The Mystery Continues

In September I told you about mystery quilts I have done, and showed you the beginnings of a new one by The Quilt Pattern Magazine online. I used Christmas colours – reds and greens – and a cute white with Christmas cats on it.  The first sewing step was to make a bunch of half square triangles.

November’s instructions came with a challenge.  Rather than assembling those HST’s according to the designer’s directions, we are to play with them and put them anywhere we like.  I am making the smallest version, which is to make two small table toppers, with one 16 square (4 X 4) in the centre of each, and a border around it. This arrangement would leave me with 4 pieces left over for each topper.

Mystery No. 1

Mystery No. 2

I tried arranging and rearranging them last night – and just wasn’t satisfied.

Mystery – Chevron

Before I went to bed (after several rousing rounds of “Words with Friends”), I decided that maybe I would rather make one larger piece instead. I unfortunately didn’t take a photo of the arrangement. I just remember it looking rather dark, like this one.

Mystery – Cross

Mystery – Star

I played with the pieces a bit more this afternoon, and have found a few interesting plans. There are a few more photos in the slide show at the bottom. I’m not sure which one to use, though.  Any suggestions? Please comment and help me out.

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10 Responses to The Mystery Continues

  1. cuz says:

    wow……….that would be fun……….first I would have to sew the pieces……….and that seems to be a task lately…….I am going to try one of those mystery quilts one day

  2. Connie says:

    I like
    1 – the one that looks like a star in the middle
    2- the darker one that looks like chevrons?!
    Really any are nice.

  3. I’ve added captions, so please let me know which arrangements are your favourites.

  4. Ruth Reid says:

    Kathi I like the ‘chevron’ square. To me it looks more Christmasie.

  5. Paramjeet says:

    Chevron for me too kathi….though they are all nice.

  6. Which Chevron – there are two…. the one with the dark centre?

  7. Cecilia magor says:

    I liked mystery 3 and the chevron with the really dark green pieces , nice project!

  8. LeAnne L says:

    I really like the Mystery Chevron. That’s a real eye-catcher.

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