Monday, September 17, 2018

Mystery Quilt on the Design Wall


I have been working on the "Pumpkin Spice Latte" mystery quilt that started last Wednesday over at the Scrapdash blog. I didn't intend to start a new project, it just happened. I am helpless in the face of a new mystery being offered... resistance is futile. 

These are the pieces needed for one block. If you are sewing along with the mystery and don't want to know how it's going to turn out, don't read any further!




This is what the rows look like.  The pattern includes instructions for making 3D flying geese blocks, which are a little tricky but fun.

Concentration is definitely required, and the seam ripper is a necessary tool. It's so easy to get a triangle going the wrong way. The directions are great and I am following them to a 'T', including all the pressing suggestions. 


This is my first block.
Check and recheck.
I think it's all going the right way and all the pieces are where they should be.

Okay ... make 3 more the exact same.
Sew.
Unsew. 
Resew.
Press.
Repeat.



Ta da... here they are! 
All four blocks are on the design wall. There are still pieces that were cut at the beginning that have not been used yet, so this is not the final design.  It might look something similar to this, but it might not.
The last step has been posted, but I haven't looked yet, because I do love the anticipation of a good surprise! So, I will enjoy the anticipation until I have time to sew again on Wednesday. 
Are you sewing along with this mystery? Printing it out for your "some day" pattern collection?
Linking up to Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts.

13 comments:

  1. The block design is very pretty. I like the fabrics you are using.

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  2. What a gorgeous block!!! Your work is always so on point!! Can't wait to see the completed quilt!!!

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  3. That is so pretty. I have saved the pattern. The dimensional geese interest me.

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  4. I don't do well with mystery quilts...I have too many control issues about it all...lol. Your first four blocks are looking great!

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  5. ta da is right - how cool is that?

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  6. That is a very pretty design. If I were to ever actually do a mystery SAL I would hope that I would like the final results as much as I like this!

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  7. Wow, how beautiful that center is, if it is indeed for it goes! And if not, what a great alternative.

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  8. The four blocks look really good together. Looking forward to seeing the next step!

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  9. Very pretty! I like your colors.

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  10. Easy for me to not start a mystery quilt. I like knowing what I am making. I know you love to do the mysteries and are good at it.

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