Sunday, January 17, 2010
Mystery Quilt Begins in January
Guild members are invited to participate in a mystery quilt project. Without seeing a picture of the completed quilt top, members are given instructions each month to work on some part of the quilt. The quilt remains a mystery until all the directions are completed and the quilt top assembled. This quilt will be made in five installments, one per month beginning in January.
Finished size is 66 x 78 without outer border or 78 x 90 with the border.
4 yards background, either very light or very dark
12 different fabrics 1/4 yard by the full width of the fabric
2 1/4 yards for outer border if you are using one
1 yard binding
Backing: 5 1/2 yards with suggested border or 4 yards without border
Step 1 cutting from your background fabric
1. Seven strips 8 3/8 inches by WOF (width of fabric). Sub-cut this into thirty four 8 3/8 inch squares. The cut these in half diagonally to yield sixty-eight triangles.
2. Two strips 8 inches by WOF. Sub-cut these into four 8 inch squares and eight 2 by 8 inch rectangles.
3. Four strips 6 1/2 inches by WOF. From these cut twenty-three 6 1/2 inch squares.
4. Five strips 3 /2 inches by WOF. Sub-cut these into twenty-four 3 1/2 by 6 1/2 inch rectangles and four 3 1/2 inch squares.
The next set of directions will be distributed at the February meeting.