The big reveal of Kevin's mystery project called Sapphire Stars happened on October 1st last year. My version (that I am calling "Emerald Stars") got stalled at the border stage, which is typical for me when sewing a mystery. Once the mystery is revealed, and the fun sewing is done, it's harder for me to push to the end to finish the "boring borders"!
Well these borders were not boring at all, but they did involve a lot of sewing and measuring. Look how much bigger my borders were than my quilt top. I'm pretty sure that wasn't supposed to happen! LOL
Oh well... just chop off the extra and call it "done"!
And it is done!
Almost 1 year to the day of the end of the mystery, it's finally a finished quilt top. Thank you again to Kevin for the fun mystery experience and for designing such a dynamic quilt pattern to share with us!
The clothesline photo has the sun shining on the back of the quilt which makes it look "see through", which it's not in real life. The sun does give the quilt a pretty, luminous quality though!
This is the largest quilt top I have made in a while and I think it's the only quilt I've ever made that touched the ground for the clothesline photo! It is the perfect size for my son's bed but it will be a real challenge for me to quilt on my domestic machine.
I'm getting ready to piece a backing using a chunk of wide backing fabric that isn't quite big enough, and some of the blocks leftover from making the quilt top.
I'm very happy to share that I met my "One Monthly Goal"!
Hop over to the September finishes link up to see the other accomplishments that happened this month.