Thursday, January 2, 2020

Mosaic Mystery ++ Quilt Top Assembly

The mystery is revealed!!  This month the instructions are to sew our blocks into a quilt top!!


There will be a separate post with more information about the reveal parade but the two most important things are:

1.     Entries (link not available yet) for the reveal parade are due Thursday, March 5th by midnight EST, giving you two months to work on your quilt.

2.     Both quilt tops and finished quilts can be entered into the reveal parade and be eligible for prizes.

Mosaic Mystery Quilt Links:

January's instructions...Click the link below for a more printer friendly version of the instructions.  Please e-mail me at MMDmysteryquilts@gmail.com if you have issues with the link below.






Row Assembly



Be careful to match the orientation of the blocks with the illustrations and press all seams open.

ROW A

Sew together the following blocks and pieces to make a row A measuring 3 ½" x 48 ½".  Repeat to make a total of 2 row A.

2 B/bg HSTs 3 ½" x 3 ½"
2 bg/C right-hand half geese blocks 3 ½" x 6 ½"
2 bg/C left-hand half geese blocks 3 ½" x 6 ½"
1 bg/B flying geese 3 ½" x 6 ½"
2 bg rectangles 3 ½" x 6 ½"



ROW B

Sew together the following blocks and pieces to make a row B measuring 6 ½" x 48 ½".  Repeat to make a total of 3 row B.

2 A/bg flying geese 3 ½" x 6 ½"
4 house blocks 6 ½" x 6 ½"
2 bg/C SiaS blocks 6 ½" x 6 ½"
1 A/bg SiaS block 6 ½" x 6 ½"



ROW C

Sew together the following blocks and pieces to make a row C measuring 6 ½" x 48 ½".  Repeat to make a total of 4 row C.

1 bg/B right-hand half geese block 3 ½" x 6 ½"
1 bg/B left-hand half geese block 3 ½" x 6 ½"
4 diagonal blocks 6 ½" x 6 ½"
3 house blocks 6 ½" x 6 ½"



ROW D

Sew together the following blocks and pieces to make a row D measuring 6 ½" x 48 ½".  Repeat to make a total of 2 row D.

2 bg/C flying geese blocks 3 ½" x 6 ½"
4 house blocks 6 ½" x 6 ½"
2 A/bg SiaS block 6 ½" x 6 ½"
1 bg/C SiaS blocks 6 ½" x 6 ½"






Quilt Top Assembly



1.       Sew together the rows to make the quilt top, pressing the seams between the rows open.  The quilt top (before borders are added) should measure 48 ½" x 60 ½".  



For borders, press all seams open or towards the borders.

2.       Cut a bg fabric strip 2 ½" x WOF in half, sew each half bg fabric strip to a full bg fabric strip 2 ½" x WOF, and trim to the average height of the quilt top, approx. 60 ½".  Sew bg fabric borders onto the sides of the quilt top.

3.       Cut a bg fabric strip 2 ½" x WOF in half, sew each half bg fabric strip to a full bg fabric strip 2 ½" x WOF, and trim to the average width of the quilt top, approx. 52 ½".  Sew bg fabric borders onto the top and bottom of the quilt top.

4.       Sew 2 border strips 4 ½" x WOF together and trim to the average height of the quilt top, approx. 64 ½".  Sew borders onto the sides of the quilt top.

5.       Cut a border strip 4 ½" x WOF in half, sew each half border strip to a full border strip 4 ½" x WOF, and trim to the average width of the quilt top, approx. 60 ½".  Sew borders onto the top and bottom of the quilt top. 

The finished quilt top should measure approx. 60 ½" x 72 ½". 




Finishing



1.  Make backing: Remove selvages from backing fabric, cut into 2 pieces (approx. 69" x WOF) and sew backing pieces together along the trimmed selvage edges using a 1/2" seam, pressing the seam open.  Trim backing to approx. 69" x 81".

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!

Be sure to share your quilt on Instagram and other social media using #MosaicMysteryQuilt and #MeadowMistDesigns.




Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the Mosaic Mystery Quilt!






13 comments:

  1. Another great mystery quilt design!!! I'm almost caught up and can't wait to celebrate a finish with everyone in March!

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  2. SEW pretty!!! Looking forward to the big reveal.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm excited about this lay out and seeing how my semi-scrappy fabric choices work with it!

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  4. Awesome!! Thanks Cheryl! Even though I started late I really enjoyed the QAL. I selected the un-mystery option and my top is done and at the quilters getting quilted!!

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  5. YAHOO! Time to put some rows together!! Thank you Cheryl - this is soooo much work for you. I want you to know how much I appreciate it. Great designs, organization and so much fun. Looking forward to working on the quilt top.

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  6. This is so awesome. I was planning on sitting out this mystery but I'm so tempted to run home and get started on one!

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  7. It's going to be exciting to see all the versions starting to come together!

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  8. Cheryl,
    Thank you much! This is my first mystery quilt, and really enjoyed the journey.
    Warmest regards,
    Collette

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  9. A great design. Now to get sewing. Thanks for another great QAL.

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  10. Thank you for another beautiful and fun mystery quilt along. I'm hoping to start stitching my blocks together next week.

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  11. I am catching up and excited to get at least the top done!

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  12. Hi Cheryl. Thanks for another great mystery. I can't access last month's directions for the flying geese. Maybe I am doing something wrong?

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    1. I am sorry that you are having issues with the instructions. If you send me an e-mail at MeadowMistDesigns@gmail.com and I will send you the instructions directly (You are a no-reply blogger so I can not access your e-mail address from this comment).

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