Monday, April 14, 2014

It's A Mystery

Over the last 9 months, I have been facilitating a Mystery Saturday Sampler at TOWQS.
It was fun to design and everyone who participated has enjoyed the project.
Now I have to figure out two different borders.
The easy one is just a stopper strip and then 4" finished borders.
I would really like to incorporate some more applique, including the year and maker's initials somehow in the second border option. 
Any suggestions for a name for the quilt?

With a heavy class load and a vacay in March, I did not meet my blockhead goals; but I did have fun putting together this little miniature,
'Baby Steps',
by the Little Red Button Quilt Co.
Now all it needs is the perfect frame.

I am so close to calling 'In the Meadow' a flimsy.
A few embellishments and some trouble shooting on the middle applique row is all that is left! My hubby loves this quilt.  Probably the first quilt he has ever been truly interested in. He is always thoughtful and ohs and ahs over all my projects, but he really, really likes this one!

And finally, I was so thrilled that the quilt I designed for Fons & Porter actually was chosen for the cover.  A big thank you to all my friends who voted for my quilt. I am patiently waiting for it to return to me.  They have had it for just about a year.


  1. Now you are a Cover Girl. Congratulations!

    I really like the quilt you have designed for the quilt shop. Not your average Saturday sampler type quilt. My favorite blocks are the flag and the applique flower/bird block. The quilt reminds me of summer. I am not good at coming up with cute names for a quilt.

    I had a problem with the snow on the church row of the snowman quilt. I had to make some adjustments.

  2. Love your cover quilt...the quilt you designed for the quilt shop is awesome...I'll bet they flipped! And your In the Meadow is absolutely wonderful!

  3. Congrat's on being a cover girl. That is a great accomplishment and well deserved.

  4. Congrats on the cover quilt. It is very beautiful. I love in the meadow. I've got the pattern but haven't started it yet.

    They mystery quilt is fantastic. Nice job in designing and making. Hugs

  5. What lovely quilts! Congrats on being a cover girl!!
    The sampler is gorgeous. I'm horrible at naming quilts so I'm no help.

  6. Love the sampler! and the Bride's Bouquet block, don't see that often. Love your design and agree an applique border would be wonderful. Maybe something similar to what was done with Lori's medallion QAL? Baby Steps is very clever with the flower buttons, is that last row of stitching done with your new machine? Well done Cover Girl!

  7. Summer Sampler... just came to mind, googled it and there was a Summer Sampler Series in 2011 and some cross stitch kits that came up

  8. I LOVE all of the quilts you have shown! You are just so very talented!!! I'll have to pick up a copy of the Fons & Porter magazine-Congratulations!!!!

  9. Congratulations ! How exciting for your quilt to be on the cover of Fons & Porter !!! I will have to pick up a copy and perhaps you can autograph it ;-D You sample is beautiful and your miniature quilt is so sweet. I love snowmen and your Meadow quilt is just Amazing no wonder hubby loves it so much !

  10. Would you by chance be putting out a pattern for your quilt? It is beautiful! Can't wait to see the rest of it.

  11. Congratulations for your quilt making the Cover whoo hoo!!!

    Your sampler is awesome!

    What a sweet miniature quilt that is - just darling!

    In the Meadow is spectacular, no wonder hubby loves it!

  12. I love your sampler, it is really cute! I received my magazine in the mail a couple of days ago. It is sitting on my table open to your quilt. I didn't realize you had designed it at first, but congratulations on being a cover girl. I really love your quit. I have a grandson and a grand daughter serving in the military and have been looking for the perfect pattern to make quilts for them. I think I have found it!

  13. I really love your sampler, sorry no suggestions on finishing. I'm sure you'll come up with something. Congrats on the magazine publication!

  14. congrats on being the cover girl!
    Love your meadow quilt - so prim and cute.
    great mystery too!

  15. Félicitation !!! Il est fantastique.
    Bonne journée
    Gisèle du Québec

  16. A huge congrats! As always I love all your show and share!

  17. Congratulations! Love all your quilts!
    Your sampler quilt make me think of sunshine.
    I'm going to look for Baby Steps it's so sweet!

  18. Your quilt looks fantastic on the cover. What a wonderful experience and opportunity. It's nice to be recognized for your quilting talent.

  19. Congratulations for the published quilt. Seems like your sewing commitments have increased considerably. Always something new and lovely on show.

  20. LOVE that sampler~!!
    and the tiny miniature quilt is wonderful too.

    most of all though i want to congratulate you on making the cover of the magazine~!!~ what a fabulous accomplishment and it's a wonderful quilt.


  21. Congratulations and WOW those are all so beautiful! So much to draw the eye and every bit of it a treat. :)


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