This month the Magnolia Mist mystery quilt is put to the top of the list. It is my January OMG project because the project parade will be in February.
When you are sewing a mystery quilt, you never know what you are making, so picking colours is sometimes challenging. Some people are hesitant to sew mystery quilts in case they end up disliking the quilt. But I am happy to donate quilts that I don't love to worthy causes. Mostly I am just happy to be using up leftover fabric scraps.
But this mystery quilt, I really like! It demanded to be an octagonal shaped quilt, which is not really useable for bed quilts. I really like the on point orientation instead of straight set for these blocks. I'm going to quilt it first, and then trim the edges of those black squares which will then become triangles, and bind it with black, for a very dramatic tabletopper.
I also like that 1) it used up lots of scraps from my Swoon quilt, and 2) I did not buy anything to make this quilt. I plan to use leftover batting scraps, machine quilt with a dense free motion design, and finish it by the end of the month. Is it doable???!
Thank you to Cheryl for this wonderful mystery quilt adventure!
Hop over to One Monthly Goal link up to see other January projects being finished. Patty is also working on her Magnolia Mist quilt this month!