Monday, September 05, 2022

Mystery Quilt Update

1) My ongoing mystery quilt is Oh say can you sew by Primitive Gatherings and the August step was a doozy! As you know I am an avid miniature quilter as well as a mystery quilter, but I had no idea what I was in for with this project! This month I have sewn well over 1,000 HSTs measuring 1.5" (unfinished) and made them into 9 patch blocks.  It totally took over my sewing time and was my primary project in August so I could keep up with the mystery.

The triangle paper by Primitive Gatherings worked well and I used every sheet that came in the package. In addition I made many blocks using Thangles strips. Both worked fine, but I did notice that the accuracy of the 
Primitive Gatherings product (with 4 strips per sheet) was a bit more consistent than the Thangles (with 1 strip per sheet).

This is what the finished blocks look like in their tub waiting for the next step which will hpefully be posted today. I wonder what we are doing with all these blocks!?

2) The Fat Quarter Shop is offering a new Christmastime Mystery quilt starting September 13th. I must admit that it's way too early for me to be in the Christmas sewing mood! Here is the link to the supply list if you are interested in sewing along. There is a mystery quilt AND a mystery cross stitch pattern. I might start this since it looks like it can be made in a scrappy version so I can make it from stash fabric.


Janet O. said...

Kudos to you for getting all those blocks finished in August! I watched in awe.
Wait, you say it is too early to be in the Christmas sewing mood, and before you end the paragraph it sounds like you are jumping in. You crack me up, Kathy. Yes, it is possible to be addicted to mystery quilt SALs! LOL

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Oh, I am tempted to join the FQS mystery! Thanks for sharing ;)

Mary said...

Oh My Goodness that is a Lot of HST's sewn onto papers. The blocks look cool in the tote. I'm doing some Secret Christmas Stitching and Machine embroidery. never too early for Christmas. Not doing the FQS one, I still need to Quilt the one from 2019. the Second part of 2022 is the year for finishes! UFO's be gone!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Kathy I am enjoying seeing your progress on the OH Say Can you Sew SAL. I am still stalled on mine so it is a joy to see you continue on. I am very tempted on the Christmas SAL. Thank you for keeping us informed on the new SAL's . You certainly keep me motivated.

Tazzie said...

Oh my, that is a lot of half square triangles! I admire your perseverence in getting them all done. Great effort!