To celebrate National Quilt Month in March, Connecting Threads will offer a Mystery Quilt 2014 Quilt Along. This is our second Mystery Quilt and promises to be lots of fun for all. We think you will enjoy making this three-part pattern. The catch is that you won’t know what the quilt looks like until Part 3!
What are the dates of the quilt along?
Parts 1-3 & Parts 1-3 Notes - Now available below in Discussion Forum & Quick Links
Conclusion - Wednesday, April 9th
What is the size of the finished quilt? It will be a lap quilt or throw, approximately 52-1/2" x 64-1/2".
What are the fabric requirements?
See Fabric Selection Suggestions PDF
Backing - You will need an additional 3-1/2 yards. If you use 104" wide backing, you will need 1-3/4 yds for 4" all around or 2 yards for 8" all around...for longarm quilting.
Where will I find the pattern?
The Mystery Quilt 2014 pattern is written in three parts. Each week's pattern and related tutorials will be available as PDF downloads in the Quick Link section and Discussion Forum below.
What is the skill level of this quilt?
Based on CT pattern ratings, the quilt is on the border between easy and intermediate. This would not be a good first quilt. Having said that, it is an instructional pattern with detailed notes and photos for each step to aide successful completion. A confident beginner, with experience sewing 1/4" seams, may find the quilt a challenge but doable.
How do I select my fabric?
The difficulty with a mystery quilt is selecting fabric when you don’t know what you are making. You may select from the CT fabrics in the Fabric Selection Suggestions PDF or choose your own using the combinations as guidelines for light, medium and dark value placement. The fabrics in the handout were available as of 3/4/14. If a fabric is not available when you order, you will have to choose something else or substitute from your stash.
Any special tools required?
81639 Omnigrip Neon 6-1/2" Square Ruler. (optional)
How do I ask a question or leave a comment? Please leave comments and questions on the Comment Wall. It is important that the Discussion Forum be used mainly for Administrative posts about Mystery Quilt 2014.
Quilt Along Guidelines
Before you get started, please read the guidelines located in the "Discussion Forum" or by clicking on this link.
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Latest Activity: Mar 16
It is time for the final installment of Mystery Quilt 2014! The mystery of the quilt’s design will be unveiled today. If you want to prolong the suspense, don't look past page 5 in the pattern. You can download Part 3 PDF:…Continue
Please add photos of your Part 3 blocks and finished quilt/top here and not on the Comment Wall!It is important that members who have not finished the pattern, and people who join later, can enjoy sewing without having the mystery spoiled for them…Continue