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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mystery Charm Quilt

This is a Mystery Charm Quilt pattern that is floating around--I don't know where it came from so I can't give any credit to the author---it came to me as a copy from a friend on a forum and she got it from her guild as a hand out. I posted this awhile back, but thought it would be fun to post it again for some who may have missed it. The mystery is that you sew the plain blocks in a certain position and cut them apart and sew them back together and you will form a border of half triangles!

It takes 123 5" squares and 17 5" squares of one solid color. 5" squares will give you a quilt approximately 51" x 70". Here is what I did:

This is the diagram for the way the blocks are laid out.

These are my piles of charms.

Here are a couple of rows set together.

These are the rows all sewn together--notice where the yellow blocks are.

Here I cut along the diagonal of all the yellow blocks--once the yellow blocks are sewn you can see right where you need to cut. Then you rearrange the pieces and you will see just where they need to go--like pieces of a puzzle.

Here you can see the completed quilt top with the yellow triangles all around the border--sorry the top triangles are cut off, but the quilt is pretty big for my little camera--I couldn't stand back quite far enough!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!



Ruthie said...

Well, how cool is that!! No sewing diagonal strips.

Valerie said...

I love it!! Looks beautiful. I love your blog!

NanaKaren said...

Very interesting technique!

~Bren~ said...

THAT is cool!!!!