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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mystery Quilt Project -- Top Complete!

I am very happy to report that the top of the Mystery Quilt Project Criss-Cross Applesauce is finally complete! I waited anxiously for the final installment so I would know if I had pieced my corner blocks correctly, and after seeing the graphic that Myra provided, it appeared that I would have to remake mine. Then she posted a picture of the original quilt and I discovered that my corner blocks were correct! It was Myra's graphic that needed a little tweaking!

Here's my finished top...

Mystery Quilt Top CompleteWhat do you think? I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out. I love the red, green and gold fabrics. I haven't quite decided if I am happy with the tan leaves, but it really was the best option I had considering where I found my fabrics for this project. I like the tan leaves with the green, but I just don't think it looks that great with the paisley or the gold.

Anyway, I really do like the overall pattern of this little project. I have always loved 9-patch and Irish Chain types of quilt patterns. I like how the green squares turn into triangles in each corner. And I like the big open spaces made by the four large tan blocks.

My original plan was to back this with the green fabric and bind it with the paisley. Although now I am considering binding it with the green so that the outside edge would be a nice contrast to the paisley. Then I have to figure out what to do for the quilting. Oh, the possibilities!

What do you think? Any suggestions would be welcome.

Have you ever done a Pay It Forward exchange? I'm still looking for a few generous souls to join me. I would love to make something special just for you!

Happy Stitching!

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