...oh so long ago, I did my first mystery top. It was back in July 2005. We had just celebrated our first anniversary a couple days ago. Then as any (deaf) loving wife would do, she insisted that her husband wake her up at 5am so she could play with the others. :)
Just in case I didn't like the finished results, I did the mystery in the smallest size offered, twin sized. Then the blocks sat. And sat. And sat. I might have moved them around a time or two, but I had no motivation to piece it into a top.
Then a few days ago, I realized I didn't like it because it was twin sized. Who uses twin size these days? Seems like everybody I know of uses queen or bigger. I thought about splitting the 24 blocks into 2 baby quilts. But I wasn't happy with the prospect of losing some of the design. Then duuuuuh! I'll make another block, set it 5x5 and have a lap quilt.
So last night I laid out the blocks in my best ability to make sure that larger pieces of the same fabric were not touching. My stash was so much smaller back then, so I "zested" it up with a slightly maverick looking 25th block. I bet you can find it, smack dab in the center. ;)
My first picture was this very blurry shot, because I had forgotten to reset my camera settings after trying to take pictures of the quilting I did.
It looks like some cool light/steam/magical thing going on. :)
And just now, I finished piecing it into a top. I'm planning for a small purple border and then a green border. It'll probably finish about 70" square. I think it'll look good with my green handdyed backing and be happy to sit on my dark green couch.
In case you didn't know, I love green. :D
I can't wait to see what I do tonight! I'm surprising myself with my full quilting force these days. Well... I do have a few things I "need" to do before saying hello to my machine again. Like, taking a shower and paying the rent and mailing some bills (need the new stamps, darn)... oops! And put away the laundry. Told hubby I would. :)