I belong to a quilt guild that asked me to create and present a Mystery Quilt. I then immediately volunteered to present it to 2 of my other guilds. Each month's directions will be posted on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, for 6 months. If you or your local quilt guild would like to use my pattern for this Mystery Quilt, please feel free. You have my permission to make copies for your guild. All I ask is that you give me credit for the pattern. If you would like it in pdf format, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Also, please send me photos of your completed quilts!
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2015 Mystery Quilt
Created by Ann McNew
Attic Threads & Quilts
So, let’s talk fabric. The fabric requirements are pretty simple. All the piecing is based on
2 1/2” strips. The largest piece will be 2.5” x 7.5”, the smallest will be 2.5” x 2.5”.
Pull from your stash or use jelly rolls. Your fabric should be lights and darks. There should be a definite division of color depth, blendy-blendy mediums that can go either way should not be used.
I used 3 jelly rolls, 1 light and 2 dark. There were a couple of strips that were questionable mediums, so I pulled from my stash to replace them. If you have a lot of dark, but want the look of a single light fabric, you will need 2 yds for your back-ground. You will need 1/2 yd each of 4 fabrics for borders.
You will also need 2” finished Thangles for those pesky 1/2 square triangles. (16 strips)
The finished quilt will measure 74” x 86”.
Your assignment Month 1…….. Go shopping in your stash!
Month 1—Let’s Get Cutting!
Remember, everything is cut from 2.5” strips. If you are using jelly rolls, cut the largest pieces first. I laid out rows of strips in piles of 4 strips each and cut from multiple fabrics with each cut. This way all of one size wasn’t of the same fabric.
Put each size piece in a bag marked with the strip size.
From your lights (background) cut the following:
# of pieces length
48 3.25” (yep 1/4”)******
From your darks cut the following:
48 3.25” (yep 1/4”)
******if using yardage for background, cut 16 strips at 9.75”