Friday, February 23, 2018

Magical Mystery Block Quilt-Along

Join the fun

If you missed the teaser for this fun quilt-along, you can find it here.

My apologies ... my tablet died last week with all my prep notes and I left town without the printed copies so I will do the best I can to get you started.  

Remember, for the purposes of this mystery, ALL you need is one light fat quarter and one dark fat quarter.

From EACH of one light fabric and one dark fabric you will need to cut the following:

·         8 rectangles – 2-1/2” x 4-1/2”
·         2 squares – 5” x 5”
·         4 squares – 3” x 3”
·         4 squares – 2-1/2” x 2-1/2”

This is enough to make four 8" blocks.  

The diagram below shows an efficient way to cut these from a pair of fat quarters (FQs), layered with right sides together (RST).  (Depending on the actual size of your FQs you may have to cut the 8th rectangle from the bottom waste area.) 

HINT:  Keep your chunks right sides together to facilitate sewing.

I am still working on how we will link up each week.  The clues will appear on Friday, giving you the weekend to work through them and some way we'll share on the following Monday.

I look forward to seeing where you go with this inspiration!  Thank you in advance for participating.


  1. This is extremely intriguing!!

  2. I need to decide on my fabrics! Thanks for putting this together, Libby!

  3. Looking forward to seeing what this becomes.

  4. Warming up my rotary cutter right now!

  5. Oh Libby what a busy gal you are. This looks amazing too.

  6. Great cutting diagram! I'm just trying to decide which fabric to use. What size will a completed block turn out as?

    1. I updated the directions to say four 8" blocks. Thanks for asking, Diann!

  7. I found just the right fabric for this project at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival today!! Looking forward to getting started.


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