Sunday, March 23, 2014

Against the Tide Mystery Revealed!

Against the Tide Mystery quilt 2014
Yesterday was the finale for the second group doing the mystery quilt so I can finally  reveal the Against the Tide Mystery quilt! TaDa!

I started them off making blocks, so they worked on those for awhile before I showed them the quilt. I love how their colors are coming together!

Dianne's mystery blocks

Lora's mystery blocks
Kelli started a new job this week and had to work today, so wasn't able to come to class. She stopped in to go over the pattern and see the finished quilt.

The first group received their final clues about 10 days ago, so they probably have their quilts put together by now, right?
Marilyn's mystery blocks
The colors are more washed out in this photo than in person. Marilyn chose a muted group as she is making this for her son and wanted a masculine look.
Cathy's mystery blocks
I saw Kathy the other night. She let her husband choose the fabrics for this quilt and he has arranged them in a different manner. I can't wait to see the finished quilt!
Kathy's mystery blocks
Both groups are meeting at Cut Up and Quilt on April 15 to show off their quilts. The first group set that date to give themselves a deadline and the second group is going to try to bring what they have completed too. I think it will be fun to see them all together!

Kerstin, at Cookies Treasures, is posting about her finished quilt today too. She was kind enough to test the pattern for me. I can't wait to see it! She sent me a picture of the blocks on her design wall, but I haven't seen the final quilt yet either! She is good at keeping secrets, isn't she? I'm not sure when she will post, so keep checking back if she hasn't posted yet. 

One of the students and I decided to stay and sew yesterday after class, so she made some good progress on her blocks while I started working on the red and white challenge quilt...I couldn't wait to get started once I had finished the design. The SewCalGal Make It Challenge is from March 24 - Sept. 30. Even if you didn't design a quilt, you can make a red and white quilt from a purchased pattern. There are two separate categories for the Make It challenge. Check out the rules here and scroll down to Make It Challenge...just note that these quilts have to be made in 2014. Click here to see all of the designs entered in the Design It Challenge. 

As I was binding this quilt, I had it draped over a chair and onto a table to help hold the weight....guess it looked like a good resting spot!
Conrad approved Against the Tide Mystery Quilt


Vivian said...

A quilt mystery revealed = a fun day. Pretty versions from your class, as always.
Sounds like you're getting in some good sewing time and great class time.
Heading over to check out that challenge. Sounds veddy interesting.

Rosa said...

Fabulous and have fun with the new challenge!!

Kerstin said...

the mystery is great. I love the fabric your students used. Im looking forward to see there finished Quilts.
thanks so much for letting me test your pattern. I enjoyed every minute of it.

Scrapatches said...

Very interesting pattern! Very pretty quilts ... :) Pat