Monday, January 22, 2018

Magnolia Mystery - My Quilt

I've got two Magnolia trees growing in my front yard.


Big beautiful white blossoms make me happy every spring.  And now I have a Magnolia inside my house with my latest quilt finish.


I downsized the pattern (no surprise there) and created paper pieced versions of the blocks since I was dealing with 1 1/2'' squares.  The fabrics are from Paintbrush Studios.  I really enjoyed working with these solids.


I had great fun with the quilting.  First, I used my walking foot to quilt a gentle wavy line.  I left a large gap in a couple of places and returned to fill in the gap with my FMQ foot.


The quilt finished at 30 x 40'' and I've the perfect spot to hang it between two doorways.


Besides this quilt, these solids also made themselves into an improv quilt (still work in progress) and a few smaller projects.  I started with a yard of each and have only scraps of the blue so it was tight going as I pieced the binding.



You can read more about the Magnolia Mystery on Cheryl's blog - Meadow Mist Designs.

I had such fun with this one!  I also did her mystery QAL last year - here was my finish for the 2016 mystery that I called Galaxy.

Thanks Cheryl!


I'll be linking up my finish (#4 for 2018) with  Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Needle and Thread Thursdays, Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

29 comments:

  1. Truly beautiful, the real flower and the quilt ! Love from Belgium !

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  2. Beautiful finish, especially in the smaller sized blocks.

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  3. Beautiful finish, Patty! Your quilting looks wonderful, and I like how the dark Cadet binding frames it.

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  4. It is gorgeous! I love the block, have it tucked away for future consideration.

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  5. Wow. Absolutely stunning. I love the design, your fabrics & colors, as well as quilting. Great job.

    Darlene

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  6. I wish I'd thought to downsize mine! I haven't started mine yet, so I guess I could, but I have fabric for the queen size, so... guess I'll continue as planned. I really like your finished project. You're giving me incentive!

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  7. It is perfect, Patty. 'Love the colors, fabrics, and your stitching. I am still working on my Magnolia Mystery top. Mine is downsized also.

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  8. Nice one! Your quilting complements it so well!

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  9. Ohhh, so nice! Brilliant to downsize it. And I love your quilting, especially the figure 8 fill-ins! This is just too cute!!!!

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  10. 1.5 inches?? Wow. It looks amazing. I really like what you did with the quilting.

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  11. I love the colors and how you made the quilt mini! Thanks so much for taking part in the mystery quilt along!

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  12. Beautiful finish! Those solids from Paintbrush Studios are so soft and the colors you chose are perfect.

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  13. Love the pattern. Love the quilting. Love the color palette. Really cool quilt!

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  14. Beautiful pattern and quilting. Congrats on the finish! :)

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  15. I love your quilt. I finished my Magnolia quilt top and I wasn't sure I loved it but now that I have seen yours quilted I think that is what mine needs to make me love it.

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  16. Wow - how stunning! The quilting just adds to the beauty of this one!

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  17. Beautiful quilt with fabulous color and design - well done!

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  18. Stunning job! Love your colors and how it was quilted.

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  19. Really nice quilt. And I love the way you quilted it. Congrats on a great finish.

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  20. Beautiful quilt! Well done on the finish... I love how you did the quilting with those areas to fill with fmq.

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  21. Such a beautiful version of the quilt! I love how my top turned out, but mine's been sitting waiting for quilting inspiration (like others, it seems). I love your quilting treatment--it inspires me to try curves!

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  22. That is a gorgeous quilt! I love both the pattern and your quilting on it.

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  23. I just saw your quilt posted in the Day 1 Quilt Parade (#39) Your colors are beautiful!

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