Friday, 29 October 2010

Introducing ....

.... It's A Mystery To Me Too










I called this quilt "It's a Mystery To Me Too" which is a play on words, since it is the second mystery quilt I have designed.  (Yes, I can hear you groaning, but that's about typical of my sense of humour, sorry.)  This one was published in a British quilt magazine in 4 installments, which was exciting for me, both to see my design in print and to see the quilts that readers made from the instructions.

I designed and made this quilt in 2007.  As I made it using a range of Christmas fabrics, I decided to quilt it with an all-over holly leaf and berry design.

I hope you're all enjoying seeing all the quilts in this Quilt Festival, and I would like to say thanks to Amy for organizing it.

49 comments:

  1. One of my favourites - lovely to see it again

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  2. Hey Sue, good to see you are at the BQF too. I think we met through one of this festival? Lovely entry - Hugs Nat

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  3. Great vibrant quilt design. Its a lovely fabric combination you have used.

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  4. That's just beautiful! It must be such a thrill to see others making a quilt that you designed! Cool.

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  5. Stunning quilt, Sue. A great design, thanks for showing it.

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  6. I love the holly choice for the quilting!!!

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  7. Love the beautiful quilt and I love your sense of humor. Or as you spell it humour. Whatever way you spell it, you're a "hoot" as we say here in the States. I also like the lighter quilting thread so you can see the wonderful holly leaves. Your quilts inspire me Sue.

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  8. Thanks for visiting my Blog, even if it isn't about the Quit Festival, a Design Wall Monday. Nice that you share your design with others. I agree the Holly is the perfect quilting motif.

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  9. Great quilt, I remember seeing it in print

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

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  10. Super nice quilting! Nice holiday colors in it!

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  11. I wish I had been part of that mystery qal. That is a nice quilt design, and I bet your participants loved it too.

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  12. lovely quilt Sue...
    Pleased to see your not shy mentioning the quilt magazine !
    :-)xxx

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  13. This is beautiful - love the name! The quilting is just gorgeous.

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  14. very pretty, first time for me seeing it!

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  15. very pretty, first time for me seeing it!

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  16. I made a mystery quilt and it was a mystery to the end! Yours is lovely, especially in the Christmasy fabrics!

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  17. Love the quilting on this one!

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  18. Love the fabrics you chose for this and the quilting is just a great choice too. All around lovely! I'm sure it was fun for you to see all the participant's choices and how they turned out. Have fun on the quilt festival!

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  19. Nice Quilt - How cool that you designed it and as a mystery too.
    thanks for sharing

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  20. What a lovely quilt well done on getting it in to a quilting magazine
    Hugs Janice

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  21. what a lovely, vibrant quilt! great work.

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  22. Wonderful quilt! I love the colors that you used :)

    Thank you for sharing!

    SheilaC

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  23. great quilt, thanks for sharing it!

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  24. I've always worried about making a mystery quilt. After all what if I didn't like it? Now yours puts mystery quilts in a whole new beautiful light - which is a real switch because I've seen some uglies! I know an ugly quilt - it's nearly unheard of.

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  25. This looks stunning. I love the close up photo of the quilting pattern. Wonderful work!

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  26. Sue,
    I love how the design is on point and how it floats into the border. It is a wonderful design. The holly leaf quilting looks superb.
    Thanks for sharing your terrific mystery design. Enjoy the festival...
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  27. I love mystery quilts! So fun. Yours is gorgeous!

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  28. what is a mystery quilt?
    i love how yours turned out but I guess i've never heard of one!

    :)

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  29. Lovely! I love the quilting on it! :)

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  30. So nice! And the quilting is so fun!

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  31. Very lovely quilt. I've never done a mystery quilt before. Maybe one day?

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  32. I like the layout a lot.... but I LOVE the quilted holly!

    ~ Meagan

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  33. I enjoy mystery quilts. Your design is great, and I like the holly quilting.

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  34. Lovely - great how the greens made a secondary design.

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  35. beautiful quilt and your quilting is fantastic. love it!! thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  36. That is neat. I've never done a mystery quilt. that might be kinda fun...

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  37. Great quilt! That would have been a mystery I would have loved to do ;-)) Thanks for sharing"

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  38. Very pretty, I really like the all over holly quilting.

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  39. Very nice indeed. I love the quilting you chose to use. I envy occasionally the use of the long arm. One day....maybe.

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  40. What a pretty quilt! The holly and berry quilting is perfect for it.

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  41. Beautiful design! The colors really sparkle and the quilting perfect!

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  42. This is a great mystery quilt. Truly a beautiful reward. Congrats on the publication and thanks for sharing with us.

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