Monday, October 21, 2019

The Final Chapter of an Old Mystery

 A really old mystery quilt. 
50 x 50
Ready for donation and ready to be crossed off the UFO list. 


 This was the first mystery quilt I ever made and I can't even remember when that was. It was before I made my first Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, Roll Roll Cotton Boll. 

It was before I did much in the way of free motion quilting on my DSM. 

It was before I had a fabric stash. 

I think I pin basted it three years ago.  And I could not figure out how to quilt it.  And I really wasn't sure what to do with the odd sized quilt if I ever did get it quilted. 

Now that I'm working really hard on that big UFO list I decided to just sit down at the sewing machine with it and sew. Diagonal lines at irregular intervals happened. 

This will be donated to Quilts Beyond Borders for their latest initiative to deliver quilts to Navajo teens and elders in the Navajo Nation in the US in time for the cold winter weather. 

And that's the final chapter of this old mystery. 


10 comments:

cityquilter grace said...

fantastic finish...i too am working feverishly on the UFO list...

Alison V. said...

This is very pretty! I am also trying to cycle out some of the long-lingering UFO quilt tops and donate them to various things this month!

Linda said...

Well done for finishing a quilt which has been languishing in a cupboard for so long. So that’s No 2!

Nann said...

Good for you! Was that the oldest UFO in your, ummm, carefully curated collection?

Jeanne said...

It turned out "just right"!! I have some older stuff like that which needs to be evaluated and resolved.

Pamela Arbour said...

Congratulations on your finish and your generosity.

Julierose said...

I am starting to work on my UFO quilts--need to get them done and outta here...yours turned out very pretty hugs, Julierose

---"Love" said...

That is a beautiful quilt! Very nice finish! ---"Love"

Quilter Kathy said...

I don't think I've seen this mystery before. You did a great job picking fabrics if it was your first one!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Great Finish - I like the quilting!!