Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mystery Quilt

Well, I just finished another one just in time for Christmas.  This one is going to the In-laws.  It was a "Mystery Quilt" that I did in a quilt guild a couple of years ago.  We didn't know what the finished product was going to look like when we started.  I probably won't do another "Mystery Quilt" again because I think if I'm going to spend the money and time on a quilt, I would want more control of the final outcome.  I did change a few things up when we got to the end though.  It was suppose to have beige strips in between each vertical row, but I kind of liked all of the secondary patterns I found when there wasn't any sashing inbetween.  I also added the tiny red borders on both sides of the pieced outer border, as well as the final outside border.  The quilt measures about 84"x56".






I'm glad to have this one checked off the list.  It's another project done that I can count in Jacquie's Joy In The New Year Challenge.   I think I've only gotten 2 out of my 6 projects done so far.  I did just get a new quilt back from the quilter though!  I just need to bind it and then I can post pictures.  My quilter told me she would have my Fig Tree quilt done by the end of the year (I'm crossing my fingers!) and I'm hoping one more of my projects will get done miraculously.  I'm going for 4 out of 6 projects done for this challenge.  I've got a few other tops in the works and fabrics to start a few more.  I'm really hoping to finish up a lot of these in the next few months and then start fresh from there!  

Here's to getting projects done and tying up all the loose ends for Christmas!  Have a great weekend!

7 comments:

L Johnson said...

Congratulations Amber!!! I like the changes you made and the star quilting is so fun!!!

Edna said...

Your quilt looks great. This would make a good scrap quilt too.

Barb said...

Love the quilt!!! and they will too.

Keri said...

You're always finishing projects. Way to go! I have a ton to do before Christmas!! :)

Mama Pea Quilts said...

I've never done a mystery quilt for the very reasons you noted. (Wonder if I'm exhibiting symptoms of being a Control Freak?) Anyway, I really like the vivid colors in this quilt. All together striking.

How do you find time to squeeze in quilting with all the other extra "Christmas-y" things?! (I've almost forgotten where my quilt room is in the last couple of weeks.)

b davis said...

Risky business that mystery quilt, but it looks great. I think I would freak out not knowing what the heck was going on and where I should put what color, etc. But a fun concept, for those who can take the "heat."

Jackie said...

I really like this quilt! I love the changes you made. I don't think I would have enjoyed it quite so much with the beige fabric you deleted. The tiny red border really frames the pieced border very nicely. I'll have to remember that trick as the finished look of the border is wonderful!