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Saturday, August 15, 2009
Coffee Time- Mystery Quilt
This is a quilt I made in Kingston at the Perfect Stitch. I took the class as a 'mystery class' and am very happy with how it turned out. This quilt was shown at the Thousand Islands Quilters' Guild quilt show in June. This is also one of my 'June finishes'.
This class was taught by Elizabeth Lake and it's an original design by her. I took this class 3 years ago and finally got it finished! What's nice about a mystery is the fact that you don't actually know what you are making until the class is almost finished and the end quilt is revealed! I have taken the (mystery) class for the past 3 years and love each of the quilts.
This is a close up of my favourite mug of course because it has my name on it!
The outer border is my own design because I could not find the instructions (or even a picture) for Elizabeth's quilt. This quilt is large measuring 82 1/2" x 103". This quilt is completely done by machine with machine piecing and quilting by me.
I loved some of the coffee fabrics and continued the "coffee" theme throughout this quilt with the quilting. I did a different coffee mug in each of the large blocks and a different word representing a type or flavour of coffee in each of the setting triangles on the outside. I think the quilting sets this quilt off and makes me really want to cuddle up in front of the TV (on a cold day) and have a hot coffee!
This is a close-up of some of the quilting.