I can't remember where I read that the quilting site on 'about.com' was going to have a mystery quilt sewing day on Super Bowl Sunday. I zipped right over to investigate and found that the designer has done this before and also does a New Years Day mystery quilt every year.
Well, I immediately selected some fabrics that I had purchased without a project in mind and cut up the pieces specified. The cutting instructions were issued over several days leading up to SBS.
We needed 5 fabrics: a dark, another dark or bright, two mediums and a light. All needed to contrast with each other. I chose a beautiful floral for my bright, and to match the colors in the print; a dark green from the color of the leaves, purple and coral from the flowers for the mediums and butter yellow for the light - also matching one of the flowers.
On Super Bowl Sunday the instructions started being posted early in the morning. I had to go to church and then prep food for guests so I didn't get to start my sewing until kickoff time (3:00 local time).
As I proceeded there were places where I wanted to use a different one of my fabrics for a border and these pieces had not been pre-cut so I was able to do so. I changed the inner border to the purple fabric and I changed the flying geese border to feature the floral.
Unfortunately, I misread the instructions and installed a set of corner blocks backwards but I liked the result so I left it that way.
Here is the wide view of this 48-inch quilt:
Can you say "Spring?"
I thought the solid green blocks were too bold so I did free-motion quilting over them in the style of the flowers in the print:
The rest of the quilt has free-motion meandering.
With a Christmas quilt and a Fall quilt now in my personal collection, I decided to keep this Spring one for the house.
In season, it will display in the living room, across a cedar chest in front of the window.
I guess I need to make Summer and Winter quilts so I have a full set for seasonal decor.