I came across the beginning of a mystery quilt series on the Quilters' Club of America website, and decided to give it a try. My plan is to keep up with the weekly blocks, and complete the quilt by the July 7 deadline. Naturally, this means I am making the smallest possible quilt! I also am sticking with my plan to use only stash fabrics this year. Here is my progress to date.
|The fabric choices. I love the newsprint fabric (Zen Chic), which I had my husband buy for me, so I could keep my goal of not purchasing new fabric! I am not sure there is enough contrast with the white, but we'll see.|
|My high tech method of keeping track of which fabric is which!|
|Step 1 - 4 1/2 inch blocks.|
|Step 2 - cutting - 2 1/2 inch strips|
|Step 2 - finished Blocks|
|The challenge suggests using a Tri Rec tool. I am always keen to learn a new technique!|
|The tool in action - cutting out triangles.|
|Step 3- finished blocks. I am not sure that there is enough contrast here.|
|Step 4 - more white triangles|
|Step 4 - side pieces. I must say, this tool does make for nicely finished blocks!|
While I was sewing the Step 4 blocks, I was daydreaming, and chain-pieced 20 of the blocks without noticing that the needle wasn't threaded. Oops!
|Step 4 - finished blocks. Lots of contrast here!|