I'm linking up with the Thank Goodness it's Finally Finished link party which is being hosted this week by Janet at Simply Pieced.
I wish I could remember when I first came across Cheryl and her blog Meadow Mist Designs, but all I know is that I found her before she started her Foothills Mystery Quilt last year. If you are not familiar with a mystery quilt, it is essentially a quilt whose finish is kept secret and has been expertly broken down into smaller steps that once put together create the predetermined design. Cheryl created this mystery to share with her guild, but decided to let her blog followers in on the fun. Each month a different step was provided which meant to me that I only had a small amount of work to do on this project before I could set it aside. I guess it made me realize it is possible to take a project just a little at a time and not all projects have to be completed instantly.
|My fabric pull for the project, which you can read about in an earlier blog post here.|
|My fit of crazy trying to solve the mystery, instead of just enjoying it like a summer read.|
|This pile of triangles was actually fun to make after I made some modifications to my machine!|
|Louise making pebbles until the cows come home!|
I took the photos below before this quilt was given as a thank you to the officiant of my marriage to my fantastic husband, and her husband who prepared all of the food for our intimate ceremony.
|I may have to change my blog to quilting among the pines! Pine trees seem to be taking over the orange groves.|
|A closer look at the pebbles.|
|The secondary design that becomes apparent on the back of the quilt.|
The Foothills Mystery has been solved. Stop back among the pines groves to see my progress on Cheryl's latest mystery the Midnight Mystery quilt along. Have you ever participated in a mystery quilt along? What have been your experiences?