Back in January 2012, McCalls unveiled a 3-part Mystery Challenge quilt pattern which I followed as each issue came out:
But then it came to a screeching halt for over a year as I worked out the quilting phase. Every few months I would tackle one of the sub-units starting with the blue stars, followed by the yellow crosses, orange flowers and really got stuck for the paisley snowball blocks and border units. So it sat for a few more months...until I finally got inspiration from Pinterest where I found a star idea that could be adapted for the border pieces. I managed to quilt them all in just one afternoon! And since the binding was already prepped, I added the last few stitches this morning.
|Part 1: January 2012|
|Part 2: February 2012|
|Part 3: April 2012|
I prepped the binding, and I was proud of myself for using all the corner pieces from the snow ball blocks to create a medallion for the quilt back, framed with spare fabrics.
|Back Medallion pieced from the snow ball corner scraps|
|Close Up of Quilting with Walking Foot|
Here is the final quilt (sans label as I just decided who will be the lucky recipient of this quilt)...
|June 2013: Mystery Ending Revealed|