Saturday, September 19, 2015

It's A Mystery!

A quilter on a forum I belong to hosts free Mystery Quilt Train Rides two or three times a year for anyone who wants to join in. I am very thankful to her for taking the time to design and write out instructions for us. Here is what we are working on--she gives us one clue per week.

Clue #1:

Clue #2:

Clue #3:

Completed block:

Beginning layout for assembly:

I can't seem to get the fabrics to photograph true-to-color--the burgundy of the completed block photo is the closest.

It is a lot of fun participating in these mysteries with other quilters. The range of colors and fabrics is amazing. I have heard quilters say that they would like to do a mystery quilt, but that they are afraid of the expense--especially since they might not like the end result. I always use inexpensive fabrics for these (at least the first time--sometimes I repeat the pattern), and I figure that if I don't like the result, someone else will--I can always give it to him/her!

Edited to add: Here's where I am today. Not good image quality, but the overall pattern shows up now. I will audition borders next.


  1. What a pretty quilt design, you did a great job!

  2. Thanks! And thanks, too, for visiting my blog.