Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mysterious Christmas

I was lucky last year to join a yahoo group that
had a wonderful mystery about 2 weeks before Christmas. I have done mysteries before and it was perfect timing...I needed to do something that was for me downtime away from it all. What better way than with a mystery quilt.

I didn't know what design I was going to be making but I must say that everyone's enthusiams snared me in. I picked my fabric and waited patiently for the first clue.. it was almost like lying in bed at Christmas eve for the footsteps to fall on the roof and Santa would be there with your gifts.. all those packages with mysterious things... the element of surprise!!
It was a perfect gift...for me...something I didn't know was going to happen until the last clue was unwrapped!!

I started with piecing the big spiral pieces and then the little pinwheels and then the unveiling of those wonderful bows the designer really had us in mind when she made this design... at the end this was the final gift all together. I added the last part of the boarder to finish these peperment swirls... then viola.. this was my first Christmas quilt!! The first one and I had been quilting for almost 17 years...

This lady now has the pattern on sale on her site and it is so worth it.. or if you click on the title above you can join in the mystery she will be starting in the new year.

This is Christmas to me a mystery of events that lead up to the day of Birth...

I hope all of you have a Wonderful Happy Holiday with Great friends and Family. I am so looking forward to 2009 when can share all our quilty finds/remedies/gifts and stitch till our hearts content.


  1. I just found your blog from Lynda's friendly company of bears :) That quilt is wonderful, I have never made a quilt but have always been tempted! Beary Merry Christmas Catherine x

  2. That is lovely! What size is it?
    thanks for sharing, Sharyn/KalamaQuilts

  3. What a great mystery! Love the fabrics you used! Very nice! 8-)

  4. What a great quilt for Christmas! it reminds me of peppermint candy canes!

    Have a wonderful, pieceful, cosy Christmas!

    Regards, Lynda and the Bears


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