Thursday, April 7, 2022

Macaron Mystery ++ My Version

The Macaron Mystery is wrapping up and I am happy to share my version of the quilt.

Just a reminder...if you have made a Macaron Mystery quilt (quilt top or finished quilt), the deadline to submit your quilt for prizes is tonight at midnight EST.  

If you have any problems with the linkup, you can email me your picture at and I will upload it for you (an email to me before midnight counts as an on time entry).


For my version of the quilt I paired some of Maureen Cracknell's fabrics from her Homebody Collection (for Art Gallery Fabrics) with light gray and white backgrounds.  You can see closeups of the fabrics and more information in my fabrics post.

For the backing, I went with this peachy orange solid and finished the quilt with a dark blue Homebody print for the binding.


I used one of my favorite all over quilting designs for my Macaron Mystery, the large paisley shape.  This design gives great texture to the quilt without taking away from the piecing or the fabrics.

I used Aurifil Dove thread (50 wt) for the quilting which blended in well with the gray background.


I was out at my favorite place to take pictures (the field area behind the hospital near my house) and I noticed that the cable spool that I had used in a photoshoot over 3 years ago was still there!  Here are some additional pictures of the quilt styled on the large wooden spool.

You can find all of the information for the Macaron Mystery quilt here and if you would like a full pdf, easy to print version of the pattern, you can find it in my pattern shop here.


  1. Absolutely stunning! So happy to to see this shrimp/coral color. And the pattern is so lively! Thanks.

  2. So pretty! I enjoyed this mystery and love how it turned out!


  3. How fun that the spool was still there. The quilt looks amazing; your quilted paisley texture is just right and I love how the Aurifil Dove thread just vanishes. :)

  4. I love your photo shoot snaps & I've not sewn my binding on yet, but I also quilted an allover pattern called Passionfruit on mine and am pleased with it and can't wait to take some hero shots of it when finished and before it goes to it's recipients as their wedding present. Thanks so much for taking the time to give us this QAL, take care & hugs.

  5. Beautiful, Cheryl!!! I love that peachy color in there! I'm in awe of all the beautiful Macaron quilts on display in the link party!!!!

  6. I have started this quilt along but I’m not finished it yet. Now that I have seen the gorgeous quilt it makes I will be finishing it sooner than later

  7. Great quilt! And how lucky the spools were still there. Love those pictures :) xo


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