Sunday, April 11, 2021

Mystery nearing completion

     My quilt guild is currently working on the last clue of our mystery. I like to do mystery quilts occaisonally because it provides another quilt I can give without doing a lot of planning or thinking. I like to support our guild, especially when we are still meeting remote.
     I am working on another mystery with Alycia because it assures me I will make a RWB veteran quilt and I don't have to plan it out. 
     I laid out the blocks for the guild quilt and saw it was a square. I am not fond of square quilts, especially for a comfort quilt. After some mental back and forth battle, I decided to add another row and had to figure out how to do the blocks without going through the mystery clues.
     I used graph paper for the 2 alternate blocks and wrote dwon what pieces I needed to cut. I always make some extra blocks when doing a mystery quilt, but there were not enough for 3 star and 2 lattice blocks. It took me longer than I wanted to figure out and cut out because I still have a vaccination brain and am not the sharpest crayon in the box.

The square layout, blocks finish at 12"

Layout with the extra row. I like the size much better.

Working on the extra blocks for the last row.
     Currently, the quilt is webbed on the wall waiting for the horizontal rows to be sewn. More photos later.
     The borders on the Mystery quilt were an add on at the last clue and I thought the blocks were way too fussy with such a strong overall design, so I will use some dark blue batik for the border. Once the quilt is all sewn, I will audition border fabric and size.


A Left-Handed Quilter said...

That turned out well - I like the size better, too! I'm looking forward to seeing the border fabric auditions - ;))

Quiltdivajulie said...

Smart to take the bones of the mystery quilt and then make the finished top your own.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt, Linda! Some mysteries are better than others, but it's nice that you figured out a way to make it work for you. BTW... You should have some happy mail tomorrow.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

That is a nice mystery quilt. It will be much better with the added row. A dark blue batik sounds like a good choice for the border too.

Mystic Quilter said...

I like the block pattern here and the colours and'm with you on adding the extra row. I'm happy with a square quilt is it's going on a wall but like a lap quilt/bed quilt to be longer.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

What a cool quilt!!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Looking nice. I'm not a fan of square quilts, either.