Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

Finishing off the Macarons

Yesterday, I posted about the first set of rows in the Macaron Mystery….

Now it was time to make the alternating rows.

There were numerous long strips to be sewn together…..

…often with few points to use for registration.

I am not normally a pinner, but I pinned every intersection….

and added a few other pins along the strip as well…..

With careful sewing, I soon had the top finished…..

I preferred to make it a rectangle rather than square, so I cut off part of the side border and added it to the top and bottom of the quilt….

Honestly, I am not happy with the fabric choices but it will still make a great charity quilt and I truly enjoyed working on it!!!

Do you struggle with picking fabrics for a mystery quilt??? I never want to use the exact colors that are suggested in a mystery but often get in trouble when I don’t. Meadow Mist Designs offers a “sneak peek” at the beginning of the mystery and next year I will avail myself of that offer!!!

6 thoughts on “Finishing off the Macarons

  1. Totally different from what I expected to see as the blocks were made. But a very interesting result.
    I agree, I have a lot of trouble choosing fabrics for a mystery quilt.

  2. I recently counted up all the UFOs I have accumulated over the decades, I counted — listed up to 30 of them. Therefore, I will not start a mystery. I need to finish what I have already started.

    1. I do understand Jean. I cleared out a bunch last year but still have a lot that I need to finish up. We aren’t traveling this summer so I am hopeful that I can get caught up a bit!!

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