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I’ve been a busy girl in the sewing room this last week. My mystery quilt went from pieces….
to a top….
to loaded in the quilt machine…
To binding…(yes I machine bind the whole quilt)
Some of you long term blog readers might know that after doing many mysteries, I was really on the fence this year about doing it. I didn’t plan on it. Then Bonnie started out with red four patches right away and I caved. Also I had heard a couple people say “do in Civil War prints”…then I heard “poison green”…then I heard cheddars. I’m not an “orange girl” and wasn’t excited about orange but cheddar can get me every time.
I didn’t do strings. I did strips instead. I love strings but being I was doing Civil War prints…I felt like the quilt needed a little bit more of a formal approach and to me strips were the better choice. Besides, after making all the quilts in Bonnie’s String Frenzy book (read about that HERE)…and making Hunter’s Star at the same time, I was okay with a break from strings.
This is the quilting motif I did….it’s cream thread on top and rum colored thread for the back.
I opted for a neutral binding print. It was an old well aged print that I picked up at the thrift store. I love knowing I bound a quilt for only 50 cents!!
Speaking of making a quilt on the cheap. Check out my backing fabric. I love it…LOTS. This was a thrifted fabric. I paid for the remainder of a bolt…I’m guessing 10 yards for $10. I have enough left to back another quilt. I’m thrilled that I could have the PERFECT backing fabric and pay so little for it.
One last look…ah, I love it. This was a GREAT design for Civil War prints!!
I have one regret only….it’s not very big. I’m a big quilt girl and love them all to be big bed sized. That’s okay though.
But no quilt is complete without a Ruby picture….
I am so happy to have the quilt done. It the past couple years the mystery has somehow lingered and I didn’t finish them right away. I don’t like that at all. I like them done while I still have some momentum.
I have to say…this is my favorite mystery of recent years.
I’ve moved on from this project and have Bonnie Hunter’s Hunter Star quilt on the frame. Here’s to hoping I’ll have that one done and ready for showing off this Friday. Stop by if you want to check it out.
Thanks for stopping by. If you want to learn more about the mystery quilt…all things mystery can be found here on Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt page including clues and link ups. It’s the place to go for all things mystery. Here is the link to today’s specific post there.
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