Saturday, February 8, 2020

First Finish For 2020!

I'm very pleased to share my first finish for 2020! I finally found some time to work on my Mosaic Mystery Quilt...but after just having my machine in for cleaning/service, I had some extreme trouble with the tension while quilting this baby. I probably ripped out 90% of the quilting before I was able to fix the tension. It isn't perfect but livable. I was definitely getting bird's nest on the back of my quilt which isn't acceptable! A very frustrating experience!
This is the first time I participated in Cheryl's mystery QAL (Meadow Mist Designs). I really loved the way it turned out and it was rather simple piecing...not too small pieces. I like that you get one step each month. It gives you plenty of time to finish but not too long to wait for the next step!
All the fabrics I used in this quilt were from my stash.
I straight line quilted across the quilt following the diagonal lines of the star points. I FMQ around the fussy cut circles in the center of the stars. 
The inner border was FMQ in a twisted wave design and the outer border
 in a rope design.
This quilt finishes at 60.5" x 72.5"
I'm linking to Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Brag About Your Beauties over at From Bolt to Beauty, Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts
February brought a new color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. This month is ORANGE.
Here is my orange/gray column of squares and HST! Linking to Scrappy Happy Saturday over at So Scrappy.


  1. Beautiful quilt AND quilting! I'm still waiting for my 1st finish this year. It'll happen and then I can be joyous too. Congratulations!!!

  2. congrats on your great finish. The orange row looks interesting, is it a pattern?

  3. Congratulations 🎉🍾🎈 on your finish! What a lovely quilt. I especially like the yellow alternate block. Nice oranges 🍊 too.

  4. Oh, I love your finished quilt, Dawn! Your color choices are perfect. The variety in the quilting looks fabulous. I just want to crawl into my iPad and get all cuddly with that quilt. Love your new orange strip of squares and half square triangles!

  5. Great quilt!! I want to start this one soon! Love all your fabrics!

  6. Hi Dawn! What a great finish. Woot woot! Oh, how annoying about the bird's nest and the tension issue. It seems like those issues just crop up out of nowhere, don't they?! One minute you're fine and then, bam. I love how all the fabrics work together and to have them all in your stash - it's kismet how you put them together. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. What a gorgeous quilt! Your quilting looks fantastic and I just adore the fabrics you used. So pretty! Congrats on a wonderful finish :)

  8. Your Mosaic Mystery turned out beautifully (and has me wishing that I had the time to have made one!) Nice progress on ORANGE for the RSC. I'm SEW looking forward to seeing your quilt come together!

  9. What a beautiful quilt, I love it! Congratulations for the first finish of the year ;)


Sweet sentiments