The first photo shows how the quilt top without borders looks with the applique designs done ALL in black. Here, I used nine-patch blocks for the pieced blocks that were a little bit smaller than the pattern asks for; however, I was still able to successfully put it all together. With only the quilt top done; I could add borders to include or exclude the swag applique design. The appliques have not been stitched yet.
|APPLIQUE MYSTERY QUILT ALONG -- NINE-PATCH|
(As shown: 25 1/2" x 25 1/2" square)
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SCRAPPY PIECED BLOCKSI wanted to have you see that going totally scrappy will still create a stunning quilt. I even used only one thread color for the complete project. If I don't have enough fabric in a specific color grouping, I can easily select new ones, and still come up with a beautiful arrangement with these quilt blocks.
- While the pattern needed a three-inch cut for the second border; it was late when I was cutting out my own; and I forgot to add the seam allowance to the finished measurement; so mine ended up narrower than it should have been; because I hadn't written out the final instructions, at that point.
- I wanted to brighten up the quilt with bright borders; however, the pink was too much for me; so I added the brown to tone it down.
- Before finishing up the final hand-stitching of the hanging sleeve and quilt label, I auditioned buttons and added them to several of the applique designs.
|APPLIQUE MYSTERY QUILT ALONG -- SCRAPPY BLOCKS|
(Size: 34 3/8" x 34 3/8")
|Block 7 -- Potted Flowers (embroidered stamens)|
|Block 5 -- Fence (with Flowers)|
|Block 5 -- Fence with Flowers (button centers)|
|Block 11a -- Boat|