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Mystery Solved

You may (or may not) recall that I made last year's Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Block of the Month quilt.

Well here it is.

What do you think?  (Sorry 'bout the crap photo ... this quilt is too big to photograph well.  Or maybe it's my house that's too small to photograph the quilt well!  LOL!)

I used the finishing kit.  Cute idea to turn blocks into flower heads.

My favorite block.

My other favorite block.

And my OTHER other favorite block ...

which inspired me to change the border fabric from a large taupe/red floral to smaller pink strawberries print.   I am nothing if not predictable.

I also changed the blossom fabric to be all white - more strawberry blossomy.

And to finish it all off a lovely longarmer applied her magic for me ...

with an apropo strawberries design ('cause the fabric collection is called "Strawberry Fields" ... I know, right?)

in a pale pink thread.

Sarah is an amazingly talented long arm quilter who lives in a suburb of Syracuse NY (but she has customers ship quilts to her from all over).  Her philosophy on longarming is that quilters put so much time into a quilt that it has to be top-stitched exactly how the maker wants it.  She has lots of pantograph designs (also known as "all over" or "edge to edge") to choose from and does some free motion too.  Her turn around time is a week or less and she treats every quilt as if it were her own.  You can email her at:

srussett514 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Thanks again Sarah!

Now all I need to do is bind it. 

I'm just waiting for a day when it's freezing cold and snowing outside. 

Oh wait. 

I forgot.

That's today.

And yesterday.

(And by forgot I mean tried really hard to pretend I live here.)

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Reader Comments (16)

A beautiful quilt!! So soft and pretty :)

Sarah has done quilting for me too and she does an amazing job and is so fast!

November 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelsey

Aha, my favorite BOM has returned :-) I like the strawberry panto and your fabric substitutions. Mine is off at the longarmer now; can't wait to see the finished piece!

November 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergreg

I remember this one! A very happy quilt! Strawberry Fields is a favorite of me and my Emma. I love the fabrics you chose to finish it up! And, man, but that makes me want a long-armed quilting machine! :)

November 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterA Little Blue Dragonfly

Gorgeous quilt K and I love the quilted strawbs, don't like that snow though...!
Happy weekend,
V x

November 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergreenrabbitdesign

Thank you for providing me with my first Giggle O'the Day. Seeing your snow-covered boots and then accessing the Necker Island website. Keep dreaming, Krystyne! Maybe one day we Northerners will look out our windows and see palm trees! (or maybe not or if we do they'll be blanketed in snow too) Love your thoughts!

November 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon (Michigan)

Really great job done by you and your longarm quilter. It's a beautiful quilt!
And keep dreaming about some wonderful island ... I'm dreaming with you (glad there's no snow here at the moment but it'll come:-(
Have a wonderful weekend, Hildy

November 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHildy

Wow!!!! I had not seen that quilt all finished; I wondered what it would look like all done! Way to go! This is beautiful! And I wish I was standing in the snow! Love the snow! LOL... snowball fight would be next... hee

November 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo

Just lovely....and the snow....I know it will be in Ohio before we know it...but today was sunny and almost 70. Thnx.

November 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathy Gordon

your quilt is so comfy looking. thx for sharing it with us. beautiful piecing and quilting.

November 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKeri in CA

I too love the entire piece! I will one day need a quilter and will have to remember this quilt! The photo is fine... It is the house that is tilted! (Chuckle)

Enjoy the snow... Wished we could have more rain round these parts!

November 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMindy Fawn

Oh how lovely,the quilt and the quilting! Love the way it turned out! Perfect piecing really helps! We don't have your snow .yet,but it will be coming any day now. Love to see what you are workuing on,it is always an inspiration!!

November 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist

It turned out GREAT! Wish I could say I was ready to send off mine to the quilter (and thanks for the referral of your gal) but it will have to wait until after the holidays. I have a part-time job at Williams Sonoma and this is our busy time. This grandma longs for more quilting time. Thanks again for sharing your finished quilt. Lovely.

November 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPolly

Such a sweet quilt....I love strawberry designs too and the long arm quilting pattern is perfect for the fabrics and colours you used :)
Snow there already?! Keep cosy!
Helen x

November 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHelen Philipps

What a pretty quilt! It's one of those that just make you smile...

November 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenny of Elefantz

I also made this beautiful quilt. I just love the fabrics and design. If you would like to see mine, follow the URL to my blog.

November 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

My blog is sherryquilts.blogspot.com with photo of the mystery quilt.

November 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

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