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.