May 25, 2013

Black and White Mystery Quilt

I've been on a blogging hiatus for the past few months!  Every once in awhile it is good to step away, take a breather, and then reemerge with renewed energy and direction.  So here goes....

Today I'm going to show you one of my quilts that I recently finished .  A little over a year ago I started  a 12 part Mystery Quilt series at The Quilt Cove, my local quilt shop.  The mystery quilt was designed by This & That.

I've always wanted to do a Black and White quilt so for this endeavor I decided to "shop from my stash" and use some of those black and white fabrics that I've been collecting.

In this photo, the center set of blocks have been pieced and sewn together.  The outer blocks have been pieced but not yet sewn to the center set of blocks.

Here's a photo of the completed top.  Can you find the paws, the mice, the polka dots, or the words?

It is quilted and bound!  I used a variegated thread in shades of white, grey, and black for the quilting.  Since this photo was taken outdoors (instead of indoors like the other two) the black and the white are really pronounced!

Making a Black and White Quilt has now been crossed off the Bucket List!

Mystery quilts are always fun to do as you never know what the finished product will look like.  The anticipation builds throughout the process and, for the most part, I have not been disappointed with the results!

Thanks for stopping by.

Rita

Today's Abundance
-Marigolds and geraniums have been purchased - they just need to be planted
-A walk in the park
-Sewing time
-Getting ready for upcoming garage sale - yeah for getting rid of stuff no longer being used
-Blogging time

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