Sunday, January 24, 2016

Midnight Mystery Tops Complete


Confession...I've actually been crushing on both of these quilt tops for about a week.  The weather has been so stinky around here, either raining or snowing that I haven't been able to trek outside for a photo shoot.  It's so hard to get a good picture inside of our house.

I did pop outside yesterday thinking maybe, just maybe...

If you look to the left of the building you can see one of the clothesline posts.
but no, the snow was still flying and the walk to the clothes line just seemed to far in over 2 feet of snow.  So I headed back inside for a little bit more sewing and family time.

But today!  Oh, today the snow finally stopped and the sun came out.  So I bundled up, pulled on my boots and headed back outside.  I wish I had pictures of me hiking across the yard.  At a whole barely 5' tall, my legs are not very long, so moving through the packed down snow wasn't the easiest thing ever.  I fell a few times, but the nice thing was, I didn't have far to fall and the landing was soft.

My snow trail
So on to the goodies....when Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs announced her Midnight Mystery Quilt I knew I had to play along.  This first top was actually my second color way.  After picking the fabrics for the first top, I couldn't shake the idea of a colorway of dark colors.  It was called MIDNIGHT Mystery after all.


I have to admit this is my favorite of the two.  I just love the gray fabric with the silver metallics.

Now for colorway one...by the time I got it hung and me back into place, someone decided to be a jokester and turn the wind on...funny.


Here she is blowing in the breeze.  The holes in the snow behind her are from the deer wondering through the neighborhood in the night.


And one more less animated picture.

Remember it's never too late to get in on the fun.  All the instructions for Cheryl's mystery quilt can be found here.  The next step for these little tops is to be quilted...join the list little quilt tops...bwhahaha!  I actually have something in mind for them, so that bumps them up on the list.  But don't tell them, I hate to get their hopes up.

And speaking of the deer...


this was taken right outside my living room window.  It's not much bigger than my pit bulls or pibbles (thank you, Sandra, my new favorite term for the boys).  Food is scarce and they are desperate for anything, even my rhododendron bush with growling dog on the other side of the window.

Today I'm linking up at Let's Bee Social, and Main Crush Monday.

17 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Both quilt tops look great, and I love that you went for it and made 2!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Yeah for two finishes!! I like them both, but I think I love the blue one. Great job.

Sandra Walker said...

I am in love with both of those tops! Think I like the Midnight one the best though. Working on mine right now! Yeah, I type and read and sew...ha! Wow your yard is just so so pretty, nothing better than white snow and clear blue sky..well yeah, white sand on a beach...

Terri Ann @ ChildlikeFascination.com said...

Your tops came out so beautifully Tish! I really like the pink and teal one...those are totally my kind of colors. Quilts just looks so great in the snow, don't they?

Stitchin At Home said...

Both the tops look great! I am leaning towards midnight as my favourite.

Lisa J. said...

These are both look great Tish. i'll have to get a move on to catch up. The snow is a great backdrop for your quilts , and look you have some sun!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Your pictures look so pretty, the snow is a wonderful backdrop for your quilt tops. I *love* that dark one, it's just so dang awesome! I can't believe you made two. My first one is still on step 2 (maybe 3) packed away in a project box. Maybe it will be a 2016 finish...I can't wait to see how you quilt them!

Cheryl said...

Both of your quilt tops look awesome! I am so glad you joined in on the mystery quilt! My favorite is also the dark background one, the design just pops in those colors.

Gina said...

Love your tops. I have mine put together but they seem to be crying out for a border. I've got to get some fabric to do that and then I can show the top off xx

Nancy J said...

I do like the first one, the darker fabrics make those blocks stand out so well, and with the snow as a backdrop. perfect. Mine has blue where your blue is, then I had purple, dark green and teal, and so wish I had used the darker purple or teal instead of where the blue is. Happy quilting, this will be the biggest challenge for me.

Renee said...

These are both beautiful, wonderful choice of colors!

Christina Mugg Peer said...

Wow! I love the look of this pattern in tone on tone, and solid colors. It makes the pattern pop for me. I agree with many others about liking the darker one. I feel like the silver/grey fabric makes it pop for me.

Lorna McMahon said...

I really enjoyed reading your post, Tish. Quite entertaining to imagine you trudging through the snow, but so worth the efforts! Both of your quilt tops are gorgeous, but I too love that one with the dark background best. It is so striking!

Kate said...

Both of your mystery quilts turned out beautifully! That is a lot of snow, but it's so pretty.

Shasta Matova said...

Your mystery quilts are both beautiful - I rally like the dark colorway too - perfect for a midnight mystery.

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Just popped over from Cheryl's big reveal post. I just love your gray/blue one! And the fact that you made 2 is very impressive!

Shannon said...

I like both your quilts! Love the pictures with the snow in the background.

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