FALL MYSTERY QUILT

QUILT SIZE:  You will need 50 blocks that are 8 inches square. The cutting instructions are for a 40 x 40 inch quilt without borders, makes a nice lap quilt and can be enlarged very easily just by making more blocks.  It is a very easy pattern without any triangles and goes together very quickly.  I chose this size it will be a gift for my uncle for Christmas, who is wheelchair bound.

CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:

From Focus Fabric:  Cut 50 4.5 inch squares, set aside

From Light Fabric:  Cut 4 strips of 2.5 inches

From Dark Fabric:  Cut two 2.5 inch strips.

From Medium Fabric:  Cut 5 strips of 2.5 inches

**Sashing:  I decided that my top needed a little something extra, so I chose a contrasting darker red for this.   You will need to cut half a yard, give or take into 2 inch strips. This step is optional.

Border Fabric:  I will leave it up to decide what size border you want.

These are the colors that I chose:

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The next clue will be ready at 10:00 a.m.

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I am waiting for the picture to download but here are the instructions while we wait.

Using the light print and the medium, speed sew 4 strips together.  Remember, you need twice as much of the medium as it will be used with the dark also.  In my case, I used the green as my medium.

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Now sew, your green and red strips together.

Once they are sewn together, cut into 2.5 inch strips.    You will need 50 of each.   Once the strips are sewn together, iron and then sew into 4 square patches.  These should measure 4.5 inches.  Iron open the seams.  Now take the 4 patches and sew together to the 4.5 inch squares.  Once you have all your units put together, then sew together to make a total of 25 blocks.  See picture below.

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See you back at 1:00 p.m.  I have to work but will be taking a break then!  Happy sewing!

I told you this was a simple pattern!  Is everyone enjoying it so far?

Anyway, now the next step.  When I went to lay out my blocks, I found that there were a few ways to lay them, but I really liked this one the best.  IMG_1896

Here are a couple of other ideas.

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This is all 25 blocks laid out together and then I decided that it needed a little pop of color, so I used a semi-solid reddish brown with a small print.

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And this is how I did the sashing.  Made it like a backwards L, thus saving some fabric.   I am about a third of the way finished with the top.

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And that is how simple and fast this quilt is to put together.

Sorry about the quality of the pictures, my eyesight is not the best and I have trouble focusing.  Have fun and be sure to post pictures when you are done and share!

About cozyquilts

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Donna. My hubby is retired and I am still working from home. I have twin daughters and am blessed with 4 grandchildren. We are owned by 4 cats that love to supervise and are very nosy. I have been quilting since 1996. In addition to making quilts for my family and friends, I also make charity quilts for Marjoree Mason Center and Valley Children's Hospital. Marjoree Mason Center is a local organization here that helps and supports battered and abused women and children get out of abusive relationships. Every Christmas I make several baby quilts for the women, along with a small stuffed animal. Valley Children's Hospital is a new venture for me that just started this year. Every month or so I drop off a couple of quilts along with a small toy, for the children. I use a lot of bright, fun fabrics to help cheer them up. I do special order quilts but please be advised in advance as I work full-time in addition to quilting, I only do a few during the year. Also, it may take up to 6 months to a year to completely finish a quilt as my sewing time is limited. I only do applique or patchwork and will incorporate machine embroidery into my patterns, when requested. Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you and friends again soon.
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