Magnolia Mystery Quilt
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Magnolia Mystery Quilt Finish!

I knew that it was time to finish my Magnolia Mystery quilt, but until I sat down to write this post, I didn’t realize that I finished Cheryl’s (Meadow Mist Designs) Magnolia Mystery Quilt in January. In May I ordered and received backing fabric, and this week I had time to finish it.

Magnolia Mystery Quilt

Magnolia Mystery Quilt

Earlier this year, my oldest niece told me her favorite color was “purple and pink” (she used to say “black – because it’s all the colors”), and I knew that I would be finishing this quilt for her. After showing my brother the quilt, he thinks it will make a great 5th birthday present for her in September, so now I just have to be patient and not send it off too soon!

Magnolia Mystery Quilt

Magnolia Mystery Quilt

Earlier this week, Carole from Fresh Off the Frame published a great post about edge to edge quilting motifs called Quilting Matters. I have to admit that one of the reasons I held off on finishing this quilt is that I knew how I wanted to quilt it, but at the same time, I felt like the quilt and design probably deserved more. The fact is that the quilting is perfect for my niece and moving a WIP to a finish without letting it become a UFO is a great feeling.

Magnolia Mystery Quilt

Magnolia Mystery Quilt

I quilted a large swirl flower motif in rows across the quilt using 50wt Aurifil 4225 (Eggplant). The pieced quilt top measured 60″ x 67″. After quilting it measured 58 1/2″ x 65″, and after first wash it measures 55″ x 61″. To stick with the pink and purple theme, I used Quilter’s Dream Dream Pink batting!

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19 thoughts on “Magnolia Mystery Quilt Finish!

  1. bsellers21 says:

    The quilting motif is *perf!ect* for the quilt! Love the fabrics you used…I’m sure your niece will love it. It is always way better to have a finished quilt than a UFO. You did good, Aunt Yvonne! :)

  2. Patty says:

    Love the quilting. You’ll make a little girl happy.

  3. Alison says:

    This is a wonderful quilt for your niece! The quilting is a great choice for this quilt and I love the purple backing too!

  4. Lucky niece! I can’t think of a better gift for a 5th birthday!

  5. Ditto with everyone else, great choice for the quilting. And yay you for a finish! I’m wondering though if you free handed the pattern or used a panto. If that was free hand, well done and very even!

  6. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne; I love this quilt as will your niece! Such soft and pretty fabrics you chose and now with the flower motif of quilting, this quilt just sings cuddle with me. Thank you for sharing this make me smile quilt! Have a splendid day!

  7. Liz W. says:

    I love the colors on this quilt! I know what you mean about being stuck with a quilt because you feel like it “deserves” more, but you have a gorgeous finished quilt and that’s what matters!

  8. Beautiful finish! I know your niece will be thrilled!

  9. Yvonne, love the quilting motif you went with! Perfect for a little girl. I think my big 22 yo girl would even love that!

  10. Elizabeth E. says:

    This turned out beautifully. I especially like how the outer points of the star “feather” toward the background, making me look twice and keeping my eye moving around the quilt. So nice. I also flipped over and read your link. Sometimes I think we put too much stock into FMQ, and forget that a well-coordinated E2E design can also enhance a quilt. Sometimes, if a person is worried about it, using a finer thread can help the quilting design sink into the fabric, providing the texture of quilting, but without being too intrusive. I picked up some MicroQuilter at my last quilt show, to use on my EPP hexie quilt. It’s also such a “busy” quilt that it won’t matter that it’s done with a panto.

    I’m sure your niece will love this quilt, and will treasure this gift from her aunt for years!

  11. Jasmine @ Quilt Kisses says:

    I love it! The quilting doesn’t have to be complex to make a great quilt that will be loved.

  12. Your niece will love it. I know what you mean about the difficulties of waiting patiently and not sending things away too soon. It is tough!

  13. aquilterstable says:

    This turned out beautifully. What a wonderful gift for your niece!

  14. Danice G says:

    So pretty Yvonne. What a wonderful gift for your niece.

  15. Kate says:

    So pretty! The colors are perfect for a little girl. Don’t feel too bad about just now getting it finished. Mine is on it’s way back from being quilted. Hopefully that means it will get finished soon.

  16. sue7oaks says:

    I adore this quilt and think about the colours you’ve used in it often! You have one lucky niece!

  17. The quilting design and backing fabric are perfect, what a great gift for your niece!

  18. Sarah says:

    The quilting looks great!! Sometimes the simpler quilting option works best for the quilt… now if only I can remember that in the future… :D

  19. I really like the quilting. It suits the quilt. Maybe someday I’ll try this motif.

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