Saturday, August 5, 2017

It's a Mystery

But not much longer!

Alycia at Alycia Quilts released Clue 4 to her A-6 Mystery on Wednesday.

But first I had to catch up with Clue 3 that I couldn't work on while on the road the week before.  As it happens, I also had to catch up with Clues 1 and 2 because I had not done all the additional cutting and had constructed one of the HSTs with the wrong pieces.

With all the catchupping out of the way, I was able to complete Clue 4 which was the construction of half of the quilt!

I was in a mild panic because I was running out of the red with spiral curlycues.

I thought I was going to have to use the companion sheep fabric in the center of the star (thinking about you Mangofeet!).

But you can see from the first picture that it was too dark and would have been distracting.  So I did what our ancestors would have done;  I pieced my scraps together and was able to eek out three more 9-1/2" squares!

These large blocks and squares have been easy to assemble and make final assembly really fast.  Can't wait to see how the big white star will fit in!

Thanks, Alycia, for organizing such a fun and easy mystery.


  1. The top half of your A6 looks AWESOME!! I left mine unsewn, in case I choose to make some adjustments. Looking forward to seeing how these Mystery quilts come together!

  2. Very cool! Great idea piecing your scraps to get what you need. I've cut it close a few times, but haven't had to that for any of my projects.

  3. Great idea to piece your scraps to give you the needed blocks. This quilt is looking good! Can't wait to see the rest of your clues.

  4. Baaaa! (Love that sheepy print!)
    I've resorted to piecing together scraps to get 'enough' several times. Our ancestors would be so proud!

  5. Love your background fabric and the sheep are adorable. I also like the effect the blue stripes give the quilt. Looking forward to seeing the finished top.

  6. Love love love the fabrics!!!! Its going to be great!!

  7. I really like your background. I'm doing my red star center the way you did your blue one! Great minds and all that. Your quilt looks great, and you are probably finished now. I just reached this point. =) That sheep fabric? I bought some on my trip to Ohio! It's for little girl clothing. I didn't realize it was the same line as the curly cues!


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