Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mystery ⁇ Revealed❗️

We've been working through the clues for this mystery quilt from Quilt Cove over the past 9 months and we have finally reached the finish line! I went with a Japanese look for my version: 
Quilt stats:

Pieced and quilted: by Nancy of Grace and Peace Quilting
Fabrics: purchased at Yuzawaya, Japan
Mystery quilt pattern: by Debbie Caffrey, via Quilt Cove, Eagan, MN 
Size: 90" X 108"
Batting: Quilter's Dream Batting Wool
Backing: pieced Japanese yardage from Yuzawaya, Japan
Thread: Sky Blue Glide brand
Quilting: Ripples

My colors and fabrics were inspired by this border fabric of an old Japanese town and gardens in the winter:
I quilted it with "Ripples", a watery design that has a Japanese look to it:
Close-up of quilting:
I pieced the backing from yardage in my collection:
The pattern calls for 3 fabrics, but I went for the scrappy stash method--choose 3 contrasting colors picked from the border fabric, in this case: cream, gold and indigo blue. Then pull a big pile of scraps together for each color--the more variety, the better!
Thus ends the saga of the mystery quilt! A new one starts this month...
Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy
Linking up with: Needle & Thread Thursday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Friday Foto Fun, Peacock Party, From Bolt to BeautyBusy Hands Quilts, UFO Busting, Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework


  1. Wow, this quilt turned out beautifully. Another stunner!
    Quilter Bonnie

  2. What a beautiful quilt, Nancy. Love your choice of fabrics!

  3. Great quilt, looks ve that border fabric!

  4. That is a wonderful finish! I like that pantograph design!!

  5. Fantastic choice to go all scrappy on this! I love the depth and variety the scraps give. And I can see why you were inspired by the border fabric...such a neat print :)

    Congrats on a beautiful mystery quilt finish!

  6. What a lovely quilt! I'm glad you posted a closeup of the border fabric so you can see the beauty of the print.

  7. This is stunning! I am always so in love with your Japanese quilts - and the quilting is just perfect. I can't wait to watch the next one come together. Do you have a fabric plan?

  8. Stunning! Your work is always beautiful, Nancy.

  9. What a beautiful finish and inspiration print for the top!

  10. Lovely finish--that border fabric is awesome and the quilting design you chose is perfect!

  11. I have only done a couple mystery ones and I never liked not being able to see the whole thing in order to place the fabrics where I want...control freak perhaps! But I sure think you did a fantastic job and I love your finish!!

  12. Gorgeous! I love the matching scrappy approach. It maintains cohesion, but is more visually rich. Well done!

  13. Lovely quilt! I agree: the more fabrics the better - every time. You managed very well in finding so many fabrics in just three colours.

  14. Beautiful Nancy. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  15. Yes -- the ripples quilting design was the perfect way to finish this beauty off!

  16. Finishing a mystery quilt is always a bitter sweet moment. Ripples was perfect for this one! Congrats on your finish, this mystery definitely has a very happy ending.

  17. I love everything about this quilt. The Japanese fabrics are stunning and your ripple quilting is perfect for the look.


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