please, no private accounts as no one will be able to see what you are sharing, so what’s the point? Links to private accounts will be deleted.

No matter where you are in your Good Fortune quilt you can share blocks, design wall photos, fabric choices, completed units with your dog, cat or grand-baby – just share!

Please do NOT post unit sizes or unit counts in your post.  This is a mystery.  The sizes and counts are plainly available in the mystery directions themselves.  Folks can get them by coming to my directions.

Be sure when you are filling in your information in the Linky form below that you include a URL to your specific post or photo, not just your main blog or profile address.  We need the address of the page where your photo and post is, not the whole account.

For those who don’t understand HOW to find the URL of any given post PLEASE read this linky tutorial before you link up again.

For an example of a blog post including a link back, click HERE.
For a Pinterest post including a link back, click HERE.
For an Instagram post including a link back, click
For a Flickr post including a link back, click HERE.

Click the links above for examples of folks who have done it correctly!

If you have linked to my main blog address http://quiltville.blogspot.com that also needs to be changed to the URL for today's linky page. Please check your post or photo and make sure you have the right link.

Our posts are reciprocal.  Which means I link to you, you link back to me.

Your link-up post, be it on Instagram, Pinterest, your blog or wherever MUST include an easy to find, obvious link (highlighted helps!) to the link-up post. The link you are to use is given below.

Pinterest, Instagram etc - you can just paste the URL to this post into the text or even the comment section of your post.

Include this link in your post: 

Or Short Link: https://bit.ly/2EPpX2n

If you don’t know how to link it so it is clickable in your blog post, don’t worry about it. Just copy and paste the above URL into your text.

We are also using the hashtags #quiltvillemystery and #goodfortunequilt and a link back to this post for social media.  Please use them AND the URL of this post so we can find you!

If you do not link back to my post, your link will be removed from our link-up.

The linky pages will be alive FOREVER in the archives, Your link will stay there so people can find you, please link correctly to my post so people can find me and the others who have also shared their links as well.

Don’t be the dead end street for everyone else.

Thank you!

This Link-Up will close on Thursday, December 27th at 11:55pm EASTERN time in preparation for Part 6 of
Good Fortune going live on Friday Morning, December 28th!


Last night’s view from my hoop -
I’ve moved up to the second row of fans. Woop woop!


So happy for some sewing time along with some working at Quiltville Inn time.  we’ve discovered some moisture damage to the Post Office ceiling – more on that later.  

Today the guys are going over to work on the new hearth for the wood stove (more on that later too!) and I may find myself pulling away from the sewing machine to go work with them – maybe finally get that second coat on the kitchen cabinets finished.

The togetherness time is the best gift I could ever ask for this year.


Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Wonder can always be found, wherever you search for it.

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve, everyone!


  1. Merry Christmas, Bonnie!

  2. Merry Christmas Bonnie and family!

  3. Merry Christmas from the PNW. Have power back, others still without. Storms have been really bad. So far behind this year on my clues (and everything else). Love the mystery as a distraction. Today marks the anniversary of suddenly losing my dear mother. It's been exceptionally difficult this year, fabric therapy is such good therapy. Thank you Bonnie for all you do for the quilters of the world. God has truly given you a wonderful gift that you so freely share with others. May you be richly blessed. Take care and enjoy your family time!

  4. Thanks for all you do and help. Merry Christmas to you and your family

  5. Merry Christmas Bonnie to you and your family. Love from down under. X

  6. Merry Christmas Bonnie! Enjoying the posts. Beautiful, and very inspiring. Visiting with grandchildren now, but I will get to sew very soon. I have 4 children and 12 grandchildren, I am very Blessed to have them here. Thank you for all you do.

  7. A very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. Always fun with you! Thank you.

  8. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy your mountain top time and regain all that you need for happiness.

  9. Have A Verry Merry Christmas Bonnie and Family

  10. Have a blessed Christmas with your family in the beauty of the Virginia mountains!!

  11. Have a WONDERful Christmas. You always inspire me. Thank you.

  12. Merry Christmas everyone. I tried to wait up for the start of Mystery Monday but you all know the rules of Christmas Eve, I just couldn't stay awake.
    It is now Christmas morning here in Australia and I have woken to a beautiful sunny day and it is not supposed to get too hot. Now I just have to work out how to put my Pinterest picture onto the M-M page.

  13. Merry Christmas, Bonnie!

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