Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2018 Mystery Quilt - Diamonds are a Quilter's Best Friend!

It's that time again!

Layer Cake? Do you, like me, have a few layer cakes in your stash? Do you take them out and pet them every so often? Well, it’s time to dig one out! This year’s Mystery Quilt is based on a Layer Cake. It’s time to stop saving them and start using them to create works of art!

Don’t worry, if you don’t have a layer cake, just can’t turn loose of one or prefer to make a scrappy quilt, not a problem. In the Mystery Quilt, I will also be providing the information you need to create a Scrappy Quilt.

This Quilt is the perfect size for Quilts of Valor. The finished size, without any borders is 60”x70”. Borders will be up to you. Although I will be give some suggestions with the final directions.

Edited to add - You have my permission to use my pattern for your guild or sewing group mystery quilt. You may make and share copies of my pattern as long as all copies have my name and blog name on them. If you would like a pdf file for your group, please email me and I will add you to my list.  atticthreads@yahoo.com

Layer Cake Mystery Quilt Fabric:    
                     1 Layer Cake you love 

                     2 3/4 yds (I bought 3 yds) of contrasting solid fabric, nothing too
                            blendy-blendy. You need to have some contrast. If some of the
                            layer cake squares won't work, no biggie. You will not be using
                            8 of the layer cake squares, perfect for a matching pillow case!

                             I used Robert Kauffman's layer cake "Hello My Name is" with
                                  Kona Black. A bright layer cake or batiks always work great
                                  with black.

Scrappy Quilts of Valor Mystery Quilt Fabric:

                     White/cream Background fabric-about 2 3/4 yards

                      Reds-about 1 3/4 yds

                      Blues– about 1 1/2 yds AND  6 squares at 9”x9” (focus fabrics)

                               Note: it is scrappy, so you can add fabrics as needed.
                                         The smallest piece will be 3 1/4” x 3 1/4”

I used lots of different reds and blues. I had yards of the white w/red print, so I used it for my background.

Both: The above does NOT include fabric for a border. The border design
Is up to you (although I will give suggestions)! I cannot wait to see
your border variations!

Happy Quilting!

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