The first pattern installment of the Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along is finally here! As you may already know, Connecting Threads is offering a mystery quilt along to celebrate National Quilt Month throughout March. You won’t know what the quilt looks like until Part 3! You can read more about the quilt along and fabric selection in the introduction blog post here.
You can download the Part 1 PDF Pattern for free here – MysteryQuilt2016-Part 1
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 on Notions. Joining QWU, CT‘s social network website, is free and easy. Many of you, who are already members, have experienced the fun and supportive CT quilting community. Please note, although the pattern installments will be available to download on Notions, Ann will be responding to questions and comments about the pattern for the Mystery Quilt 2016 only on QWU.
General sewing supplies will suffice. The 6-1/2″ Square Omnigrip Neon Ruler will be useful.
Ann’s Thoughts on Precision Piecing is an informal discussion of Ann’s hints for successful cutting, piecing, and pressing. Connecting Threads tutorials to complement MysteryQuilt2016-Part 1 include: How to Sew an Accurate Quarter Inch Seam Allowance, Pressing Tip, Chain-Piecing 101, Nine-Patch: Lesson 1, and Nine-Patch: Lesson 2, Accurate 1/4″ seams are important in this quilt (aren’t they always!). I would recommend reviewing methods to test your 1/4″ seam allowance found in How to Sew an Accurate Quarter Inch Seam Allowance or Nine-Patch: Lesson 1. There will be points to keep sharp and match in the mystery quilt! The Perfect Points and the Positioning Pin Tutorial will provide helpful hints for this skill.
Stay tuned for the next steps!
Part 2 – Wednesday, March 23th
Part 3 – Wednesday, March 30th
Conclusion – Wednesday, April 6th