Sunday, November 22, 2009

MYSTERY QUILT

When Bonnie Hunter blogged about her new mystery quilt that was going to be published in "Quiltmaker" magazine over 3 issues, I decided to do it. First of all, I had never done a mystery quilt before and wanted to see what it was like. Second, I like Bonnie's style and ideas and she is generous with her ideas on her web site. I decided that I would do it and would do everything right away when the issues came out and get it done before Christmas!

I'm not sure what possessed me because I had plenty of other projects to work on. I guess I have the quilting disease like a lot of you! Hee Hee!

I got the top finished today and tomorrow I'll drop it at the quilter's. Hopefully it will get quilted soon so I can finish it before Christmas!
It is made almost all from my stash. I had to buy some gold because I ran out of that. Then I was hoping that I had something I could back it with and I remembered the fabric that I bought at a garage sale last March for about $1 per yard, and there was a piece just big enough and it looked Christmasy as well! Yeah!

12 comments:

Karen said...

I do like your new quilt top. And almost all from stash is good. You have to be brave sometimes to do a mystery quilt.
You have such good luck finding bargains at garage sales!

Rooster Inn Primitives said...

THat is pretty. I really like the colors. Well its Sunday night and i'm quiting for the night (the cleaning of the craft room). LOL Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Pam

Janet said...

It looks terrific, so christmassy. I love those colours.

Lori said...

I'm not a mystery quilt maker but Bonnie's have always been really nice. Your quilt is no exception! It's a real beauty!!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Wow, I love this top! Congrats on a job well done! :)

Karen said...

Excellent mystery quilt! Hope you can get it finished for Christmas.

Elaine Adair said...

Well, for a first timer, you did a wonderful job! Very pretty!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Gorgeous!!!
And using fabrics from the stash earns you double bonus points. :)

Beautiful design.

Kimberly

fabricartist21 said...

Love your mystery quilt and I know that you will finish it for Christmas. Please stop and look at my blog and see what I did not cook for this THanksgiving.

Also having a $5.00 gift sale in my etsy shop.

wyldthang said...

WOW!! that is so absolutely gorgeous and beautiful!!! Celeste

Grandma Shell said...

Very nice Christmas Lights. I haven't started mine yet and now she's doing abother one! (Bonnie). Love your site!

a good yarn said...

That looks amazing! It's turned out so well. I have the magazines but didn't have time this year top tackle it. Having seen your quilt though, it's definitely on the To Do list now. Ann :)