Saturday, June 21, 2014
A Mystery Quilt Solved
I'm finally at home for a few months. Time for blogging (I hope). We have been busy since March. First a cruise through the Panama Canal (gone almost 3 weeks). Next we were home for a few weeks and then spent five weeks in Kentucky. We were home for a week and then it was off to Seattle and a cruise to Alaska with our son and his family. I'll try to post photos later in the summer.
While in Kentucky I attended a quilt retreat and met the chair of their local quilt guild (Martha). She invited me to their May meeting. They were going to be making a mystery quilt. I got the instructions and went shopping for my fabric. Most were using fabric strips from their stash but my stash was in Arizona. Once I had my fabric for the strips, I decided on gray as the background fabric. It was difficult to choose fabric not knowing how the finished quilt was going to look. But I think I did a pretty good job of selecting the fabrics. The pattern is called Bento Box.
We did two blocks at the meeting under the direction of Denise. I brought it home and finished it a few weeks ago. I really like it and it will become a graduation quilt when I get it quilted.