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It's been a long while since I've cut all the fabric for an entire lap quilt in one go. I've been doing more improv projects where the cutting is mixed in with the piecing. Or I've worked piecemeal on a project. However, the August instructions for the Mosaic Mystery Quilt were to cut up the four main fabrics. (I haven't selected border fabric as I'm waiting to see the quilt top. I'd like to find a coordinating stripe, so any leads on that are greatly appreciated.)

Fabric A is the gold print. Fabric B is the multicolor floral print on light grey background. Fabric C is the turquoise. And the background is the solid black. We've been told that A, B, and C all touch background, but that none of them touch each other. Here's an idea of how those three prints look against the black solid. I think they really pop!

You can take a look at what fabric others are using for their project in the August linkup. With monthly steps for the project, there's still plenty of time to join in and catch up. See all the info on Cheryl's blog at Meadow Mist Designs. Today the next step of instructions are out. I'm excited to start sewing!

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Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs has kicked off her latest mystery quilt. I love a mystery quilt and I especially love the Meadow Mist Community. I may not really have the time for this, but I couldn't resist shopping my stash last week to pull fabrics to participate. I've appreciated the pacing of monthly clues in Cheryl's previous mystery quilts and look forward to giving this one a go.

I'll be using Kona Black for my background. (I'll need to buy more.) And these three prints will be my fabrics A, B, and C. I'm leaning toward the mustard for fabric A since it's the smallest fabric requirement of the three. I'll be choosing border, binding, and backing fabrics later. I'll make an effort to choose those from stash also, but I'm itching to add a stripe to this in some way and I don't think I have one that coordinates.

If you've never participated in a mystery quilt along, this is a great one. And Cheryl lets you take a peek if you'd prefer an un-mystery quilt. ;-)

I've linked up to the Mosaic Mystery July Fabric Linkup. Click over to see the many beautiful palettes people will be using.

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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.

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