Thursday, February 9, 2017

Mystery Solved--Meadow Mystery That Is


You might be saying, now wait just a second, Tish, those are not the fabrics you have been using to make your Meadow Mystery Quilt...and you would be right.  This mystery actually started for me almost a year ago (give or take a month or two) when I had the honor of pattern testing the Meadow Mystery quilt for Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs.  I actually tested it as a mystery and Cheryl would send me a set of instructions as soon as I finished the current set I was working on.  And just like a good mystery novel, I couldn't put it down.  After I had all my blocks pieced, I actually convinced David to see if he could figure out the layout of the quilt.  It took him a few tries before he got it.  I am happy to say that I can now share both of my finished Meadow Mystery tops with you.

We will start with this one first, since its been around the longest.  I had to move it into my backroom after it was finished, because I didn't want to take the chance of accidentally photographing it in some other post.  Currently, it is basted and waiting for me to start quilting, but I drug it outside yesterday to grab a quick picture.


My only complaint after finishing the quilt, was that you really can't tell a difference between the black print fabric and the dark green print fabric from a distance.  I'm hoping I can maybe lighten that green up some with thread when I quilt it.

For the second version that I pieced during the QAL, I went bold and bright colors and made sure that each fabric could hold its own in the quilt.

Oh, man!  The top left corner is turned wrong...seam ripping this weekend :(

I felt like these color choices were totally out of my comfort zone, but I have to admit I really love them.  I do love a mystery and I'm so thankful Cheryl gave me the opportunity to test this one for her.  I would do it again in a heart beat.  Now to hopefully get both of them quilted before Cheryl's big parade of quilts in April.

Have you heard about Jennifer's new linky party, Wednesday Wait Loss, over at The Inquiring Quilter.



Every Wednesday she will be hosting a linky party for us to link up progress on our WIP's and UFO's.  A place to encourage each other to WAIT no more and get those projects finished.  I'm headed over there to link up now.  I need to stay motivated and finish both of these projects before they begin collecting dust.


Today I'm linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss, and Can I Get A Whoop! Whoop!

11 comments:

Moneik said...

What a fun mystery quilt. I have such a hard time not sharing when I am pattern testing. I think your upper left block on the second top is twisted.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Wow, you sure know how to keep a secret! Next time I have one, I know exactly who I'm going to share it with! How wonderful that you got to test the pattern. That must have been so cool.

Both quilts are wonderful. I agree that the dark green is masquerading as black in the first quilt, but like you I think with a good choice of quilting thread you can fix that. And yes, you absolutely need to quilt them before they gather dust, they are that pretty! So here's your official encouragement! Go for it, girlfriend!

Jennifer

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Stupid me was so overwhelmed by your beautiful quilts I forgot to say thank you for linking up, and for mentioning the linky! You are such a wonderful and supportive friend and I really appreciate you! No wonder Cheryl picked you for her project. You're awesome!

Jen said...

I love both of the color ways you picked out for these. I actually like the green and black being similar in the first one. It gives it a whole different vibe. I'll be putting my together soon and my two darks are practically indistinguishable from one another, but I think it works.

Stitchin At Home said...

I too like the green and black being close. If you want to accent the green more than your choice of thread will do the trick. Love both your tops. Can't wait to see what magic you do when you quilt them.

Vicki in MN said...

So did you mean to twist the top left block? Both are very pretty quilts you secret keeping person!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Hooray for getting to share the first version of the quilt that you made! I still need to pull my blocks out and sew the top together, but that might have to wait until after QuiltCon. We'll see. :)

Puppilalla said...

Wow, they both look stunning. I love how they turned out! How did you find the time to make two again? =)

Angie in SoCal said...

Wow - those are great quilts. I love the one with the orange. Great mystery.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I love both your versions. Any idea on how you're going to quilt? I'm having trouble figuring out a plan.

Cheryl said...

Both of your mystery quilts are beautiful! Thank you again so much for testing for me and the next mystery quilt pattern is almost ready for testing :)

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