I made it!! It is only the 24th of February and my quilt top is complete for the Mosaic Mystery Quilt Along. I have to tell you I had so much fun with this event – between selling so many great kits for it, meeting new quilters through Cheryl’s Facebook Group, completing this quilt top which I truly love, and seeing all of the different versions of the top. Cheryl’s QAL’s are extremely popular and there are now hundreds of Mosaic quilts in the world. The amazing thing is the speed with which some of these quilters can sew! Honestly by the time I read the next batch of instructions, there would be several (sometimes many) quilters posting their progress on Facebook. Lightening speed!
As for me, I am thrilled to have the top complete by the time of the last link up! Looking at the finished top, I am almost completely satisfied with the fabrics I used. If I could make one change it would be to change the value between my off-white fabric used for the stars and the background. The stars don’t show up nearly as well as I would like. Value is something I continue to work on. It is something I need to consider more when choosing fabrics because truly it is what makes or breaks a quilt (in my opinion).
The stars are washed out for sure but I just love the rust that runs through in Irish Chain fashion. That bold pop of color is beautiful.
Another picture, just for fun. For now, I will fold the top and store it while I move on to some other projects. I can complete this at a later time.
I need to move on to the next project. I have a disappearing nine patch started for my new grand daughter who is due on March 12th. This little quilt is so sweet with farm animals and bright red and yellow colors. Maybe she will be able to sit on it out in the yard this coming summer or fall. It is a simple pattern which I will finish in no time as the pieces are already cut and some of the blocks are done.
I also have this pair of pants I started a couple of weeks ago. They just need to be hemmed. I love this fabric and am anxious to get them done so I can wear them.
This week I have two fabric orders coming in. Both are completely different and I am excited to get them listed and available in the shop. Always plenty to do around here! How about you?
I am linking up to Patty at Elm Street for One Monthly Goal and also at Brag About Your Beauties as well as Cheryl’s final link up for the Mosaic Mystery QAL. Whew!
Yay for the finish on the Mosiac Mystery quilt! It’s lovely! I’ll be watching for baby arrival news – so exciting! That little quilt is going to be fun with those lively colors. And those pants – hurry and hem them, then model them – I can’t wait to see!
Baby arrival is coming soon. So anxious to see what she looks like and to find out what her name is. I am making the quilt fairly large as I am hoping it can be a picnic/play quilt for her and her sister to use outside or at the park. I have the blocks done and am deciding if I will put a border on it to make it even a bit bigger. The pants will be soon. I am so happy with them. They (miraculously) actually fit!
Bernie your QAL quilt is just beautiful! Love the connection between the border and the center of the blocks. That baby quilt is adorable. I’m so excited for you! Will you travel east when it happens?
Thank you Linda! It was fun and I think it will be great whenever I get it finished up. I am planning to go see the baby for the first couple of weeks in April. Her other nana will be there in March. I can’t wait!! Just a few more weeks till she arrives. Her mama is mighty tired of being pregnant so I am sure she will be happy to meet her too.
Bernie, this turned out just beautiful! I like that the stars don’t pop right out. It’s a nice, subtle, calm feeling. As for the baby quilt, those yellows and reds will be perfect for a couple of little girls to play with. Your new grandbaby will be so exciting!
Thanks Mari. I can’t wait to meet this baby! It is going to be great to watch these two sisters grow up together. 3 more weeks till she arrives!!!
Oh it turned out beautifully! Love the colors, & border fabric esp.
Thank you! The border fabric is what I used as the basis for choosing fabrics. I love the dark green and rust combo – which is abundantly clear if one sees my living room. :-). Take care Cheree.
I love the border print on your mystery, Bernie!!! And what’s the fiber and pattern on those swishy pants?!
HI: I used a vintage Butterick – #3745 and made some adjustments. I don’t really know what the fiber is but likely a rayon blend? I just finished them up and will do a post this week. Just need some pictures. Thanks Nancy.
Gorgeous finish. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.