Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Magical Mystery

In Transit

I tell y'all, this operating from two abodes is not easy.  Which is my way of saying I don't have much to say because the laptop got packed early and it has the only photo I can find of my finished quilt.

So here it is, with no borders and crappy lighting.

This is the barn raising setting, off center.  What I really want you to see is the variety of fabrics. For some reason I collected a bunch of fat quarters in this burnt orange color -- I don't think they were from a "collection" or "line," just a similar color.  The lights are all shades of beige, some a bit darker than others.  I just tried to balance the placement.

I hope you can see how easy it would be to make a group quilt using this block by specifying two colors, one light and one dark.  Each step along the way lends itself to trimming to a standard size, as well as the final blocks because, as you well know, no one's 1/4 inch is the same as yours!

The bonus block will have to wait for a day.

We're up at the Glade for the week.  I'm hobbling around as much as I can with the boot, trying to exercise the foot when the boot is off.  Now that I can put weight on the foot, I should be able to go down to the new studio and help Mr. Hillside (now Mr. Lakeside) put things away.

Blessings to all for this Holy Week.


  1. My first thought was, "Oh, I love that!" My next is - I wonder how my variety of colors will work for that setting. I haven't had a chance to sew up any blocks yet, but will definitely post about it when I do. How long willm it be before you are all settled in the new place? I bet you're looking forward to that time!

  2. Libby, this is such a fun design. The fabrics you used make it look like marble. Hopefully soon I'll have more blocks made and can play with the different lay outs. I was wondering the same thing as Little Penguin.... how long before you are settled at the lake?

  3. Amazing! Thanks for the mystery blocks. I've had fun with them, and even made a few more for a baby quilt. Glad you're getting around better. Good luck with getting things moved in at the lake.

  4. Very nice! The barn raising setting worked out really well, as did your scrappy construction. Congrats on a very successful mystery. Glad to hear that you are able to do more hobbling and less resting.

  5. I too have enjoyed this mystery and cannot wait to make enough blocks to make a quilt. What a great way to clean out those pieces of fabric that are not big enough but to big not to do something with. Glad to hear you are on the mend.


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