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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mystery Quilt

This shows the gold blocks in place as you first sew the blocks together. I used 5.5" charms for this part.

Cut diagonally on the gold blocks. There are three cuts.

Putting the puzzle back together so that the gold half blocks "frame" the quilt top.

The finished quilt.

If we will admit it, there are some quilts that we just don't care for as we are doing them, but we persist and finish them, I will have to admit that this is one of those quilts. It sounded like a plan when I was thinking about it--------------lavender and gold squares, with the gold squares as the "frame." But as I worked on it, I disliked it more and more, but what the heck, I was committed to it now and thought I would finish it. Maybe there's a girl somewhere who really likes purple and will like it!!! One never knows, does one???!!!

The pattern is the "mystery quilt." It is put together as squares with the gold (in this case) being placed in certain places. It is then cut apart and rearranged and sewed back together and the gold blocks turn into the "frame." This process is what I tried to show in the pictures.

Let quilting help you make someone smile!



Wilma NC said...

That is a new one for me. Neat idea!!!

Myra said...

I think it turned out wonderfully Jan. As a girl who loves purple....LOL

Allie said...

Interesting idea - and I'm glad you persevered - I would not have! It turned out beautifully.

Terry said...

I've seen this one before and thought about making it. But honestly I don't think I ever will. Someone will love the one you made though! Good for you sticking with it and getting it done! :0)

Barb said...

I am sure there is some girl somewhere that will ssooooo love it!

Alycia said...

Its really cool how the yellow moved to the borders!