Wednesday, January 13, 2016

WIP - Mystery Quilt Top

When I decided to play along with the Meadow Mist Designs Mystery Quilt hosted by Cheryl, I decided not to peek at the final pattern -- that it would truly be a mystery.  It was stressful not knowing whether I had chosen appropriate fabrics.


The stress is gone....here is my finished quilt top.


Closeup of the 24-inch block:


You can read about my journey making this mystery quilt here:

July - Cutting
August - Flying Geese
September - Square in Square
October - Court House Steps
November - Piecing
December - Full and Half Blocks


Stop by to see other projects created this week:

Sew Fresh Quilts             



23 comments:

  1. well, you did a fantastic job not knowing where you were going! you chose really well. nice work, lady! it's powerful and bright and so cheery.

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  2. Love this! I never would have thought of these colors but it is fantastic!

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  3. Very pretty Anja. I have not yet done a mystery quilt. I think it was brilliant to choose solids for this. If your fabric had a directional print I would think it could be a challenge to use it without knowing how the blocks go together.

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  4. It looks really good Anja. The white stars really pop.

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  5. What fun, you did great choosing fabrics! I would have been terrified to mess that up, it would have driven me crazy. Your top looks great, fantastic job! :)

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  6. Very nice and bright! I don`t think I would have the guts to try a mystery quilt. Yours turned out great.

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  7. It turned out lovely Anja. I got mine sewn together last night, no photo op yet. It was a great Quilt Along, with lots of discussion on fabric choices which helped with the stress.

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  8. I love how yours turned out! Nice and bright and fun. I finished my first color version last night. Time to get on the second one.

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  9. It is a beautiful, bright quilt, Anja! Like others who have commented, I never would have put those colours together, but I'll take a lesson from what you've done. I really like how the design is staggered, I think it adds a lot to the quilt's appeal.

    Thanks for posting to TN&TN's WIP Wednesday!

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  10. I love the colours and design layout of this quilt! I'd love to drape it over a white wicker chair on a big old-fashioned verandah with a mason jar full of daisies! Looks like the colours of a Maritime summer day!

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  11. Looks great! I love a mystery quilt that's really a mystery. Will you participate in Cheryl's next mystery quilt? I can't wait! :-)

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  12. Didn't this turn into a fun quilt! All that stress for nothing! You'll have to learn to trust your instincts and just go with it....stress free next time! Have you decided how you will quilt it?

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  13. I found choosing the order of my 4 fabrics a bit stressful too and know I like to have a plan at the beginning - still I think the mystery bit is good to push you out of your comfort zone will try more of them! This turned out really well - congrats!

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  14. Anja it turned out just great! I didn't look either, and I'm still not sure, as I mentioned in my last post about it, that it will be okay. I would have reversed two of my fabrics had I known...but it still is fine and it IS fun to forge ahead with no glasses on, lol!

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  15. Oh yay! This mystery has been solved beautifully! Love the background fabric and how it plays so nicely with the orange and green.

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  16. Beautifully done! The colors are gorgeous!

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  17. Beautiful! I love how this turned out!

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  18. Nice, bright colours! It looks good. I've been enjoying seeing this pattern made in all different colour ways.

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  19. Your Midnight Mystery turned out great! I very much enjoyed the experience.

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