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!