Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Mystery Quilt

Since I finished 2 quilts last week, I thought I deserved to start another UFO! So I joined in the fun with other mystery lovers at Quiltaholics this weekend to work on "Weekend Whatever #24". Designer Deb said this about the mystery quilt: "This is a very different design, and is really for kids...or the kid in you". And she was right!
Here is the centre block...an elephant! It was fun to piece this little guy - he is made of 151 squares and half square triangles that measure 2" (finished)!
I wanted to make this quilt to donate to my guild's charity quilt program so I needed to make it larger than the size that Deb had designed (which was 52" x 48"). So I added a few more borders on the top and bottom and it came out to 55" x 69". Now it is a better size for a child's quilt. I was so happy to clear this fabric out of my stash! The blue outside border fabric I have had in my stash for a while...I remember buying it a long time ago at a fabric sale and it was the perfect fabric for enlarging this quilt. I look forward to quilting my elephant and just hope he does not slide into the UFO pile!

5 comments:

  1. What an adorable quilt! That would have been a fun mystery to make.

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  2. That's a great design. I can envision a whole circus of quilts to go with it *s*

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  3. You are a wonder if speed and efficiency!!! I can't believe that you have done so much!!

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  4. What a FUN FUN mystery quilt!! Your guild is sure to love it!

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  5. The elefant looks great. I think i have seen it before isn't it a kansas city star (or something like that) pattern originally??

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