A Quilt Finish: En Providence…kind of.

I finished up my mystery quilt.

Mine is mystery inspired…not the real mystery.  I goofed up the colors…ugh.  It happens and in the end, I think it was salvaged into a pretty good quilt.

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I was supposed to have pink where the light purple was….I screwed up.  I didn’t want to remake those pieces so then my secondary stars didn’t look right because they were red.  Oh no!

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I used a cream colored thread and just did a loopy design…nothing fancy at all.

Here it is all laid out….
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The backing…one of the purple pieces I picked up a couple weeks ago at Material Magic.

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It’s ready to be boxed off and mailed to the recipients.

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No quilt is completely finished until Ruby puts her stamp of approval on it.

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My friend Connie had troubles with her quilt and ended up with a similar layout…all in all, it’s pretty good looking quilt even with our “change”.

I’m hoping the couple can snuggle up and use this as a TV watching quilt….I’m so happy to have this one finally finished.

 

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24 thoughts on “A Quilt Finish: En Providence…kind of.

  1. Penny

    I like your quilt, Jo! The “accidental changes” are great & make the quilt truly yours! Often when I use a kit I will change out fabric to make the quilt just a bit different & more individually true to me! I hope that your testing goes well tomorrow & the results are good news!

  2. Shelia

    It’s beautiful! You always accomplish sooooo much. I agree with Donna….don’t be so hard on yourself.

  3. Robby H

    I think the added purple makes the centers really shine. I would think of it as your interpretation of the original design rather than an “Oh, no” quilt. I’m sure it will be well loved and that’s a quilt’s highest calling.

  4. Chris J

    I love your “accidental” pattern. The couple will love it, and you for your
    beautiful gift.

  5. Nell

    Hmm, I laid the mystery aside to focus on graduation gifts, maybe I need to figure out where I was and get it finished. I could use that as L&E. I did get Straightforward quilted last night, maybe I can get the binding sewn on today. Or maybe I will load another quilt top and get it done, too. Choices!

  6. Linda

    It’s lovely. I really like the beige border against the purple. It has your personal touch!

  7. Joyce

    Jo, I think your version looks like a bouquet of pansies! What a great gift — an ever blooming flower patch. Looks like a happy accident from here. Good luck today on your tests. We’re rooting for you!

  8. Mary Jo B.

    I like the quilt the way it is. No one but you (and those of us reading the blog) are going to know how the quilt was “supposed” to look. I do believe this might be the first time that you make a quilt and didn’t make it bigger! Hope all goes well with your doctor visits.

  9. Kim LeMere

    I like your version, its a one of a kind. I think the couple will love this for years to come.

  10. Linda in NE

    Your quilt looks good….no need to tell the recipients that it’s not exactly like the pattern. They will never know the difference. Sometimes we’re just too hard on ourselves.

  11. Cheryl Harts

    I consider this one another one of those “happy accidents”. It may not look exactly like the original, but how boring would that be?? I think it looks great!
    I am still praying for a good report from your medical tests Jo.

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