One Step Backwards: What is a Mystery Quilt?

This post doesn’t count for a step in the process of “Just an Illusion” mystery quilt. :) One of the participants thought it was important to know just how a Mystery Quilt actually worked. Like me, there are many quilters who have never actually participated in one of these, so the first thing I should have blogged about was just how participating in a mystery quilt works. Hey, it’s a learning curve for everyone…

The mystery quilt is set up in such a way that you only get to see each part of the assembly process one step at a time. The first step in the process is to choose your fabrics. Usually, when the mystery quilt is first announced, the fabric yardage is included. You must have faith in your colour choices and relinquish the need to see what you are making before you start. Mystery quilts can take place at an allnighter, a weekend or once a week at the local quilt shop. There are many mystery quilts available online as well. For this particular Mystery, Just an Illusion, the steps will be published every 2 weeks. There are 7 steps to making the quilt top. The 1st step will be published on Friday, October 12, 2012.

While I was busy sleuthing out things to go along with the mystery I located another series of books by Annette Mahon…there are 4 books in the St Rose Quilting Mysteries and the last one takes them to Hawaii…just sayin’… http://www.annettemahon.com/mystery-books.php

Happy Quilting…Valerie Raye

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