Quite a few of you have downloaded the first installment which includes the supply list for my brand new, free mystery quilt pattern. How exciting! I’m so glad you’ve decided to join me for Fridays with Kimberly! In keeping with the mystery quilt theme, I thought it might be fun to have a little “Show and Tell” today. Many of you have been introduced to my dear and supremely talented friend, Birgit Schuller, from Germany. If not, click here and here to find out more about her.
Even though Birgit is very busy with her longarm quilting business and working on her award-winning, show-stopping quilts for international contests, she always takes time to make my mystery quilts, and I’m very honored. I thought you might like to see photos of three of these mystery quilts, including two patterns which are currently still available to download online (but only until September 30th); Halls of History and Rhein Wein. I just love the way Birgit has pieced and quilted these beauties – her quilting is innovative and suits the designs beautifully! Enjoy the Show and Tell slide show today!
Halls of History, the 2008 free mystery quilt pattern. Birgit added a row to extend the size.
Quilting details on front of Halls of History. Don’t you just love the exquisite quilting in the background areas?
Quilting details on back of Halls of History. The back could pass for a whole cloth quilt by itself!
Rhein Wein. Birgit added extra blocks to change the layout and make the quilt square. Beautiful!
Quilting details on back of Rhein Wein. You could spend hours looking at the thoughtful details. Amazing!
Quitling details on front of Rhein Wein make this quilt sparkle with so much visual interest.
Another mystery quilt designed by me; made by Birgit. The photo just doesn’t do this quilt justice. In person, the colors explode with exuberance!
The back of this quilt is a n absolute knock-out. Check out those gorgeous, perfect feathers!
Thank you, Birgit for sharing your talent with us through this cyber show and tell!
Many of you have been oh-so-kind to send me photos of your completed mystery quilts or quilt tops in the past. I hope you’ll forgive me, but in the midst of moving plus transitioning all my data to a new laptop computer earlier this year, some of my photos files are missing or misplaced in other virtual file folders. Fear not; they are not lost in cyber space! But the folder I kept them in got “auto-archived” or some such computer thing, and my notes with the information such as “whose-name-went-with-what-quilt” is no where to be found. Sigh.
I’m going to attempt to post the mystery quilts from photos you friendly readers have sent me in my next posting — at least as many as I can put my hands on by then. In the meantime, if any of you out there have made one (or more!) of my mystery quilts, would you mind sending the photos to me again? Gosh, I sure hate to bother you but I’d be so grateful if you would. Send them as .jpg attachments to: moc.omnieylrebmiknull@ylrebmiK. I’ll get them posted ASAP for you all to enjoy!
And don’t forget: I’ll send a special surprise to the first three people who email me photos of their completed mystery quilts or quilt tops from this newest free mystery quilt: Anvils Are Beautiful. Woo hoo! I hope you’re getting ready for the first clue which will be posted this coming Friday, September 11th!
Stop back soon to see the next batch of mystery quilt photos. Cheerio, everyone!