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Friday, January 9, 2009

Double Delight Mystery Quilt

I've been sewing my mystery quilt for 3 days - I finally can see what it is going to look like. I should have gone for less contrast in the nine patches, this quilt is busy busy. Oh well, I couldn't see sewing 1170 one inch squares and having them invisible. Red and yellow seemed like a good idea at the time. Live and learn. Bonnie has just posted the borders, so once I get all these diagonal rows sewn together I'll finish it up and get it off my design wall. You can see the steps at
Tomorrow I'm going to have a lot of fun. Since our Victory Club interests all the people who like to do block of the month type of things, and follow patterns, I wanted to do something with those customers and friends who are the opposite - the original people, the art quilters. So, on the second saturday we are going to do fun, unscripted quilts. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of overlap here. I am an overlapper - I like to do patterns, but I also sometimes feel like just sewing stuff together and seeing what happens. So tomorrow, I'm going to put out a smorgasboard of stuff to play with like paint and foil and fibres and beads and ideas, and just let people play! It will either work or it won't, but the people that I know are coming are fun people, so we'll have a good time. If we all turn out to be uninspired, we'll eat chocolate - how bad can it be?


Heather said...

Hi Julie,
I was at your shop yesterday. I live in Casper, and my family went for a drive in the bighorn mountains and stopped at your shop. I actually really like the quilt that you just posted.
I was inspired by your shop. I am just learning to free motion quilt. I find it very hard right now.

Ingrids strik og patchwork said...

Hi Julie
Busy ? Yes, but not that busy :o) From the photo it looks OK to me.
Are there really over 1100
hundred 1" squares ? ooh...

Best wishes

Sandra said...

I think your quilt colors are fine. We are always our worst critics.

Carry On....
Mississippi Gulf Coast

Quilty Farm Girl said...

I think it looks great. I love the colors and its not too bright. I wouldn't overdye it.

Vicki said...

love the quilt, but I like bright. toneing down has been hard for me. But, remember it is your quilt.

SubeeSews said...

I love your quilt. When you add a darker border it will frame it out and calm down all the great action. It looks like a field of daisies.

Anita said...

I like your quilt. It didn't make my eye As grey as it has been here in the NW it would sure make a bright spot.

Anonymous said...

I think your quilt is quite cheery. Don't be so hard on yourself for red/yellow. Good job, pretty quilt.