Mystery QAL #2 Tea Flowers Update June OMG
Tracy at It’s A T-Sweets Day and Cindy of In A Stitch Quilting are hosting their second Mystery quilt along. It just started on April 1st and runs through June 30th. It is about time for an update don’t you think?! We are also making this fun project our June OMG at Elm Street Quilts. Our goal is to have a complete quilt top by the end of June, and anything more will be beyond fabulous.
The rules for the QAL are very simple: 1) use the mystery fabric, and 2) share your results on or about June 30th. You may also share updates on your blog or via Instagram using #mystery_qal. Make anything you wish, any size, using as many other fabrics as you want as long as the mystery fabric is used.
Sounds easy peasy doesn’t it?!?!
Tea Flowers in Tomato
What is the mystery fabric, you may ask??
Connecting Threads Tea Flowers in Tomato (#91329) on the left is the mystery fabric for this QAL. We selected a second fabric from the same coordinating line called Cream on Cream (polka dot), that I just LOVE.
Tea Flowers Project
Since we can make anything we want with this fabric, what direction did we go? If you recall, Sue was leaning toward a chevron pattern like we used for a baby quilt for Grant. Here is little GEM on that chevron quilt – how darn adorable is he – not to change the subject?! He’s MUCH bigger now – closer to driving now that he’s 8 months old but he is still just as cute.
I was thinking about a herringbone pattern, which is similar and would involve HSTs. You would think we (or me!) would have had enough of HSTs after the Postcard From Sweden quilt, but obviously not! I still can’t tell you what we’re doing because that would eliminate all of the mystery from this project, wouldn’t it?!
Tea Flower Tease
I can offer you a sneak peek of the lovely cutting process, along with how nicely these fabrics play together. Oooh, I love the feel of these fabrics!
And one more tease photo because we are making HSTs – that’s no secret!
I gave a new Clover chalk ‘pen’ a try. It worked well, the chalk brushed off easily and it’s an alternative to my laser light especially when the light is red and the fabric is red!
And last but not least, Sue started pressing and trimming the HSTs! This time it didn’t take ANY Peppermint Patties – not even one. I would have held out for one – just saying.
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