Thursday, August 2, 2007

Mystery Quilt

This is a mystery quilt made from Dorothy Young's Gentleman Johnny Meets Zachary Taylor pattern issued Christmas 2005. The finished product is an adaptation of a Burgoyne Surrounded quilt block.

For those of you who may not know what a mystery quilt is - the quilter selects fabric and then cuts and sews according to step by step directions given only one step at a time, all without knowing what the final product will be or what it will look like.

This pattern was for a 24" block using scrap fabric. I chose to use an accent color (the burgandy) which ended up being the star. I then made 5 more blocks when put together with the first block made this quilt which is approx. 46" x 69". The quilting caused the quilt to draw up which is not uncommon. I used flannel on the back so this should make a very nice couch throw or 'cuddle up' quilt. I had this machine quilted by a friend who is a long-arm quilter.

This will be a wedding gift to Lindsay and Cam.

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