Sunday, November 11, 2018


I first met Tish of Tish's Adventures in Wonderland during the 2016 New Bloggers Hop. I immediately knew from her writing that she was my kind of quilter.  I've been following her blog and her quilting adventures ever since.She's hilarious, generous, and thoughtful.  When she started her first mystery quilt, I knew I had to participate.

I love how it turned out!  The fabrics are all from my stash.  Tish offered color advice via email.  Here you can see my first picture to her, asking about which fabric to use where.  I didn't want to have to say "the dark purple one" and "the pink one" so I gave each fabric a name.  Can you tell the theme I used??

Tish's mystery was wonderfully paced.  A small clue each month with plenty of time to start late or get caught up.  Mine is the smaller of the two sizes and will be donated to my local chapter of Project Linus.  I quilted it in a large spiral, one of my favorite quilting designs for a quick finish.

Tish will be hosting a parade on January 1st for completed Fireburst quilts.  It's a quick enough pattern that you can even start now and have a top for the parade!  Here is her QAL page.

This is #16 on my list of Q4 goals for the globally-hosted Finish Along


  1. It looks great Emily! Well done for putting in the extra effort to spiral quilt, this pattern definitely calls for it. Love your colours!

  2. It's gorgeous, I have to get cranking on mine soon!

  3. I LOVE how Fred, Charlie, Bill and George all came together and partied in this quilt! It's an exploding good time! Congrats on finishing!

  4. I love how it turned out too Emily! A true burst of beautiful colors. How awesome you had Tish to consult with for fabric choices. I had to google the fabric names, is it Harry Potter? I’m one of those out of it people that didn’t read the series ...Time to add the movies to my Netflix list! 😋

  5. Your version turned out beautifully! You picked a very unusual color for the background, but it really worked out well. Congrats on a lovely finish.

  6. Oh Emily, I love your Fireburst finish (sorry, I just found your post now)! The colors are just yummy. I like the spiral quilting. Was it difficult to do? Thanks for sharing this!