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.

Mystery 2010
Finished size is 66 x 78 without outer border or 78 x 90 with the border.

Fabric requirements:
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

Cutting instructions:

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.

1 comment:

  1. MaryLou this blog is great thanks for taking care of it!