Thursday, 28 February 2013


One of the favorite topics of quilter's is our UFOs or I like to call them WIPs. Work in progress gives a better feeling of moving forward. Life is like that, a work in progress!

Two finishes to share. Both are Mystery Quilts, which I total enjoyed. Mystery Quilts can be a stretch. Not knowing anything about the pattern except the pile of pieces cut in various colours sizes and shapes. Yikes. Sent my OCD...ness running for cover. If you haven't ever participated in one, they are fun.

Here is the first one. It is from 2009. Don't even remember the time line, but this one sat mainly because I had no idea how to quilt it. I have blogged about it before. Even asked for advice. Thanks to those who replied. I combed books and mags. I got out my disappearing pencil and did some designs on the blocks and spaces. Nothing seemed to be "just right". It wasn't until I had it loaded on the longarm with my hands on the handles did I know what I was going to quilt. Even at that moment I didn't have a plan, just started quilting. I am pleased with the result but it was hard on my brain:)

It looks like it is ready to go for a magic carpet ride!

The second one is the 2012 Mystery quilt. It is the largest quilt I have done, I think. Needless to say I was thankful for the longarm! That design is in the entire center of the quilt. I did it free motion so don't look too close. It was so fun to do. The circles aren't perfect but when it is on the bed you can't really tell. The print is Dandelion Girl by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda.

Close ups

On the bed,

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  1. Aren't they lovely Donna! Good for you. Now you can start two more : )

  2. Wow! Your quilting is fabulous. Sometimes it is best to just put the quilt on and start, you will be amazed at what you come up with. I'm assuming that all this production means your machine is fixed.

  3. So pretty. I like what you did with the long arm!

  4. Beautiful quilting. Isn't it nice to have a finish? These are really beautiful.

  5. Oh my - oh my - oh my! Ba-U-TEEE-ful! Your FMQ'ing is absolutely perfect! No fussing. These are just beautiful. I dream of owning a long arm in my nightly dream quilting sessions. May I ask what brand you use and how you like it?