Final Post: Quilting Treasures Harmony Mystery Summer Sew-Along Quilt

… Except it’s not a mystery any longer! :)  Friends, it’s been so fun sewing along with  this past summer!!  I hope for those who have followed this sew-along program at a quilt shop, you have made great friends…. like this group from Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop in California!  Remember to support your local quilt shops whenever possible! Linda noted, “Our group so enjoyed not only the quilt, but the experience of meeting once a week for coffee/donuts and a really good chat. It is especially fulfilling when a group clicks and you can appreciate the old fashioned companionship that is synonymous with quilting.”  I was told this group of ladies had a dinner together for the finishing portion of the quilt – how absolutely SWEET! [By the way, feel free to contact Nimble Thimble and Rossville Quilts (Indiana) for kits — you can STILL make this quilt! :o)]

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Looking back, we started with a jelly roll back in July…

Harmony Mystery

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After seam upon seam, the mystery became a reality…

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Thank you to some of you who sent in pictures of your completed quilt top to enter the Completion Celebration Giveaway!!! Well done, EVERYONE!  Notice some of the creative ways you can use up the scraps.  You can certainly sew up four-patch blocks for a smaller quilt or matching pillows!

From Debra,

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From Elizabeth,

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From Joyce,

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From Judy,

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From Linda,

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From Marian,

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From Michelle,

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From Paula,

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From Suzi,

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And I am happy to announce the winner of the Completion Celebration Giveaway… it is DEBRA (selected by Random Generator).  Congratulations to Debra – an email is sent asking for your mailing address.  Thank you all, for playing along!!!

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And here is MY own quilt — quilted and bound!!!

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In so many ways, I feel like my own life is a mystery quilt in progress with God being the quilt designer.  I am confident in the end the quilt will be completed (Philippians 1:6), and all I can do is to follow each and every step the Great Designer has laid out for me — day by day, moment by moment.

THANK YOU all, for a fun sewing summer.  Maybe (just maybe), we will meet again in another mystery sew-along in the future! :)

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7 thoughts on “Final Post: Quilting Treasures Harmony Mystery Summer Sew-Along Quilt

  1. Happy Wednesday Wendy, This quilt is amazingly pretty. I just love the colors.
    I will try to down load the pattern before it disappears. I would love to make this one day.
    I adore the fabric
    Congratulations to Debra for the big win!

  2. Congratulations to Debra!! Beautiful quilts made by all the participants. So fun to see the rewards for all the sewing efforts. Thanks all you efforts, Wendy, it’s been a great sewing time. Looking forward to the quilting and binding process. 😍

  3. Congratulations to Debra. This was a fun and challenging project for me, but the result is beautiful. The Harmony colors are stunning. This is one of the prettiest quilt tops I’ve ever made. Now, on to backing, quilting and binding. Thank you, Wendy.

  4. I love my quilt top. The colors are so pretty. I only had one problem and that was with the strips. One strip was not cut 2 1/2″, so I had to make quite a few adjustments along the way. Other than that, it was an easy quilt to make with very pretty results. Thank you for sharing this with me.

  5. This was a hoot….I surely hope and pray there is another mystery sew-along in “our” future! Mine is still not finished though….dear husband has had a serious injury so no sewing for me for the last three and a half weeks….with taking care of him and trips to several doctors. He goes to hospital tomorrow so maybe this will mean an end to his agony and I can finish several summer projects over the next few days. Thank you so much, Wendy, for all you do and all you share. I particularly loved reading this post!

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