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The more I learn about quilting, the more I like it. I grew up in Southern California but have lived in Missouri a bit longer now. Mother of two young men Grandmother to adorable girls.

Monday, January 18, 2016

2015 NYE Mystery Quilt

This Year I designed, wrote then taught a Mystery Quilt on NYE day. I had so much fun with the group I worked with. I love this quilt so much that I have completed a second one. I used 4 charm packs of a design, then 2 charm packs of a solid, with 2 borders- a 2.5" and 4.5". My test quilt was made with Aloha Girl by Fig Tree, a Moda designer. I liked the soft colors with the bold blues and corals. I used a civil war block, Blockade. I replicated it, opposite to build the diamond in the solid color. There is a slanted scrappy square and an hour glass in the center as well. I have decided to make a third quilt as well and reform it back to fabric yardage instead of the precuts. So once again I will dissect the quilt and do the math. Then figure a way to make this quilt less scrappy. I believe I will make the opposite blocks in different colors and make the hour glass in another color as well. I will need to think on this. I will update once I am ready to proceed.

Happy Quilting!!

1 comment:

  1. Great design, I like the HST and the soft colored fabrics.