I had seen several people's work on Cheryl's previous mystery quilt, the Midnight Mystery, and was intrigued by what I saw. When she posted the fabric requirements for the Meadow Mystery QAL, I was instantly inspired to follow along on the mystery and make it as a Quilt of Valor. Here are the color swatches that Cheryl showed in her fabric post:
I didn't completely match her colors, but they gave me a good starting point. The mystery design was for a 60" x 60" quilt. I knew that I would need to make mine larger for a QOV, so I made sure to have plenty of extra for each of my fabric choices (or so I thought!) Here's what I used:
The blue crosshatch replaced her gold as A, I stuck with red and royal blue for B & C, the white with stars for D, the secondary background, and the white with pale blue swirls (behind the other swatches) for E, the main background.
Cheryl's instructions were very clear and easy to follow. It was a pleasure to get a new set of directions each month, and I had very little trouble keeping up with the pace she set.
The final reveal of Cheryl's design came in February. That was when I needed to figure out how to make my quilt longer. The original design had 12" blocks set 5 x 5, and I wanted to adapt the block designs to add another row of blocks at both the top and bottom. The one snag I ran into was running out of the darker blue fabric. I added some red triangles to the HST blocks at the outer corners to squeak my blocks out of the remaining fabric.
|Meadow Mystery quilt top|
60" x 84"
Making this quilt top was great fun from start to finish, and I look forward to the next one. Check out the Meadow Mist mystery quilts page to find all the info/instructions for this Meadow Mystery and also for Cheryl's earlier mystery quilts. There will be a parade of finished Meadow Mystery quilts/tops running April 5th - 7th at Meadow Mist Designs. Thanks so much to Cheryl for sharing her wonderful design with us all!
Julie in GA
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