Mar 06 2016

Meadow Mist Midnight Mystery Quilt Finish!

Published by at 12:39 am under Quilting,Sewing

Midnight Mystery Quilt Completed!

It’s done! I completed the Meadow Mist Midnight Mystery Quilt!

Doing this quilt was such a great experience. Here’s why:

  • I got to try so many new techniques and the instructions were very clear for each of them so I feel like I learned so much.
  • This was my first time for many common quilting constructs including:
    • flying geese
    • square in square
    • courthouse steps
    • half square triangles
  • I got great practice keeping a scant 1/4 inch seam.
  • I used a ton of my leftover backing stash.
And I got surprises each month as the pieces were used in unexpected ways!

Midnight Mystery Quilt Completed! (back)

I quilted it on the longarm back in January, but only had a chance to take pictures this weekend — just in the in the nick of time since we were supposed to post them by March 8. I tried some new techniques on the longarm for this, like using rulers in the white star sections. Definitely something I need to keep working on, but happy with how it turned out. Interestingly, I also learned about color blending. This actually uses a pale pink thread for the longarm quilting which blended well with all of the fabrics. (Except the black, of course, which it contrasts with. In hindsight, I do wish that I had done that with black thread. Ah, well, live and learn.)

Midnight Mystery Quilt Completed! (folded)

I bound it with some of the gray fabric (yay for using more of my stash!). Usually I tend to favor a nice contrasting binding so it’s like a picture frame, but I like how it turned out in that it doesn’t distract from the rest of the quilt.

Midnight Mystery Quilt Completed! (folded)

The only part I bought for this quilt was the backing — a pretty light widleback in a purple pattern that ties into the purple on the front — and the batting (since I prefer to get that at the store where I do the longarm quilting.

Midnight Mystery Quilt Completed!

I’ll admit, I was a little nervous at some points as to how it would come out based on how I cut out my pieces, but I’m really happy with it! Already looking forward to next year’s mystery quilt 🙂

Quick edit: Check out all the quilts that folks submitted here. Seeing it in different colorways is really cool.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Meadow Mist Midnight Mystery Quilt Finish!”

  1. Heidion 10 Mar 2016 at 8:10 am

    Hi, I am visiting from the parade at Meadow Mist today where I found your beautiful quilt! Love your colors! The gray binding was a good choice too – Congrats on a great finish!

  2. Pigleton 10 Mar 2016 at 10:08 am

    Thank you so much! Glad you like it!

  3. Shannonon 10 Mar 2016 at 8:56 am

    Your quilt is beautiful! Glad you got to try some new techniques. I think that was the best part for me. Sometimes I have to force myself to do something new. It was my first time making the flying geese and the square in a square. Now it’s not so scary!

  4. Pigleton 10 Mar 2016 at 10:10 am

    Thank you! Yes, it was my first time for those as well. It was great to finally try them after seeing them all time. I’ll definitely use them again!

  5. Summeron 10 Mar 2016 at 9:31 am

    I LOVE the quilting on this! Your color scheme is fantastic and really shows off the blocks, but you went and complemented it so nicely with the quilting. I love the ruler work in the stars; it really paid off! Congrats on a fantastic finish!

  6. Pigleton 10 Mar 2016 at 10:11 am

    Thank you so much! I’m glad you like the ruler work. I really tried to let the design dictate the quilting.

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