Magnolia Mystery Quilt
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Magnolia Mystery Quilt {Pieced Quilt Top}

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.

Magnolia Mystery Quilt - Pieced Quilt Top

Magnolia Mystery Quilt – Pieced Quilt Top

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!

Magnolia Mystery Quilt - Piecing Detail

Magnolia Mystery Quilt – Piecing Detail

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.

Magnolia Mystery Quilt - Piecing Detail

Magnolia Mystery Quilt – Piecing Detail

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.

Magnolia Mystery Quilt - Pieced Blocks

Magnolia Mystery Quilt – Pieced Blocks

The blocks themselves are very straightforward and I always feel confident working on any of Cheryl’s designs.

Magnolia Mystery Quilt - Pieced Quilt Top

Magnolia Mystery Quilt – Pieced Quilt Top

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!!

27 thoughts on “Magnolia Mystery Quilt {Pieced Quilt Top}

  1. aquilterstable says:

    This turned out really lovely, and I think your fabric choices just makes it. That light print at the tips of the flowers make it sparkle somehow. Nice!!

  2. vivian383 says:

    This is lovely.

  3. kaholly says:

    It’s just lovely! I am wishing I had been in a position to join in, but am glad the directions are available after the fact. I was looking at them last night, as a matter of fact. Her designs are always so delightful. Good luck getting your top finished in time!

  4. What a pretty top! I am not a pink person, but I do love your colour choice.

  5. Sandy Allen says:

    Love the color combination. I had a fun time following along and making this pattern, too. Can’t wait to see how you quilt it. I’m always looking for ideas!

  6. Jen Strauser says:

    What a gorgeous quilt!
    Unexpected husband time is always a treat for me, too, but it sure does cut into studio time. I keep trying to get him to start quilting. No luck so far.

  7. Jess says:

    That fabric on the flower tips (Violet Craft??) has a perfect placement! It looks like the petals are fading almost. I might be naturally biased based on my color likes, but yours is my favorite mystery quilt so far. 🙂

  8. Alison says:

    This is so lovely and I am still in love with this color scheme! I’m also hoping to finish the top for the parade and am not sure if there will be enough time to quilt and bind it but it is so good to start seeing all of the finished tops pop up!

  9. My quilt top is done, I just haven’t posted it yet. I like your version, especially that print at the tips. It really adds a cool look to the block! I don’t think I’ll have mine done by the 15th, but that’s okay. This is my first Meadow Mist Mystery and I’ve really enjoyed it!

  10. Patty says:

    Your quilt looks beautiful!

  11. Rita Long says:

    This is a little different coloring than I’ve seen you use. It is very pretty. You have to love the touch of purple,

  12. Paula S. Pike says:

    I love your color choices.

  13. Jan O says:

    Very pretty! Good luck getting it quilted on time. That’s a lot of negative space to fill, but I bet it will be beautifully quilted when you’re done.

  14. ioleenkimmel says:

    The colours are out of the box for you, but I love them . My top is finished and going to the quilter today.

  15. Rochelle Summers says:

    As I was looking at the photos, I was thinking the color theme was different than your usual….and I like it. I do see the the Dianthus flowers (I also know them as Sweet William). This is a lovely quilt. It looks much larger than a lap and it will be enjoyed both for its size and its cheerful colors. Thank you for sharing it with us. Looking forward to seeing how you quilt it.

  16. Stephanie says:

    I love you fabric choices Yvonne! I’ll be interested to see how you quilt yours

  17. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne! This is a lovely quilt with purple and pink fabrics! I especially love purple and flowers so the pink just somehow looks especially perfect. It amazes me, quiet often, how colors I once would not think about putting in a quilt are now such perfect choices. LOL. I am looking forward to seeing this quilt quilted, your quilting just makes the quilt that much more beautiful! Have a great day!

  18. Vera Negligent says:

    Looks great! Lovely color combo!

  19. springleafstudios says:

    Beautiful and lovely use of the colors.

  20. thedarlingdogwood says:

    I love those colors! This is such a great design. I sat this one out (just too many projects) but I’m loving seeing all the different versions of Cheryl’s fabulous pattern. Your color palate is one of my favorites!

  21. I really like this. It is encourgaing me to one day try a mystery quilt!

  22. Liz W. says:

    It’s so lovely! Now I wish I had joined in the mystery QAL. I love your colors, the pink and purple is one of my favorite combos.

  23. This looks awesome. I think I missed the part about the February 15 deadline. Thought I had until March. Guess I better get moving.

  24. sue7oaks says:

    This is a beautiful colourway!

  25. Looks great Yvonne. I like the prints you chose and how you placed them in the pattern. Best of luck finishing it off in time.

  26. Izzy says:

    I love your version so much Yvonne! I’m a huge fan of pink and purple! 🙂

  27. Marcia W says:

    I joined in on this Mystery Quilt and enjoyed working on it. I was wondering if you had a peek at the quilt before you picked out your fabrics — I know some people did have a look-see first. I love the little print at the tip of all your flowers. I think I would have selected different fabric for some parts of the pattern if I had seen it before I started. My quilt top is at the quilter now. I hope I like what we decided on for the negative space. Love the negative space! Can’t wait to see how you quilt yours.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)