It has been three months since the beginning of this event and now the time has finally come for the big reveal. It's Friday, but I just can't make myself wait any longer . . .
Mystery #3 QAL was hosted by Tracy of It's a Tsweets Day. The first two didn't seem to take so long to the reveal. It has been a very looonnnggg three months. But we are here. And I'm so excited to be able to share.
First, the required fabric. At the top of this photo (and upside down, LOL) is the yellow floral. I used half a yard in project. And I matched up some batiks and pretty cottons. These are just a couple that I used.
The designs were May-maids designs and shared by Joy of Days Filled With Joy, and her daughter back in May of this year. Once I decided to participate in this event, it was easy for me to come up with a project.
I've been keeping a really tight wrap on this project. Joy has such a sweet, generous heart and I really wanted to make her proud.
I did have second thoughts about these adorable mermaids and the feature fabric, but once I started to put things together, it all worked out great. A kind of land and sea thing going on naturally.
Joy, I really hope you like what I've done with your sweet designs. I am absolutely in love with this project :)
The colors of the mermaids were determined by the batik fabric choices I made and they are the fabrics framing the stitchery.
I then took the fabrics that were left over and made over sized 9-patches using the feature fabric.
These are just a couple of them. That's when I really knew that my project was going to be ok :)
The red and white circle print made just the right contracts to give the quilt a little more length and width for sashing between the rows and the outer borders.
This fabric was a gift from Susan and I'm using it for the backing. This quilt has "little girl" all over it and what a better gift than for her to know that Jesus loves her.
So now that all the details are out of the way, here is my Mystery #3 QAL:
This is the back. It shows pretty well all the quilting that was done by machine.
And finally, the completed quilt !!!
I'm excited and thrilled with my end results.
It's been decided with the busy-ness of the last quarter Mystery QAL will wait until after New Year's. So now I don't have any excuse to get some of my UFOs finished :)
Thank you for stopping by,
Wishing you days filled with kindness.
Verse of the day:
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.