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jeudi 28 juillet 2016

Another Mystery Solved

In 2014 I started making a Mystery Quilt from clues given in the four issues of 'The Quilter' that year. You can read about it here although I don't seem to have blogged about it very much. However it did get a mention here a few weeks ago when I layered it up for quilting.
Having decided on a simple wiggly line for the quilting it went very quickly and I soon had a finish - but for some reason it has taken me until now to get it photographed!
So finally, here it is.


The fabrics are all hand dyed and are mostly recycled cotton and linen clothing with some Egyptian cotton sheeting. The curved section is hand pieced, the rest is machine pieced.
This was a budget production using mostly fabrics that I had already in my stash. The border was dyed to work in with the rest of the colours. Sticking with the theme I bought a cheap cotton sheet from the supermarket and dyed it ultramarine for the back.


Being cheap meant that it was quite soft after washing so I starched it to get it to behave during quilting.
A few close ups of the blocks.






And of the quilting.


Great to have another project ticked off my list.


21 commentaires:

Linda a dit…

A fabulous finish, Lin! Great blocks and your quilting is wonderful! Love it!

Scrap and quilts a dit…

So beautiful! The colours work so nicely together. So peaceful and pleasant to the eye. I love how the arrows "drip" from the HSTs of the first row. Wonderful Lin. Congrats on this gorgeous finish. ;^)

Pamela a dit…

I love it! The colors, the blocks, the quilting,it is just stunning.

desertskyquilts a dit…

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. I love the hand dyes, and the look of the quilt is beautiful and soft. I saw your banner first and thought how pretty it was. Now I know where it came from! Those wiggly lines are a great way to quilt and have a nice finish. Thanks for sharing the back.

Rachel a dit…

Well done indeed - it looks good!

Mary Ann a dit…

Love the colours :)

Rosa a dit…

Well done.Love your combo and is a stunning quilt.Great job!!

marina a dit…

Fantastic finish! Great job of the quilting finishes it off perfectly.

Fiona a dit…

I love it Lin, such a peaceful quilt and those line quilting is just perfect to get some flow movement
Hugz

KaHolly a dit…

It's just delightful! I love that it's hand dyed, made from recycled fabrics, and too soft to quilt with out starch! Well done! XO

Baa. xxx a dit…

That is so lovely - what a soft set of colours - they are dreamy.

Béa a dit…

Beautiful finish and fabrics XXX

Sharmayne a dit…

How wonderful to get another project finished! It looks great Lin!,

Allie-oops Designs a dit…

That is a very striking quilt - love the colors!!

Greta a dit…

Wiggly lines are lovely!

Paula a dit…

Congratulations Lin one more finished. At the end of this year you will have no UFP - LOL
This is a beautiful quilt and I love the colours. Do you dye with natural dye, from your garden. You have such a lovely garden.

Anthea a dit…

oh this is just STUNNING Lin!! Love it! Congratulations, the colours are fab, the quilting is perfect for it & wow you even dyed the fabric - now that IS clever!xx

Sheila a dit…

Congratulations on the fantastic finish , I love that you were so frugal to make such a pretty quilt . Great quilting too !

Sheryl S. a dit…

Great finish, such pretty colours. It's amazing what you do with your dyes.

Radka a dit…

Beautiful quilt, Lin, I like everything about it😃

Cathy Daniel a dit…

Hi Lin, this is just stunning! So lovely - and that it's all from hand-dyed fabric is just wonderful! (btw, you seem to have fallen out of my blog-feed, so sorry not to have been here recently! Will rectify that!). In answer to your question .... we had THE MOST fabulous time in the Dordogne - weather was almost too hot - every day! Just glorious! xCathy