Today is an update on the three mystery quilts I am currently working on:
|Mosaic Mystery step #1|
1) Step #1 of the Mosaic Mystery quilt at Meadow Mist Designs has been posted. It was quick and easy sewing but doesn't look very exciting on the design wall.
Are you someone who worries about how your fabric choices will work out and hesitate to join in the fun? For this mystery you just need 4 fabrics and Cheryl shared lots of tips on the fabric selection process - click here. And then hop over to the September "House Block" link up to see all the finished blocks. It's so fun to see the variety of fabrics that people are using. There are no wrong choices!
And of course I sewed the second line on all the corners of these blocks to make the baby/bonus HSTs to add to my collection. I'm not sure why the blue fabrics look so different in these 2 photos, but they are the same fabrics!
|4 patches for step #1|
3) Kevin's Simply Sensational Summer Scrap quilt is coming along. Summer is over now so this quilt has to get finished!
It was challenging to trim the quilt since I didn't want to lose any points, and the edge is now completely on the bias. The next border has to get on there quickly to prevent stretching which would make the quilt edges wavy.
This is how it looks today on the design wall. The next border is being sewn, and there are more borders still to make.
Hop over to Small Quilts to see more design wall posts.
I think I'm going to jump in with Lori's mystery quilt, I just need to gather my fabrics. Hadn't thought about using reproduction fabrics, but I have a bunch, so I might follow your lead. I'm at the same point on Kevin's mystery quilt; a bit nervous about the trimming, so I'm procrastinating. :-)
Great progress on your mystery quilts! I am deep into trying to finish enough to begin Autumn Jubilee posts in October.
All of your progress is great! I am also addicted to mystery quilts and quilt alongs so I understand!
I am finding it easier to resist these mysteries...I have may quilts and UFO that need finishing first!
Look at you go!! I am almost to the same place you are in the SSSSQ! LOVE your colors for the dark - its going to be awesome!
Yay for Bonus HSTs and a super Scrappy Kevin Mystery!!! Love, love, LOVE both of those things.
Your mystery quilts are all wonderful. I don't join because I get too impatient and I do worry about whether I'm going to like the design or not. Love the last one of yours with all of the colors. It looks like twinkling lights. :)
You, my friend, are a mystery making marvel! And while you enjoy not knowing what you are making, that is the very thing I DON'T like about mysteries. LOL
I have usually joined Lori's, however, and not been disappointed, but still on the fence about joining up this time. Like you, I would have to choose repro--or I guess I could do batiks. I don't really work with solids and have next to none.
You do like doing those mystery quilts. Me....not so much. I like to know the end result so I can get fabric placement settled in my mind before spending a lot of time on a quilt. You seem to be able to go with the flow and trust the mystery instructions.
It's fun to find a "genre" we like in quilting. For me, the only "mystery" quilts I do are the self imposed quilts that morph from one thing to another, ha ha. I like your reproduction palette for the Humble Quilts mystery.
I'm waiting for the Quiltville Mystery! I might do Lori's too. My solids haven't been selected yet, but might be more pastel. Thanks for sharing!
Your house blocks look great!
WOW, you've been really busy. I joined a mytery knitting thing once...or maybe now that I think of it, a crochet thing and I didn't enjoy it. I don't like working on something that I don't know whats it's going to look like. I only made it part way through and drop out of the group. But looks like you're having fun not knowing.
Admitting your addiction is the first step to mental health, lol!
I have seldom done mysteries but have been luck with my choices in the few I have done. Some instructions are clearer than others, obviously! Have fun.
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