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Mystery Quilt design unveiled.

For those who are passionate about sewing and all things quilting...

The time has come to reveal the design of the Mystery Quilt!

I’m so happy that there has been a good amount of excitement from the sew along participants for the 1st April, when the final instructions and layout of the completed design were emailed out. It took just one day for the first to sew their blocks together ready to choose a border fabric - thank you Dulcie:). I’ve had some great feedback since releasing the instructions too 😊

Here’s my first quilt top made from Alison Glass Kaleidoscope Plaids and Stripes, and a Moda Grunge border.


Below you can see the individual blocks that go together to make this interlocking ribbon design.
When I had made my first drawings with pen and paper it was really good fun to chop it up to see how it could be split into separate monthly instructions without giving away the design. You can’t imagine how hard it was not to hint at or leak any information about the final design.


The quilt top that I have been working on at the same time as everyone else is made from different plaids and flannels, and is soooo soft!
I have just received the border fabric of dark blue flannel that I will be using to frame it. It’s going to be really cosy.


Below left you can see Dulcie’s bright quilt top ready to audition border fabrics, and on the right are Linda’s blocks on the design wall ready to sew together.


The next challenge will be deciding how to quilt mine. I’ll perhaps try out a different type of design for each. I like to echo the shapes and lines in the design about 1/4”- 1/2” away from the seam, so may use this method on my bright top. The flannel top looks like it might be more suited to an all over meander, or even big stitch hand quilting.

How do you like to quilt yours?

The complete pattern is not available to purchase now until I have revisited the format and made it one document. There will also be a variation available where the design is repeated in smaller blocks to make a far more intricate look. Watch this space!

Granny Stars revisited

It’s such a compliment when a family member or friend asks you to make a quilt for them. I don’t mean that dreaded request to make something on the cheap or even worse mend something for them!

We recently had a long overdue visit from my brother-in-law and family with their young family. A couple of years ago I made a Safari version of my Rainbow Starburst quilt (image below) for their new born son. I’ve seen it many times on their social media posts draped around the house and so I know that it is in good use.


They now have a baby daughter and so I’ve been tasked with making a quilt / floor mat for her with the only instruction but to ‘make it girly’!
So this is my progress so far on a smaller version of the Granny Stars quilt pattern, with Tilda, dots, fairies and a bit of Peter Rabbit fabric thrown in.
I’ve made 9 blocks instead of 25 and am adding a pieced border, more pictures to follow as it grows ..


It looks like I may have quite a bit of quilting on the horizon, with 2 Mystery Quilt tops and this one to finish!

If you like the look of either of these quilt patterns, please click the button below and pop along to my Etsy shop. The quilt patterns are split by design in the list on the left hand side, where you can then choose from quilt / cushion / pdf or paper copy patterns.

As always please continue to share any of your Half Star Quilt makes to my social media accounts - link icons below ♥

Take care
Jayne x