I’ve never done a mystery quilt before. Sure, I’ve been tempted but I never really understood why. I mean, why do something you don’t know if you’re going to like when it’s done? Well… I’ve finally figured it out. Because it’s FUN! The result isn’t the important thing here, it’s the process – the experience.
I’m not sure why I decided to join the Scrap Dance Mystery Quilt (From My Carolina Home) but before I knew it I was sucked and having a blast! The quilt along was in full swing when I joined but I’ve now caught up and eagerly awaiting the next installment. *so much fun*
Step 1 was to pick the fabric. Since I don’t have a stash of scrap fabrics I picked an old charm pack from moda, “Wildrose”. I love it. Initially I had planned to use several different white fabrics but in the end I used only one of them.
I began cutting the pieces to the specified sizes. Since this is my first mystery quilt and my first patchwork in 7-ish years I decided to do the table topper. I forgot to take a picture of the all the half square triangles that were created.
These are the strips that came out of step two. I have no idea where this is going but I like it.
More strips 🙂
And even more strips!
There are three steps left, the quilt is supposed to be finished in September. *gah* How on earth am I supposed to make it until then? I can’t wait to find out what it will look like when done. I’m having so much fun that I’m already planning on doing another mystery quilt once this is done!