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Mystery Quilt Along Reveal

Happy Saturday!

We’ve spent the last month traveling to visit with family and friends.  It’s great to be home again and even better to be sewing again.  Taking a small break has been a great motivator for me to start finishing up projects 🙂

I participated in my first QAL this past quarter.  It was a mystery quilt along hosted by Cindy at In a Stitch Quilting and Tracy with It’s a T-Sweets Day. I loved their QAL concept of using a focus fabric to create any project of your choosing.

The focus fabric for this past quarter  was “Tea Flowers” from the English Tea collections by Connecting Threads. It is a vintage small floral print but the tomato red color made me think of Christmas.

tea flowers

Camille Roskelley’s Swoon block has been on my to do list for quite awhile. This QAL was the perfect opportunity to make it happen!

My swoon table topper/wall hanging measure 30 x 30 inches. Although the front doesn’t scream Christmas – my backing certainly does!

mystery qal finished

Mystery QAL Swoon

mystery qal backing

Mystery QAL Backing

Thanks for stopping by – Happy Sewing!

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16 thoughts on “Mystery Quilt Along Reveal

  1. What a great idea for a mystery QAL!!! Such a neat variety of projects are being posted! Congratulations on your finish!
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

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  2. This totally looks like a Christmas wreath to me! That backing fabric totally pulls it all together! How fun:). I love that pretty swoon block❤️❤️. Thanks for sewing along. !!

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  3. I love the table topper and the backing fabric is very adorable! It makes me smile and think of Christmas!

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  4. That swoon block had been on my “to make” list for quite a while!! I love what you did with it!!

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  5. Hi Karla, welcome back to you! It’s nice to get away and come back refreshed. I was happy to start sewing again when I got home too.
    I love your Swoon piece, it is a very sophisticated Christmas wreath with a bit of fun on the back with Santa!

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  6. dezertsuz on said:

    What a great use of the fabric! That backing made me smile, too. It all goes together so well!

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  7. A truly lovely block. Congratulations on finishing the Mystery QAL.

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  8. Great patterns! I love to look at these patterns and colors. I admire you 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration

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