Monday, September 23, 2019

Fall Design Wall


Today is the first day of fall and so my summer mystery quilt to had to be finished yesterday! It was a self imposed deadline to have Kevin's Simply Sensational Summer Scrap Mystery finished by the end of summer.
This was the growing quilt on the design wall after adding the neutral top and bottom borders which I really liked! I pieced together lots of little bits to make these neutral borders and realized I wouldn't have enough fabric to make the layout that Kevin's quilt has. So I made one more dark border for the top and bottom.


I sewed and sewed and sewed some more. There are a lot of squares in this quilt... hundreds of them! Until finally all the borders were on and it was time for the photo...


Here is the quilt top hanging on the clothesline. The finished size is 65" x 80.5"  and I'm very happy with how it turned out (and the stash it used up!)
A big thank you to Kevin for this fun mystery quilt adventure that resulted in this lovely energetic quilt! I can't wait to get quilting it!
To see more design wall postings, and to see Julie's version of the same mystery quilt in blue and yellow,  hop over to Small Quilts.

22 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful! I love the color and brightness of it. It will definitely be a happy quilt to use during the gloomy days of winter. Will quilting happen soon?

Julie in GA said...

I love it, with all it's bright and cheery scrappiness!

Rose Marie said...

I like your scrappy version! Well done!

Susan Earle said...

Kathy — Your version is the nicest one I’ve seen.

gailss said...

A great finish Kathy and nice way to end up summer. Love the warm colors and bet you like that it will brighten those darker fall days now. Congrats for meeting your deadline.

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Awesome!!! LOVE all those squares. I'm working on a challenge with 1" finished squares and just loving the process! Good job to get it done before Fall!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Very Pretty Kathy -- Cudo's for doing all the work on this Mystery Quilt

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh I love how yours turned out!!! Beautiful!!

MissPat said...

Three cheers to you for ignoring Kevin's two-color recommendation and doing your own thing.
Pat

Janet O. said...

What a gorgeous explosion of color!!

Louise said...

It looks great as a rectangle! That's a good size, too. Beautiful!

Mary said...

Yea! A Fall Finish. Stash buster with scrapiness galore.

Deanna W said...

Love your summer time finish...and you made it rectangular!!!

Sarah said...

I love the bright scrappiness of this quilt. Well done for getting it to a finished flimsy just in the nick of time!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Beautifully done, Kathy!!

Jenny said...

Such a beautiful quilt, love the colours!! So many little pieces but you seemed to get this top completed quite quickly.

Juliana said...

Amazing!! Congratulations!!

Karrin Hurd said...

Congratulations on your finish, is is so bright and cheery!

KaKa said...

Your projects are all lovely. Looks fabulous! I take a picture and look at it to! Enjoyed your post.
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KaKa said...

Great choice of material and color. I most like the same colors and patterns! A very good job. Congratulations.
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AnnieO said...

I'd say you are pretty darn good at meeting deadlines! It looks very cheerful and bright. Congrats on the finish.

Kate said...

Love your version! Doing brights with whites was an inspired design choice. If you don't mind, I may copy your setting. It makes a smaller quilt, I don't need on as big as Kevin's layout produces.