Friday, January 22, 2016

A Friday Finish!

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.

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Linking up with:
Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
and
Whoop Whoop Fridays at Confessions of a Fabric Addict


12 comments:

  1. It's beautiful Sarah! I love yours better than mine (which hasn't been quite finished putting together, just 2 of 8 blocks.

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  2. I love it! Your colors are awesome! Congrats for finishing it so quickly, I can't wait to see how you quilt it.

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  3. Love the fabrics you chose - they make an impact and really show off the pattern!

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  4. It looks great! I love the navy print.

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  5. Love you color & fabric choices! This was such a fun mystery qal!

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  6. Wow, I really love the look of this and the fabric choices are great

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  7. Beautiful combination of colors. Love the blue pattern.

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  8. Just gorgeous! Loving all of the finished quilts and tops. :)

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  9. Love your fabrics for the mystery quilt. Great job!

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