Here's my July mini aka Mystery Mola :)
Would you believe this piece was in my grandkids' toy bin (yes! toy bin) at the cabin?? They are now teenagers and no one knows where it came from so I took it, lol! It may have been cut from a garment or tote.
I quilted in all the narrow black spaces around every leaf and flower.
I'm a big fan of using masking tape whenever possible. It's easy and gives a nice straight edge to follow.
Pretty good match, huh? I found these solid colors at our LQS.
Here's a detail of the center. Note the long stems and flowering branches.
The finished piece.
Rachel helped me choose the fabric for the back. I think it's perfect :)
Check out Wendy's blog to see her mini--and more.
As for my Strings update and link-up with Lori at Humble Quilts . . .
. . . this quilt is actually done except for the label. I'll have better pics next month :)
Have a great week!
Copyright 2019, Barbara Schaffer
Oh my word! I absolutely love it! It is the prettiest Mola I have ever seen and you finished it perfectly. I can't believe you found it in the toy bin. Mystery Mola indeed! I will link it up this morning. Thanks for another great quilt! Love the string quilt too. I seem to be at a standstill with mine.ReplyDelete
I'm with Wendy - I love it! You matched the colors so well too. What a fun mystery as to its origins.ReplyDelete
stay cool if you can!
That is a gorgeous mola and how absolutely perfect to finish it into a mini quilt so you can enjoy it!ReplyDelete
What a fun "mystery" quilt! YOu did a lovely job finishing it!!ReplyDelete
YOur selvage string quilt is as lovely as ever!!
What a great find and finish for that beautiful mola! I love your salvage edge string quilt! Can't wait to see it in more detail. It's hot and humid here in MA as well. I'm staying in! Jan in MAReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by! Couldn't believe it when I found that mola. Who knew?? More string quilt pics to come :)Delete
simply stunning mola!ReplyDelete
Maybe I should go dig in my grandkids toy box! What a fabulous find. You brought it to life.ReplyDelete
I love it, a toy box rescue, and a fabulous beauty it is! Your quilting and those borders add the perfect touch! I love masking tape for quilting lines too.ReplyDelete
What a fun and create way to recycle. It makes me curious what it was originally. It really turned out nice.ReplyDelete
Great job on the mola and your strings are really nice too!ReplyDelete
How cool is this! You have taken this lovely (discarded) piece of handwork, and made it into something extraordinary! I love it!ReplyDelete
Wow, a very very cool mystery Mola, and you've finished it so nicely. It is a "WOW" for sure. Your strings look great - love that setting and will look forward to seeing the full quilt.ReplyDelete
I have been gifted, over the years, 3 different Mola's and they each have that rough edge... so to me doesn't look like it was cut from anything. Truly a mystery. I need to find mine and do something with them.ReplyDelete
Interesting about that rough edge. Hope you find your Molas. I just love the handwork that goes into making these amazing pieces.Delete
Love your mola! What a find. It looks great. All the minis are marvelous.ReplyDelete