Saturday, September 09, 2006

Mystery Revealed

Today was the day! I mentioned here about the mystery pattern I tested for a fellow quilter, Cathy. Now you can see it for yourself! :)


As Cathy gave out the clues and chatted with other folks who were doing the mystery... it just made me want to do it again, except I wanted to use my Wonder Cut Ruler this time around. My today's fabric selection:


I love the 3.5" size on the WCR (because you need to cut 3" strips on a regular ruler) so I modified the pattern and made a "junior" version.

It's a lot like my other one, except I made the green framed blocks dominate the quilt, instead of the pink. I also switched around where the white fabric was, putting it in the inside diamonds, instead of the border. It finishes at 36" square, opposed to the original pattern of 60". I like it! :)

Now will somebody please tell me where I managed to get the energy to select fabric, cut, sew, piece and produce quilt top, starting early this afternoon and finishing at 11pm! And I certainly didn't have an imaginary whip over my head, cracking me to get this done. I took plenty of breaks, cooked up myself a quesadilla, had a few popsicles, husband got pizza (mine tastes better though! ;)) and certainly didn't feel any rush or pressure. I can't figure it out, and I wanna know so I can do it again, or bottle it up and sell it to other quilters! :D

Leah

11 comments:

Hedgehog said...

Both quilts are very nice. You'll make a fortune when you bottle that up!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Wow, what a busy sewing day!!! Both quilts look great... I LOVE my WCR too.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Quilty Nurse said...

Well you're either superwoman in disguise or you were just very inspired!

Both of your quilts are lovely. I like your changes in the 2nd quilt. See, thats why I'd want to see the whole pattern first, so I could tweak it beforehand. Ah well, guess mystery quilts just aren't me.

Nancy said...

You know this pattern is perfect for a group of fabrics I've been searching for a pattern for! Now if I can just get my sewing room cleaned up enough so I can use the sewing table I can get started on it.

Laurie said...

I like it, Leah. Congrats on the finish! (I'll bet you slept well last night!!)

Gail said...

Both quilts are very pretty, good work- and you got so much done just today!

Cathy said...

Well obviously you were just so inspired by this terrific design that you couldnt help yourself!! Thanks for testing it for me and thanks for liking it so much that you made another one!

joyce said...

If you find out where that enegry came from, bottle it up and sell it. You will end up a millionaire.

cher said...

quilting something new can do that for ya! I think knowing how the pattern would look, but playing with your wcr and a nice related selection of fabrics-really inspired you. very cute quilts!

Sweet P said...

I love it when I get in a quilting groove like you were in yesterday. I usually get that way when I'm not working on a deadline (like a swap deadline) or participating in a group project. When I'm working on something because I want to do it, I usually can work for several hours without getting tired or cranky.

Patti said...

It's called excitement and enthusiasm for what you are doing - and each person must find it for themselves because the source is different for everyone. All of us know what this feels like - the key is to find it more often. That's what I felt like piecing the Quilt Pink scrapaholic blocks this weekend.