Friday, September 28, 2018

Mystery #3 QAL

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.

I don't know if there is going to be a Mystery #4 QAL. If there is, I hope we can incorporate a Christmas themed fabric . . . just saying :)

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.

Galations 6:10


Karrin Hurd said...

I love those mermaids, I have stitched 2 of them and made cushions! Great work!

Allie said...

Oh Edith how lovely!!! Those mermaids are darling, and you've showcased them perfectly. Well done, girl!!!

Susan said...

It really does look wonderful. Each time I see it, I like it even more. I think Joy has to be thrilled to see this, and her daughter, too. I'm revealing Monday - still have a little quilting to go, and the binding won't be on!

e said...


thank you so much for your sweet comments. You have a no-reply, so I couldn't do this personally.


Creativeblonde66 said...

Beautiful ♥ love the mermaids 🧜‍♀️

Moira said...

Your quilt came out wonderful! Perfect use for the mystery fabric. =)

Kathy Reeves said...

That is just so sweet, Edi! I love the way you used the fabric! said...

I really like how you incorporated the mystery fabric into this gorgeous project!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Oh my Edi! I've been so absent from blogland that I missed this post!! The mermaids turned out so well! Love how you stitched and colored them and they match the fabrics so well! thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt with all of us! I'll have to show DD when she wakes up :) xx