Way back in 2012, before I had a blog, I was busy reading blogs about quilting and sewing, and one person who I followed then (and now) is Bonnie Hunter. Bonnie is a scrappy quilt lover and designer, and a prolific blogger, and runs a free mystery quilt every year (usually American Thanksgiving to New Year’s). I had never done a mystery quilt-along, but it looked like fun, so I pulled a mix of 30’s reproduction fabrics from my stash (Connecting Threads, Fabricland, and some Riley Blake dots) and got to work at 1/4 speed.
It was amazing to see it come together from simple units (make 100 4-patches. ok, now make 186 flying geese, et cetera) to a marvellous whole. I joined a Flickr group with a great group of people to share progress with. So I managed to keep up with the 1/4 size, but then I decided to make it into a twin size quilt, so over the next year I plugged away, making more units, and a few blocks. Finishing this quilt became a 2014-Q1 finish-a-long goal…then a Q2 goal. I added the 2.5″ border in Kona Carnation to stabilize it for quilting, on my Husqvarna Platinum 755. Finished size is 90″x68″.
These photos were taken after washing, due to a small incident involving a tired 4-year old and a full glass of wine, fortunately white (I was reassured by my daughter that I could have another glass after she went to bed). And my photography assistant helped with the photo shoot, which led to some fun shots like this.
Linking up to everybody this week!
Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story
Let’s Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts
I Quilt with the delightful Ms Midge
Finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts