Monday, November 26, 2012

Mystery Quilt 7 first three steps

Mystery Quilt 7 from Quilters Club of America promised to be easy so I'm playing along.  The first step was to select fabrics.  Scrappy but coordinating.

I pulled some fabrics out and put together this bundle.   Navy blues, medium golden browns, a couple greens and some neutrals with those colors plus peach.  Not my typical color palette, but helpful using up some odds and ends.

See that tan with roses on the bottom?  That was from a maternity dress I made.  The 'baby' is turning 25 years old this December.  I've had that fabric scrap way too long!

The next steps were cutting to size and sewing the field together.  Some folks are commenting that it's not very interesting, but they promised that MQ7 would be straight forward and easy since we're into the Holiday Season and everyone's pretty busy.  I'd say they delivered just what they promised - and I've been able to use up my fabric scraps without having to think about it too much.  You can overthink a quilt to the point of never making it... you know?  I like it so far.

The next instructions come out on Friday, so in the meantime, I'll be working on denim pot holders and embroidered dish towels for Christmas gifts.  See what some other great quilters have on their design walls this week at Patchwork Times !


  1. Your mystery quilt is looking good so far, I love using up scraps too. It's like a free quilt. BTW, what do your denim potholders look like?

  2. My theory is that if you use fabric from your stash the quilt is free! My sweetie doesn't quite get that logic. :)