Saturday, March 3, 2012

Fall Mystery Quilt

Last fall I posted this picture when I was selecting fabrics for this class.
Then after the class met I posted this picture of the of panel two that I finished in class.
I have worked on this quilt slowly since then.  Doing a little bit here and a little bit there, including lots of cutting as there were many more pieces to cut as you went along.  I found part of this quilt to be very confusing to do without a flannel board to lay it out on. I also had to buy more of my light dark fabric as I miss cut an entire section because I miss read the directions. I bought all they had of the fabric when I ran over to get it and more of the dark dark also, just to be safe. I had already bought extra of the light dark and light light because I really like them. 
Last weekend at our sewing marathon I finished panels one and three and started on panel four. Yesterday at my first Friday sewing group I finished panel four and got the top put together.
(Panels are dark section, light section, dark section, light section.)

Now the only thing left is to decide if I want to add borders or leave it as is before sending it off to be quilted, or may be attempting to quilt it myself, by hand or machine.
I have lots of fabric left over to add borders, piece the back, or do another project. I was thinking of maybe doing a wall hanging with some leaves like those in the quilt.

I also just now realized that I put in one piece backwards, so now I have to decide it take it apart and fix it or leave it alone.  I think I will take a quote from Scarlet O'Hara in Gone With the Wind " I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow."