Monday, June 10, 2013

Michelle's Mystery: A Work in Progress

Hi all! It's been two weeks since I last posted about the mystery quilt. We've got a lot going on at BTD offices and mom (Veronica) has been traveling the past few weeks, but we are all chugging away on our quilts.

While working on mine recently, I made a classic quilter discovery ... I laid my blocks out wrong and fell in love!!

This is the original layout that Jaggie showed you in the last step of the mystery quilt. Classic pattern, always a good choice. But ... I unknowingly inverted my chevron blocks and made diamonds!!

I loved it but I also love **not** following a pattern perfectly. I always alter at least one thing, regardless of the craft. I took a vote among family, friends and co-workers and it was unanimous- the diamond block was the favorite. So I will layout my blocks in the original pattern for a photograph, but in the end, my "accident" wins! 

Have you ever made a mistake that turned out amazing? Tell us about it!! 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Jaggie's Mystery Step # 8

Hi, Jaggie here.  This is the last of the instructions for my mystery quilt.  Join the blocks together in 4 rows of 3.  Add your borders, the first is a 1 1/2" border of accent #1.  The second is a border of focus fabric, cut 5 1/2" and it will finish at 5".

That's it.  Send us some pictures so we can post them for all to see.