Mystery Monday: #1, Part 1

I have decided to move the Mystery Quilt to Mystery Monday. I want to keep doing small blocks that use up scraps on Fridays – when I can get to them in time to post them, that is. To that end, I’m going to rewrite the pattern and tell you what I’ve redone on it over the weekend. I was telling my friend Julie about rewriting it because I found easier ways to do it and a couple mistakes and she said (I paraphrase), “I wouldn’t stress being embarrassed. You’re doing it free and, even buying things at a store, the pattern gets messed up occasionally.” SO! Shall we? Let’s start over – with a rewrite.

Materials List (revised)

  • Orange: 3/8 yard
  • Green: 3 yards
  • White: 2 3/8 yards
  • Yellow: 1 3/4 yards

You may need a little bit more white to finish off the top. I can’t tell you how much just yet because I need to finish Part Three to do the math on that one. White is pretty inexpensive, so it shouldn’t be too big of a hassle, I hope! Next, we are going to cut ALL of our pieces at once. We’ll set aside the ones we don’t use until later on.

UPDATE: Add 3 1/2 white to finish the top.

Cutting Instructions (All Parts at Once)


  • (12) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″


  • (88) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • (12) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • (12) 9 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • (12) 15 1/2″ x 6 1/2″


  • (144) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • (40) 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • (8) 9 1/2″ x 3 1/2″


  • (12) 9 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • (12) 15 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

That should be it for the entire top (minus the final white, remember). Now, shall we assemble Part One? I have modified the assembly so that it goes together easier and there are less seams on the final product. Less seams means less chance of things being 1/8″ off or whatnot. Right?

Part One, Block A & B


This is very similar to what we created on Friday. The only difference is how we prepare it for assembly. Instead of HSTs, I am doing a variant of Flying Geese and HSTs.

This is block A for Part One. If you look, the right hand side is (1) 15 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ yellow piece (2) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ white squares sewn like Flying Geese to the top and (1) green 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ sewn as an HST sewn into the bottom of it. Here’s how I did it…

IMG_6338I lay one white square on top of the end at one angle, with a line drawn from corner to corner. When it is lined up, I sew on the line, trim a quarter inch and open it to iron flat. I do the same on the other side and wa-la! Flying geese on top of the yellow.


The green is the same way, only one square will be used. Lay it down on the yellow, matching up one corner. Sew on the line drawn from corner to corner.

IMG_6342Trim 1/4″ past the sewn line, open and iron flat. If you do not get the green facing the correct way, don’t stress. You can always reverse the order of the yellow on the right and bottom.


Here are two variations of Block B for Part One. The green is on the right hand side. However, if you look at how I sewed the green up above, it is facing the wrong way to be attached to the right hand side of this block.


So, I shifted it to be on the bottom. Make sense?

Now, go ahead and create FOUR of each Block A and Block B. You’ll remember them from Friday. Block A has a green square in one corner. Block B does not. Block B uses the 9 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ white strip on the left side and the 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ strip on the top. Block A uses two 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ strips for the left and top with a green 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ in the top left corner.


Block A (Make 4)


Block B (Make 4)

After creating four of each block, assemble them as I was saying on Friday.


You will end up with TWO of this huge 30 1/2″ block when finished. Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I know I changed things but I am learning and really want to share with y’all as I do. Remember, the first completed quilt top to be shown to me will receive a Jelly Roll of my choosing and eight patterns (not jelly roll patterns). Just my little incentive for someone to show me that someone tries out my patterns.


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