Monday, April 13, 2020

Laundry Basket Quilts 2020 Mystery--Quilt Top Done (maybe?)

Another week, another quilt top to show! That is highly unusual for me. Full disclosure: the Elvira top that I shared a few days ago (in this post) was actually completed on March 28th. It took a couple of weeks to get decent photos of it and write a blog post. Today's quilt top was just finished yesterday, April 12th.

2020 Mystery Quilt
60.5" x 60.5"

This is my version of the Laundry Basket Quilts 2020 Mystery by Edyta Sitar. For 15 consecutive days, from March 20th until April 3rd, Edyta shared a different quilt block pattern. Each day's block needed to be made 4-8 times (except for one day when our assignment was to make 16 of the daily block!) At the end of the 15 days, we would have a total of 100 blocks, all finishing at 6", which then were assembled into this lovely design. 

I started out well for the first couple of days, but soon got distracted by other projects. I returned to this QAL for the final week of block designs, and nearly managed to make up for lost time, completing my last set of blocks one day after the final block pattern was released. It took most of my free time last week to get all the blocks joined together into this top.

The close-up photo gives a better look at some of my fabrics. Edyta's version of the mystery quilt used her "Super Bloom" line of fabrics in lovely blues and rosy pinks. I had a bundle of fabrics from one of her earlier lines, "Something Blue" which was mostly blues and a few tan/light brown prints. Almost all of my blue fabrics in this quilt were from that line, plus a couple of the tans and about half of the cream background fabrics. The rest of the fabrics were pulled from my stash. It's times like this that I am so grateful to have that wonderful fabric stash!

"Something Blue" fabrics by Laundry Basket Quilts

The one remaining question with this quilt is whether or not to add any borders. The current size is 60.5" x 60.5", and it might be more useful if it were larger. I know there are some lovely blue and brown fabrics in my stash that could be used for borders. That is a decision I will be pondering over the coming week.

I had so much fun following along with this mystery quilt. The variety of different block patterns really helped keep it interesting, and Edyta's instructions were very clear. I believe the mystery will be removed from the Laundry Basket Quilts blog at some point soon, but I don't know if it has happened yet. If it's still there, I highly recommend downloading Edyta's patterns for this lovely quilt.

Linking up with:
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
BOMs Away at What a Hoot Quilts
Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts
Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA


  1. Your piecing always looks so perfect ! Mine have a bit of a wonky style, i think i need to be a better cutter.

  2. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the fabrics that you used - it is just so soothing - If you added a border it might distract from the look of the quilt. It has this look like everything is pointing to the middle - or pointing out - I wonder if a big border would change that vision.... ( I know what I am trying to say - i just don't know if its coming out!)

  3. I love your version - it's beautiful in these fabrics. I downloaded the patterns as it went and had to sit on my hands not to start it as I could see it evolving into a lovely quilt. (Trying too hard not to start anything new...) I may have come across a bundle in my stash that would be perfect to use....!

  4. Such a pretty coor combo for your quilt.

  5. Fabulous job! Love your choice of fabrics.

  6. It's lovely. And, you must of done a great job clearing fabric to a nice project.

  7. I had to wait for more fabric to finish my blocks, and now I just need to do it! I plan to add a 3" border around mine, but now I am thinking bigger. Love yours!!

  8. It's fun to see everyone's version of Edyta's mystery. I like the mix of blues and browns. I decided to add a border to mine.

  9. This mystery quilt turned out gorgeous!! It would be beautiful with an applique outer border and a narrow inner border in blue; depends on whether you want to be just done with it already and invest that much time, of course. But I love this one enough that, if it was mine, I'd want to get it big enough to go on a bed for sure. Great job!

  10. Beautiful version of the Edyta's mystery. Great job persevering through all those 6-inch blocks!

  11. Congrats on the finish! Love the colors you selected. It is nice to have a extensive stash to play with when you can't go out and order fabric.

  12. That is stunning! I LOVE those fabrics & they go with the pattern perfectly!!!!


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