Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Mystery Quilt - Feature Fabrics

I am going to have 2 mystery quilts with the sewing up by January 14. 
However I am going to put up the fabric and cutting requirements beforehand to enable you to fit this in with your lives.

I began this project as one quilt in 2 sizes but the 2 quilts ended up being very different in character. The instructions are for the central panel - I will make some suggestions for the borders to be added to make the required size.

1.  Highly symmetrical quilt Queen: 74" square (queen or double size with borders). This will be actually the simpler option to piece due to the symmetry. If you are a fan of my Trinity Celtic Knot quilt please choose this option.

2. Spontaneous quilt Single: 44" x  64" ( single or Aussie hero size with borders). This quilt is not symmetric and therefore has a more modern look.

These quilts is planned around some large feature fabric pieces.  They do not need to all be cut from the same fabric.   If any of you are like me you have those fabrics in your stash that you just don't want to cut up too small and loose the impact.

These are the sizes of the feature fabric pieces you will need:

1.  Highly symmetrical quilt, Queen :including seam allowances of 1/4 "

ONE 18 1/2" x 18 1/2 "    FOUR 7  1/2" x7 1/2"     FOUR 5 1/2" x 5 1/2  "     TWO 8 1/2"wide x 12 1/2" high   TWO 12 1/2" wide by 8  1/2 " high         TWO 9  1/2" wide x 6 1/2 " high    TWO   6  1/2" wide x 9 1/2 " high

2.  Spontaneous quilt, Single: including seam allowances of 1/4 "

ONE  12 1/2" x 12 1/2"  FOUR 6  1/2" x 6 1/2 "           THREE 5 1/2 " x 5 1/2 "        ONE  9 1/2 " wide x 6  1/2" high         ONE  4  1/2" wide x 6  1/2  high                    ONE  6  1/2" wide x 8  1/2 " high        ONE  7 1/2" wide x 5  1/2" high

The next post has the other fabric requirements.


  1. The rest of the fabric requirements are in the nest post.

  2. Shannon in Joshua Tree28 November 2012 at 19:12

    Ok, dumb question - do all the feature fabric pieces need to be the SAME fabric? Or will this work with a couple different feature fabrics that coordinate?

  3. They do not need to be from the same fabric. Each is framed separately around the quilt.

  4. Shannon in Joshua Tree28 November 2012 at 19:15

    Never mind, just answered my question by reading your next post :) This looks like fun!


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