Mystery Quilt #2

I’ve been sewing, and cutting, and quilting, and imagining.  I did finish the Lenten stole in time for worship last Sunday.  Another quilt made as a farewell gift for a couple who moved to the other side of the mountains is being bound by W. who offered to complete it.  Two down, two more up.

One is an accumulation of fabric at this point.  There has been a request I design banners for Pentecost.  I have collected scraps and pieces of fabric from yellow through orange to red.  I want it to be very textural.

The other quilt is a Mystery Quilt.  About a month prior to the first step being posted there was a 2 1/2″ strip exchange in the group.  Each person sent off 20 width of fabric (WoF) pieces and got back a lovely selection of fabrics.  There were three pink/burgandy ones.  Not my favourite colour.  Naturally, my only logical decision was to use them as the foundation for the MQ colour palette, since this may be another one of those quilts I may give away.  The coloured strips are now cut.  Next – the background fabric, which is a very pale pink with a barely darker peach pink geometric pattern.

DSC_0334Isaiah 23:18  Her merchandise and her wages will be dedicated to the Lord; her profits will not be stored or hoarded, but her merchandise will supply abundant food and fine clothing for those who live in the presence of the Lord.

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4 comments on “Mystery Quilt #2

  1. Who ever gets this quilt will love it. Do you enjoy working in mystery quilts? I have a bad habit of following the posts to see how they turn out, then decide if it is something I would want to make. So many patterns, so little time. Exodus 35:35 – He has filled them with skill to do every sort of work done by an engraver or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, or by a weaver—by any sort of workman or skilled designer.

    • antarabesque says:

      When I think about it, I tend to keep at mystery quilt projects. I would never get anything done if I didn’t! I’m not sure why one more thing would be motivation to get at other projects, but in this case it seems to. Yesterday I finished cutting the MQ and a Quilt of Valour. The latter I have been poking away at for months. Now it is cut, boxed up and ready to begin once I get one or two other quilts completed.

      • I love the process of cutting the quilt. About the time I start machine quilting, I am mentally FINISHED and ready to start the next project! Clever to get them cut up and ready to go when you are finished with the current project. My list for this spring is still quite long!

      • antarabesque says:

        Finishing is always a challenge for me too. I have a project drapped over the chair half quilted because I am using the space to cut a project with thousands of pieces, which keeps getting interrupted by the weekly release of the next step for the MQ. (I really should do some housework…)

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