Friday, September 14, 2012

Mystery Quilt Complete!!

My Mystery Quilt is completely done! I finished machine quilting it a few days ago. I love sewing on the binding because I know that a quilt is just about finished! I chose a black binding since there is a good amount of black within the quilt. The two borders are different shades of purple and the black looks so nice next to them.

Here is a close up of the quilting. I used Aurifil Mako 50 weight in beige for the body of the quilt as well as the more narrow border. The wider border was quilted with Robison-Anton 50 weight variegated purple thread. I'm very happy with the results. I meandered over the body and wide border but used a scroll design in the narrow border. I didn't mark anything. I just tried to do my best when I got to a corner. It worked out much better than I thought.

My daughter just finished knitting this adorable hat. We bought the yarn a while ago but the first time she made the hat, it was just too big. She took the whole thing out and started over again. I'm very proud of her for sticking with it and making the hat fit perfectly! She's very happy with the result also!

Hope you all have a nice weekend!



21 comments:

  1. Your mystery quilt is lovely--the quilting shows it off beautifully--what a great job...Julierose

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  2. It turned out great Rosemary! I love the scrolls you did! Good for your daughter for sticking with the knitting and making it fit!

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  3. Oh! Mistery quilt is so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Silvana! So nice to hear such kind words!

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  4. Congrats on finishing your quilt. I love that scroll you did in the border, and it came out really nice.

    Cute hat your daughter knitted. She's got skillz!

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    1. Thank you, Auntie Em! The quilting was easier than I thought! I'm hoping my skillz got passed down!

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  5. Ah, "done" is such a lovely feeling...and the quilt is lovely too!

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    1. Thanks, Dora! So nice to have something finished!

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  6. Beautiful work, Rosemary - your FMQ looks great, by the way. Your daughtter did a fantastic job with the hat too.

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    1. Thank you! Nice to report a project is done! And my daughter's too!

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  7. Beautiful, beautiful quilt - the colors are wonderful!! Whoop whoop!!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah!! I love the whoop whoop!!

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  8. This looks lovely! The colors and quilting are both great. :)

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    1. Thanks for the nice words and for visiting my blog!

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  10. The quilt is gorgeous Rosemary and I love the purple borders and then the black binding pulls everything together. Wow, that you did the fmq without marking!

    I also love the hat that your daughter has knitted, is that a bought pattern or is it on Ravelry? :)

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    1. Thanks, Chrissie! So glad you like it. That hat pattern is from an Interweave Book. I've never seen it on Ravelry. Not sure the name of the book since my daughter has it with her in college. I could find out if you're interested.

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  11. Love that stunning jewel box! The fabrics you chose were terrific. :)

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    1. Thank you! I like the end result. You never know with a mystery quilt until it's done! I enjoy following your blog and hope you choose to follow my blog sometime. It's so fun to see what other quilters are doing!

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