Our First Mystery Quilt Along Quilt
When Sue and I first started quilting way back in the late 80s, we joined a local quilting guild. We didn’t stay members for too long because it really wasn’t our cup of tea. We did participate in our first mystery quilt along. While we don’t recall exactly, we were given the pattern a row at a time over a span of time – perhaps every other week. We were told to pick out several fabrics. We did that, but in retrospect would have selected differently based on the placement of them.
First Mystery Quilt
We don’t even know what block this is, but I’m hoping someone will know its name. We made 12 blocks, and surrounded the blocks with sashing and cornerstones:
I think it was a rather ambitious quilt for one of our first (and first mystery QAL!) but we were too dumb to know better. HAHA Here is a close up of some of the blocks:
Some of these fabrics really date the quilt! The block on the left is my main issue with this quilt. I do not like the red/pink fabric with the brick colored fabric. Here is another block:
Sue hand quilted this good size lap quilt with a mimic of the shape of the block in each of the solid low-volume squares. She also quilted around each square/triangle in the ditch.
This is my go-to quilt for most of the fall/winter/spring. I am always cold, and it is the perfect weight to keep me warm yet it isn’t too heavy. It is always folded on a chair in the living room unless it’s on me. ~smile~ I can see the binding is getting a bit worn from use, but not enough to have to be replaced yet. We may be making another lap quilt, but this one will not be moved from the living room! If you know the name of the block please let us know in the comments!
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