Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mystery Quilt Revealed!

 

 
The Tewksbury Piecemakers had the last meeting of the year last night. We had a guest speaker, a raffle, an ice cream social and the reveal of this year's Mystery Quilt pattern. This quilt top is my version of the pattern. There are no directions for borders. I found this border online and thought it would look great with the pattern. I had enough fabric and preferred the quilt to be a little bigger. It finished at 66 X 96. A little bigger than I expected but that's fine with me!

The pattern was written by Debbie Caffrey and is called Just Around the Bend. It's made with just 3 fabrics. I added a different fabric for the sashing. I'm sure you could also add different fabrics for the border as well. I found it amazing that the last month's instructions included 11 different settings for the 24 blocks we made! This is quite the versatile block!

I have pictures of quilts made by fellow members using the same directions. The settings as well as the fabrics are all rather different. It's so fun to see how the quilts look after we all followed the same directions.

 
 






 
 



 
 
                                                                           

                                                                                              

 
 
 
                                                               
                                                                
Don't they all look lovely?? And so different! It's surprising that there are so many settings to choose.


 
This is next year's raffle quilt. The blocks were all made by various members of the guild. Each block was taught by Sally Palmer Fields. She was a local quilter who taught many of the founding members of our guild. Our guild will be 25 years old this year. The theme of this year's quilt show will be "Silver Threads"! So appropriate!




              
 

 

                                

10 comments:

  1. I love seeing how folk interpret the Mystery Quilts - both in setting and colour and what a lovely selection in your post today. A very effective border you chose there.

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    1. Thank you so much! I found that border online and knew I just had to make it for this quilt. So nice to hear someone else likes it too!!

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  2. All of these look fantastic Rosemary... Great job!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sally! It was a fun quilt to work on!

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  3. This was a great mystery quilt!

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    1. It really did turn out to be a lot of fun? Should we do it again next year?? I'm not sure. We have all summer to decide!!

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  4. Rosemary your interpretation is very elegant and pretty.
    I love Mistery quilt : each quilt is a surprise and the combinations are always very interesting. Good work. Happy quilting!

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    1. Thank you so much!! What a sweet thing to say! It's always a lot of fun!

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  5. Gosh this quilt is stunning! So many variations, I love the way yours appears to shimmer! The raffle quilt is lovely too.

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    1. Thank you, Raewyn! I found that border on line and I thought it would look good. So glad I went ahead with it! I almost didn't do it. I feel it does really frame the whole quilt.

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