2013 Winter Mystery Quilt-A-Long Finale!

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We began a mystery Quilt-A-Long back in January of this year. We had 3 brave participants who had no idea what challenges they would face from month to month. They handled different methods of piecing and embroidery with ease and grace and it was an absolute pleasure to follow along with their progress from one month to the next. We enjoyed featuring their developing quilts and hope that you all enjoyed the process.

Before moving further, we need to issue an apology. We had planned to post the winners and feature these gorgeous quilts back at the beginning of October, but our primary online correspondent (that would be me, Erin) had her darling baby girl a few weeks early and some of her best laid plans were lost in the process. This announcement is therefore incredibly delayed, but no less sincere. We want to thank our three participants — Kim, Kathrie & Brenda — for hanging in there, for following along, and for creating 3 beautiful works of art. We are truly honored to have worked with you!

We also have to send a huge thank you to Kona Bay Fabrics for working with us on this Quilt-A-Long. If you were following along with the monthly patterns, you know that our designer, Alexandra Henry, used all Kona Bay fabrics for her quilt (top shown below.)

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To grab downloadable pdfs of each month of the QAL, follow the links below:

If you’d like to go back and take a peek at the monthly progress on our blog before viewing the final quilts, follow these links:

Now, without further pause, it’s time to announce our first place winner, selected with the help of random.org. Congratulations to Kathrie!! Kathrie’s quilt is stunning and we’re in love with the colors that she used. So classic and striking and the perfect representation of Winter. We’d love to curl up by the fire in this one;).

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In second place, we have Kim! Check out Kim’s feathered quilting in the center panel. Gorgeous!! And those colors — so vibrant! They make us feel all warm and cozy!

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We didn’t get to see Brenda’s finished quilt, but she put so much work in, we just had to show her final quilt top here. Her colors give a modern vibe and we can only imagine that the finished piece will be incredibly striking.

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Now for the prizes! Kona Bay was incredibly generous with their prizing and I’m excited to offer these awesome packages for our three participants!

1st Prize Winner — KATHRIE
10 yards total of Kona Bay Fabrics
— 1 yard of Kasa-01 Blue & Gray
— 1 yard of Hank-01 Red
— 1 yard of Flut-04 Greige, Cream, Teal
— 1 yard of Shad-03 Shamrock
— 1 yard of Shad-02 Fire
— 1 yard of Shad-04 Fairytale
— ½ yard of Flut-04 Black & Red
1 Queen-sized Package of Pellon® Nature’s Touch® 80/20 Natural Blend Batting
1 copy of Asian Fabric Magazine (each magazine comes with between 6-10 quilt patterns!)

2nd Prize Winner — KIM
5 yards total of Kona Bay Fabrics
— 1 yard of Kasa-01 Red
— 1 yard of Hank-01Blue
— 1 yard of Flut-04 Black, Red
— ½ yard of Flut-04 Smoke & Royal
1 Full-sized Package of Pellon® Nature’s Touch® 80/20 Natural Blend Batting
1 copy of Asian Fabric Magazine (each magazine comes with between 6-10 quilt patterns!)

3rd Prize Winner — BRENDA
2 yards total of Kona Bay Fabrics
— 1 yard of Kasa-01 Teal
— ½ yard of Flut-04 Cream & Purple
1 Crib-sized Package of Pellon® Nature’s Touch® 80/20 Natural Blend Batting
1 copy of Asian Fabric Magazine (each magazine comes with between 6-10 quilt patterns!)

Thank you to all for following along, and for a peek at the full process, check out our Flickr Group.

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A special thank you to Kona Bay Fabrics! We hope that you’ll take a moment to browse their gorgeous fabric collection, follow them on Facebook and check out their blog!

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