Monday, October 02, 2017

Mysterious Blocks on the Design Wall

I have been working away on Kevin's mystery quilt called Sapphire Stars. Here are the latest finished blocks for step #5 up on the design wall. 
First I cut all the background squares the wrong size. For a while I just could not believe I did that. I was clearly in denial!
The instructions clearly said 
 "cut squares 6 7/8", and then I went ahead and cut them 6 1/2".  Why? I guess my brain just short circuited on me! 
Once I calmed down, I had to re-cut all the squares using the correct measurement and then of course didn't have enough fabric. So I added in two more fat quarters that are light with green dots and I really like how those blocks look. 
This is an interesting quilt with just these blocks on their own!


But somehow the above blocks are magically going to be sewn to these blocks to make a quilt design. I have no idea how all these units are going to fit together!

I have also been sewing a lot of HST blocks this past week for two other mystery quilts.
At the top are the HST blocks for step #3 of the Palmateer Point quiltalong. The brown fabric is shweshwe with a caramel coloured neutral. This quiltalong is a miniature and the next step will be posted today over at Humble Quilts.
And the 72 white and yellow HSTs are for the Magnolia Mystery. I am using up scraps from my Swoon quilt for this project and don't think I'll need to buy anything to make the lap sized version. New instructions come out once a month, so I'm ready for October's step which will be posted on Thursday.
To see more design wall postings, hop over to Small Quilts.

10 comments:

  1. It's a mystery to me how you keep up with all of these mystery projects! Looking great. You are very organized.

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  2. I just saw Kevin's finished quilt, very pretty. Your quilt is going to be lovely too. I'm impressed how you can keep organized with several mysteries in progress. I enjoy watching! Have a good week of sewing!

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  3. Too many Mysteries at one time, I would get so confused. Looking very nice! I have a few going and had to just re-group and get some caught up at my Retreat. I was in BLOCK mode the 1st day.

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  4. I just saw Kevin's post...the mystery quilt is wonderful!

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  5. I can't WAIT to see your version of the mystery Kathy! I am sorry you mis-cut......it sometimes happens to the best of us! I love your color pallet! Thanks for playing along amidst a menagerie of mysteries!

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  6. Oh, Kathy, this post makes me realize what a weakness you have for Mystery SALs. I mean, we already knew it, right, but this post just underscores it. So fun!
    Kevins mystery and Lori's mystery finishes are posted now. How many more months do you have on the Magnolia Mystery?

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  7. Being able to add in extra fabric to cover mistakes is one of the benefits of scrappy quilt. More fabrics look like even more fun.

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  8. It will be fun to see it all come together.

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  9. I'm looking forward to seeing how Kevin's mystery comes out. Congrats on being all caught up on all three. Magnolia mystery clue out tomorrow!

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  10. I kept screwing up the cutting for Clue #2. I was cutting for 3 different quilts (same clue) and kept cutting the wrong amounts, and ran out of one of the fabrics (for the quilt that is only using 7 fabrics total). I haven't looked, but, I'm hoping that we don't use any more light blue fabric after that clue, or, I'm hosed. Good luck.

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