Sunday, April 2, 2017

Midnight Mystery Finish-Take 1


Mark this one off the list and call it done!  I have to say there were a couple times during the quilting process I found myself questioning if this quilt even wanted to be finished.  It seemed to be challenging me every step of the way.  That's okay, though, I showed it who's boss.

Last year,  I had the honor of pattern testing the Meadow Mystery Quilt for Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs.  I pattern tested the pattern as a mystery, getting only one clue at a time.  So when I picked the fabrics for this quilt,  I honestly had no idea what the quilt would look like.

I think this is only the second time I've really talked about this version of the quilt on the blog (I could be wrong).  So it seemed only fitting to give this quilt an all over custom quilting, since it's never really had it's time to shine.


Let's talk thread for a minute.  I reached into my trusty Aurifil stash, trying to find just the right colors that would melt into the different prints, allowing for some fun texture without over powering the fabrics.  For the yellow fabric I used #2130 Medium Butter  for some therapeutic stippling.  The black polka dot print contains #2692 Black to add wishbones, loops and radiating lines.  For the green triangles, #4026 Forest Green for some dot to dot fun and the rectangles became ghost flying geese.  And last but not least, #2024 White for the off white fabric, for more stippling, straight line quilting, pebbling and curvy flower fun.  I chose to leave the light blue sections unquilted, but matched it with #5006 Light Turquoise to attach the flange of the binding to the front of the quilt.

This will be a post with few words, I think I'm just going to let the thread and fabric do the talking for me.









This one will have a special little place in my heart.  I got to play around with the blocks and try to figure out the layout, without any influence from social media.  It was like getting a copy of your favorite mystery author before the book ever hits the shelves.  Another huge thank you to Cheryl for allowing me to read over the pattern and trusting me with it until the quilt along started. 

If you haven't head already, Cheryl will be hosting another mystery quilt along starting in July called the Magnolia Mystery.


I am so stinking excited I have no idea what I'm going to do with myself until then??  Oh, wait.  I guess I could work on my other quilt along projects and quilts a pile of quilts.  I'm good.



Today I'm linking up with Let's Bee SocialMidweek MakersMain Crush Monday and Linky Tuesday.

20 comments:

Nancy J said...

Wow!!! The threads are perfect for your fabrics, ditto the way you chose to quilt it. And another one of these fantastic mysteries coming again soon. How could you resist?

Jayne said...

Tish, this is gorgeous! My first thought when I saw the design and colors was a beautiful tile! Your quilting does speak for itself...perfect!

Vicki in MN said...

Nice job on this Tish, in every aspect!

Preeti Harris said...

Congratulations on a fabulous finish!!!

Emily said...

It's beautiful! I love the pale blue! How exciting to get to do it before everyone else! :)

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

The quilting looks wonderful and congratulations on overcoming all the obstacles along the way to get such a beautiful finish. :)

Jen said...

Lovely quilting on this one! I love how the blue just poofs out a little bit. It makes it look so cozy.

Stitchin At Home said...

The photos speak volumes, the quilting is gorgeous Tish! Having a good stash of thread is a must.

Laura said...

Fabulous quilting. Thanks for all the closeup photos which really help to see what you've done. Sure wish I could see this one "in person".

Janice Holton said...

Gorgeous, Tish! It's true what they say about pictures speaking a 1000 words. :) By the way, what color is that light blue fabric? I love that! I finally finished and blogged about Kate's mini! Thanks so much for sharing your opinions with me. It really helped me settle in on what to do.

Jennifer said...

Love, love, love your Meadow Mystery quilt. The quilting is amazing.

KaHolly said...

Absolutely delightful, Tish!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Wow - you did a fabulous job quilting this. Good for you for sticking with it and ignoring the challenges. That makes the last stitch all the more satisfying, doesn't it?!! ~smile~
Roseanne

Miaismine said...

Wow! Such a gorgeous quilt! The quilting is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing! I can totally understand why you are so excited about this beautiful quilt! Congratulations!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful finish, I love this version of the mystery quilt!

Lisa J. said...

It's stunning Tish.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

You made a wonderful job of it Tish, and the quilting is excellent. You must have a huge selection of Aurifil threads, I only have four or five, all neutrals, maybe I should buy more threads and less fabrics, I would so love a boxed collection. Now I'lll have thread colours going round in my head for the rest of the day, or week, or month..........I have to have a think, do I really need to go food shopping for the rest of April?

Susan said...

Tish - this turned out lovely! Love your fabric choices, especially the yellow in the corners.
Thanks for sharing!

Heide said...

Tish, What a great looking quilt love the yellow and your quilting is amazing! I had so much fun making this quilt ( first time joining the mystery quilt). Very much looking forward to the next one!

mangozz said...

Beautiful mystery quilt finish! I'm wishing I had played along.

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