New Year mystery quilt top completed - finally!

toolgrannyFebruary 27, 2014

I've done very little sewing lately as I empty and remodel a house after death of MIL. But, I did finally get this off my table. The remodel added additional furniture to an already cramped house and I had to absorb two dressers into my sewing room so I do have more storage even if it's tight in here.

This was the mystery Theresa and I started over New Years. It finished about 60" x 72" with borders. Colors are brighter than this shows, all Civil War type fabrics. But, you'll get the idea. It won't be quilted for awhile and will reside in a drawer till needed.

Now to get back to my Mom's blue quilt.

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Oh, that is lovely! It does look good in CW fabrics.
My blocks are still waiting to be sewn together, so you win the prize for first finished because Calliope is still working on hers too, I think.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 12:19PM
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Very nice! That's the same block Lois won in the Lotto, isn't it? Looks entirely different in your setting.


    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 1:46PM
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It does look good in Civil War fabrics. Good luck with the remodel, they can be very stressful.


    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 1:56PM
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It is lovely. Great pâttern for those Civil War fabrics.


    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 2:17PM
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Not exactly the same pattern but very close. I had to draw it out to check. This is a nine patch while the Lotto block is a 4x4. Isn't it amazing how blocks can be so similar ?

This post was edited by nannykins on Thu, Feb 27, 14 at 15:55

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 3:14PM
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I think it's lovely! Congrats on finishing this top and thanks for sharing a pic of it.

Best to you,

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 4:06PM
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Very beautiful, traditional-looking quilt. It looks so comfy. Nice work.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 5:39PM
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Very nice! I really like those fabrics with that pattern.
Linda OH

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 5:56PM
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Wonderful. Congrats on a completed piece. One day soon you'll get the urge to quilt it and we'll get to see that too. I love this forum.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 8:40PM
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That's really a pretty quilt, and wonderful fabric choices. I finished sewing my blocks together last night, and am thinking of putting a border on it today. I arranged my blocks a little differently and it creates a different pattern. I took the instructions literally as well about fabric choices and mine is wild scrappy. Even a little scrappy for my tastes, but it's growing on me. I loved this pattern, and am likely to make it again, using maybe four fabrics. Glad I joined in on the mystery, it was fun.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 8:19AM
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