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.


Kitten said...

This is a gorgeous quilt, Pam! I love the colors with gray. Funny how such a drab color is so fresh now. I'm glad you're back from your travels & blogging again!

PeggyR said...

It is gorgeous! I know you have been busy traveling...enjoy it while you can!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Sounds like you have really been enjoying life! LOVE this quilt...great colors, fabrics, and pattern...

Denise said...

Wow! Your mystery quilt top looks great. I will be following you to see how you finish it. I may have to try the gray background myself. :-)
Your mystery leader, Denise