I finished my Lizzy House Mystery Quilt! I mentioned this quilt in my April summary post (here), but at Sewtopia Denver Lizzy House led a class on her "2017 mystery quilt, which ended up being the very traditional "Square and Compass" quilt. The quilt that we would be making was kept secret until the moment the class started, and then we were asked to keep the quilt secret until the end of the weekend (no social media posts!). Both of those things were so hard!
For the class we were instructed to bring 24 fat quarters of fabric of varying tones. And that was it! (A fat quarter = a quarter of a yard of fabric more or less.) Now, I'm a thinker - an analyzer. I like to stare at fabric that I've pulled for a project for several weeks before I cut it. No time for that this time though! I pulled this for the class...
When Lizzy's project was revealed, I have to say that it took me a minute (or 30) to figure out how I wanted to divide up and use my fabrics that I had brought. I decided not to use several of them, and then I ran to the pop-up shop outside the classroom and bought whatever black and white low-volume and limey yellow green fabrics they had.
I didn't love the fact that the project was a mystery, but I have to say that I really enjoyed seeing how these blocks were constructed, and I really like the pattern. I very rarely make a pattern twice, but I am tempted with this one.
In the name of using what I have, I backed the quilt with bunch of red and white fabrics pieced together. While basting the quilt, I scratched my head a bit about how to quilt this one. I settled on diagonal, interesecting lines: it sure creates an amazingly soft texture!
I struggled a little trying to decide what (from my stash) to use for binding. Red? Purple? Black and white? Stripes? I decided that this black and white cross-hatch dot print was the one.
This is another quilt that finishes around 48" square. (My third quilt in a row finishing at that sort-of off size). This quilt is headed for my quilt-stash at home. I like how it turned out, but wish that I had had more green fabrics and would have been able to make it bigger. Alas, I did not have more greens at the retreat (nor did the pop-up shop), so this is the resulting size. There's still lots to love here!
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