Foothills Mystery Quilt - Flimsy Finish

Foothills Mystery Quilt {Flimsy Finish}

This was a bittersweet month for the Foothills Mystery Quilt; we received our final instructions from Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs on how to piece together the quilt top! Cheryl did a fantastic job organizing this mystery quilt – it was a lot of fun to put the blocks together and see the way she hid the features of the quilt in her clever block arrangement. Without further preamble, here is my finished quilt top:

Foothills Mystery Quilt - Flimsy Finish

Foothills Mystery Quilt – Flimsy Finish

I really like how my bright yellow accent fabrics pop against the Kona black background. The addition of the final border around the blocks really adds to the floating effect of the blocks. My flimsy finished at 54.5-inches wide by 72.5-inches tall (just like it was supposed to – yay!).

As I mentioned yesterday in my Sunday Stash report, I went to my LQS to pick up backing fabric. I was super lucky and able to do a pretty good job lining up the repeating print pattern when I pieced the backing together.

Foothills Mystery Quilt - Quilt Backing

Foothills Mystery Quilt – Quilt Backing

In the very center of the photo below you should be able to find the seam. The colors match up, but there is a slight compression of the pattern at the seam due to the selvage. Not too shabby!

Foothills Mystery Quilt - Quilt Backing Seam Detail

Foothills Mystery Quilt – Quilt Backing Seam Detail

I am going to wait to do the quilting until I get back from QuiltCon. I am taking the Quilting Negative Space class with Angela Walters on Saturday, and I think I’ll have some new ideas to try out!

Here is a quick photo gallery of the progression of my Foothills Mystery Quilt. I really enjoyed the process, and I look forward to seeing the parade of finished quilts that Cheryl will host in April!

All my previous posts about the Foothills Mystery Quilt are linked below for reference:

  1. Foothills Mystery Quilt {Fabric Selection} (July 2014)
  2. Foothills Mystery Quilt {Fabric Cutting} (August 2014)
  3. Foothills Mystery Quilt {HSTs} (September 2014)
  4. Foothills Mystery Quilt {Square in a Square} (October 2014)
  5. Foothills Mystery Quilt {Diamond Blocks} (November 2014)
  6. Foothills Mystery Quilt {Hourglass and Four-Patch Blocks} (December 2014)
  7. Foothills Mystery Quilt {Whole and Half Hourglass Blocks} (January 2015)

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0 thoughts on “Foothills Mystery Quilt {Flimsy Finish}

  1. Judy says:

    Yvonne, it is fabulous! It never ceases to amaze me how different the same pattern looks in different fabric!

    Cannot wait to hear about all of your QuiltCon adventures! Your class with Angela will be all kinds of awesome and I’m sure you will come back to this quilt with heaps of inspiration 🙂

  2. What a lovely project, and you found perfect backing fabric too!
    Congratulations on the finish!

  3. pbarretthill says:

    Wow! That’s a gorgeous quilt! I love that you found a backing that seems made for your particular color scheme. That’s sometimes difficult when all of your fabricso aren’t from a fabric “collection”. Well done! Have fun learning new quilting techniques.

  4. What a cool quilt! And that backing is perfect! I have not tried pattern matching like that yet. You did an amazing job!

  5. Oh yeah! I really, really like the colors you used here and the top looks great. How lucky to have found that backing fabric! I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with the quilting.

  6. Jayne Willis says:

    Beautiful! The blocks really standout against the black!

  7. Susan says:

    That looks gorgeous! It looks so complicated, but from your pieces collage, I can see that it probably wasn’t bad at all!

  8. Maryse says:

    I love the dark background. It’s beautiful!

  9. knitnkwilt says:

    An impressively coordinated look for a mystery. Love the various yellows against the black. And superb job of matching the large print on the back! Enjoy Angela Walters’ presentation. She was at our guild once and is fabulous.

  10. RuthB says:

    Looks just gorgeous in the back and gold, love the backing too.

  11. Jasmine says:

    Wow! This looks amazing! I love your fabric choices and how the blocks float. Can’t wait to see how you quilt it.

  12. Gorgeous, and could that backing be anymore perfect? Have a wonderful time in your class with Angela~she is such a master!

  13. This is looks great! I love the black background.

  14. Great finish! And I am SOOO envious that you’ll be taking a class with Angela Walters at QuiltCon. Can’t wait to see what you learn.

  15. kittywilkin says:

    This is really gorgeous! I thought it was fun that my husband found it in the “explore” on IG and liked it enough to tag me! Seeing your mystery quilt outcome *almost* makes me want to try one…. maybe after the baby 🙂 Your backing is perfect, too! I can’t wait to see your QuiltCon, Angela-inspired quilting on this one!

  16. Renee says:

    Love the way your quilt came out! And that backing couldn’t be more perfect. I look forward to seeing how you quilt it after the class!

  17. quiltingmod says:

    I love the striking color choices and I can’t imagine a more finely matched seam. Lovely!

  18. Your bold choice of black definitely allowed for the yellow and grey to REALLY pop and speak bold in a whole new manner. I also love the border on it as it really does allow the pattern to be it’s own. The grey was perfect for the hints of contrast… Cheryl did do a great job and it was more than bitter sweet… I’m almost ready for another one! haha. Can’t wait to check out your new quilting skills as I am jealous you’re going with Angela Waters! Have fun!

  19. sally says:

    It looks so perfectly thought out and planned, all in balance, it’s difficult to appreciate it was a mystery quilt. And your seam matching on the back is so, so hard to spot!

  20. I love it! The colors and designs just pop,off your background. My scrappy version I will admit is just a little too scrappy, I prefer your version!

  21. Vera says:

    Pretty cool. Well done! I’m excited to see what quilting ideas you’ll come up with 😉

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