Bonnie Hunter, of Quiltville fame, has done a mystery quilt every year around this time for the past few years. They never caught my fancy in the past- but this year's mystery, "On Ringo Lake," uses colors that I actually like and have in my stash. A big THANK YOU to my internet buddy Regina for asking who was doing this one- I don't know that I would've paid any attention if she hadn't brought it up.
And then piecing 9-patches:
Pretty soon I have a pile, and eventually all 50 are done: