I'm so happy to be blogging again! And also to share my latest finish with you all!
This is my version of the "Midnight Mystery Quilt" QAL from Meadow Mist Designs. I just love it!
This was my first time participating in a QAL (quilt along) and I really enjoyed the mystery aspect of it. I have to be totally honest though and let you all know that I didn't really follow along like I was supposed to. All of my sewing got sort of derailed last summer because of being sick and I didn't get to participate every month, which is kind of the point. So now that I'm feeling better and starting to get my sewing mojo (my sew-jo?) back I decided to jump right in and finish up with everybody else. I think I starting cutting my fabrics a little over a week ago.
Proof positive that there is still time to join in! Lol. I'm amazed how quickly this top came together. I think it's because of the clever way of constructing the blocks, and the block size of course. These babies were massive!
I don't normally work with blocks this large but that was part of the fun; part of the mystery. I think these blocks finish at about 24" square! I was a little concerned about using a directional print (the navy print) for a mystery quilt but I really love the effect it created in these blocks. Oh, I have another confession... I didn't follow the instructions about pressing seams and some of mine ended up a teensy bit bulky. Whoops! I plan to quilt the heck out of it to even things out a bit. I can't wait to see how other people will quilt theirs.
Anyway, that's all for now. I'll try to get a better picture of the full top when it's not snowing and sleeting outside.
Linking up with:
Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
Whoop Whoop Fridays at Confessions of a Fabric Addict