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Monday, November 10, 2008

Mystery Quilt Project -- Fourth Installment Done

The Corner Blocks for the Criss-Cross Applesauce Mystery Quilt Project are complete and I really like how the colors work together. Take a look and see what you think:

Mystery Quilt Corner BlocksI had a little trouble with the instructions though. In the previous installment, using my numbering system worked out great for keeping the fabrics organized. But in this 4th installment which explains how to assemble the corner blocks, I tried numbering the graphic like I did before and I ended up needing cuts of fabrics that I did not have.

For instance, the piecing instruction called for 2 inch squares of fabric #3 (my green) and fabric #4 (tan leaves) being put together in a 4-patch block, then a 2 x 3 1/2 inch rectangle of fabric #1 (red paisley) being added to the end. Then another rectangle of #1 added to another square of #3 and that piece added to the bottom. But the cutting instructions did not call for 2 inch squares of the tan fabric or rectangles of the paisley. They did, however, call for 2 inch squares of the paisley and rectangles of the gold.

Mystery Quilt Bad Corner BlockThis is what it would look like if I had followed the written piecing instructions and cut extra pieces to go along with it.

Instead, I went with the pieces I had already cut according to the cutting instruction. So I used the squares of green and paisley and the rectangles of gold to make my corner blocks.

Of course, this being a Mystery Quilt, I don't know if I made the right decision or not! I am very excited about getting the next installment of instructions so I can see if I should have cut the extra fabric and followed the piecing instructions, or if using the fabrics I had already cut up was the right solution to this discrepancy. I'll be checking Myra's Blue Meadow's Designs first thing in the morning hoping she will reveal the mystery!

I will be sure to reveal my Mystery Quilt to you just as soon as it's finished!

Happy Stitching!

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