Thursday, January 1, 2009

Mystery Quilt - Part 1

Scrap Mystery Quilt - Part 1

This is a very quick to piece scrap quilt that can be made with a minimum of six different fabrics (3 lights and 3 darks), it can be done with scraps in your bag from previous quilts of by trading with friends, or it can be done as a charm quilt with every patch a different fabric (it can not be strip pieced if you are making a charm quilt.

This pattern will make a 36"X36" quilt top with out borders.


Part 1

Fabric option #1

If you are using scraps from your scrap bag you will need the following:

36 darks measuring 2.5"x2.5"

36 lights measuring 2.5"x2.5

36 lights measuring 4.5"x2.5"

36 darks measuring 4.5"x2.5"

36 lights measuring 3.5"x2.5"

36 darks measuring 3.5"x2.5"

Scraps from your scrap bag will equal to the amount of fabric listed below:

Or Fabric Option #2

If you are using just 6 different fabrics (3 light, 3 dark) you will need the following:

1/2 yard of 1 light (Part 3)

1/2 yard of 1 dark (Part 1)

1/3 yard of 1 light (Part 2)

1/3 yard of 1 dark (Part 2)

1/4 yard of 1 light (Part 1)

1/4 yard of 1 dark (Part 3)

Using the 1/4 yard of light and the 1/2 yard of dark fabric (or the equivalent from your scrap bag):

Cut light fabric in strips 2-1/2" wide by the length (approx 44")

Cut dark fabric in strips 4-1/2" wide by the length (approx 44")

Strip piece them together so you will have a strip similar to figure 1. Use a 1/4" seam allowance with 12-15 stitches per inch. Press toward the dark fabric.

Cut across the seam for pieces that are 2-1/2"x6-1/2". You will need 36 pieces of the configuration shown in figure 2.

When you have completed all of Part One, you can go on to Part Two

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