Thursday, December 8, 2016

Last Three Mystery Quilt Blocks Available Now....

No, I haven't forgotten. I was just overtaken by life and a huge pile of quilt patterns. Needless to say, I fell over, so to speak.

But I'm upright again and have posted the last three Odessa Quilt Guild Mystery Quilt blocks on the Craftsy site.

# 7 - Ohio Star

#8 - Bear Claw

# 9 - Snail Trail or Monkey Wrench

These are the last three quilts in the 9-block quilt pattern. We have been teaching "quilt-as-you-go" in our guild, so that all of our members know they can have a finished, hand or free-motion-quilted quilt without having to go to a professional quilter.

Don't get me wrong. We have nothing against our long-arm helpers. It's just that some quilters have real difficulty finding funds for the service and, consequently, have produced tied quilts only. This is our effort to help those quilters.

Here is a very good tutorial on the blog, Quilt Matters, for this technique. We will be doing a demonstration of the technique in our December Quilt College session here in Odessa, WA, on December 19th at 7 PM at the Quilt Barn (north entrance to the museum).

Our chosen technique makes a very narrow sashing. This photo is from Quilt Matters.

By January 31st, we hope to have our quilts done. The deadline for submitting them to the Odessa Quilt Show is April 1st. You can obtain an entry form here about March 1st, 2017. We accept quilts from out-of-towners, so please participate, if you can. Instructions for shipping, etc., are on the form.

Additionally, there are excellent tutorials online for hand quilting and free-motion machine quilting. I'll let you search those out. Just GOOGLE "quilt as you go hand quilting" or "quilt as you go free-motion machine quilting".

You'll find some real inspiration in these techniques.

Ta-ta for now. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thanks for visiting my Aussie blog. Wow you have some inspiration here! I just love Sunbonnet Sue and I have a friend who would love your aprons. I will have to let her know about them. Have a wonderful day.

  2. Thanks Nanna. Sunbonnet Sue is really fun! Everyone should have a Sue quilt, I think. Of course, I would think that. Glad you stopped by. Happy New Year.

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  4. Happy New Year! I love love quilts. I have never made one and my hands won't even let me knit anymore, but I think they are fantastic. When my grandson was born in 2015, I looked everywhere for a nice baby quilt for a little boy and finally found one of Etsy with frogs... Wonderful blog...wish I could quilt... Michelle

  5. Thank you for visiting. We love visitors. Here, have a scone and something hot to drink (my favorite is Chai.) Yes, there will be times when we cannot quilt or knit anymore. We wear out, it seems. I never thought it really possible to wear out, but here we are.....wearing out. When those doors close, do others open? Hopefully, yes. So, here's a toast to open doors, wherever we may find them!


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