"Mystery at Quilt Colorado" is probably the most "mysterious" mystery quilt I've made. You really had to sew all the steps before a clue emerged as to what the quilt would look like!
A further mystery: I knew, I just knew, I had lots of the fabric I used left over. I needed more of the "dark" fabric to make the borders. But I couldn't find it -- my sewing room is a disaster area, the result of an energetic search for the extra fabric.
Amazingly, I awoke this morning with the thought "it's on the bolt." You see, I have a dozen or so bolts of fabric stored behind my cutting table, mostly backings and background fabrics. I moved the cutting table out, and there it was!
I have the twelve blocks complete, next I will work on the sashing and the pieced border.
Saturday at Front Range Modern Quilt Guild, Kari presented a wonderful talk on "color." She suggested translating a photo of our quilts to grayscale to see if the contrast is adequate.
I'm very happy to report the contrast for this quilt is excellent! Kari, thanks for the excellent tip!
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
It's going to be "down to the wire" to get this UFO complete before the end of the month! How is your's coming? Email me a photo when you get it finished!
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