Sunday, February 2, 2014

Ta-Da!

An assembled top!

But where to photograph it? Spread on the bed doesn't work because it hangs down the sides.

Fortunately someone thought of suspending it over the garage door with magnets and clips:
Good idea! But it is just as well the borders aren't on yet, or it wouldn't have even fitted here. It is just over 2 metres square at present, because I made extra blocks to give me a 9x9 grid.

Rather than make all the extra blocks the same, I changed the construction of the chevrons in a number of the Birthday Girl blocks so that they created a star shape, while keeping the colour arrangement of the original. In this photo from inside the garage you can see one of my alternate blocks:
Love the stained-glass window effect of the light through the fabric!

So here, at last, is the whole thing:
My Summer Solstice mystery quilt! I think you really need to click on the photo to enlarge it to see it properly.

Thank you Bonnie Hunter, for another fantastic mystery experience!

Later today I will add a link to Bonnie's final Celtic Solstice link-up. I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone's quilts have come together!

Added later: Here's the link-up!

31 comments:

  1. IT'S FABULOUS! Love the picture from the reverse side. The alternate blocks look great. Congrats on the finished top!

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  2. Wow! I'm impressed....and it does remind me of a stained glass window, well done!

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  3. wow I am stunned....... that is a fantastic quilt... who and where is it destined.

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  4. Brilliant....Congratulations..... I also love the stained glass effect looking through the reverse side. Hope to see at this month's CBD. Now you can have a rest!!!

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  5. What a great quilt....the photos really show it off...I am inspired to go and do some more piecing on mine :)

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  6. Well done, it's big - and really great! I will make my top today!

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  7. Great idea photographing from the back! Looks amazing!

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  8. I love the addition you made of the star blocks. It adds variety to a very large quilt! Are you quilting it yourself?

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  9. A beautiful quilt. Enjoy sleeping under it :)

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  10. Well done. I think the star chevron blocks look good, a few adds interest; that's a great idea.

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  11. Truly beautiful! Love the stained glass picture!

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  12. Lovely quilt. Mine will be 9x9 as well. Are you changing the borders at all, or will yours be like Bonnie's? I'm not that far - not sure what I'm doing with mine. Great job!

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  13. This is lovely!! Congratulations

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  14. That is SO beautiful! I love the photo from inside the garage. :-)

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  15. Wow, wow, wow!!! It's really lovely--and huge!

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  16. It is wonderful Vireya! You got a great shot from inside the garage. Congratulations,

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  17. Beautifully done! It looks like a stained glass window.

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  18. Vireya, it looks fantastic. I love your colour scheme. I also love her mysteries - very easy to do although you think - how many more squares/triangles do I have to make......

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  19. Beautifully made! It truly does look like stained glass! Congrats!

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  20. Love the alternate blocks with the different chevrons, wish I had thought of it, maybe I could do a 4x4??
    Love your colours too. The garage door was a good idea.
    Am expecting another melbournite to post as well.

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  21. Wow - you went for the big quilt!

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  22. I love the stained glass effect :)

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  23. Wow. Lovely. The alternating blocks are great.

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  24. Love the stained glass look of your quilt! It's beautiful!

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  25. I'm just putting my blocks together and I love the alternating blocks~I'm going to do this! Thanks for the magnificent display!

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  26. I have enjoyed visiting your Blog and seeing your finished quilt. It is beautiful. You were brave to tackle the King size. I'd still be piecing had I tried to make a King.

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  27. Your quilt top is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job on it.

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