I met Kimberly, author of the Jelly Roll Quilt Magic giveaway book, a number of years ago at the Lancaster. PA quilt show. I'd signed up to take her Mystery Quilt class called Pinweels and Flying Geese. The quilt from that class became Pinwheels for Ian, a gift for that red-headed young man over there on the right side of the screen. I was new to quilting, and that was only the third quilt I had ever made. The class was the start of a friendship as well as a love an interest in doing mystery quilts.
Every once in a while, Kimberly would do a mystery quilt on her web site, with the fabric requirements being published on week #1, then various "clues" each week thereafter. For one of the mysteries, I threw caution to the wind and decided to try batiks on black. It was fun, I finished all but the outside borders in short order, then my ADQD took over & I flitted to another project. That UFO took its place on the shelf with all too many other UFOs, staying there until earlier this month.
Then came September's Philly Modern Quilt Guild meeting. They announced that the project for the October meeting was to complete a UFO, bring it to the meeting, and share. Out came that old mystery quilt, on went the borders, zip zip went the pieced back, and off to the local long-armer it flew. I picked it up on Friday and completed binding this weekend. It finished at about 60" x 60". When you take that leap of faith, throwing caution to the wind and picking fabrics for a mystery quilt, you just never know how it's going to turn out. For that reason, I called this one "Who knew?".
DH really likes it, I think because he's very attracted to Amish quilts, and it has that bright-color-on-black look. It will hang in the family room for a while.
Please don't let anyone from my guild know -- it's supposed to be a surprise. Denise and Bobbi, your lips are sealed, right?