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Mystery Quilt 2014

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

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Discussion Forum

Mystery Quilt 2014 - Part 3 is Here!

Started by Ann Johnson Apr 2, 2014. 0 Replies

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

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Mystery Quilt 2014 - Part 3 & Beyond Member Photos

Started by Ann Johnson. Last reply by Paula Hedges Feb 13, 2015. 406 Replies

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

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Mystery Quilt 2014 - Part 2

Started by Ann Johnson. Last reply by Florence Apr 2, 2014. 5 Replies

WOW! It is already time for the second installment of  Mystery Quilt 2014.You can download Part 2 PDF here:…Continue

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Comment by Ann Johnson on April 2, 2015 at 8:29am

Hello everyone! I want to respond to your inquiries about another mystery quilt. Work has been very hectic! I did write a new Mystery Quilt for 2015. The feedback so far is that it is a good one. I completed it but not in time for it to go through the testing process before National Quilting Month in March. We will have MQ2015 quilt along but I am not sure when. I will post here when I know for sure...and I am sorry it didn't work out for March. Thanks for your interest!

Comment by Dianne Jackson on February 7, 2015 at 3:38pm
I hope there is one. Guess I will just wait and see.
Comment by Cora Hawkins on February 7, 2015 at 1:20pm

Hm....I wonder as well if Ann will do another Mystery Quilt for 2015? Something to do in between the Little Quilt series.....???

Comment by Jo Guthridge on February 1, 2015 at 6:09pm
I was wondering the same thing, last two years I got my fabric at my sons baseball tournament in March!
Comment by Roz on February 1, 2015 at 5:07pm
Is there a Mystery Quilt for 2015?
Comment by Ann Johnson on May 7, 2014 at 10:42am

Thanks Diane and Cora - I enjoyed it too! 

Comment by Dianne Jackson on May 6, 2014 at 5:55am
Ann, thank you for the wonderful mystery quilts. I've always been afraid to try one, but this one was so great, I've started the belated 2013 mystery. Thanks again for making this so comfortable and fun to do. Hope you do one next year, I will be there.
Comment by Cora Hawkins on May 5, 2014 at 10:37am

Backed, quilted and bound.....phew.....and, Ann I really enjoyed last years and this years....thank you.

Comment by Ann Johnson on May 5, 2014 at 8:25am

Thanks May Alice! It feels good as a designer to hear that a pattern worked well. Look forward to seeing a photo.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza on May 5, 2014 at 7:30am

I finished my mystery quilt and it is gorgeous!!  I'll try taking a picture later this PM.  Already have my backing fabric too.

I do have to say this quilt went together exceptionally well!  Everything matched to the tee!  I love it when quilts come together like that!  Ann, you did a fabulous job of designing this quilt!!  Thank you!!  I already got fabrics to make another!


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