Summer Mystery Quilt
I developed this mystery for my guild, Illinois Quilters, Inc. and posted it
to QuiltBee and Quiltnet; feel free to share it with your friends, just let them know where you got it! There are only 4 parts. If you do the mystery, I would appreciate a photograph of the resulting top.
Questions? email Lrdykstra@aol.com
PS: I always add the challege to a mystery by allowing myself to use only fabric already in my stash.
Summer Mystery Quilt - Part 1
Quilt size: 37.5 inches square without borders
Step I Fabric selection
Fabrics: You can either use a single fabric for each number or use scraps in similar colors/values for each selection. Either should yield a great quilt!
Hints for new mystery quilters: Choose focus fabric or color first. Or choose a multicolored border material and draw colors from it. Take a piece of paper and tape a snip of each fabric next to numbers 1-5. Also, make sure you use a consistant quarter inch seam allowance.
Fabric Number 1: Background: 1 yard
Fabric Number 2: Dark fabric: 3/8 yard
Fabric Number 3: Focus fabric: 1/2 yard
Fabric Number 4: Medium light accent fabric: 1/4 yard
Fabric Number 5: Medium dark accent fabric: 1/4 yard
- Pale green print
- Black stripe
- Large coral print
- Slate blue print
- Reddish orange print
Example # 2 (1930's style scraps)
- Various white on white prints or solid white
- Lavender prints
- Green prints
- Yellow prints
- Blue prints
Next time we begin cutting and sewing!
Part 2 of the Summer Mystery Quilt
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