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November 2015

The Big Reveal 2015

Last Saturday was the annual Big Reveal of the Mystery Quilt. It is quite nerve-wracking to finally share my design with everyone, knowing that they have invested time and money in making a quilt when they had no idea how it would turn out!

We started the day by showing the two samples that I had made, with help from Linda who did the binding on both, and Noeline Day who quilted the double.

So, here is the Vintage Roses Single

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... and the Blue Diamonds Double

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Once we had done the reveal, there was frantic activity while everyone got themselves set up to sew.

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There were so many different colourways being made on the day - this one is called Graffitti Chic, and uses fabrics from Moda's Zen Chic range

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This one is Lime Zest

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Here it is completed

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Pauline was busy making her Opulence quilt

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Linda and Brenda had been testing out the instructions before the day. Here's Brenda's Kansas Wheatfields, well on its way

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Monica managed to complete her Hedgerow quilt top

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and this one is Kiwi Gold

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Carl made us a lovely lunch, and we enjoyed sitting out in the Wairarapa sunshine to eat

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What a fun day! Reflecting afterwards I though how great it was to have people completing a project, as so often when you go to a class you come home with yet another UFO!

I'm really looking forward to next year's Mystery. The design is all done so now all I have to do is pick out the colours - I hope you will join me for Mystery 2016.

For more information on the Mystery, go to www.quilterslane.co.nz