Monday, September 16, 2013

A New Year & Instructions for the Mystery Quilt!!

Oh, goody, goody, Quilt Guild today!!

 A huge crowd gathers!!

 And more just keep coming!!

 The bosses - armed and ready!!

 And who does this little basket belong to?

 Why it belongs to ___________________??

Let the games, errr quilts begin!!

And here are the instructions for the Mystery Quilt ~

Needles and Friends Quilt Guild 
Mystery Quilt 2013-2014 
Sue Baddley 
213-6618 or 

This month we will be gathering our fabrics and cutting out our material as follows: 

1 . yard background print (white, cream, tan, light gray, etc.) 

Background prints can be solid, have a simple pattern or a two color pattern design. Your choice.  

If you want to get out of the box and do something with a darker background, please be sure to have your assorted colors either brighter 

(more intense) or lighter or omit black and brown in your color selections so you’ll be able to see the contrast of your colored scraps) 

5 – FQs assorted green prints 

21 – FQs assorted prints in pink, orange, purple, red, blue, brown and black 


SCRAPS to total 5 . yards 

This quilt is PERFECT to use up all your scraps so you don’t have to go out and buy more fabric! 

Don’t be afraid to grab any range of colors! The more color the better! 

⅝ yard binding 

(A scrap binding could be awesome if you want to keep the scrappiness going!) 
4 yards backing 

From the background print cut
4 – 9 . x 27 . rectangles (label as bag “A” and put into a plastic baggie) 
4 – 9 .” squares (add to bag “A”) 
10 – 4 .” squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 20 SMALL triangles total (label as “Small” in plastic baggie) 
20 – 3 .” squares (label as “B” and put in plastic baggie) 
From the assorted prints
8 – 9 .” squares (add to bag “A”) 
88 – 6 .” squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 176 LARGE triangles total (label as “Large” in plastic baggie) 
16 – 5 .” squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 32 MEDIUM triangles total (label as “Medium” in plastic baggie) 
10 – 4 .” squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 20 SMALL triangles total (add to your “Small” baggie) 
5 – 3 .” squares (add to bag “B”) 

That’ll do it for September.  
Stay tuned for October and get ready for the magic to begin! 

The Quilt measures 65" x 65".

Leave a comment telling us who the little basket belongs to and you will be eligible for a prize at the October Quild meeting!!


  1. Looks like the basket belongs to Arrin Brunson.

    Jill Daugs

  2. Arrin Bronson owns the basket. I LOVE the blog. Keep up the good work.

  3. Arrin Brunson is going to help us make a fun lanyard in October, so the lovely basket had goodies in it to show us what we can bring. I can hardly wait to make mine!