The colder weather has meant there's not much to do but stay indoors, so it's perfect stitching weather. Over the weekend the last border was pieced and stitched to the McCall's Mystery Quilt. It's outgrown the design wall, so it took me a couple of days to get it photographed.
|McCall's Mystery Quilt, From McCall's Quilting Magazine|
Jan/Feb, April/May, June/July 2012 issues
The bright blue border does a lot to balance out all the bright yellow in the center of the quilt. The focus fabric looks better in person, the pink just swamps the blocks in the photographs. But overall I like how it turned out.
The finished flimsy is half of my One Monthly Goal for January. The other half of the goal is to get the back pieced. That's been started but hit a snag when I realized there wasn't enough of the focus fabric to make a complete backing. There's not enough left over of any of the other fabrics to use on the back, I have enough blue or yellow to make a binding (actually it's a bit iffy on the yellow). After a search through the stash, I came up with a pale pink that looks good with the focus fabric. It's been in the stash for at least 10 years, so it's on the cutting table waiting to be ironed. I should be able to get the back pieced by the end of the weekend. It feels nice to be on top of this month's goal.
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