This month was the last clue in the Morewood Mystery from Meadow Mist Designs, and it was SO much fun to see how it all came together.
We ended up with two blocks…..
One of the nicest things about this quilt is that there are NO seams inside the block that have to match. I only had to match the corners….
This meant that sewing the blocks together was super fast and easy!! I would start out by matching the leading edge corner and sewing about an inch….
Then I would match up the seam at the end of the block…..
….and hold it as I sewed the seam…..
…letting the machine pull the block toward the needle….
This is the final design…..
I love the design and the movement across the diagonal of the quilt. However, part of the design is lost because I didn’t have enough contrast between the yellows and the background fabrics. This would have been solved if I had used one white fabric for the background rather than lots of scrap fabrics. Live and learn!!
Also, I wish that it was one more row in length so that it could easily become a twin bed quilt. Now I COULD make 5 extra blocks but instead, I am adding a yellow border to the top and bottom and then additional borders to all sides…..
When it is finished, it will be donated to a women’s rehab center that is in need of twin-size quilts. I think that it will be a happy addition to any room!!
This past week I was determined to catch up with the Morewood Mystery.
When I showed the December clue, I commented that the next step was starting to put some of the bits and pieces together. For me, this is the MOST exciting part of a mystery quilt….seeing how it is going to fit together.
Now, as we have been working on the various pieces to the puzzle, I had formed an idea of where I thought we were headed. But, after completing the January clue, I have NO idea!!
This month we put together these funky, asymmetrical blocks…..
I am super pleased with the piecing and most of my corners matched well.
I had fun laying out the blocks and trying to get some idea of “who-done-it”….ie… what the final pattern would look like……
….but neither of these takes into account the other bits and pieces that still need to be included……
It definitely is a mystery!!
Come back next month for the next clue. AND, if you want to join in, there is still time!! You can find all of the instructions on the Morewood Mystery Website……
As I said in my last post, this month was the second installment of the “Morewood Mystery” presented by Meadow Mist Designs, and this month centered around making Half-Square Triangles in two different sizes.
Cheryl, the moderator of the mystery gave some amazing suggestions for how to easily trim these HST’s using a Rotating Cutting Mat and the Bloc-Loc ruler. Check out my video to see these latest tools that I have added to my Quilter’s Toolbox…..