Friday, August 13, 2010

Mystery Quilt revealed and WIP's

The mystery quilt "Sun Burst" by Susan Claire at Gourmet Quilter, was revealed on August 1st. It consists of 6 parts - done over 6 months.
This was the first time I've done a mystery quilt... The quilt turned out much better than what I had expected. When I worked on the first parts, I thought it would be too many stars! I got tired of them! But what to expect when the quilt is called "Star Burst"?! :)


The photo isn't very good - of course it had to start blowing when I got the quilt top out on the porch - but you get an idea how it looks like.
It was the first time I've done a mystery quilt. I don't think that's going to be my craze. I enjoyed doing this one, but I'm not sure I'll do other mystery quilts.

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I have some quilt tops ready to be sandwiched - yes, I know - should have done them - but that does not prevent me from starting a couple of new projects - does it?!

Last year I purchased fabrics from the "Arctic Adventure" collection  The fabrics have been sleeping in the closet ever since - almost... I don't know how many times I got it out of the closet for so to get it in again, simply because I couldn't decide on any pattern or what to make.
The fabrics had been on my sewing table for some weeks before I finally decided to cut out the pictures from the panel. Thereafter I decided on two blocks I'm going to use. Here's one of the blocks and one of the pictures from the panel. I believe it's going to be a bed size quilt, but have no idea about the size yet...


I have some Tina Givens fabrics from different collections I wanted to use for something.  I used two of her fabrics making this quilt, and I do love it! It has become my snuggle-quilt! :) I came across a very easy pattern in a magazine and started cutting fabrics right away! :)
The first block I made - 10 inch square.

 

Here are a few more....


It's going to be a bed size quilt. I need 24 blocks for the center and 40 smaller blocks  for the corners - hope I have enough fabrics for the blocks, but I believe I'll have to purchase a couple of yards for the top and bottom as well as the binding...

11 comments:

Huisvlyt said...

I LOVE YOUR MYSTERY QUILT!!! It looks gorgeous! I like the colours jumping out of the quilt. Really cool!
The "Arctic" bed quilt's blocks and colour scheme looks very "cool" as well *wink*. Think it will look amazing when finished.
Love the 2nd quilt's blocks too. All lively colours...Seems you have been very busy... :-)
Elzaan

Elisabeth said...

Hey Astrid. You mystery quilt is realy nice! Well done :-)The woork with the artic fabric is great too! Looking forward to see this one finish. And the quilt you make for bed are lovely too! Wish I had more time to quilt too :-)
Elisabeth

Janet C said...

The Mystery quilt is lovely. Well done! :)

karenfae said...

nice quilt - it does have a lot of stars in it doesn't it! The others are lovely. I will really have to get busy quilting when I get home from this trip.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

PJs Lapperier. said...

Grattis till färdigt teppe. Jättefin!

Dirt Lover said...

Astrid, there should be absolutely no problem with you starting more quilt projects while some are still in the works. I like the new ones, especially the colors of the Arctic one.
~~Lori

Michelle said...

The Star Burst mystery quilt is gorgeous! The black background really makes those stars shine.

Such a cute polar bear panel. The blocks you've made to go with the panel are perfect.

Love the large floral fabrics in your new quilt. I'll be eager to watch its progress.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Astrid...I think your Mystery Quilt is fabulous...Just love those colours!!! I think we always have to start new projects LOL!!! The florals are delicious...Dzintra♥x

Notjustnat said...

I don't mind many stars on dark background. Look great Astrid. I always like that texture on that background - Hugs Nat

zarina said...

I love your new blog layout. Your banner is real nice - meaning to do one myself but have not gotten to it yet.

I love the new block you are making. may do it myself.

Joanne said...

Astrid, Your mystery quilt is absolutely gorgeous !!! Where can one find the pattern? I have never tried a mystery quilt ... maybe next year. Actually I loved everything you posted.... especially the Tina Givens fabric. Who does she design for? I am off work all this week and am excited about getting lots of sewing done. Will be posting more regularly now. Love, Joanne at Lavenderfieldsetc.