Thursday, February 2, 2017

Meadow Mystery Quilt - Quilt Top Assembly - February Instructions


We made it!  Thank you all who started on this mystery quilt adventure way back in July and for all those that have joined in along the way!

The reveal of the quilt top is today!  I was surprised that so many in the Facebook Group had guessed the design.  I will take that into account for the next mystery quilt to try to keep the finished design secret for longer.  (If you found a layout that you like better than the one below, feel free to sew that one.)

Here are the links to all of the mystery quilt information:

Mystery Quilt Facebook Group

FAQ on Quilt Reveal Parade and Prize Eligibility

Remember, you will now have almost 2 months (until April 1st) to finish your quilt tops and/or finished quilts and submit them for the reveal parade.  

And now without further ado...the February instructions...Just as a reminder, here are the corresponding fabric letters to colors used in these illustrations:




Quilt Top Assembly




Assemble the quilt top using the following Blocks (each 12 ½” x 12 ½” unfinished):



Arrange the blocks as shown below, rotating the blocks to match the following diagram.  Sew blocks into rows then sew rows together, pressing all seams open.  The quilt top should measure 60 ½” x 60 ½”.







Finishing



1.   Remove selvages from backing fabric, cut into 2 pieces (70” x WOF) and sew backing pieces together along the trimmed selvage edges using a ½” seam, pressing seams open.  Trim backing to approx. 70” x 70”.

2.   Layer the quilt top, batting, and backing.   Baste and quilt as desired.

3.   Cut the binding fabric into 7 strips 2 ½” x WOF.  Trim off selvages and sew together end-to-end to make the binding.  Bind and enjoy your quilt!

(Hop over to the Meadow Mist Designs Facebook Group to see other quilters' quilting designs and finished quilts!)









11 comments:

  1. Thank you Cheryl for another beautiful quilt. The instructions were well laid out and very easy to follow. I enjoyed the clues each month, checking FB to see how others progressed. I look forward to our next Mystery Quilt ❤ together.

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    1. Thank you so much Daniela for taking part! I am looking forward to the next mystery quilt too :)

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  2. Great job on another beautiful and fun mystery quilt program Cheryl! We look forward to seeing many wonderful designs and thank you for allowing us to be a sponsor and particpate! -BCQC

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  4. I am so excited to see how mine comes together! Thanks for another fun QAL, Cheryl. :)

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  5. Well done! What a great medallion quilt! I'm going to dig through my fabric leftovers and see if I can pull something together to make a scrappy version of this.

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  6. Thanks for designing the beautiful quilt and organizing the quilt along Cheryl!

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  7. Many thanks to you for providing such a fun, professionally written mystery quilt-a-long. I enjoyed it immensely.

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    1. Thanks so much Cat for taking part in the mystery quilt!

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  8. I can't wait to get my blocks pieced together. I was hoping there would be a "twist" with this set of instructions to keep us on our toes. LOL

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  9. Love this mystery! Thanks for all the clear directions, makes for a very fun sewing journey.

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