Mystery quilters….are you out there? How are you progressing? Here are pictures of Nancy’s quilt pieces..do yours look like this? If you haven’t started or are behind…don’t worry. There are 2 months of clues to go and then we will have a month of sewing before the big reveal party. Spend some time in the cool indoors working on your mystery quilt!
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The secret is out…here are the Wish Upon A Quilt Mystery Quilters – at least those that came to our reveal party in March. To celebrate their hard work, we would like to reward one lucky winner with a gift certificate!
Please leave a comment letting us know which is your favorite mystery quilt and the winner will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to Wish Upon A Quilt. You can win too – we will also do a random drawing of all the votes and that person will also win a $20.00 gift certificate.
The quilt made by Nancy Kennedy titled “Wish Upon A Quilt” is not eligible. We will hold the drawing on April 17th! Good luck everyone and thanks for participating. If you are local and would like to participate, please stop by the store for your FREE patterns.
How is your mystery quilt progress coming along? This month’s step goes much quicker than step 2, so you will make good progress in no time. Nancy’s hint is to pay particular attention to the pressing instructions in this step. Accuracy will pay off in the next few steps.
Hello Mystery Quilters! How are you coming along? By now you have selected your fabrics and sewn them into some strips. Easy, right? Step 2 is a little more challenging, but it does get much easier after this step. In this step, you will be making lots of half-square triangle pieces. Nancy used the quicker method of piecing. Draw one line diagonally down the center of the square and then 2 lines 1/4″ from the center and stitching on the two lines. Something fun to consider, Nancy saves all of her “dog ears” (and YES, there are plenty in this step!) and puts them in a small clear spice jar. When she fills it up, she ties a ribbon on it and has a cut little jar of fabric confetti for her sewing room! Leave us a comment and let us know how your are doing! Your finished pieces will look like this…
Our first mystery quilt viewer’s choice winner is….Quilt #8, followed closely by Quilt #7. Every quilt received votes and so many wonderful comments. Since quilt #8 was made by Nancy our mystery quilt coordinator (she may have had a little edge), we are giving the viewer’s choice award to Quilt #7, Julia! Julia will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to Wish Upon A Quilt! And….our random winner from the 60 comments that were received (some were received via email) is…..# 24 – Bobbi! Bobbi, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your FREE pattern and gift! What is on your sewing table today?
Here are the winning quilts:
We had such fun on July 25th revealing our first ever Mystery Quilt. We used a Debbie Caffery mystery quilt program. All of the quilts were gorgeous and all of the participants had fun making them. We would like to give a viewer’s choice award to one of these lucky mystery quilters. Click on the image of each quilt to get a better view. Cast your vote by leaving a comment and we will also select a random winner of all comments left on August 5th. The comments winner will get a FREE pattern for the Mystery quilt and a suprise gift!
Hello Mystery Quilters! How are you coming along with your mystery quilt adventure? Have you figured out the design yet? The next clue (#4) for the quilt is available in the shop. If you haven’t joined us yet, it is not too late! Pick up your FREE pattern in the shop and join us on our Mystery Quilt adventure. We will have a reveal party and viewer’s choice contest later this summer. Lots of fun!
Your completed Step 4 pieces should look like this:
Hello Mystery Quilters! How are you coming along with your mystery quilt adventure? Have you figured out the design yet? The next clue (#3) for the quilt is available in the shop. If you haven’t joined us yet, it is not too late! Pick up your FREE pattern in the shop and join us on our Mystery Quilt adventure. We will have a reveal party and viewer’s choice contest later this summer. Lots of fun!
Your completed Step 3 pieces should look like this:
Hello Mystery Quilters! I apologize for the late post for Step 2, I have been battling a bout with food poisoning (caught it out of the country…not here) for the past couple of weeks and just getting back to normal. The next clue for the quilt is available in the shop. If you haven’t joined us yet, it is not too late! Pick up your FREE pattern in the shop and join us on our Mystery Quilt adventure. We will have a reveal party and viewer’s choice contest later this summer. Lots of fun!
Your completed Step 2 pieces should look like this:
Have you ever made a mystery quilt? If not, they are fun! I made my first Mystery Quilt several years ago when a local shop was running a mystery quilt project. It was perfect for me as a new quilter. I did not really know what I wanted to make and I was a little bit uncomfortable in the quilt shop with so many fabric choices! The mystery quilt required just three fabrics so I did not have to make many overwhelming decisions. Perfect! The shop also posted what the quilt looked like, so I could make sure that my pieces were accurate as I went along. In the end, I had a gorgeous quilt that would have looked too intimidating to me to try if I had seen what it would look like in the beginning. Now that I have a quilt shop, I wanted to pass on this experience to others, so if you have not picked up your FREE pattern at the shop, please join us by picking up your pattern next time you are in the shop. I would like to thank Nancy, our Mystery Quilter for making the sample that is in the shop and providing these great pictures of her “in progress” Mystery Quilt. Let us know what you think!
This quilt will be completed in six steps, this is what the completed Step 1 looks like: