Last Saturday was the annual Big Reveal of the Mystery Quilt. It is quite nerve-wracking to finally share my design with everyone, knowing that they have invested time and money in making a quilt when they had no idea how it would turn out!
We started the day by showing the two samples that I had made, with help from Linda who did the binding on both, and Noeline Day who quilted the double.
So, here is the Vintage Roses Single
... and the Blue Diamonds Double
Once we had done the reveal, there was frantic activity while everyone got themselves set up to sew.
There were so many different colourways being made on the day - this one is called Graffitti Chic, and uses fabrics from Moda's Zen Chic range
This one is Lime Zest
Here it is completed
Pauline was busy making her Opulence quilt
Linda and Brenda had been testing out the instructions before the day. Here's Brenda's Kansas...
Last month we completed the 2014 Mystery with two amazing reveal days. I have put some photos below.
We have now launched the 2015 Mystery, to see the colourways please visit my new website here
This will be my last typepad post, for more information on Quilters' Lane and my quilting please go to the Quilters' Lane website where you can find all sorts of information and purchase products.
If you are doing any of my classes at Symposium I look forward to seeing you in January. Please note I have now put all of the hand quilting products on the new website.
No blog for a long time - what with the Shop Hop and the Mystery Quilt it has been a very busy time at Quilters' Lane. I've also enjoyed meeting lots of people who have popped in while on their holidays either from other parts of NZ or from around the world. It seems the Wairarapa is getting on the tourist map!
Over the past year, quilters have been working on my Mystery Quilt, which I called 'Conundrum at Cocktail Hour'. Each of the seven colourways was named after a cocktail - or at least loosely. The colours were:
Black Russian - Black and White with a touch of Red
Chatham Island Iced Tea - yes that's Chatham Island, not Long Island! - Chatham Island Forget me nots and other kiwiana
Blue Hawaiian - blue/green batiks
Kiwi Grasshopper - Kiwiana with greens
Shirley Temple - sweet and pink and floral
Champagne Cocktail - purples, blues and ivory with gold highlights
and Sundowner - rich browns, oranges and golds
Here are some of the colour charts that people chose from: