Ok I have a confession--I usually do not enjoy mystery quilts! I made one about 16 years ago--it was a two color project and I did not like how it turned out. I was frustrated and disappointed because I spent a lot of money on the fabric and did not like the results. I had pretty much sworn off mystery quilts after that, but I will make an exception for scrappy mysteries and Diane! I am a scrap quilter and I am very good at quilting from my stash--which is why I love her book, Scrap Quilt Secrets. I want to make the cover quilt, Crazy Daisy, for my own bed.
Speaking of an exception for scrappy mysteries, I have all my Scrap Dance Tango Blocks together. Doesn't it look fabulous? I am going to add a 4 inch border maybe a brown and it will make a fantastic lap quilt.
I even already have a backing. It is the softest, blue gray fabric from Andover and I got it for $3 a yard several years ago. I think it will be perfect! Thank you to Carole for her mystery quilt along! Details can be found here:
Diane hosted a mystery quilt on her blog back in 2014. I loved how it looked like my favorite sunflowers, so I made one and actually kept it for myself. The pattern is still available here
She has also announced a Summer Scrappy Mystery Quilt 2016
I dug into my stash and found this gorgeous Minick and Simpson fabric. I bought it as a flat fold several years ago for cheap. I am planning on using it for my border fabric and backing.
My main color is navy,
accent colors are red, green, and brown,
and my background will be cream and beige.
The first clue is posted here
It is a wet, rainy gray day here, so I will be cutting the strips and sewing them right up.
How about you? Do you want to join in some scrappy fun?