Then last weekend, I decided I was going to stay off the work computer, ignore the email messages piling up in my inbox and spend time finishing my Meadow Mystery quilt. This QAL, organized by Cheryl over at Meadow Mist Designs, started in July 2016 and the parade of finished quilts is scheduled for April 5 to 7.
I chose Curiosities by Jeni Baker for my focus fabrics and the background is Kona Snow and Kona Ash. I'm really pleased with my choices of focus fabrics, but my background colours don't have nearly enough contrast.
Also, as much as I love Cheryl's designs (I have used her patterns many, many times in the past) and this one is no exception, I learned that I don't love mystery QALs. I'm just not very good at selecting fabrics when I can't visualize what they'll look like in a finished quilt. The good news is Cheryl always has a "no mystery" version of her QALs so next time, I think that's what I'll do.
For the quilting, I used my walking foot to quilt wavy horizontal lines that cross randomly. I really like the look of those lines and the texture is so nice.
This lap size quilt is going to be making its way to Louisville, Kentucky in a couple of weeks. My friend and work colleage Patti is an amazing crocheter and she agreed to swap a crochet blanket for a lap quilt. I really hope she likes it!
- Pattern: Meadow Mystery by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs
- Size: 60" x 60”
- Fabrics: Curiosities by Jeni Baker, Kona Snow and Kona Ash
- Thread: pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2021 50 wt
- Recipient: Patti
I will be celebrated this long awaited finish by linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts for TGIFF.