Sunday, January 4, 2015

New Year's day mystery quilt

Oops!  I just realized that I promised pics of my mystery quilt, and I totally forgot to post anything about it!
I have done several of Heather Spence's mysteries, and always have a great time.  She designs a quilt, and chooses a charity - then, anyone that wants to participate makes a donation to the cause, and we get the pattern clues.  I love that we have the option of choosing a local charity as well.  (This time, the charity was a woman's shelter.)  We got the cutting instructions a few days ahead of New Year's day, along with the note that it would be a modern quilt.  I had planned to make it entirely of Kona solids, but I needed another piece of yardage for the 1st background colour - so, I toodled over to my local quilt shop, where coincidentally, their anniversary sale was on...  They didn't have the colour that I was after, but they DID have all their batik Fat Quarters on sale!  I needed 13-14 FQs, and I found that many (and even a few more!), and they begged me to take them home with me.  How could I resist that?  So, I found a new background colour that worked with my FQs, and went home.  The quilt went together fairly easily and quickly, and by the time I headed to bed, I had the top finished - and here it is:
It was SO much fun to see the different quilts that were produced from that pattern - each one very different from all the others, and every colour of the rainbow.  Now the challenge is to get it quilted (it's quite large at approx. 75" x 100"), and then deciding who will be the recipient...

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