Sunday, May 21, 2017

Mystery Quilt - Reveal

What an excellent way to spend a Saturday. I am always elated when I get to spend my day dedicated to sewing. Even better when you get to do this in the company of others.

Our Mystery quilt day went from 9AM- 5PM. The MQ was put on by one of our local guilds and  was held at our local town museum. For those who joined us from the city some were shocked we even had a museum ha ha. Honestly whats a hometown without a little museum =D

I can sum up the day into a few words ... Laughter ... Coffee ... and Surprise.

B all set up and ready to put the pedal to the metal!

Me putting the finishing touches on my set up.
I think I brought my entire sewing room with me!

Mom and C attentively listening to the 1st set of instructions.

We had 11 great ladies creating quilts and 5 eager pressers.


Okay so we all figured there would be some sort of 4 patch... but the colour combination? 
This wasn't entirely what I expected. I assumed 2 Blue & 2 Orange 
Back to the drawing board to come up with a new guess.


The Youngest 

(♥ the colours)

 Quilting Momma's 
 (what an impact)

Sashing, Sashing and more Sashing

All the ladies sewing away, trying to get their sashing done.

I felt like we were in a race. This was one of the last steps before we got to lay out the pattern. 
We were so close to reaching the precipice of completion.
The anticipation was really building now.

We made it ... the final blocks were getting chain pieced together !!!


I have to say right now, the 4 of us ladies tried to guess the pattern based off of the cutting instructions and all of us were 100% wrong!!! This was truly a surprise.

That border ... WOW

 "Simply Cool" by Pleasant Valley Creations
Mystery Quilt Pattern

We got to see the finished quilt up close.
This was Michelle's quilt, she was one of the organizers of the MQ!


The Youngest 

Quilting Momma's 



I had a blast creating this Mystery Quilt. I am overjoyed that I was able to participate and cannot thank the Guild enough for putting on this event. 

What a huge amount of work it is for them; planning, organizing, PRESSING!
The amount of pressing is unfathomable, there is no way we could have gotten anywhere close to finishing without those pressers.  THANK YOU...THANK YOU...THANK YOU  

My husband even told me when I got home that this was one of his favourite quilts I have made. 
Kudos ladies, we have another winner of quilt on our hands.

 Until Next Time
- They Youngest-

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mystery Quilt - Sneak Peek

This weekend coming up a few of us ladies are participating in a sew day where we will be putting together a Mystery Quilt.

Two of the ladies participating are new to quilting and joined us for our Irish Chain Class a few months back. One is my Moms good friend C and the other is my best Friend B

Check us out below after a long day of cutting fabric for the Mystery Quilt 

What is a Mystery Quilt you ask, well its actually a great idea. You simply create a series of quilt blocks without knowing what the final pattern will be. The fantastic ladies running the Mystery Quilt day lead you though the instructions and techniques needed to make the Mystery Quilt. They are also an excellent resource and help when it comes to making your fabric selections.

Trust me its harder than you would think to pick fabrics when you don't know what the final quilt will look like, especially for a "Type A" person like myself.  All in all I am so happy with my final fabric selections. (Thanks Michelle for all the help!)


Quilt #1  [The Youngest] 

 Quilt #2 [B's Selection] 

Quilt #3  [C's Selection] 

Quilt #4  [Quilting Momma

"Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise."
Julia Cameron

Until Next Time
- The Youngest -