The Mystery is Over


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Now that the end of our second Mystery QAL is just around the bend I decided it was time to share my own project. Over the last three months I have been busy designing, and creating my masterpiece. This wonderful little art quilt originated while exploring the Five-Sided Made-Fabric technique taught by Victoria Findlay Wolfe in her book 15 Minutes of Play.

Late in 2017 I challenged myself to create each of the 32 projects listed in the book. Although my progress has been slow, I have enjoyed and learned a lot from each of the sections.

Creating my own fabric from scraps is a technique I have used many times. I have not, however, tried Victoria’s version. On pages 40-41 she provides directions for a Five-Sided Made-Fabric. As the name suggests, each of the blocks begins with a five-sided center.

Using the QAL designated fabric,

English Tea
Collection: English Tea Pattern: Tea Flowers Color: Tomato Item #: 91329 Vendor: Connecting Threads

along with scraps from my overflowing bins, I fashioned together nine blocks. All nine were then combined to create an art piece I have called Five-Sided Center. Art Piece # 45 measures 23 1/4” x 23 1/4”.

My new art piece was sandwiched with a layer of Warm & Natural batting and a cotton fabric backing. I quilted my piece on my conventional sewing machine using a variegated thread and a geometric straight-line pattern. The raw edges of Five Sided Center are protected by a facing. A hanging sleeve and label were added to the back.

This is my Mystery QAL art piece.

Five Sided Center, AP # 45
Five-Sided Center, AP # 45

Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope that you have enjoyed reading about and seeing my latest art piece.

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20 thoughts on “The Mystery is Over

  1. Cindy, your pieces always resonate with me…however this one hits home in that you used materials and methods I have easy access to and have enthusiastically explored – especially the fact that you machine quilted on your ‘conventional’ machine…which is the tool I’m struggling to master with larger quilting pieces!

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    1. Laura, Thank You for your very kind compliment. It’s so nice to hear that you found the piece relatable and perhaps gave you inspiration! I admire you for tackling a large quilting project on your conventional machine. I tried and became way to frustrated; thus I know have my longarm. I wish you all the best in your quilting endeavors! 😊

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  2. Spectacular piece. That red center gives continuity to the piece. I love that! Victoria Findlay Wolfe is our special guest instructor at my guild quilt show next year! Think about a road trip…….Ocean Waves Quilt Guild . org; April 26 & 27 2019, Delaware!!! We will have a display of her quilts, she is vending a booth, and teaching & lecturing too! Spring in Delaware is a mighty pretty place too. (And I live just ‘down the road & round the corner’ from the school where the show is being held).

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