Tuesday, June 9, 2020
We kicked off this year's Mystery Challenge in January, and now it is time to present the completed projects.
To recap, all the participants got a brown bag marked with a "thumbnail" photo that hinted at the color palette inside. Each bag had a name that hinted at the five coordinating fat quarters inside. Participants had to use the equivalent of an 8" square of each fabric on the front of their finished project and could add fabrics as desired. The final project could be a bag, wearable or quilt.
We have asked participants to send an image of their thumbnail image and the fabrics in their bag, as well as photos of their completed project.
Please leave a comment on the blog to vote for your favorite entry -- the winner will get a $50 gift card!
1. Out of the Darkness
28" x 68"
Pieced during the early days of the "Stay at Home" order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I found myself needing to create in this dark time. Seeing the flowers grow was very helpful when the world was changing so quickly.
25.5" x 25.5"
I wanted something small but still able to feature the large coneflowers. So I made this table topper and went back to one of the squares from Jen Kingwell's "Long Time Gone" pattern and used that.
64" x 66"
This pattern, by Quilter's Dream, combines curves with a "semi improv" technique. I had been wanting to do it in earthen tones, and this Time Holtz line seemed to fit the bill. It was lots of fun!
4. Breezy Day (Pinwheels)
42" x 42"
This pattern is from the mini QCR pattern book. I call it "Pinwheels" as it reminds me of pinwheels. I enjoyed practicing my curved piecing on this wall hanging, and I liked all the background space for Sandy to do her beautiful quilting. It hangs over my sewing machine.
5. It was the Cat
35" x 26.5"
6. Island Windmills
27" x 35"
7. Spring Fantasy
16.5" x 12" x 4"
8. Rural Meet Up
45" x 23"
10. The Kissing Hand Quilt
45" x 23"
Leave a comment on the blog to vote for your favorite. Voting ends June 15.
Winner gets a $50 gift card to spend at The Quilt Basket.