I had a plan for quilting in December that got a bit interrupted, in the best possible way: my husband took some extra time away from work than I had been anticipating. I still had some sewing and quilting time, but I definitely made spending time with him while he was at home a priority. So, while I had the best intentions to piece my Magnolia Mystery Quilt by Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs in December, I’m still really pleased to have it done now.
I made the lap size version of the quilt, and I just love how it came together. For not really being someone who gravitates to pink and purple, I sure am using (and loving to use) those colors a lot recently!
When I texted my husband a photograph of the pieced quilt top (I appreciate that he’s happy to let me share with him during the day while he is at work!), he mentioned that the piecing reminded him of Dianthus flowers.
I can see what my husband means; Dianthus flowers have a very frilly and complicated edge to them. I personally love how complex the piecing appears when the quilt is fully assembled.
The blocks themselves are very straightforward and I always feel confident working on any of Cheryl’s designs.
In order to be eligible for the finish parade that Cheryl is putting together, pictures of finished quilt tops need to be emailed to her by February 15th. With everything I need to get done between now and then, I don’t know if I will get my version quilted and bound. I do have a plan for how I want to quilt it, so at least that’s a start. We’ll see if I can get it done!!