Some finishes are a long time coming. I participated in Cheryl's 2015-2016 Midnight Mystery Quilt and had a finished quilt top in March 2016 at the end of the the quilt along. My projects without deadlines often get stuck at this stage. In April 2017 I had it quilted, then it sat folded up in a pile... with the binding all made and ready to attach. Projects with deadlines, including challenges and patterns, took priority. Well... I finally attended my first sew day with Bay Area Modern last Saturday and brought my mystery quilt along. It was a rocky start with frustration and seam ripping, but I managed to get the binding on that day.
A little recap on my project. The mystery called for four fabrics and in order to pull my fabric entirely from my stash I chose for each of those colors to be scrappy. Orange and pink were chosen because at the time they were the most plentiful (and least used) colors in my stash. I chose the blue and light grey to round out the palette.
Tami quilted it with the Modern Curves panto. I asked her to load the quilt sideways so the waves would be vertical on my quilt.
The quilt is backed in Tula Pink Mini Owl in Pacific, one of the prints I used on the front. It's bound in Kona orange... except for one section of the right edge which used one of the orange prints from the quilt top.
I'm so glad to finally have it finished and am thrilled to add it to the pile of quilts that my family enjoys. It's sure to be used to make a fort in no time!
One of my favorite parts of making a mystery quilt is seeing how everyone else's versions turn out. Check out the Midnight Mystery Quilt Reveal Parade.
Gorgeous Sarah!! Nice choice of quilting motif and wonderful colors.
Thank you, Bernie! Now that I've snapped some photos, I look forward to curling up with it!
Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
Congratulations on getting it finished, Sarah! The orange is a great binding choice, and I really love the dark blue backing. Having a sew day sounds like it could be really helpful (I definitely think having local quilting friends sounds lovely). :)
This was the first sew day that I've managed to make it in the year I've been a member. (Though I do sew with a small group weekly.) It was great to bring the one project (okay, I actually brought two to bind, but didn't have time for the second) to focus on without having distractions that I have at home.
It's a striking quilt. I bet it feels good to have a finish.
Thank you, it does! :-)
Its a lovely quilt. I love Modern Curves and love it vertical on this quilt! The binding, too, is just the litle extra that makes you smile. Great job!
Thank you, Kathleen. Modern Curves is one that I always love when I see it.
Anja @ Anja Quilts
Congrats!! I, too, get stalled on projects without definite deadlines.
Thanks, Anja. I need to figure out how to better meet arbitrary deadlines I set for myself.
I love it!! Your scrappy was so successful, congrats on finishing the quilt!
I love this one and I'm so glad to have it done. Thank you, Cheryl!
It turned out great! I'm sure it's far prettier in the scrappy approach than if you'd had enough of four single pieces of fabric.
Thank you, Lynette. I'm really happy with this one. I'm glad my scrappy choice worked out so well.