Magnolia Mystery Quilt

Welcome to the Magnolia Mystery Quilt page!  The Magnolia Mystery Quilt is my 4th mystery quilt.  I hope you decide to join in!

The Magnolia Mystery Quilt is a free quilt-along that will run from July 2017 until February 2018 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. The Magnolia Mystery quilt will contain instructions for two quilt sizes, a lap sized quilt and a queen sized quilt.

We will kick off the quilt-along on Thursday, July 6th with the fabric requirements and some helpful hints to pick fabrics and colors (you will have an entire month to gather fabrics before the cutting instructions in August).

Here are some more details about the Magnolia Mystery quilt...

1. Quilt-along Instructions - (Note that these have changed since the Meadow Mystery Quilt)

The monthly instructions will be posted to my blog as blog posts (and can always be found on this page as well as in the Mystery Quilt tab above). The instruction posts will contain the monthly piecing instructions as well as a link to an easily printable pdf that you can print and download. The pdf's will be available until the reveal parade and then a pdf of the full pattern will be available for sale via Etsy (but the instructions will always remain in the blog posts).

To make sure that you do not miss any posts, make sure that you are subscribed to the blog (here are some links for following... Bloglovin, Email).

Instructions will no longer be sent out to the e-mail distribution list via MailChimp. The number of subscribers has grown so much that the cost to send out the e-mails would be several hundred dollars per year. Instead, the pdf's of the instructions will be easily downloadable directly from the blog posts. I will be writing a post on how to download the pdf's through the blog post (to make sure everyone can download them with no problem).

2. Button - I have made a button for the mystery quilt :) If you decide to join in on the quilt-a-long and have a blog I would love it if you posted the button.

(I am working on the button right now)

3. Prizes - We will have prizes! Prizes will be given out randomly to quilters who submit quilts or quilt tops to the reveal parade in February 2018. I am currently finalizing the sponsors list and more details about the individual sponsors and prizes will be announced in June.

4. The Un-Mystery Quilt - Want to join in the fun but making a mystery quilt is not your thing? If you would like to see the final pattern to decide whether to join in, or to help pick colors; simply e-mail me ( and I will send you a sneak peak (the only rule is that you have to keep the design completely to yourself as to not spoil anyone else's surprise). **I will begin sending sneak peeks on June 6th, not before **

5. Facebook Group - We have close to 2,000 active members in our Facebook Group (Meadow Mist Designs Facebook Group) sewing together! Join the group today so you can share and see everyone else's fabric, progress pictures, and finished quilts.

6. Previous Mystery Quilts - The instructions for my previous mystery quilts are located in the Mystery Quilt tab above (and are always available so you can start them at any time).

7. Questions? If you have any questions regarding my mystery quilts you can e-mail me at or leave your question in a comment below.


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