Sunday, June 10, 2018

It's a Mystery⁉️

Quilt Cove, where I work a couple days a week, does two free mystery quilts per year. Here are 3 quilts I quilted from a mystery we gave out a couple years ago: 

Wendy made her version out of four batik fabrics:


I quilted it with "Lovegrass", an elegant edge-to-edge design:

She pieced a dark purple batik for the back. The Ash Blond colored thread dances across the dark backing:

I quilted this version for my quiltin' cousin, Sue. She made hers scrappy. Here it is hanging at our guild's quilt show earlier this year:

I quilted it with "Soap Bubbles":

Here's the fun backing Sue pieced together:

I love doing mystery quilts and making them scrappy. It's a great way to use up stash. Here's my version, made from Japanese fabrics. I started with my border fabric and chose colors and fabrics from there. 

I quilted it with "Geisha", a Japanese fan design, and finished it with mock piped binding:

Have you ever made a scrappy mystery quilt?
Grace & peace!!! ~Nancy
   
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19 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to see your "mock piped" binding because it reminds me I have intended to do that for some time. I have put a flange before the border, but not at the binding. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. It is so much fin to see the different versions. That purple boordr of yours is quite something!

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  3. It is always fun to see the same quilt made up in different colorways. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  4. What lovely quilts and unique takes on the same pattern. Your quilting is beautiful.
    Quilter Bonnie

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  5. Nancy, your quilt is beautiful! I love the fabrics and binding.

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  6. I have done a mystery, but not with scraps. I find that I like to be more in control of my fabric placement than a mystery allows. But I still seem to make a couple here and there. Fun to see all 3 together, so different yet with the same pattern. The all look greaat, I love the lattice look.

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  7. I've not done a mystery with scraps. So fun to see the different quilts from the same pattern. I love yours!

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  8. Lovegrass is beautiful and so are the Soap Bubbles. Mystery Quilts with scraps - that would make Bonnie Hunter very happy :-) I am too much of a control freak to sign up for a mystery quilt. Love each one of these :-)

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  9. I've made several scrappy Bonnie Hunter mysteries and it seems like edge to edge is the best way to quilt them. I love the Geisha fans!

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  10. These are lovely, Nancy! I love seeing the same quilt pattern made up in different fabrics. Great job on the quilting.

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  11. I have done one mystery quilt that I actually finished the flimsy and am in the middle of one right now. I started one of Bonnie Hunter's but it's soooo many little pieces, I don't know if I'll ever get around to finishing that one. I LOVE your scrappy one with Japanese fabrics! WOW!

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  12. I have only done two mysteries and neither was scrappy. I love scrappy though and really like the way yours turned out. Love the fabrics in it.

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  13. These quilts are all so pretty! I love the colors on your Asian-inspired one. I'm currently doing the Square Dance mystery quilt in scrappy fabrics. It's my first mystery QAL :)
    louise dot hornor at gmail

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  14. Those are all wonderful, but I love your version best!! The colors speak to me. That piped binding just puts it over the edge!

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  15. All three quilts are lovely but I really like yours made with the Japanese fabrics. It's such an interesting colour combo. None of the quilts look scrappy from a distance. I guess the scraps are well co ordinated.

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  16. Just so ya know, I just saw the Quit Cove featured on the Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop Facebook page. I said to myself...that where Nancy works! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  17. WOW! I love the side by side comparisons of all 3 quilts! They look fantastic and the quilting is superb :D

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