The Mystery Quilt 2016 is almost here! Connecting Threads is offering a Mystery Quilt Along to celebrate National Quilt Month in March. Mystery Quilt 2014 was a big success with 356 enthusiastic and supportive members. Mystery Quilt 2016, our third mystery quilt adventure, promises to be lots of fun for all as well. We think you will enjoy making this attractive pattern with its three free weekly installments. The catch is that you won’t know what the quilt looks like until Part 3!
What size is the quilt?
The finished quilt will be a lap quilt or throw, approximately 57-1/2 x 69-1/2″.
How do I select my fabric?
The difficulty with a mystery quilt is choosing fabrics when you don’t know what you are making! In the Mystery Quilt 2016 Fabric Selection Suggestions Revised 3-3-16, I show the 6 fabrics used in the pattern and 12 additional combinations of Connecting Threads fabrics that will work for this pattern. You may select from these fabrics or choose your own using the combinations as guidelines for colors and light, medium and dark value placement. It is time to select and order your fabric so you’ll be ready for Part 1 of the Mystery Quilt 2016, to be posted on Wednesday, March 16th.
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Mystery Quilt 2016 Fabric Selection Suggestions Revised 3-3-16
How do I join the quilt along?
You may join the Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along Group on Quilt with Us (QWU) or follow along here on Notions. Joining QWU, CT‘s social network website, is free and easy. Many of you, who are already members, have experienced this fun and supportive CT quilting community.
What are the dates of the quilt along?
Part 1 – Wednesday, March 16th
Part 2 – Wednesday, March 23th
Part 3 – Wednesday, March 30th
Conclusion – Wednesday, April 6th
Where will I find the pattern?
The Mystery Quilt 2016 pattern is written in three parts. The pattern will be downloadable as free PDFs for the Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along Group on QWU and here on Notions.
What skill level is this quilt?
The quilt is on the border between easy and intermediate; it would not be suitable as a first quilt. There are two common piecing techniques; no appliqué or paper-piecing. A confident beginner, with experience sewing 1/4″ seams, may find the quilt a challenge but doable. I will answer questions as part of the Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along Group – only on QWU (not on Notions). Other QWU quilt along participants are good about answering questions and offering support and suggestions as well. Links to related tutorials will be provided. It may be fun and helpful to do the quilt along with a quilting buddy or group of quilters.
Any special tools required? Only general sewing supplies. One helpful tool would be the 81639 Omnigrip Neon 6-1/2″ Square Ruler.
I hope you will join us for the Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along starting March 16th! It going to be a fun and mysterious quilting adventure!