Creative ideas abound

I am so impressed with the way people come up with ideas for using simple blocks and turning them into masterpieces. I never would have thought to alternate light and dark blocks, but it WORKS! And I love how Kay has used the extra triangles for a unique border. It’s great!

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More Mystery Input

I think it is a good idea for me to tell you I always put the picture descriptions below the picture. I’ll bet you already figured that out, though.

Now, this is what I call a creative border! It compliments the quilt so well, I think it is just amazing. Pat created this quilt off site with Patsy and Terri. Great job!

And then Jo had a few extra blocks and created this  wonderful table topper. (If you put a split to the center it could also be a tree skirt). I’ve never really known what to do with 5 blocks. Now I know!

And then Jo created her second Christmas quilt, this one with a green border. This woman is just plain prolific!

Karen shared her fabric combinations that she strip pieced while she was in Colorado. Now that she’s home and has the template, I can’t wait to see what turns out. It looks very modern to me!

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Another mystery quilt top finished

This is a great scrappy quilt made by Ginny. She felt it was busy enough without the 4-patch cornerstones, and I must agree. I particularly like the way she set it and the darker sashing is a nice contrast. That’s what I love about this quilt–there are so many possibilities!

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More Mystery

Here’s what I did with my first three sample blocks.

Here are a few of the quilts from Kathy’s trunk show.

Kathy makes generously sized quilts!

This is a variation on a log cabin. Kathy is standing off to the right.

Most of the quilts shown were combinations of homespuns and flannels.

Kathy even included the names of the quilts and the publication that the patterns were in.

This is the one pastel quilt she showed. It’s made with 2 x 3 1/2″ rectangles.

We had to hold it sideways because we are to short to show the length!

Love those soft, muted colors!

Here’s another quilt with 2 x 3 1/2″ rectangles, just a different setting.

This one is called Carson’s Corners, done in blue and white. Believe it or not, Kathy made all of these quilts since January 2020. They are all gifts. She is a most generous person!

And now changing gears, this is the scrap selection of Patt. She realized after a few clues that she made this quilt before, so she switched it up and is making a 4-patch quilt.

This is in memory of her friend’s brother who recently died of Covid.

Here’s one of Barbara’s blocks. I’m a bit surprised at the number of people who chose to use blue in their quilts. I guess it is the most popular color, though.

And here’s a picture of Jo’s finished quilt top that she sent today. She is making a second quilt with a green border. I love how this one looks, a great Christmas quilt.

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The day after–Mystery revealed!

First of all, we had a wonderful day together in our own personal spaces–distanced quite nicely from the other quilters. Kay’s strips are behind her, reds and creams, her personal favorites.

Sally is working with a red/white/blue palate. You can never go wrong with that combination.

Cindy is working with a wide range of fabrics, currently working on 4-patches.

Tina is using Kaffe Fassett fabric along with solids. It’s going to be great!Mary’s light is green, her dark is blue. I never would have thought to combine the two as light and dark.

Judy is using batiks for her mystery quilt. Batiks always work well together.

Sylvia had a theme. Everything coordinated. Blue and green batiks, blue cutting mat, lime green scissors, cute glasses that matched. So together!

Tammy has a variety of colors that is going to make a sharp looking quilt.

Tina is serving up a delicious lunch. All pre-packaged and completely safe.

Sally’s are almost done. The blocks only need the half square triangles added to the dark wedges to make a 7 1/2″ square.

Sylvia’s batik blue/green block. Looks great!

Cindy had a yellow/red block. Nice and crisp!

Tammy’s perfect blocks with extra sharp points.

Mary’s blue/green blocks. She’s a trooper–this is her second quilt that she’s working on. She has great color sense.

Terri Whitney’s block that she did off site.

Here’s half of Patsy’s block. I love the color combination and texture of the background. Patsy, Terri and Pat worked together remotely. It’s always more fun to sew with others.

And here’s Jo’s production for the day. She was sewing solo. She explained that no interruptions and no one to talk to made the sewing very efficient. She’s thinking about finishing it today. You GO, Jo!

Here’s the back of my Mystic Maze. I used all of the leftovers for the back, a new favorite thing for me.

Mystic Maze reveal, here’s my version, made with a Harriet Hargrave line of fabrics called “softly spoken.”

OK, everyone else who did the mystery, time for you to share your blocks/quilt. Email me your photos and I’ll post them to this site.  Thanks!

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2020 Mystery page 5

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Quilt revealed!

Assemble the quilt!

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2020 Mystery page 4

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Next page of sewing instructions. There are a couple of ways to do this, if you want to conserve fabric, rotate the template orientation for every cut. Otherwise, you can follow the instructions and have all patches the same.  Call me if you need clarification 619-315-9318

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2020 Mystery page 3

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More sewing instructions!

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2020 Mystery Page 2

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This is the link for the PDF of the sewing instructions.

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2020 Mystery!

Here is a link to the virtual Mystery Quilt Workshop for July 18, 2020.

Please check it out and see if it works for you and let me know asap so any glitches can be ironed out.

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