Monday, March 31, 2008

Mom's Mystery Quilt

Life can certainly side-track blogging. However, today I'm getting this posted and skipping breakfast (not really, but almost).

This is the result of all those mysterious pieces and strip-sets. The quilt top is 4 x 5 blocks, with sashing. Here it is tacked to my design wall so I can work out my ideas for borders. I think I will go with the arrangement down the left side, Only the wider border on the outside will be in the same fabric as the cornerstones in the sashing. I'll also bind it with that fabric.

This is for a long single bed, no bed skirt. My mother-in-law, who is in her eighties, wanted it wide enough to hang down like a bedspread. That makes in more like a queen size. I plan to have it long-arm quilted. I think she will like this old-fashioned look, made more interesting by being scrappy.

I would not likely have picked this pattern, but making it as a mystery quilt was a lot of fun--and used up a whole lot of pink and teal florals that I had no idea
what to do with or why I bought them.

I did alter the design by making the sashing a bit wider than it called for, mostly because I didn't want to add really wide borders (to get the size needed) and have it look like it was more border than center.

Happy quilting!


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

That is really pretty. I like any pattern that has a stepping stone look to it. She should be really happy with it.

TB said...

Thanks for the comment regarding the Inchie Composite. I think you're right about the size and the amount of room for what's to go in that small space.

TB said...

How nice! She will be pleased.

sewkalico said...

I think she'll love it! I have just started a mystery. (I think it's more of a mystery as to why I would start something new when I have so much to do already LOL)
BTW tried to reply to your comment, but you're set to 'no-reply' on blogger. you can change this in settings I think.

Leslie said...

Thanks for voting on the StarStruck border of your choice. :cD Hey, another quilter for Christ!

Wendy said...

She'll love that quilt on her bed.

Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. You are sweet.

Rose Marie said...

I'm don't do mysteries, but gosh ..... this one would have been a pleasure to do up. Wonderful job!

Anne Ida said...

This is wonderful! Love the stars and the colours you have picked for it!

Thank you for your sweet comment on my SBS - it really means a lot to me!

Take care and happy quilting!

Angelines Artero said...

Beautiful blog. Could you put a translator in your blog? Regards from Spain