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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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Latest Activity: May 22

Discussion Forum

Mystery Quilt Part 3 & Beyond Member Photos

Started by Ann Johnson. Last reply by Cat Lady--MO May 22. 315 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

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

Part 4

Started by Theresa Jackson Apr 6, 2016. 0 Replies

Did we get a part 4 todayContinue

Comment Wall


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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......

Comment by Cora Hawkins on May 14, 2016 at 5:28pm

Finally sewing the binding the back....the weather has been summery, so yard work done...

Comment by Marsha Marriott on May 5, 2016 at 11:50am

Just posted picture in Part 3 and posted pictures discussion.  Finally got a few minutes of sun with out misty rain today.

Comment by Marsha Marriott on May 2, 2016 at 1:13pm

Agnes, I love how your quilt turned out.  I like your variation and may "steal" your idea in the future.

Comment by Marsha Marriott on May 2, 2016 at 1:08pm

Waiting desperately for a "weather permitting" day.  Rain stopped Saturday in time for grandson's wedding, but we were not home so couldn't get pictures taken.  Dark and rainy Thurs and Fri, Sunday and today.  I am getting tired of this gloom.  At least I can rest up from wedding weekend.  Texan daughter may be able to help me tomorrow before she flies back home Wednesday - she is visiting sister-in-law today and both visited 102 yr old grandmother and probably showed her pictures of the wedding.

Comment by Ann Johnson on May 2, 2016 at 10:53am

Agnes - I am glad you liked it. I am sure you will come up with your own variations in the future. Enjoy!

Comment by Gmakitty on May 1, 2016 at 12:57pm

Good afternoon all... a beautiful day in May... temp in the 50's... Have not started the mystery quilt yet but am quilting.. Happiness is, slow but sure, maybe change my signature ti Gmturtle( just kiddin) enjoy the day and Smile/ Gmakitty


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