Mystery Monday: #1, Part 4

Good morning! Are you ready for the latest in our mystery Monday quilt top? I am going to do a recap of all the steps before showing you what to do today. In this way, we’ll all be on the same page, with you seeing the changes I had to make as I made this top. Also, there will be one final part next Monday. Then, we’re done and the quilt is ready for the long-armer, hand quilting or quilting on your own domestic machine!

Part One, Block A

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Materials (to create FOUR):

  • Orange: (4) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • Green: (4) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and (4) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • Yellow: (4) 9 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and (4) 15 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • White: (8) 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and (16) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

Assembly is pretty straight forward. Use the white 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ to create Flying Geese on the ends of the yellow 9 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and the 15 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. When done with that, use the green 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ to create an HST on the other end of the 15 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ yellow as shown. You will make FOUR of the above picture.

Part One, Block B

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Materials (to create FOUR):

  • Orange: (4) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • Green: (4) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • Yellow: (4) 9 1/2 x 6 1/2″ and (4) 15 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • White: (16) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and (4) 6 1/2 x 3 1/2″ and (4) 9 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

Assembly is the same as above with the white 3 1/2″ squares and the green 6 1/2″ square. The only difference is the white 9 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ strip that replaces the green point on Block A.

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When finished Block A and Block B, attach them into two sections as shown above. You will have TWO of the picture above, when finished. Set this aside while we move on to Part Two.

Part Two, Block C

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Materials (to create FOUR):

  • Green: (28) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and (4) 9 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and (4) 15 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • White: (32) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and (8) 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

Assemble four of them as seen above.

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Remember, for the bottom right hand corner, we made a 3-patch with (1) green 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and (2) white 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, drew a line diagonal over the whites and sewed it down. When we flip it open and iron it, it looks like the first picture. Simple and easy, if you understand the concept. If you do not, please ask!

Part Two, Block B

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Materials (to create FOUR):

  • Orange: (4) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • Green: (4) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • Yellow: (4) 9 1/2 x 6 1/2″ and (4) 15 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • White: (16) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and (4) 6 1/2 x 3 1/2″ and (4) 9 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

Assemble as shown above.

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When finished Part Two’s eight blocks, assemble as seen right here. You’ll create TWO of the above picture.

Part Three, Block C

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Materials (to create EIGHT):

  • Green: (56) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and (8) 9 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and (8) 15 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • White: (64) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and (16) 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

Assemble as you did for Part Two, Block C. Honestly, with chain piecing, these go so fast. I created 10 of these in one afternoon. It’s not difficult, just cut it out, lay it out and sew in chain piecing method.

Part Four

We are all caught up to part four. This one gets interesting but I suggest doing it the method I shared. There are several ways to finish this top. I am working to keep it as close to the original as I can.

Materials:

White: (8) 15 1/2″ x 15 1/2″

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To start, we will sew our FOUR large blocks of 30 1/2″ x 30 1/2″ together to create the above. You’ll notice the layout? Block A is the top left corner and the bottom right corner. In other words, the TWO from Part One and the TWO from Part Two will be sewn together.

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Next, you’ll take two of the blocks from Part 3 and attach them together with one 15 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ white on either side. Create FOUR of these.

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When finished the FOUR of above, you’ll take two of them and attach them to the outside of the bigger set. Make sure the tips are pointed OUTWARDS as shown above.

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Now, take the last TWO green/white strips you created today and attach them to the TOP and BOTTOM of the original as such. Yes, it does NOT line up. This is deliberate.

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To see what you’ve done so far, you can lay it out on your queen sized bed as such and admire the beauty of your creation.

Next week, we’ll finish this up. I hope y’all enjoyed it and I apologize for my errors along the way. I’ve had fun learning as I recreated this and the things I’ve learned will be applied to the next Mystery Quilt I have in mind. Oh, and it won’t be the Patriotic one. I’ve decided to do a Mystery Quilt in the flavor of the Irish, first. It’s pretty basic and fast and should only take two/three weeks of posts. After that, we’ll work on our Fourth of July quilt.

Don’t forget – the first to show me a completed Mystery Quilt TOP receives a jelly roll and 8 patterns from me! I really want to see that others are doing what I write up!

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