First up, all the snowball blocks for the McCall's Mystery Quilt are now done and up on the design wall.
|McCall's Mystery Quilt, From McCall's Quilting Magazine|
Jan/Feb, April/May, June/July 2012 issues
The next step in the mystery is assembly into a flimsy. I've got all the blocks laid out on the design wall. No pictures because my camera decided to flake out when I tried to take one. I might just get this flimsy finished before Christmas.
The binding was finished on the Layer Cake Quilt Along project (aka Experiments in Paisley) last weekend, but I didn't get pictures till yesterday.
|Moose on the Porch Layer Cake Quilt Along by Konda Luckau|
(Experiments in Paisley)
Sometimes experiments in the lab don't come out as you'd like, but you still learn something from the process. That's the case with this quilt. I've never been thrilled with how this one turned out. The rules of the quilt along were to use very minimal background fabric and use just the layer cakes. I wished I'd broken that rule, the blocks might have come out better. The real problem I think is that there were two colorways in the layer cake and I don't think they play real well with each other.
In finishing up this quilt, I made it a goal to use up the the rest of the layer cake. I did that on the back.
The back also used up a brown black tone on tone fabric that I'd had problems finding a use for. It works great with these fabrics. Truth be told, I like the back much better than I do the front. This quilt will probably end up in one of the vehicles over the winter. It does get cold enough and icy enough here that it's not a bad idea to keep extra clothes or a blanket in the car during the winter months. So this will be a great utility quilt. With my luck this will be the only one of my quilts to survive into the next century. I hate to think what some historian would make of this one.
That's it for me this week. There's more stitching stuff to see over at:
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Monday Design Wall at Patchwork Times
Main Crush Monday at Cooking up Quilts
Design Board Monday at Bits'n Bobs