New Quilt, Old Mystery
Last week I shared my progress on a mystery quilt I'm currently working on. This past week I finished quilting one of my own quilt tops that has been waiting patiently to be quilted for 5 years! This was the Winter Mystery Quilt from (one of my favorite local shops) The Quilt Company in Allison Park, PA, back in 2013. It was meant to be a scrap buster. All of the fabrics in this quilt were from my stash. Even the white is a collection of different white-on-white prints mostly. I love the combination of blues, greens, and sprinkles of yellow and orange here and there.
Above you can see (picture from back in 2013) I had all of my pieces cut and ready to sew - all 1,400 of them!! This is the actual block . . .
. . . and here's the whole quilt.
It was such a nice day today I thought maybe we could get some pictures outside. It was Friday afternoon, and we were all feeling goofy, I guess.
The backing fabric is this great aqua/blue flannel with circles. I love the happy colors in this quilt, and it's great fun to see some of the little prints up close and remember what I made with them. I might bind this quilt with white which should frame it nicely, though I'm not 100% sure.
It was quite windy outside today also, but I'm thankful for my helpers :-)
Don't be discouraged if you have a project sitting around for years! It's definitely possible to get that quilt finished if you still have some love for it.
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Thanks for visiting!
1/26/2018 05:37:37 pm
Very pretty and you are right it is a happy quilt. White would be nice for the bonding but I'm also thinking maybe one of your dark blue or navy. There are always so many decisions
1/26/2018 07:38:16 pm
You might be right about the blue binding. I'm also thinking white would get dirty quickly. I'll have to try a few colors and see.
1/26/2018 06:27:57 pm
I really like the quilt especially the colors...
1/28/2018 07:12:05 pm
Yea! for a finish! I like it a lot! I've never bound a quilt in white, I'd worry about keeping it clean too!
1/31/2018 06:39:15 pm
LOVE this quilt!!! I've seen others and seeing yours reinforces the fact that I really want to make one for myself!
2/1/2018 03:05:43 am
Thanks Joyful! Mystery quilts are fun, but I have done a couple that I did not like so much when they were finished. With a mystery you are taking a bit of a chance. Choose one with a quilter or designer that you know you like their style or other projects that they have done.
8/10/2018 03:07:42 pm
How can I get the polka dot tube cake pattern?
8/26/2018 11:01:09 am
Hello Kathy. The polka dot tube cake quilt was made from a pattern in the book titled Sweet Tooth by Daniela Stout. Look for it on cozyquilt.com for Cozy Quilt Designs. Thanks!
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