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Thread: First mystery quilt

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    First mystery quilt

    I have completed my first mystery quilt and am attaching a picture. Our Guild held an exhibition of this years mystery quilts at a local bed centre and it was lovely to see them all laid out on beds rather than hung on walls. Members of the public were asked to vote, as well as guild members, for the one they liked the best (not just on technical merit) and the whole event was reported in the local paper The Muscat Daily, Oman. Although I did not win the vote my quilt was featured by the reporter and I was really pleased to have it picked out of them all for the feature. I didn't like it at first but it has grown on me though the colours were picked with my step daughter in mind. It was the first time I have done more 'fancy' free motion on a quilt using my Nolting MAQ14 as I have been struggling to get the hang of it. I hope you like it.
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    looks great!
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    What a pretty quilt! And I love the colors. I've never done a mystery quilt. I'm too much of a control freak and I want to know what something is going to look like before I start cutting fabric. You did good with this one!

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    I love the color combo of the pink/black/grey! Pretty pattern too!
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    It's beautiful!

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    Beautiful, great job!!!!!

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    That turned out neat. It kept my attention and I studied it a long time. I love it. Your step daughter is a lucky girl to get this quilt.

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    What a great idea of displaying the quilts in a bed showroom!

    Your version looks fabulous - very planned, actually.
    I love the non-traditional (for a mystery) center.

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    Very striking! Beautiful colors and interesting pattern.

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    That turned out lovely. My mind sees some "art deco" in there - the centre and the matching cornerstones.

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    nicely done
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    Wow..that is very nice.
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    I am not comfortable dooing mystery quilts. I really like yours. Your step-daughter will love it. How nice to have it featured in the paper. Congratulations on a well done quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt

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    Oh, I love it! I have never seen a mystery quilt that finished with that type of pattern - having a center medallion. Great job!

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    It is beautiful,.
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    That's a beautiful mystery quilt. Good work!

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    Beautiful and I love the colors!
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    What a beautiful quilt! You really did a nice job and the reporter must have thought so also. You need to keep the article and give it with the quilt to your step daughter.
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    Beautiful!!!

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    What a lovely quilt! Isn't it funny how when we're pushed out of our 'comfort' zone by colors or pattern (usually because we're gifting something!) that we end up with a quilt that we enjoy and admire in the end? I love your quilt - and I'm sure the recipient absolutely adores it!

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