Joined the PEI Modern Quilt Guild's Mystery Quilt-a-long in September 2017. I've never tried one of these before, so I was very interested to see how it would turn out. I made a resolve to use the fabric on hand instead of buying more fabric. That was a challenge in itself!!
As I had no idea how the quilt would go together, I chose a manageable size of 48 x 48. Every month from September to April a new clue was provided and I diligently set about making the required pieces.
So with the final clue given and the directions on how to put it all together, I constructed the "Starburst Blossom" quilt. It consisted of four 24" blocks.
I realized that if I added another 2 blocks to the quilt, I would be able to make a lap quilt for Victoria's Quilt donation. (I am a member of the local friends group for Victoria's Quilts who make quilts to give to cancer patients.) So I went back over each monthly clue and constructed the necessary blocks for the quilt.
As sometimes happens, when I make quilts with so many seams, my quilts end up a bit bigger than what they should be. My accuracy for the 1/4" seam could use some work!! Unfortunately, I had to cut a bit off the long ends of the quilt to let if fall within the parameters of the quilt size for donations for this charity. (48"-52" x 68" - 72") No problem, my points might be a bit off on the ends. I love the brightness of the starbursts.
I quilted it in a loopy design on my Bernina, added the binding and hand stitched it to complete the quilt.
|Photo Credit kevincasey.ca|
Thanks PEI Modern Quilt Guild for providing such an excellent Mystery Quilt-a-long. Look forward to any others you may have in the coming years.