Please stop by again next Thursday (March 10th), to see the Midnight Mystery Parade showing off everyone's versions of the quilt pattern. (If you have a quilt top or quilt complete, please send me an e-mail at cheryljbrickey (at) gmail (dot) com including a picture of your quilt top/quilt and your state or country to be entered in the parade and for the giveaway prizes.)
Just as a reminder, the mystery quilt instructions can be found in the tab above and they will never be taken down so you can start at any time. If you would rather have an easy to print version of the Midnight Mystery Quilt it is now available for same on my Etsy shop.
For my version, I used:
Fabric Set A: Denyse Schmidt - Chicopee - Dotted Leaf in Lime
Fabric Set B: Lotta Jansdotter - Katya - Dark Blue
Fabric Set C: Kona White
Fabric Set D: Kona Ash
For quilting, this quilt really was a bugger. I had first thought to quilt each section with a different design, I even bought matching threads for each section before I abandoned this idea for some dense straight line quilting. I went with 1/2" spaced lines which meant 144 lines each 72" long (so 10,368 inches or 864 feet of quilting total). This took forever!
While I was quilting, I hit the little seam guide bar on my walking foot with the quilt and bent the presser foot assembly. This resulted in a screen of death on my Bernina. "Fatal error" is never a good thing for a sewing machine to say. I made a quick and frantic trip to my local, awesome Bernina store and they fixed it right then in about a half an hour.
I got back to quilting again but being very, very careful this time. After the hours of quilting I can say that I am very happy with the texture it created, though I am not in a hurry to ever do it again!
Please come back on the 10th for the full parade, there are some absolutely beautiful versions of the Midnight Mystery Quilt!
I am linking up to Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation, Whoop Whoop Friday @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday, Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts, Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabrics Studio.