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Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along


Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along

To celebrate National Quilt Month in March, Connecting Threads will offer a Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along. This is our third Mystery Quilt - yes, we skipped 2015 - 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?
3/2 - MQ2016 - Fabric Selection
3/16 - MQ2016 - Part 1
3/23 - MQ2016 - Part 2
3/30 - MQ2016 - Part 3
4/6 - MQ2016 - Conclusion

What is the size of the finished quilt? It will be a lap quilt or throw, approximately 57-1/2" x 69-1/2". 

Where will I find the pattern?
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?
Borderline of Easy/Intermediate. This would not be a good first quilt. A confident beginner, with experience sewing 1/4" seams, may find the quilt a challenge but doable.

How do I select my fabric?
Mystery Quilt 2016 Fabric Selection Suggestions Revised 3-3-16 PDF

Any special tools required?
General quilting supplies
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 2016. 

Quilt Along Guidelines
Before you get started, please read the guidelines located in the "Discussion Forum" or by clicking on this link.

Note: If you've just joined this very busy group, expect to receive lots and lots of email notifications, generated every time someone posts here. If you'd rather not receive those notifications, just click "Stop Following". It's in the "Comment" box. Then you can just visit and check in when you feel like it.

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Discussion Forum

Mystery Quilt Part 3 & Beyond Member Photos

Started by Ann Johnson. Last reply by Cat Lady--MO Aug 5, 2019. 320 Replies

Please post your photos of any Part 3 units, finished tops, and quilted quilts here in this Discussion Forum area only.Do not post any photos that reveal the final design on the Comment Wall. We want…Continue


Started by Gmakitty. Last reply by Kathleen Kingsbury Jan 24, 2018. 1 Reply

Am anxious to get started on making a couple of graduation quilts.... bought the material ages ago, finaly found the pattern and have regained my confidence... so tomorrow out comes the tools....and…Continue

Mystery Quilt

Started by Rebecca. Last reply by Gmakitty Oct 17, 2016. 2 Replies

Thank you Ann for all the time and hard work you put into the mystery quilt. I have not been quilting very long but i love how it turned out.Continue

Mystery Quilt 2016 - Part 3

Started by Ann Johnson. Last reply by Gmakitty Jul 14, 2016. 3 Replies

You can download Part 3 PDF for free: …Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by MsDesigns on September 22, 2020 at 8:08am

I am a long time member of "Quilting With Us" (QWU). I used to give virtual workshops here. Like many others, I have ventured out as QWU became more quiet.

We are getting the warning that QWU is at risk of being disabled. I fear this is a sign that QWU will one day be no more.

It has become like family here and the thought of losing the friendships we have developed has giving me a sad heart. Like many dark clouds, there is a silver lining. When I ventured out, I created a quilters social network, much like QWU. I never mentioned it, for it was a conflict of interest. However, in this dark hour, it is time to let others know there is an alternative. It does not have to end here.

I would be honored for QWU members to join "Pattern Pastiche". If needed, we are more than happy to create a group for your new home.

Your "Pattern Pastiche" code: QWU

"Pattern Pastiche" is at


Comment by Jackie Brown/OK on August 11, 2017 at 2:51pm

Thanks for the response Kathleen.  I just now posted it on the main page.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury on August 11, 2017 at 12:46pm

I tried to do a search for Lasting Legacy group but didn't find it. Was that a mystery quilt too? I must admit I sign up for them, get supplies, and then never get much beyond that! Jackie, maybe you can post your question on the main page. Someone there may be able to direct you.

Comment by Kim Webb on August 11, 2017 at 12:42pm

There wasn't a new mystery in 2017 that I am aware of. Hopefully there will be another one. I really enjoy making the mysteries.

Don't know about the Lasting Legacy group.

Comment by Jackie Brown/OK on August 11, 2017 at 12:17pm

Does anyone know what happened to the "Lasting Legacy" groups?  It seems to have disappeared.

Comment by Cheri on August 11, 2017 at 10:38am

Any new mysteries since this one?

Comment by Gmakitty on July 11, 2016 at 11:25am

oooooo I hope the pattern is still there... I conned my sister into finishing my crosstitch picture, I got to the point with it it made me physicaly unable to do it... and now I can do my new favorite thing, going back to wuilting.. and!!!!!! the fun part is, one of our quitilng guild , just moved in to the building I live in/// Gmakitty, giggling with Joy

Comment by Cora Hawkins on May 16, 2016 at 8:17am

I posted my purple mystery....must say it was a challenge....I did not have enough of fabric for #5, so did a little substitution....and not enough for #6, so did substitution there as well. There is not a 3D effect that I saw on other completed quilts around the center medallion, but all in all it turned out well! Ann, thanks again, I did learn more....looking forward to the next project!

Comment by Gmakitty on May 15, 2016 at 1:28pm

saw the quilt it is awesome......

Comment by Cora Hawkins on May 15, 2016 at 12:20pm

Quilt is in the washer....looking forward to another project....but, which one? Thinking......


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